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Asylum Hill Family Center

Asylum Hill Family Center is part of the Brighter Futures Initative of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. It is designed by parents and community residents of Asylum Hill as a vehicle to strengthen and empower families through family literacy, as well as to enhance the ability of parents/caregivers to improve the school readiness of their children.

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Billings Forge

The mission of Billings Forge Community Works is to provide job training, food access, and sustainable social enterprises to help people change their lives.

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The Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut

The goal of the CHDI is to build stronger and more effective health and mental health systems that results in better outcomes for all children in Connecticut, especially the underserved. This is accomplished through research, evaluation, training, and technical assistance and support for demonstration projects that inform system change.

Visit Website

Chop Chop

Chop Chop is an innovative non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and teach children and families to cook real food together. They believe that cooking and eating together as a family is a vital step in resolving the obesity and hunger epidemics.

Visit Website

Cooking Matters

As part of the “No Kid Hungry” campaign to end childhood hunger in America, Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters teaches participants to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices and cook delicious, affordable meals. One of their many successful programs serve low-income families through six-week cooking courses to adults, kids, and families. Each course is team-taught by a volunteer chef and nutrition educator and covers meal preparation, grocery shopping, food budgeting, and nutrition. Adult and teen participants take home a bag of groceries at the end of each class.

Visit Website

Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition

The goal of the Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition is to improve Connecticut’s health by working collaboratively to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.

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Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Connecticut Children's Medical Center is a nationally recognized, 187-bed not-for-profit children's hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. Ranked by U.S News & World Report as one of the best children's hospitals in the nation, we foster a patient-and family-centered environment with a focus on research, education, and advocacy.

Visit Website

Connecticut Children's Medical Center - Clinical Nutrition

A team of pediatric registered dietitians at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center provide a variety of clinical nutrition services to help improve children’s health. Education is a key focus of the family-centered nutrition care provided at Connecticut Children’s. We work with your child and family one-on-one and in group settings to provide educational support. Their overall goal is to identify ways to keep your child healthy by eating foods that meet his or her specific medical needs.

Visit Website

Child Development Infoline: United Way CDI

2-1-1 Child Development Infoline (CDI) takes great pride in working individually with families to understand their needs, connect them to the best services available, and follow up to ensure their needs are being met. CDI Care Coordinators are available by phone to help with: General child development, challenging behaviors, disability and health related issues, pregnancy supports, and more. 2-1-1 Child Development Infoline also serves as the access point for many of Connecticut’s programs and services for children and their families

Visit Website

Connecticut Department of Public Health

The mission of the Connecticut Department of Public Health is to protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy; preventing disease, injury, and disability, and promoting the equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, which is a human right and a priority of the state.

Visit Website

Connecticut WIC Program

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, better known as the WIC Program, provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, nutrition education, and breastfeeding promotion and support to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Visit Website

Family Life Education

Family Life Education (FLE) works to build a stronger community by fostering partnerships that engage families in a participatory process leading to self-efficacy through the following: community gardens, healthy cooking classes, parenting education, childcare, and family literacy, among other programs.

Visit Website

Foodshare

Foodshare is a member of the national organization called Feeding America, along with more than 200 other food banks nationally. In partnership with the food industry, donors, community leaders and volunteers, Foodshare works to maximize access to nutritious food and other resources that support food insecurity. This is accomplished by collaborating with anti-hunger organizations, policy makers, and the broader community to build effective solutions to end hunger.

Visit Website

Hartford Department of Health and Human Services

The mission of the City of Hartford's Department of Health and Human Services is to protect the well-being of the people in Hartford, to promote an environment conducive to healthy lifestyles, and to prevent adverse health outcomes; whenever possible, employ strategies, policies and interventions through community partnerships to reduce health disparities.

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Hartford Food System

Hartford Food System is dedicated to finding long-term solutions for access to affordable and healthy food in the city. Their goal is a healthy, culturally responsive, and just community food system that meets the needs of all residents.

