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.
The Valley Council for Health and Human Services (Council) will be conducting a design contest to develop a contemporary, social media-friendly logo that reflects the organization’s mission. We know that great ideas can come from people of all backgrounds and ages, so the contest will be reaching out to the entire Valley community and beyond.
Below is information about the contest with general guidelines.
Established in 1993, the Valley Council for Health and Human Services is a vibrant partnership network of nonprofit agencies that serves 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. The Council is recognized as a statewide model for effective collaboration to benefit the community.
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American Red Cross
Patricia Scharr will present a program on how The American Red Cross is installing free smoke alarms and providing fire safety education to residents in the Lower Naugatuck Valley. The program has been made possible in part, due to grants from the Valley Community Foundation and the Valley United Way. The smoke alarm installations are part of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries. Residents can schedule a visit by visiting www.redcross.org/Ct/schedule-a-visit or by calling 877-287-3327 and choosing option 1 on the menu to request a smoke alarm installation.
Debra Keel, Director of Re-entry Programs; will explain two WorkPlace programs. 1. Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program (IVTP), serving veterans that have been honorably discharged. 2. Face Forward, a program which targets youth ages (14-24) involved in the juvenile justice system and have never been convicted as an adult. For more information – www.workplace.org
August Guest Speaker
August Guest Speaker
Lions Low Vision Centers of Fairfield and New Haven Counties was established in 1990 by the Lions Club to provide rehabilitation services to individuals with visual disabilities and handicaps. The Lions Clubs of Connecticut are meeting that challenge in many ways including the operation of Low Vision Centers in Danbury, Southbury, Waterbury, Naugatuck, Derby and North Haven. To arrange an appointment (866)319-9733. Visit – www.lionslowvisioncenters.org