Town Resources

Resources for parents and educators in Southington, Plantsville, Marion and Milldale

Adoption and Foster Care

Community Residences, Inc.

CRI is a Connecticut based, not-for-profit human services organization that provides residential, day, and community support services to children and adults.
Community Residences, Inc. (CRI) is a Foster Care & Adoption agency contracted by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. We serve children who have been abused, neglected, and have experienced trauma; children who have behavioral and emotional needs above and beyond those of the “average” child.
CRI offers a number of Adoption & Foster Care services:
- Therapeutic Foster Care programs care for children ages 6 and older in the DCF system. At this time, CRI is actively recruiting for families willing to foster/adopt children 11 and up. Although CRI does receive referrals for under the age of 11, it is a rarity, and there is a dire need in the State of CT for families willing to work with older children.
For more information please email:
- Family and Community Ties program
- Supervised Visitation services
- Placement and Post Placement Services
- Post Adoption Support

50 Rockwell Road

Phone: (860) 621-7600

Web Site:

CT Department of Children and Families

Working together with families and communities to improve child safety, ensure that more children have permanent families, and advance the overall well-being of children is the central focus of the Department of Children and Families (DCF). DCF protects children who are being abused or neglected, strengthens families through support and advocacy, and builds on existing family and community strengths to help children who are facing emotional and behavioral challenges, including those committed to the Department by the juvenile justice system.

DCF provides numerous services including;
Adolescent Services
Child Protective Services
Exit Plan/Positive Outcomes for Children
Foster and Adoption Services
Juvenile Services
Mental Health Services
Medical Health and Wellbeing Services
Substance Use Services


Region 6, One Grove Street, 4th Floor
New Britian,

Phone: 860-832-5200

Web Site:

Wheeler Clinic

Wheeler is a community health center, providing addiction services and drug treatment, behavioral and mental healthcare, and primary care, as well as a wide range of specialty care. Their outpatient locations are in Hartford, Bristol, New Britain, Waterbury, and Plainville, Connecticut, and more than 100 community-based programs cover the entire state.

Programs for Children and Adolescents include:
Pediatrics and Dental Care
Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Treatment
Early Childhood
Crisis Services
Congregate Care
Youth Justice Services
Family & Child Welfare
Prevention Resources for Individuals and Families
Walk With Me - specialized outpatient treatment track for LGBTQ+ identifying people of all ages who are seeking therapeutic, medical and/or peer support to address their specific needs. They offer Gender Exploration Group meetings for ages 11 to 17 and for ages 18 to 35.

They also offer Centers of Excellence - Addiction and Child & Adolescent Services and Foster Care Programs.

Through a grant, Wheeler had a dedicated Community Health Outreach Coordinator for Southington.

Phone: 888-793-3500

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