Visit Website

Hartford Foundation For Public Giving

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving brings together members of the community to share information, understand local problems, and put resources behind effective solutions. Their grants support efforts that promise substantial and lasting community benefit and their endowment ensures the region’s continued progress for generations to come.

Visit Website

Hartford Public Library

The Hartford Public Library provides free resources to inspire reading, guide learning, and encourage individual exploration. Its six priorities include: community-wide service and branches, commitment to literacy, expanded presence, profile, and partnerships, board governance and organizational excellence, development and financial sustainability, and current technology.

Visit Website

Hispanic Health Council

The Hispanic Health Council works to improve the health and social well-being of Latinos and other diverse communities. The accomplish this through the following efforts: nutrition education, food security, breastfeeding education and support, cancer early detection and longevity support, parenting support, prenatal case management, youth development, mental health, substance abuse case management, and cross-cultural competence training.

Visit Website

Institute for the Hispanic Family

Institute for the Hispanic Family offers many different services to families in Hartford including but not limited to: home visits and a series of group support and training sessions for first time mothers, assistance with basic needs, including the food pantry, and preschool programs for children three to five years old.

Visit Website

Kohl's

Through partnerships with children's hospitals across the country, Johl's helps address the needs of local communities to improve the lives of thousands of families each day. Their local programs range from healthy development and safety to wellness and chronic disease management. All programs provide crucial education and resources to help families lead healthier and safer lifestyles.

Visit Website

Knox

The vision of KNOX is to see Hartford revitalized by horticulture and urban reforestation through the individual and collective efforts of its residents, businesses and government; a city where every neighborhood has an active community where all residents feel the impact of these gardens on their own individual lives.

Visit Website

Maternal and Infant Outreach Program (MIOP)

MIOP is a free case management and home visitation program that was created to help reduce infant mortality, infant morbidity, and the number of low birth weight babies in the City of Hartford. The MIOP program helps women of all ages, free of charge, through individualized health education, case management, social support, and referrals as needed.

Visit Website

North Hartford Triple Aim Collaborative

The North Hartford Triple Aim Collaborative, the newest Wellville (as of October 2016), spent 2017 focused on establishing a strong, inclusive collaborative and investing in community-based efforts to address the social determinants of health.

The NHTAC aspires to achieve three community-level outcomes – the North Hartford “triple aim”: longer life, greater well-being, and improved value of investment (impact per dollar spent). They identified these outcomes through an inclusive, multi-sector design process. After reaching out to a broad set of stakeholders to assess needs and build support, the NHTAC considered what top-level outcomes would make the greatest impact, who needs to be engaged, and how the work could be financed.

Visit Website

Parker Memorial Family Center

Parker Memorial Family Center offers Hartford residents a variety of programs and services in partnership with other community providers that are not limited to the following topics: parenting, health and nutrition, HUSKY health insurance, child development, childcare, money management and cultural diversity.

Visit Website

RAMBUH Family Center

The RAMBUH Family Center supports the growth and development of children prenatal through age 8 with programs that enhance parent/child relationships and community involvement. RAMBUH is a place where families can enjoy their community, access resources, and grow and learn while in a safe environment

Visit Website

SNAP 4 CT

​SNAP4CT helps Connecticut residents receiving SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits make affordable and healthy food and lifestyle choices. The SNAP4CT.org website and social media pages offer nutrition and health information 24/7, accessible by computer or mobile device. Whenever possible our materials are provided in both Spanish and English, and our site can be viewed in Spanish using Google Translate. SNAP4CT is an online initiative of the Husky Nutrition Programs at UConn Health which engage Connecticut residents in highest need in food, nutrition, and physical activity programming, policy development, and research.

Visit Website

Southside Family Center

Southside Family Center is part of the Brighter Futures Initiative of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Southside is an educational support center for the whole family with the primary goal of improving the school readiness of children that reside in Southwest Hartford. Additionally, they provide services that help to strengthen family and community relationships.

