‘r kids Family Center
‘r kids Family Center promotes permanency, safety and stability for children by providing specialized, quality services to children residing in foster care and their families. Its innovative services are centered on the best needs of the child through holistic approaches that can include the child’s biological, foster and/or adoptive families. ‘r kids has served over 7,500 children, birth, foster and adoptive families, and community members. Its services include: Reunification and Therapeutic Family Time Services, wrap around services to promote successful reunification; Tracey’s Place, a trauma-informed psychoeducational youth program for 10-18 year olds residing in out of home care; Advanced Behavioral Health Credentialed Services; child placing services including, Permanency Placement Service Planning for children transitioning to adoptive family; domestic and international adoption services, food and basic needs pantry; and The Resiliency Center, an Infant and Toddler Family Trauma Center.
The Fellow will support the development of young adults by joining the Tracey’s Place summer team and will mentor young adults, provide tutoring, and create lesson plans for the summer session of Tracey’s Place. They will also assist ‘r kids in refining and developing impact surveys for our programs, after working with staff to learn the details and expected outcomes of these programs.
Agency website: rkidsct.org
Abundant Harvest Outreach Community Engagement (AHOM)
Abundant Harvest Outreach Community Engagement promotes healthy interpersonal relationships that preserve strong family ties within New Haven’s communities of color. AHOM engage sin strategic activities to foster a loving, supportive, and non-judgmental environment to enrich strong family dynamics and build stronger communities.
The Fellow will assist in program planning and execution; create communication materials; and collaborate with team members to create community-building activities.
Agency website: ahomcommunityengagement.com
All Our Kin
All Our Kin invests in early childhood educators (represented mostly by women of color) who are dedicated to the well-being of children in their communities, taking an innovative approach to solving the crisis in child care and early learning that results from an acute lack of quality, affordable care for infants and toddlers across the nation. All Our Kin provides the training, resources, and support that these women need to become early childhood professionals and create enriching child care programs in home-based settings. Through its programs, family child care providers succeed as business owners; working parents find stable, high-quality care for their children, and children gain an educational foundation that lays the groundwork for school achievement and beyond. The Fellow will work to strengthen and support All Our Kin’s family partnership initiatives with a focus on equity, inclusion and justice.
Agency website: allourkin.org
Christian Community Action
Christian Community Action (CCA) serves families in New Haven experiencing homelessness by providing apartment style emergency shelter. CCA also provides other emergency needs such as food and diapers to people in the community. With its ARISE (Accessing Resources for Independence, Skill building and Employment) Center, CCA goes beyond emergency help and incorporates a two-generational approach with families to help them on their journey to independence.
The Fellow assist staff with helping residents and community members access child care and employment.
Agency website: ccahelping.org
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Southern CT
In pursuit of systemic change, Sickle Cell Association of America - Southern CT/ Michelle’s House embraces prevention strategies to enhance the quality life and well-being of the sickle cell community, and to provide individuals and families with critical education and access to direct and support services.
The Fellow will coordinate and write a report on the status of sickle cell disease in Connecticut.
Agency website: michelleshousect.org