Our Mission
What We Do

For more than 80 years, the Family & Children’s Agency (FCA) has been helping individuals and families throughout Fairfield County and beyond to realize life’s possibilities. We increase our client’s social and emotional well-being by providing strength-based, solution-focused services for every stage of life. 

Our work: 

  • Supports children through after-school and summer programming, foster care, and intensive psychiatric services 
  • Builds families through parenting education, family guidance, and adoption 
  • Stabilizes adults with mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, and homelessness prevention
  • Cares for seniors by providing homemakers and companions and social work services 

Building better lives and strengthening our community by providing essential human services to children, families, adults, and seniors.


A thriving community of empowered individuals and healthy families.


Professionalism, Integrity & Excellence 

We operate all facets of the Agency in an ethical and professional manner with a highly committed and passionate staff delivering services of superior quality. 

Proactive Approach to Meeting Community Needs 

We anticipate and act upon community and client needs and develop or enhance services to reflect the needs in the communities we serve. We maintain flexibility to creatively respond to challenges and opportunities. 

Strength-Based, Solution Focused Services 

We use a strength-based, outcome driven approach in our work that regards each client as a person in need of support and guidance and identifies their inner strengths to successfully overcome challenges. Using nationally recognized standards to guide our work with clients, we are committed to providing services in an environment that is safe and accessible to all. 

Support Diversity & Promote Equity & Inclusion 

We believe that an equitable and inclusive organizational culture strengthens our understanding of the communities' needs and enhances the impact of the organization. We seek to intentionally create and maintain a culture that is equitable and inclusive for our clients and employees who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. People seeking services will be served regardless of their immigration status. 

“FCA created an intimate environment for parents and children to strengthen their bonds”
— DCF Involved Family Support client
“I want to thank FCA for helping me stay in my current apartment for another year. ”
— Homeless Services client
“Working at FCA, I was given the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the clients I serve, engaging and empowering young people to reach their greatest potential.”
— FCA Staff Member
“Volunteering fulfills me as a human being.”
— FCA Volunteer
“I was completely terrified, yet I somehow got the nerve up to call Family & Children’s Agency. My FCA birth mother counselor is a relationship I have relied upon over the years. My emotional and physical health, as well as the best choices for my little prince, were her priority.”
— Birth Parent client
“Second chances are hard to come by in life, and poverty makes it so much more rare. FCA provides this second chance to so many. While volunteering I feel like I am part of this second chance.”
— FCA Volunteer