Visit Website

The Village

From an early childhood learning center for preschoolers to academic support and truancy prevention programs for teens, and programs for parents such as financial stability and parenting education, the Village provides myriad services – in schools, community family centers, and in homes – to strengthen families.

Visit Website

UCONN Health Center for Population Health - Husky Nutrition Programs

Husky Nutrition Programs strive to decrease disparities in food and nutrition-related conditions and diseases, food security and food access. Community engagement projects are organized under two themes, those directed at changing food-related and physical activity behavior in adults, families and children and those directed at systems-level changes to improve access to healthy food and encourage opportunities for being physically active.

Visit Website

UCONN Rudd Center

The UCONN Rudd Center works to promote solutions to childhood obesity, poor diet, and weight bias through research and policy. They believe that every child, regardless of who they are, where they live, and what they look like, deserves the opportunity to eat healthfully.

Visit Website

United Way of Connecticut

The mission of United Way of Connecticut is to help meet the needs of Connecticut and its residents by providing information, education and connection to services. Our unique way of helping includes: connecting people to services, early childhood development and education, crisis intervention and emergency response, and supporting and strengthening communities.

Visit Website

Well Being 360

Well Being 360 is part of a National five Year Trinity Health effort called the “Transforming Communities Initiative” to encourage policy, systematic and environmental changes that promote healthy behaviors in the communities served by Trinity Health hospitals. Saint Francis is among seven sites chosen to receive funding to engage community partners and move beyond the walls of the hospital to impact the health and well-being of our community. The Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity in partnership with the Well Being 360 Steering Committee, will invest significant resources to support evidence-based and innovative solutions to reduce obesity, promote tobacco free-living, and address the priorities outlined in the recently completed Community Health Needs Assessment.

Visit Website

Why Outreach

The mission of WHY Outreach is to bring the physical, spiritual, and therapeutic benefits of yoga, meditation, and holistic healing modalities to all communities regardless of geographic, financial, social or other barriers. WHY Outreach matches qualified yoga instructors and healing practitioners with community venues to bring the benefits of yoga to those in need.

Visit Website

Asylum Hill Family Center

Asylum Hill Family Center is part of the Brighter Futures Initative of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. It is designed by parents and community residents of Asylum Hill as a vehicle to strengthen and empower families through family literacy, as well as to enhance the ability of parents/caregivers to improve the school readiness of their children.

Visit Website

Billings Forge

The mission of Billings Forge Community Works is to provide job training, food access, and sustainable social enterprises to help people change their lives.

Visit Website

The Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut

The goal of the CHDI is to build stronger and more effective health and mental health systems that results in better outcomes for all children in Connecticut, especially the underserved. This is accomplished through research, evaluation, training, and technical assistance and support for demonstration projects that inform system change.

Visit Website

Chop Chop

Chop Chop is an innovative non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and teach children and families to cook real food together. They believe that cooking and eating together as a family is a vital step in resolving the obesity and hunger epidemics.

Visit Website

Cooking Matters

As part of the “No Kid Hungry” campaign to end childhood hunger in America, Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters teaches participants to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices and cook delicious, affordable meals. One of their many successful programs serve low-income families through six-week cooking courses to adults, kids, and families. Each course is team-taught by a volunteer chef and nutrition educator and covers meal preparation, grocery shopping, food budgeting, and nutrition. Adult and teen participants take home a bag of groceries at the end of each class.

Visit Website

Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition

The goal of the Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition is to improve Connecticut’s health by working collaboratively to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.

Visit Website

Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Connecticut Children's Medical Center is a nationally recognized, 187-bed not-for-profit children's hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. Ranked by U.S News & World Report as one of the best children's hospitals in the nation, we foster a patient-and family-centered environment with a focus on research, education, and advocacy.

Visit Website

Connecticut Children's Medical Center - Clinical Nutrition

A team of pediatric registered dietitians at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center provide a variety of clinical nutrition services to help improve children’s health. Education is a key focus of the family-centered nutrition care provided at Connecticut Children’s. We work with your child and family one-on-one and in group settings to provide educational support. Their overall goal is to identify ways to keep your child healthy by eating foods that meet his or her specific medical needs.

