75 West Street Danbury, CT 06810

Danbury

Housing Plus Services, Psych or Complex Needs

Family and Children's Aid is a multi-service agency that provides community-based crisis services for youth and families, including: Safe Homes, therapeutic group homes, respite care and short-term emergency housing for women and children. The organization also provides family therapy/visitation, parent education, and foster and adoptive support services. 
Safe Homes (2) located in Danbury provide 24 hour, 7 day per week residential care in a home-like setting for children and sibling groups age 6-12 who are removed from home due to abuse, neglect or family conflict. Operating under a trauma focused therapeutic model, the Clinicians and Staff work with the children to prepare them for family reunification or foster placement. 

Therapeutic Groups Homes: For males - This home is specifically designed for young men ages 14 to 21 who are being discharged from a higher level of congregate care. The goal is to prevent long-term hospitalization. These young men have suffered from multiple traumatic incidents, following a trauma-based treatment model, the staff works to help the young men prepare to join a foster family. 

For females - The Therapeutic Group home for Girls ages 14 to 19 provides a safe, home-like community for young women. These young women move into the home with complex psychiatric and behavioral disorders from long-term hospitalization and residential treatment programs. The girls work together in overcoming past traumas, developing life skills, becoming involved in the community, gaining independence and developing goals towards future success outside of the program. 

Respite
provides temporary care, for children in foster homes, reducing stress and preventing family disruption for the child. Respite provides socialization opportunities and age appropriate activities for children. 

Harmony House provides temporary housing for up to 16 homeless moms and children. Housing is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Residents stay for an average of 90 days. Harmony House empowers women by providing them with the skills and resources needed to maintain a more stable life for their families. Staff work with the moms to help them gain employment, further their education and develop the necessary skills to live independently.

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