Family & Children's Agency (FCA)

Family & Children’s Agency (FCA) is a non-profit family service agency located in Norwalk that meets the needs of more than 10,000 individuals--including children, adults, and families--throughout Fairfield County and beyond. Skilled professionals serve clients in seven primary impact areas: youth development, family strengthening, foster care, adoption, behavioral health, homeless service, and services for seniors.

OUR MISSION

  • To partner with individuals, families, organizations, and communities to successfully meet life's challenges and opportunities.

FAST FACTS

  • One of the largest family service agencies in Fairfield County, CT, serving Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Westport, Weston, Wilton, and beyond.
     
  • Solution-focused intervention and prevention programs, responding to local community needs
     
  • Licensed and fully accredited
     
  • Over 200 full and part-time staff, many with extensive professional and social work experience, assisted by 800+ volunteers and two dedicated auxiliaries (Children's Aid of Darien, and  Minks to Sinks, Wilton)
     
  • $10M budget with diverse funding from State, fee-for-service programs, and private sources
     
  • 89¢ of every dollar given to FCA directly benefits those in need in our community.

PRIMARY IMPACT AREAS

  • Youth Development – FCA’s Youth Development programs promote positive youth development through mentoring, after school programming, and gender-based services.
     
  • Family Strengthening - FCA works to prevent child abuse and neglect through parenting education, support, and home visits. We also help guide families back to a place of safety and stability for themselves and their children.
     
  • Foster Care - FCA’s Foster Care program places medically fragile and behaviorally complex children in loving homes and provides ongoing support services.
     
  • Adoption - FCA’s Adoption Program provides home studies, birth parent counseling, adoption placement, and post-placement support to families adopting both domestically and abroad.
     
  • Behavioral Health - FCA provides outpatient counseling, intensive programming for substance abusing women (Project REWARD), as well as intensive in-home child and adolescent psychiatric services (IICAPS) for children and their families.
     
  • Homeless Services - FCA’s Homeless Services offers a continuum of support for adults experiencing homelessness through case management, social rehabilitation, vocational counseling, and supportive housing services.
     
  • Services for Seniors - FCA’s HomeCare Plus serves individuals and seniors who wish to live independently in their own homes with in-home companions, home repair, home health aides, live-in services, and Lifeline’s personal emergency response system.

CONTACT US

Main Office
9 Mott Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
Tel:  (203) 855-8765
Fax: (203) 838-3325

Homeless Services
7 Concord Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
Tel: (203) 604-1230
Fax: (203) 604-1229

Adoption - Hartford
151 New Park Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: (860) 586-2365
Fax: (860) 586-2263

Adoption - Larchmont
1890 Palmer Avenue, Suite 201
Larchmont, NY 10538
Tel:  (914) 834-5806

Family Strengthening
and Foster Care
149 Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
Tel:  (203) 604-1230
Fax: (203) 604-1229

HomeCare Plus
137 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
Tel:   (203) 831-2900
Fax: (203) 831-2904

Lifeline Connecticut at FCA
137 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
Tel:   (203) 853-3116
Fax: (203) 853-3557

Project REWARD
Ben Franklin Community Center
165 Flax Hill Road
Norwalk, CT 06854
Tel:  (203) 831-6301
Fax: (203) 831-6305