From our start as the Family Service Bureau of Norwalk in 1942,
FCA has been providing family support to the community for over 80 years.
Family Service Bureau of Norwalk opened its doors, providing counseling and support to women and families of U.S. soldiers who were coping with the stress and separation of war.
The Agency received it’s first donation of $100 and continued annual fundraising efforts to help families build better lives.
Proactively responding to the changing needs of the community, the Homemaker Health Aide Program was introduced and continued to grow into what is now the Agency’s Senior Services program.
Continuing to meet the growing needs of the community, the Agency created programs to promote family guidance including the mentoring program Project Friendship, and added our Adoption Program.
More programs, activities, and rejuvenation continued within the Agency. The addition of the Agency’s international adoption program, Community Connections program supporting adults experiencing homelessness, and ties with Wilton’s Minks to Sinks organization were all successful Agency milestones.
Continuing the work of strengthening families, more agency programs were created: Project REWARD supporting women with substance use disorders, Specialized Foster Care, additions to our Senior Services, and the Agency re-brand to Family & Children’s Agency.
The Agency was designated as lead organization to provide outreach and support services to local families of 9/11 victims.
As an agency first, individuals in the community who supported and contributed to the Agency’s mission were honored with the Family Strengthening and Anne C. Cary Volunteerism Award. More than a dozen men and women have been acknowledged for this annual honor.
More than 75 years after opening it’s doors, Family & Children’s Agency continues to work diligently, building better lives for children, families, adults, and seniors in our community.