Foster Care & Adoption Party

The Farmington Senior and Community Center was rocking on a recent Wednesday night when Klingberg Family Centers’ Foster Care and Adoption program’s families and staff gathered for their annual holiday party. Around 100 people attended, including longtime foster families and parents just beginning the licensing process. The evening began with a catered meal, served by two amazing volunteers from OneDigital Health & Benefits, and continued with fun on the dance floor and in the photo booth. Children and parents reconnected with old friends and met new ones as they enjoyed yummy chocolate-chip cookies and danced the Whip/Nae Nae. The warmth between Klingberg staff and foster/adoptive families was evident in the many smiles and hugs exchanged throughout the evening. At the end of the party, each social worker presented her families with a gift basket containing all the makings of a family movie night. Klingberg Family Centers believes that each child is precious and deserving of a safe, caring home, and we are truly grateful for all of the families who join us in demonstrating this belief by opening their hearts and homes to the children who need them. For more information about Klingberg’s Foster Care and Adoption programs, please call one of our recruiters at (860) 832-5536. For more photos from the party and other updates from Klingberg Family Centers, like us on...

New Playscape

In the process of expanding our back parking lot on our main campus in New Britain, we had to remove the playscape that stood at the end of the lot near the ball field. Thanks to a very generous grant, we were able to erect a new structure with safety pad and updated elements in a location that is more convenient to our programs, right outside the Tilcon Recreation Center. The new play area includes park benches and a picnic table as well as climbing walls, poles to slide down, two slides, and monkey bars. It opened on November 10th and has already been a hit with the children served by...

Nonprofit of the Year

Klingberg Family Centers is truly grateful to have been chosen by the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce as the 2016 Nonprofit Organization of the Year in recognition of the work that we do to help children and families in our local communities. This award was presented at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner on November 17. Also honored were the following award recipients: Alton Brooks (Distinguished Community Service Award); Costco Wholesale (Beehive Business & Industry Award); Opportunity Real Estate Equities, LLC (Winged Victory Downtown Award); The Joseph J. Gustin Company (Family Business Award); and Cambridge Specialty Company, Inc. (Berlin...

CCSU Outstanding Community Partner

Central Connecticut State University’s School of Education & Professional Studies held their Celebration of Alumni Excellence on Thursday, November 10. As well as honoring CCSU alumni, the event honored Klingberg Family Centers as an Outstanding Community Partner, along with the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain and Cromwell Public Schools. Klingberg was recognized specifically for our partnership with CCSU in the Klingberg/CCSU Family Therapy Institute. Established in 2007, this partnership provides a community placement with supervision and training for second-year practicum students (entry-level) and third-year interns (advanced students who receive intensive training). Lauren Pedersen, LMFT, Clinical Coordinator for the Outpatient Clinic and Family Therapy Institute, serves as the on-site faculty...

Share the Love!

Schaller Subaru has chosen to partner with Klingberg Family Centers for the 9th annual Subaru “Share the Love” campaign, during which Subaru pledges to donate $250 to a charity with every new Subaru purchase.  The Share the Love event runs from Thursday, November 17, through January 3.  The buyer of a new car will be able to choose the local charity (Klingberg Family Centers) or a national charity. To draw attention to Klingberg and our programs, one of the automobiles from our Auto Restoration Program is on display in the Schaller Subaru showroom. Please spread the word to your families and friends, and like or share our Facebook posts. Klingberg has the opportunity to benefit every time someone buys or leases a new Subaru. Family owned and operated for over 60 years, Schaller Subaru is located on 34 Frontage Road, Berlin. We are truly grateful for their support this holiday season and throughout the years, as Schaller Auto World is a longtime sponsor of the Klingberg Vintage...

New Britain Community Works Together to Tackle Drug Abuse...

NEWS RELEASE September 26, 2016 CONTACT INFO  Matthew Cannata Office: 860-827-2284 Cell: 860-819-0496 cannatam@csdnb.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT – The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) recently awarded Klingberg Family Centers funding in the amount of $183,004 to implement the federally funded Partnership for Success (PFS) in Connecticut to address underage drinking and/or prescription drug abuse/misuse prevention. The Coalition for New Britain’s Youth, Consolidated School District of New Britain (CSDNB) and Klingberg Family Centers worked together to secure this grant. The ability to collaborate across all community sectors is one of New Britain’s greatest strengths. Just recently in June, the city was named an All-American City by the National Civic League, America’s oldest and most prestigious community award. This award recognizes exemplary grassroots community problem solving and is awarded to communities of all sizes that collaboratively tackles challenges and achieve results. Receiving this grant is just another example of the work that is done in New Britain throughout the entire community. “The Coalition is very excited about this grant award. With these funds we will be able to implement new strategies as a community to help our youth reach their full potential,” stated Robin Lamott Sparks, Executive Director of the Coalition for New Britain’s Youth. “We truly appreciate DMHAS recognizing our ability as a community to work together on behalf of our youth.” Klingberg, a primary partner with the CSDNB and a key member of the Coalition, will use this grant to take another step towards helping achieve the community-wide vision of developing the whole child to be successful in school, careers and life. “Klingberg strives to serve the community through partnerships whenever possible,” said David Tompkins, Vice President of Klingberg. “We are proud to be awarded this grant as the fiduciary, partnering with the Coalition and the CSDNB...