Boys & Girls Village Gets $2 Million In Funding Approved by State Bond Commission

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MILFORD Conn. (WTNH) — The Boys & Girls Village (BGV) in Milford and Bridgeport were awarded $2 million dollars in funding approved by the state bond commission.

A statewide leader provided behavioral health treatment, permanency planning, and educational services to Connecticut’s most vulnerable youth and their families. The money will allow BGV to expand its Charles F. Hayden therapeutic day school, a state approved current special education school, to include an 11th and 12th grade. The school has more than doubled its student population over the last three years, serving students from more than 30 Connecticut communities.

In addition to the Hayden school, BGV’s Milford facilities include a 16-bed children’s psychiatric care unit, a 12-bed residential treatment program for boys, family reunification program, therapeutic foster care and various in-home psychiatric programs, and the agency’s administrative offices.

Dr. Steven Kant, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Village says,

This important funding comes at a critical time for Boys & Girls Village. This agency has experienced unprecedented growth, developing innovative programs and services to better meet the changing needs of the children and families we serve.”

BGV also recently launched a new vocational program, Work To Learn, for youth (ages 16 to 21), which supports the ability of at-risk youth to achieve economic self-sufficiency and resiliency. Program participants receive extensive coaching and use their skillsets in a structured environment to operate their own small businesses.


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