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The Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut can trace its history back to1809. The mission of the Agency is to promote the well-being and development of all children and their families, in particular to give priority to the unmet needs of children lacking physical, emotional and intellectual care and nurturing. Programs deal with child abuse prevention, the treatment of family violence, teen pregnancy, children's health care, childcare, parent education and children’s mental health issues.
The Child & Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut traces its history to 1809, with the Female Benevolent Society saving the lives of children living on the streets. In 1906, creating child care centers and nurseries where children could be cared for and nurtured was the legacy of Mrs. Grint. In 1859, providing nourishing meals and education in a safe, warm place was Charlie Potter’s mission now known as the B.P. Learned Mission. In 1954, Dr. Louis Saxe opened the Child Guidance Clinic of SE CT, one of the first mental health agencies to counsel returning WWII veterans and their families. These incredible humanitarians recognized the needs of children, and garnered help from their friends and community to change the world for so many young lives. Our founders faced times of trouble with resolution. We follow their convictions with honor and determination. Daily, we depend on our auxiliaries and volunteers which are now organized in six areas: Essex River Valley, Lyme/Old Lyme, East Lyme/Niantic, New London/Waterford, Groton and Mystic/Noank/Stonington. Hundreds of men and women give generously of their time and talent through caring for children, fundraising events, and educational services.
- Eileen Perkins
- 860-443-2896 ext 1406
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