Covenant to Care for Children channels the generosity of caring and faithful people to advocate for, and provide direct assistance to Connecticut’s children who are neglected, abused and/or impoverished.
Our Vision Statement
Covenant to Care for Children works to create a future where Connecticut’s children have caring families and safe places to live, and all people of faith demonstrate their own personal commitment to the welfare of children.
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Faith-based or community organizations agree to covenant in which they partner with a particular social worker in Connecticut to, as far as is possible, provide for the necessary and special items needed for all of the children in that social worker’s caseload. This augments the provisions of the State, often assuring greater stability in the life of a child.
Critical Goods is our response to the needs of families who are at-risk of losing their children, or who are being reunified with their children and must have certain material goods before that can happen: beds, cribs, and household items.
We assist children and youth in their development and growth by helping them overcome the challenges of poverty and emotional distress. Donations of emergency and non-emergency goods are collected and delivered to families in an effort to foster safe and nurturing home environments for the children.
Crisis Food Support is a program for delivery of staples and fresh food for one-time emergencies to families with children in the greater Hartford and greater New Britain regions.
This program accepts donor designated funds for the special needs of children. Social workers can request these funds to meet needs, which are not met by State Government departments, other agencies, or our other CCC programs. Examples are camp experiences, haircuts, lessons, tutoring, school uniform and supplies, or other aids.
Children create art masks, to express a wide range of emotions and help them work through conflicts and traumas. There is an array of outcomes with the children's masks ranging from the whimsical to the evocative. While expressing themselves in this visual way, the children gain a sense of empowerment that can help them develop a positive self-image and improve their self-esteem.
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