Family & Children's Aid (FCA) is a child-focused 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization offering high quality, innovative mental health care for children and their families.
FCA operates under the belief that children are society's most valuable assets. For over 200 years, FCA has been providing children with safe homes and therapeutic support allowing children to lead healthier lives. FCA believes that seeking help is a sign of strength. We believe excellent care should be available to individuals and families in all walks of life, whenever needed. Effective and professional mental health care makes our children healthier and communities stronger.
All our facilities embody Family & Children's Aid's philosophy of engaging, treating and healing children through optimism, joy and playfulness.
The main campus of Family & Children's Aid in Danbury, Connecticut includes two therapeutic adolescent group homes, a teen outpatient substance abuse clinic, a shelter for homeless mothers and children and a 22,000 square foot state-of-the-artChild Guidance Center. Adorned with giant hand prints on the outside, this revolutionary Child Guidance Center welcomes children into an environment where they can begin to heal with the power of play.
The lower level houses Harmony Station, a mock subway station complete with a ticket booth, subway car playspace and five shops! All of the items in the shops are new and donated by supporters in the community and are offered free to our clients.
Down the "road" from Harmony Station is Creator's Corner, our expressive art studio. Utilizing the PeaceLove Expressive Art program, Creator's Corner provides peace of mind for kids with mental illness through self expression.
The main level of the Danbury Child Guidance Center houses the Life is Good Playmaker Village where children and youth who have experienced abuse, neglect or trauma or who have a mental illness participate in Life is Good Playmaker Groups.