For twenty five consecutive years the Council has recognized one member of the CT General Assembly as the Family Legislator of the Year. Throughout the years members of this distinguished group have worked tirelessly on behalf of families and children in CT. Their recognition is well deserved.
The Connecticut Council of Family Services Agencies (CCFSA) has named Senator Danté Bartolomeo as the twenty-eighth recipient of their annual Family Legislator of the Year award. Senator Bartolomeo, a Democrat representing the 13th Senate District including Meriden, Middletown, Cheshire, Middlefield and Rockfall is being recognized for her work to support the mission of CCFSA to strengthen Connecticut’s children and families. She currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Children’s and Higher Education and Employment Advancement committees and is a member of the Appropriations and Education committees.
“I’m truly honored to receive this recognition from the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies. The providers in this Council do fantastic work on multiple issues which are near and dear to my heart: mental health, adoption, disability services and more. These vital human services help strengthen families, our communities, and our state, and these services have been a priority in my public policy work. I am grateful to receive this award,” said Senator Bartolomeo.
“Representative Bartolomeo has been a true advocate for human services and in particular the essential behavioral health services by family service agencies. Despite the challenging budget situation, she continues to fight for vital programs and policies that support children and families to find health and hope for brighter futures. We are so grateful for Senator Bartolomeo's efforts as a champion for CT’s children and families,” said Alyssa Goduti, President and CEO, CT Council of Family Service Agencies.
The Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies, Inc. is a statewide network of fifteen independent, non-profit, family service agencies that deliver services to over 150,000 families annually from more than 100 sites located throughout Connecticut. Member Agencies are community-based, licensed by the State of CT and nationally accredited. Governed by volunteer boards of directors from their respective communities, Family Service Agencies have been effectively serving CT families for over 100 years. For the past 28 years, CCFSA has recognized one member of the General Assembly for consistently responding to the ever-changing needs of families in Connecticut.
Senator Bartolomeo was honored at a Reception at the State Capitol, Room 310, on April 13, 2016, from 4:00-6:00 pm.