New Haven legislators applaud approval of $1M in state funding for r'kids Family Center

February 16, 2018

Members of the New Haven legislative delegation applauded the state Bond Commission’s approval of a $1 million grant-in-aid to create a dedicated visitation space, additional childcare and programming space for the children and families at the r’kids Family Center in New Haven.

The r’ kids Family Center provides specialized, high quality services to children in out-of-home care and their families; promoting permanency, safety and stability for children through services to their biological, foster or adoptive families. The center is a licensed child placing agency through the Connecticut Department of Children and Families and is credentialed through Applied Behavioral Health for a variety of child welfare related services.

“Through this funding, the r’kids Family Center will be able to further help our city’s vulnerable children. Providing our youth with a safe and stable learning environment during times of transition is essential to their sustained success,” said state Rep. Al Paolillo, D-New Haven. “Thank you to the New Haven legislative delegation for advocating for this funding and recognizing the importance of investing in our future generation.”