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.

“To help break the cycle of poverty and urban trauma our children face, it is critical that we continue to invest in programs that support and advance the health and mental well-being of our youth,” said state Rep. Robyn Porter, D-New Haven. “Programs like r’kids Family Center help our children to reach their full potential by providing them with undergirding and stability when they need it most. This is why this funding is so vital. It will allow r’kids Family Center to continue their mission of supporting and strengthening our village, and that brings me great joy.”