Exciting news!

CCP recently purchased its future home, a building at 843-847 Whalley Avenue, in the heart of Westville (New Haven), with support from the state's Nonprofit Grant Program. We'll be renovating over the next year - stay tuned for updates!

ABOUT THE AGENCY

The Children’s Community Programs of Connecticut is a multiservice agency whose mission is to provide diverse and creative support services to children and families throughout Connecticut.

We believe that every child counts. 

QUICK LINKS

All Donations go directly to program services and are Tax deductible.

OUR PROGRAMS

FOSTER CARE PROGRAMS

Our foster care programs help ensure that Connecticut's neediest children have safe and loving places to live.

 

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YOUTH TRANSITION SERVICES

We provide educational support, job training, and job seeking services to young people and adults.

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MENTORING PROGRAMS

Mentoring programs match qualified adult volunteers with children in need of additional care and guidance. 

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PARENTING PROGRAMS

Our parenting programs help give adults the tools they need to be successful in their most important and rewarding job.

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PATHWAYS ACADEMY

Pathways Academy offers an alternative educational setting for students who struggle in traditional schools.

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EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES

Providing educational advocacy to court involved youth to improve outcomes and reduce recidivism. 

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Center For Kinship Services

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SENIOR STAFF

Brian Lynch

Chief Executive Officer

(203) 786-6403 ext. 111

blynch@ccp-ct.org

Gretchen Test,MSW

Director of New Program Development

(203) 786-6403 ext. 155

gtest@ccp-ct.org

Randi Cavallaro

Chief Financial Officer

(203) 786-6403 ext. 137

rcavallaro@ccp-ct.org

David Abrams

Chief Operating Officer

(203) 786-6403 ext. 123

dabrams@ccp-ct.org

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Michael Savenelli

Director, Therapeutic Foster Care

(203) 786-6403 ext.136

msavenelli@ccp-ct.org

Patricia Nicolari

Director, Mentoring Services

(203) 786-6403 ext. 117

pnicolari@ccp-ct.org

Jeanette Sykes

Program Director, Youth Transition Services

(475) 238-7932 

jsykes@ccp-ct.org

Galit Sharma

Director of Family Development and Support Services

(203) 786-6403 ext. 177 

gsharma@ccp-ct.org

Bill Millard

Principal, Pathways Academy

(475) 238-7932 

wmillard@ccp-ct.org

Brandon Warner

Director, Community Outreach

(203) 786-6403 ext. 126

bwarner@ccp-ct.org

Amy Vatner

Program Manager, Educational Support Services

(203) 494-4290

avatner@ccp-ct.org

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Steven Errante

  • Carole Porto

  • Kay Kazmaier

  • Vivian Chris Hilton

  • Glen Maleri

  • Ann Pratson

  • Everson Maciel

  • Steven S. Araujo

  • Vincent J. Meluzio

  • Taiwan D. Richardson

  • Michael Cruz

  • Sharon MacKinnel

Important Message from CEO Brian Lynch

Diversity, equity and social justice are core values of The Children’s Community Programs of Connecticut (CCP). The CCP family mourns George Floyd and condemns his brutal murder at the hands of law enforcement. Sadly Mr. Floyd’s death is part of a long and historical pattern of systemic racism that must not be repeated. We acknowledge the shattering impact of this violence on the children, youth, young adults and families we serve, as well the youth mentors, foster parents and CCP staff who support our youth. We understand that the anger, grief and pain people are feeling is compounded by the devastating toll the COVID pandemic has taken, especially in communities of color. If you feel the need for support or seek dialog, we are listening - please reach out to us by calling 203-786- 6403. Our mission and commitment are to serve and support the communities most impacted by the pandemic and systemic violence. CCP supports the new wave of activism and encourages peaceful protest and action to ensure justice. We join this call to action to eliminate racism, violence and injustice. CCP will stand firm and work with our communities to find long term solutions to the social, political and cultural problems facing our society.

 

Brian F. Lynch, MSW, LCSW Chief Executive Officer The Children’s Community Programs of Connecticut

The Children's Community Programs of Connecticut

446A Blake Street

Suite 100

New Haven, CT 06515

 

phone: (203) 786-6403

fax: (203) 786-6408

web: www.ccp-ct.org