While named as the lead agency for the CFI and the Commissioner charged with convening a broad-based advisory council to assist in the planning and implementation of the CFI, Department of Social Services (DSS) never approached this as an agency-specific endeavor. As a systems change effort, our state and local partners’ active involvement has been critical for any successes in what the collaborative sets out to do for Connecticut’s fathers and families.



Career Resources Inc.
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford
Community Renewal Team, Inc. (CRT)
Connecticut Clearinghouse
CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence 
David Mandel & Associates, LLC 
Family Strides Inc.
Greater Hartford Legal Aid 
Madonna Place Inc.
My People Clinical Services 
New England Fathering Conference
New Opportunities, Inc. 
Real Dads Forever 
The Consultation Center at Yale University 
UConn Health Disparities Institute
UConn Human Development and Family Sciences
United Way of Connecticut
Village for Families & Children
Wellmore Behavioral Health 
Youth on Fire