Staff and Trustee Recognized as Family Champions...

The Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies awarded the 2017 Family Champion Award to Robert MacAlpine (Trustee) and Maureen Sand (Therapist/Intake Therapist, a member of our Extended Day Treatment team). The Family Champion Awards are presented annually by the Council to one board member and one staff member from each member agency in recognition of those who go above and beyond to serve families in CT. Robert MacAlpine was selected for his impressive dedication and commitment to Klingberg Family Centers through his role on the Board of Trustees for nine three-year terms over the last thirty years. During that time he has held multiple leadership roles, including Board Chair and Chair of the Board Management Committee and Executive Committee. He has also served on the Business Affairs Committee, the Advocacy Committee, the Development Committee, and search committees. Robert’s attendance and participation at Board-related meetings during that long tenure has been stellar. He has also participated in innumerable agency events, including volunteering at our Vintage Motor Car Festival consistently since its inception 25 years ago. Of particular note, Robert has brought in significantly more Trustees than any other Board member. His insights, wisdom, intelligence, vast experience, and disarming humor have been a wonderful asset to his colleagues on the Board, to the staff of the organization, and most importantly, to those we serve. Maureen “Mo” Sand is an avid learner who is empathic, caring, and reliable. She consistently goes above and beyond to join with families and keep them engaged in treatment, allowing for positive outcomes. For example, on numerous occasions Mo has provided in-home family therapy when special challenges have prevented families from coming to the facility. Mo has also assumed responsibility to plan and facilitate the program’s multi-family groups. Mo, a former Klingberg Employee of...

Klingberg’s Annual Report

Flip through our latest Annual Report on Publitas to learn more about how your support allows us to provide important services to children and families throughout Connecticut. This report specifically describes the services offered during the calendar...

Subaru Shares the Love with Klingberg

As part of Subaru’s Share the Love Campaign, Schaller Subaru was able to donate  $15,711 to Klingberg Family Centers. Schaller Subaru  chose to partner with Klingberg Family Centers for the ninth annual Subaru “Share the Love” national campaign, during which Subaru pledged to donate $250 with every new Subaru purchase or lease.  The Share the Love event ran from November 17th through January 3rd.   Schaller Subaru would like to thank all their customers who purchased a car and designated Klingberg Family Centers as their local charity. “Our choice of Klingberg Family Centers seemed natural to us, given that their mission is to help and heal children and families,” says Art Schaller, Jr., President of Schaller Auto World.  “We care about our neighbors and have long admired the work that Klingberg does for children and families in our communities.”   Schaller Auto is a family-owned and -operated business. Mark Johnson, Vice President of Development at Klingberg Family Centers, says, “Our relationship with the Schaller family goes back many years.  Schaller Auto World is a longtime sponsor of the Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival, which raises money to support children and families.” Founded in 1903, Klingberg Family Centers is a private, nonprofit multi-service agency providing help to thousands of persons across Connecticut each year through twenty distinct programs. Klingberg’s mission is to extend hope and healing to children and families whose lives have been traumatized by abuse and/or neglect in its various forms, severe family problems, and mental health issues. Klingberg’s main campus is located in New Britain, Connecticut, with an additional location in Hartford. For more information about Klingberg Family Centers, visit www.klingberg.org. Schaller Auto World was founded by Gustave Schaller in 1953.  They operate four dealerships, Schaller Honda and Schaller Mitsubishi in New Britain, Schaller Subaru in Berlin and Schaller...

Children & Families to Benefit from Unique Partnership...

Klaus Larsen Roofing is partnering with Klingberg Family Centers to create healthy families for kids. For any full roof replacement contract referred by Klingberg Family Centers, Klaus Larsen Roofing will donate $200 towards the Santa Klaus Fund at Klingberg to support programs helping children and families. Both organizations have a passion for helping families; Klaus Larsen Roofing makes the structure of a home safer by replacing the roof, while Klingberg Family Centers repairs the emotional damage caused by trauma. The two organizations had a joint display at the Connecticut Home & Remodeling Show in Hartford March 3 – 5, 2017, to promote this initiative. Klaus Larsen, owner of Klaus Larsen Roofing, says, “There is nothing more important to us than helping the people in our communities. We couldn’t be happier to be supporting the invaluable work that Klingberg Family Centers does.” “We are very excited about this new partnership,” says Mark Johnson, M.A., Vice President at Klingberg Family Centers. “It is an honor to work with a company that is so dedicated to helping children and families.” Klaus Larsen Roofing, founded in 1998, provides peace of mind to Connecticut homeowners by providing the best roofing available and standing firmly behind their work. When you choose Klaus Larsen Roofing, you select a company of professionals who take great pride in their craftsmanship, and treat you, your time, and your property with the utmost respect. For more information, visit...

Auto Shop: Not Just for Boys

Many people assume that only boys are interested in the Auto Restoration Program. However, this is not the case: several girls have been joining in the learning recently. Last semester there were six girls involved in the class; currently there are four (three repeats, one new). Each of these girls is genuinely interested in automobiles and eager to learn. Caitlin* is a senior, and in her third year in the Auto Restoration Program. She is enthusiastic about cars and especially enjoys detailing them. She often helps with the cleaning and maintenance of the Raymond Hill School vans, and her teachers praise her work on their personal vehicles. Caitlin is also able to work a few hours a week at Story Brothers Auto Repair through the Raymond Hill School’s vocational education program, and she enjoys the independence of earning her own spending money. The Auto Restoration Program allows these girls to learn a marketable skill, as it does for the boys, but it also gives girls an added measure of confidence and independence as they gain expertise that many of their peers lack. The ability to maintain their own vehicles will serve them well throughout their lives, whether or not they choose to make a career out of it.  ...

Evening of Recognition 2017

Klingberg staff and trustees enjoyed the second annual Evening of Recognition on January 12, 2017, at the Aqua Turf in Southington. A Raymond Hill School employee, “DJ Buzz,” kept the dance floor filled, while the two photo booths provided laughs throughout the evening—not to mention the good food and even better company! Even technical difficulties couldn’t dampen the spirit of the evening. When the video that had been prepared to play at the event stopped partway through, the staff burst into an impromptu rendition of the background song, “Lean on Me,” while they waited for the video to continue. It was a perfect example of the way Klingberg Family Centers’ staff supports each other, and many called it their favorite part of the night. The video itself was another highlight. Photos of each department/program showed the scope of Klingberg’s services; volunteers, employees of the month, and special awards were highlighted; and “memorable moments” pictured throughout underscored our strong working relationships. The evening was a success by all measures. According to feedback, it made staff “feel special and appreciated” and “proud to be [part] of the Klingberg family.” (Want to join us for next year’s event? Check out our current job postings on...