Welcome to The Valley Council, a partnership network of nonprofit agencies that serve the residents of Connecticut’s Lower Naugatuck Valley. The Valley Council works to strengthen the capacity of our member agencies and community partners to provide high quality health and human services in the Valley region. By coming together to build relationships, exchange information, share resources, identify community needs, and plan for community solutions, we help to improve quality of life for Valley residents.
If you are a representative of a nonprofit agency serving Valley residents, learn about the benefits and process of becoming a member of the Valley Council.
If you live or work in the Valley, learn about how to access services and/or how to support the work of Valley nonprofits by volunteering, donating, or participating in community efforts.
Valley Council 25th Anniversary Meeting December 4, 2018
The Valley Council celebrated their 25th Anniversary honoring their past Chairs; “Pillars of the Past”. A history of the Council was presented by Jack Walsh & Marilyn Cormack. They along with William “Bill” Powanda contributed to the path that helped shaped the Valley Council. John Yeager was presented with the Lewis Savitsky Staff Excellence Award. The Food security Task Force was presented with the Program of the Year Award and Robert D Scinto received the Richard O. Belden Community Service Award. Patricia Tarasovic of the Valley United Way was honored with Outgoing Chair Award. We would like to thank our Sponsor, Valley Community Foundation. A special thank you to State and Local Legislators who honored our awardees with proclamations. Thank you Jimmy Tickey, Ellen Graham, Ben Florsheim, Senator George Logan and the State of Connecticut General Assembly for their Official Citations to our honorees.
News and Events
2018 Valley Council Annual Meeting Invite
October Speaker, Ian Parsells, Director of the Derby Neck Library explained how the Council has been looking into ways of cataloging or collecting resources and discussing ways to share this information with Valley residents. The goal is to have the resource information on the council’s website, and, direct people to the agencies that offer the services they need. As a representative of the Youth Committee, he updated the full council on their activities and initiatives. The Youth Committee seeks to empower and promote positive youth development opportunities in the Valley by exploring youth issues, coordination targeted efforts, and spotlighting achievements.
Mindmapping Workshop S. Danosky
September 4, 2018 Sharon Closious, President of the Valley Community Foundation and Sharon Danosky, Consultant of Danosky Associates, provided a – Mindmapping Childhood Poverty workshop for members of the Valley Council for Health & Human Services. The goal of the Council is to identify the root causes of Childhood Poverty and develop an action plan to help break the cycle.