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Volunteer Opportunities

There are different ways that you can help. Please call us at (203) 624-2600 x118 or email us at for more information.


  • Data entry
  • Provide child care at the Family CT office while parents meet in an educational support group
  • Desktop publishing
  • Coordinate a special project
  • Write for our newsletter
  • Help with a special event-make calls, seek donations, theme planning and execution
Family Centered Services of CT

The Nurturing Families Network has a special need for volunteers:

  • Serve on an Advisory Council to offer program input and development
  • Actively publicize the program
  • Raise money through special events and fundraisers to purchase needed infant and toddler supplies

“Adopt” a Child or Family

Donate new toys, clothing and household items for a specific child or family. Call us and we'll give you a description of the child or family and their needs. Items must be new and are especially appreciated around the holiday season.

Adopt our Agency

There are always things we need -

  • Diapers in all sizes
  • A children's magazine subscription
  • Art or music lessons
  • Grocery store gift certificates
  • Taxi gift card
  • Bus tokens
  • Hair cuts
  • Disposable camera with developing
  • A plant
  • Your company's service
  • Your own special talent
  • Cash donations to support Family CT programs
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Seeking Young Professionals to join Events Committee - Making A Difference...One Party at a Time!


Purpose: To develop and encourage philanthropy and social activism. The Events Committee will help Family CT fulfill its mission and sustain program services to families through the development of fundraising events. Target audience: Young professionals (ages 20’s-late 30’s) with the means and social network who will commit to organizing and attending fundraising events to benefit Family CT. Benefits to committee members:
  • The opportunity to “give back” and make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged abused and neglected children and parents.
  • Attend fun social gatherings with old and new friends.
  • Network with professionals from an array of career fields.
  • Gain project management skills.
  • Enhance your resume.
  • Look attractive to potential employers.
  • Special recognition in Family CT publications, press releases and on our website.
Key responsibilities and expectations:
  • Attend event planning meetings.
  • Help organize an event (s) to raise funding for Family CT, such as a cocktail party at a house, themed holiday celebration at a bar/restaurant or other creative event. Events will be organized and executed by committee members with support from Family CT executive director and development officer. Examples of member responsibilities will include: generating ideas for an event; securing event location and other logistics; making phone calls, writing letters and emails; and mailing invitations.
  • Actively support the event- purchase tickets ($50 or higher) and approach family members, friends and colleagues to attend the event.

If you are interested in joining Family CT’s Event Committee, please contact Cheryl Burack.

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Employment Opportunities

Family Centered Services of CT, Inc. provides direct, home-based services to families in Greater New Haven to prevent child abuse, neglect and victimization across the life span and to serve those affected through home visiting, parenting education, counseling and advocacy. A Connecticut drivers license and car in good working order is required for all positions. There is a required level of auto insurance. Comfort in home visiting is required. Some positions require Saturday or evening hours.

Family CT provides opportunities for ongoing professional development, excellent benefits and a creative and supportive workplace.

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Development Officer, Part-Time (21 hours/week):   Create, establish and coordinate the implementation of an overall plan that addresses ccommunications, public relations, marketing, fundraising and resource/volunteer development; Develop resources to meet current organizational need and create a donor base for new efforts; Identify, target and solicit major donors and endowment giving; Identify, target and solicit foundations and corporations. Work in partnership with the Executive Director and Board of Directors.


Bachelor’s Degree and/or equivalent experience in fundraising, event planning and development. Strong oral and written communication skills. Familiarity with the community and ability to build relationships and to work in diverse settings with diverse populations. Understanding of the issues related to child abuse, neglect and victimization. Ability to work with others as part of a team.



Parent Educator:          Plan, prepare and conduct home visitations to at-risk families to provide age-appropriate parenting education and coaching. Conduct ongoing assessment of family strengths, needs and resources. Utilize evidence-based materials from the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P).


Bachelor’s Degree required, with two years experience with at-risk children and families preferred. Knowledge about culturally sensitive positive parenting skills. Knowledge of age-appropriate child and adolescent development. Ability to role play and model parent child interaction. Demonstrated problem-solving, written and verbal communication skills. Computer literacy required.


This position will require Saturday hours (work week Tuesday-Saturday).


Therapist, Multisystemic Therapy-Building Stronger Families:

Seeking an individual with strong mental health clinical training and experience to implement Multisystemic Therapy-Building Stronger Families (MST-BSF).  MST-BSF is a researched community-based treatment model directed at families with children ages 6 to 17 years old where there is on-going physical abuse and neglect plus parental substance abuse.  Interested persons may locate information about this treatment model on the internet at www.mstservices.com .  Duties include assessment, treatment, and collaboration with families, youth, child protective services, and community agency staff.  Therapist will function as part of a MST-BSF team and will participate in weekly team supervision and consultation.  Must be available to provide periodic on-call 24-hour telephone coverage.  Specific experience in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy including trauma treatment, Structural Family Therapy, Strategic Family Therapy, and behaviorally-based treatments preferred.  Only Master’s in a mental health field, licensed or working toward licensure will be considered. 


Crisis Caseworker, Multisystemic Therapy-Building Stronger Families: Seeking an individual with mental health clinical training and experience to implement Multisystemic Therapy-Building Stronger Families (MST-BSF).  See above for program info.  Duties include assisting therapists in obtaining clinical outcomes with families, maintaining safety, teaching parenting and other skills, collecting drug screens, and responding to emergencies. The Crisis Caseworker will function as part of a MST-BSF team and will participate in weekly team supervision and consultation.  Specific experience in parent management training, crisis intervention, cognitive-behavioral based substance abuse, and behaviorally-based treatments preferred.  Only Bachelor’s in a mental health or childhood education field will be considered. 


Therapist, Family-Based Recovery: Strong mental health clinical training and skills to provide home-based reinforcement-based therapy and parent-child psychotherapy to substance abusing parents of children birth-three. Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field with two years experience providing clinical and/or substance abuse services to children and families preferred.  Understanding of issues related to trauma, trauma informed service provision, child abuse prevention and treatment, substance abuse treatment, parent-child psychotherapy and systems advocacy.  Experience facilitating groups.  Strong verbal and written communication skills.  Ability to work with professionals and paraprofessionals as part of a team. 





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