Nurture Children & Youth

When families, schools and communities take the view that children and youth are valued and respected assets to society, they necessarily support environments that nurture youth development. Children raised to embrace positive social values, to seek self-understanding, and to value their self-worth grow to become community-minded young adults with a sense of belonging and a belief in their resiliency. 


On the whole, Greater New Haven is a place of great opportunity for children and youth. Yet, challenges persist in some neighborhoods.

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Screening For Childhood Trauma »


This report from the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut is intended to help child serving systems advance trauma-informed care in order to provide more effective and cost-efficient services that result in better outcomes for all children.

Mentoring: Practices that Work »


Increasingly, mentoring is being looked to as an important strategy for helping youth who are in need of more positive relationships. But good outcomes only happen through quality relationships that last. To meet this challenge, organizations in Greater New Haven are providing the settings and resources for these relationships to take hold and thrive.

Engaging Fathers »


In Greater New Haven, fathers are coming together to overcome barriers and change the negative narrative around fatherhood.

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Street Outreach Workers Build Trust

The city launched the Street Outreach Worker Program in 2007 after homicides had climbed to the highest rate in a decade. A collaboration of the city’s community services administration, the police department, and New Haven Family Alliance, supported, in part, with multi-year investments totaling over $500,000 from The Community Foundation . Read More »

Students Recognized for Creativity and Innovation

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity Awarded to 7 Students for Projects Involving Science, Health, Education, the Arts, and Social Action. Read More »

20 Years of Support for Area Youth

Program provides critical tools to organizations that serve our young people, enabling organizations to provide safe spaces for youth to grow, test their capabilities and contribute to their community. Read More »


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