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Course teaches grads to run their own business

A class to help people prepare to run their own business recently ended with 22 students receiving certificates. The course, taught at the El Centro Family Center at the Institute for the Hispanic Family in Hartford, helped the students learn about branding and marketing for a business, plus all of the complicated issues involved with […]

97-year-old a regular at senior fitness classes

In 1926, the New York Football Giants opened their second season of existence with a 21-0 win over the Hartford Blues in East Hartford. Frank Pepe’s “apizza” restaurant in New Haven was a year old and sold two pies — tomato and tomato with anchovies. The Model T was the most popular car on the […]

Even parents learn from Community Schools team

When the staff in our Community Schools programs talk about serving “the whole child,” they aren’t just talking about improving grades. “The whole child,” as we define it, means the students and everything in their orbit, especially the parents. After seeing an increase in multilingual families in the community, including a burgeoning Brazilian population, our […]

Torrington clinic adds trauma group for women

Women in the Torrington area struggling with grief and loss have a place to turn for help. The Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Clinic in Torrington offers a Women’s Trauma Group on Tuesday mornings to help participants who have suffered the loss of a loved one, abuse at the hands of someone they know, or other […]

Alcohol Awareness Month: It’s OK to seek help

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a time to focus on increasing understanding of the dangers of excessive consumption and reducing the stigma associated with alcoholism. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol use, it’s OK to get help. We have Behavioral Health clinics in Hartford, New Haven, Torrington, and Waterbury that can […]

Program director saluted at Wolf Pack hockey game

The Hartford Wolf Pack hockey team honors a military veteran during every home game at the XL Center and on Wednesday, March 27, they honored our own Joel Cruz, a Hartford native who served in the U.S. Marines. Joel is now the Senior Director of Family Strengthening Programs & Institute for the Hispanic Family here […]

Hartford family center hosts talent show

Are you Hartford’s next star? Our Parker Memorial Family Center in Hartford is hosting its annual talent show April 26 and adults and children are welcome to register and perform. The event will include food and raffle prizes at no cost and the winners will receive a prize. To register, call Nena at 860-698-5662.

Hartford clinic offers program for smokers

A group program to help people learn about their smoking habits and how to get on a path to better overall wellness is being launched next month at the Behavioral Health Clinic located at 45 Wadsworth St. in Hartford. The free program, “Learning About Healthy Living: Tobacco and You,” will be available in English and […]

Fatherhood program expands to New Haven

A Catholic Charities program that has been helping Hartford fathers become positive forces in their children’s lives since 2012 has been expanded to help men in New Haven. The Fatherhood Initiative Program (FIP) promotes the proven theory that the presence of a father in a child’s life is vital and even more beneficial if they have […]

Torrington clinic expands services with IOP

Anyone suffering from severe anxiety, depression, or other mental disorders may benefit from a new Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) being launched by the Catholic Charities Behavioral Clinic in Torrington. An IOP is useful for people who need more intensive care than a single weekly treatment provides but are not in need of in-patient treatment with […]