35 Groton Street #1
Hartford, CT 06106-2702
Phone: 860-297-7800

Southside Family Center is part of the Brighter Futures Initiative of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Southside Family Center is an educational support center for the whole family with the primary goal of improving the school readiness of the children that reside in Southwest Hartford. The program also offers services that help to strengthen family and community relationships. Parents play a major role in designing programs that reflect the needs of the community. A flexible schedule for services is provided to accommodate both working and at-home parents. Childcare is provided while attending classes. All of the programs, activities and services that are developed for members of the Family Center are implemented from one of the following categories:

Home Visiting

    Parenting Support Services, funded by the Department of Children and Families, Nurturing Families Network, funded by the Department of Social Services, Children’s Trust Fund and the Homelinks program for home daycare providers

Parenting Education and Support

    Parenting education, workshops and family literacy events and activities for all families

Parent Child Interaction

    Family Literacy Programming, family oriented recreational activities

Adult Education

    GED classes, Financial Literacy/Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) trainings

Parent Advocacy and Leadership Development

    Community Forums, Event Planning, Parent Leadership training

Quality Care and Education

    Full day, full year school readiness programming for children ages 3-5

Health Services

    Health & Nutrition workshops, and dental, vision and lead screenings through partnerships with community organizations

    • Basic Human Needs and Social Services
    • Case Management services
    • Diaper Bank

Available Services

Family Support and Strengthening Services, Basic Needs, Family Centers, Fatherhood Support
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