Supporting Fairfield County Families: The Vital Work of Family & Children’s Agency

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In the heart of Fairfield County, nestled in Norwalk, lies an organization that serves as a beacon of hope and support for families in need throughout the county. Family & Children’s Agency (FCA) stands as a cornerstone of the community, offering a diverse range of programs and services to empower individuals and strengthen families. Two young moms holding their babies.

What sets FCA apart is the breadth and depth of its programs. FCA:

  • Supports children through after-school and summer programming, foster care, and intensive psychiatric services.
  • Builds families through parenting education, family guidance, and adoption.
  • Stabilizes adults with mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, and homelessness prevention.
  • Cares for seniors by providing homemakers and companions and social work services. Children sitting at their desks in school.

With a holistic approach, FCA wraps its arms around entire families, addressing immediate needs and nurturing lasting resilience and well-being.

One young person impacted by FCA’s programs is Malia, a 14-year-old girl struggling with hearing and seeing things that others couldn’t while isolating herself. She was facing her serious mental health issues alone. But then, FCA’s Intensive In-Home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services (IICAPS) program came into her life, and Malia discovered a safe and supportive space.

Through the program, she learned to connect with others, formed friendships, and even took a step many wouldn’t have expected — she attended her prom, a testament to her growing confidence. With the help of IICAPS, Malia found the strength to open up to her family about her challenges and no longer had to shoulder her burdens alone. Malia said she learned her mental illness doesn’t define her. 

Others supported by FCA include Brenda, a woman who struggled for years with her addiction but found the strength to stay sober through FCA’s Project REWARD, and Blanch, a senior who was dealing with serious health challenges after a stroke but was given a personalized care plan that catered to Blanche’s distinct needs and preferences while ensuring her safety.Two volunteers for the FCA.

Since its founding in 1942, FCA has touched tens of thousands of people, and many more have come together to support this vital work. Whether through financial contributions, volunteer efforts, or attending events, FCA continues to be a steadfast supporter of our neighbors in need.Mother's Day Tea announcement.

An upcoming support opportunity is FCA’s Mother’s Day Tea on April 25. In addition to light bites, refreshments, and a program presentation, the event will feature a shopping boutique with local vendors. Find that special someone a gift just in time for Mother’s Day, and 10% of your purchase will benefit Family & Children’s Agency.  

For more information, visit their website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.


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