Visit Website

Child Development Infoline: United Way CDI

2-1-1 Child Development Infoline (CDI) takes great pride in working individually with families to understand their needs, connect them to the best services available, and follow up to ensure their needs are being met. CDI Care Coordinators are available by phone to help with: General child development, challenging behaviors, disability and health related issues, pregnancy supports, and more. 2-1-1 Child Development Infoline also serves as the access point for many of Connecticut’s programs and services for children and their families

Visit Website

Connecticut Department of Public Health

The mission of the Connecticut Department of Public Health is to protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy; preventing disease, injury, and disability, and promoting the equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, which is a human right and a priority of the state.

Visit Website

Connecticut WIC Program

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, better known as the WIC Program, provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, nutrition education, and breastfeeding promotion and support to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Visit Website

Family Life Education

Family Life Education (FLE) works to build a stronger community by fostering partnerships that engage families in a participatory process leading to self-efficacy through the following: community gardens, healthy cooking classes, parenting education, childcare, and family literacy, among other programs.

Visit Website

Foodshare

Foodshare is a member of the national organization called Feeding America, along with more than 200 other food banks nationally. In partnership with the food industry, donors, community leaders and volunteers, Foodshare works to maximize access to nutritious food and other resources that support food insecurity. This is accomplished by collaborating with anti-hunger organizations, policy makers, and the broader community to build effective solutions to end hunger.

Visit Website

Hartford Department of Health and Human Services

The mission of the City of Hartford's Department of Health and Human Services is to protect the well-being of the people in Hartford, to promote an environment conducive to healthy lifestyles, and to prevent adverse health outcomes; whenever possible, employ strategies, policies and interventions through community partnerships to reduce health disparities.

Visit Website

Hartford Food System

Hartford Food System is dedicated to finding long-term solutions for access to affordable and healthy food in the city. Their goal is a healthy, culturally responsive, and just community food system that meets the needs of all residents.

Visit Website

Hartford Foundation For Public Giving

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving brings together members of the community to share information, understand local problems, and put resources behind effective solutions. Their grants support efforts that promise substantial and lasting community benefit and their endowment ensures the region’s continued progress for generations to come.

Visit Website

Hartford Public Library

The Hartford Public Library provides free resources to inspire reading, guide learning, and encourage individual exploration. Its six priorities include: community-wide service and branches, commitment to literacy, expanded presence, profile, and partnerships, board governance and organizational excellence, development and financial sustainability, and current technology.

Visit Website

Hispanic Health Council

The Hispanic Health Council works to improve the health and social well-being of Latinos and other diverse communities. The accomplish this through the following efforts: nutrition education, food security, breastfeeding education and support, cancer early detection and longevity support, parenting support, prenatal case management, youth development, mental health, substance abuse case management, and cross-cultural competence training.

Visit Website

Institute for the Hispanic Family

Institute for the Hispanic Family offers many different services to families in Hartford including but not limited to: home visits and a series of group support and training sessions for first time mothers, assistance with basic needs, including the food pantry, and preschool programs for children three to five years old.

Visit Website

Kohl's

Through partnerships with children's hospitals across the country, Johl's helps address the needs of local communities to improve the lives of thousands of families each day. Their local programs range from healthy development and safety to wellness and chronic disease management. All programs provide crucial education and resources to help families lead healthier and safer lifestyles.

Visit Website

Knox

The vision of KNOX is to see Hartford revitalized by horticulture and urban reforestation through the individual and collective efforts of its residents, businesses and government; a city where every neighborhood has an active community where all residents feel the impact of these gardens on their own individual lives.

Visit Website

Maternal and Infant Outreach Program (MIOP)

MIOP is a free case management and home visitation program that was created to help reduce infant mortality, infant morbidity, and the number of low birth weight babies in the City of Hartford. The MIOP program helps women of all ages, free of charge, through individualized health education, case management, social support, and referrals as needed.

