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The Village
1680 Albany Ave.   
HartfordCT 06105
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Practice Info
The Village for Families and Children offers a comprehensive array of services for children and families. If you do not see a program that matches your needs, or if you would like more information about any of those listed below, please call 860.236.4511.

Adoption & Support

The Village Adoption Program recruits and approves families for children whose permanency plan is adoption. The program reflects the belief that it is the right of each child to be wanted, loved and to grow up in a safe and nurturing family. Children are placed through DCF. Families interested in adoption may attend Village information sessions on the second Thursday of each month. Click here for a schedule of meetings or call 860.236.4511.

Adoption Search Services

Upon request, the Village will provide information to adult adoptees and birth parents. Adoptees age 18 or older can request non-identifying background and medical information or identifying information regarding their birth family. Birth parents can request identifying information about an adult adoptee. Consent is required for releasing identifying information. The Village also maintains an Adoption Reunion Registry according to Connecticut General Statutes, Sec. 45-68A-45-68p, where adult adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents can register. Click here for a full brochure .

Centering Pregnancy
The Village's Centering model of health and preventive services for pregnant and parenting adolescent and yound women will provide pre- and postnatal care through a unified health promotion program that integrates three components; health assessment, education, and support, within a group setting. Supported by a strong and growing evidence-based, this approach results in improved psychosocial function, increased birth weight, reduced preterm births, and higher breastfeeding initiation. For more information contact Kim Martini-Carvel at the Center for Family Life @ Gray Lodge (860) 236-4511 ext. 3606

Center for Family Life at Gray Lodge
Located in the historic Asylum Hill neighborhood of Hartford offers programs and services to girls and young women. Formerly a residential home, the lodge has now been transformed to offer a wide array of expanded services for the women and families within the neighborhood.

Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT)

Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) is an intensive, family-based treatment developed for adolescents 12 – 18½ years of age, who present with substance use, mental illness, and/or high-risk behaviors such as delinquency, truancy, and family discord. MDFT has been validated for use as a prevention model, an early intervention approach, an outpatient substance abuse treatment, and a step down from residential or drug treatment facilities. The treatment seeks to significantly reduce or eliminate the adolescent’s substance abuse and other problem behavior and to improve overall family functioning. The treatment approach has multiple components. Assessment and intervention occurs in several core areas of the teen’s life simultaneously. This program is available through a referral from DCF, juvenile court system, care coordination, school social workers/psychologists, clinicians, ad other community providers.

Enhanced Care Clinic

The Village’s Enhanced Care Clinic provides high-quality treatment for children and families presenting with psychiatric, behavioral, and emotional challenges. Services are guaranteed within a maximum of two weeks, depending on severity of need. Treatment methods include traditional individual, family, or group treatment; play therapy; and art therapy. Parents of children in treatment may also receive supportive services, including Common Sense Parenting classes specially designed to help parents maintain their children’s therapeutic gains.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Bicultural Difficulties
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Children's Counseling
 Chronic Illness
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Couples Therapy
 Domestic Violence
 Eating Disorders
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Grief and Loss
 Group Therapy
 Herpes and STD Counseling
 Learning Disabilities
 Life Transitions
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Premarital Counseling
 Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Relationship Issues
 Self Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Sexual Dysfunction
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Women's Issues
 Work and Career Issues
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