Visit Website

North Hartford Triple Aim Collaborative

The North Hartford Triple Aim Collaborative, the newest Wellville (as of October 2016), spent 2017 focused on establishing a strong, inclusive collaborative and investing in community-based efforts to address the social determinants of health.

The NHTAC aspires to achieve three community-level outcomes – the North Hartford “triple aim”: longer life, greater well-being, and improved value of investment (impact per dollar spent). They identified these outcomes through an inclusive, multi-sector design process. After reaching out to a broad set of stakeholders to assess needs and build support, the NHTAC considered what top-level outcomes would make the greatest impact, who needs to be engaged, and how the work could be financed.

Visit Website

Parker Memorial Family Center

Parker Memorial Family Center offers Hartford residents a variety of programs and services in partnership with other community providers that are not limited to the following topics: parenting, health and nutrition, HUSKY health insurance, child development, childcare, money management and cultural diversity.

Visit Website

RAMBUH Family Center

The RAMBUH Family Center supports the growth and development of children prenatal through age 8 with programs that enhance parent/child relationships and community involvement. RAMBUH is a place where families can enjoy their community, access resources, and grow and learn while in a safe environment

Visit Website

SNAP 4 CT

​SNAP4CT helps Connecticut residents receiving SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits make affordable and healthy food and lifestyle choices. The SNAP4CT.org website and social media pages offer nutrition and health information 24/7, accessible by computer or mobile device. Whenever possible our materials are provided in both Spanish and English, and our site can be viewed in Spanish using Google Translate. SNAP4CT is an online initiative of the Husky Nutrition Programs at UConn Health which engage Connecticut residents in highest need in food, nutrition, and physical activity programming, policy development, and research.

Visit Website

Southside Family Center

Southside Family Center is part of the Brighter Futures Initiative of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Southside is an educational support center for the whole family with the primary goal of improving the school readiness of children that reside in Southwest Hartford. Additionally, they provide services that help to strengthen family and community relationships.

Visit Website

The Village

From an early childhood learning center for preschoolers to academic support and truancy prevention programs for teens, and programs for parents such as financial stability and parenting education, the Village provides myriad services – in schools, community family centers, and in homes – to strengthen families.

Visit Website

UCONN Health Center for Population Health - Husky Nutrition Programs

Husky Nutrition Programs strive to decrease disparities in food and nutrition-related conditions and diseases, food security and food access. Community engagement projects are organized under two themes, those directed at changing food-related and physical activity behavior in adults, families and children and those directed at systems-level changes to improve access to healthy food and encourage opportunities for being physically active.

Visit Website

UCONN Rudd Center

The UCONN Rudd Center works to promote solutions to childhood obesity, poor diet, and weight bias through research and policy. They believe that every child, regardless of who they are, where they live, and what they look like, deserves the opportunity to eat healthfully.

Visit Website

United Way of Connecticut

The mission of United Way of Connecticut is to help meet the needs of Connecticut and its residents by providing information, education and connection to services. Our unique way of helping includes: connecting people to services, early childhood development and education, crisis intervention and emergency response, and supporting and strengthening communities.

Visit Website

Well Being 360

Well Being 360 is part of a National five Year Trinity Health effort called the “Transforming Communities Initiative” to encourage policy, systematic and environmental changes that promote healthy behaviors in the communities served by Trinity Health hospitals. Saint Francis is among seven sites chosen to receive funding to engage community partners and move beyond the walls of the hospital to impact the health and well-being of our community. The Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity in partnership with the Well Being 360 Steering Committee, will invest significant resources to support evidence-based and innovative solutions to reduce obesity, promote tobacco free-living, and address the priorities outlined in the recently completed Community Health Needs Assessment.

Visit Website

Why Outreach

The mission of WHY Outreach is to bring the physical, spiritual, and therapeutic benefits of yoga, meditation, and holistic healing modalities to all communities regardless of geographic, financial, social or other barriers. WHY Outreach matches qualified yoga instructors and healing practitioners with community venues to bring the benefits of yoga to those in need.

Visit Website