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.

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


June Guest Speaker

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Victims Rights Center of Connecticut (VRCCT) provides quality legal, victim-focused services that are outside the traditional criminal justice system.  Maura Crossin Associate Attorney,  provides legal representation to victims of violent crime regardless of income, in the areas of criminal law, housing, education, civil law, immigration and family law.  Tuesday, June 7 –  8:30 a.m., Lavietes Room, Valley United Way.  For more information visit www.victimrightscenter.com

News and Events

Uniform Fashion Show

Fashion Show

Valley Council 2015 Annual Meeting

The Valley Council for Health and Human Services held its Annual Breakfast Meeting & Community Awards Presentation Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at the Brownson Country Club, Shelton, CT

Alice graphicRichardPorth, President of United way of Connecticut gave an update on the A.L.I.C.E. Report and introduced Maura Cook of United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut who lead an interactive simulation about life as A.L.I.C.E. entitled “Making Choices”

An exercise that helps individuals relate to what it is like to be “A.L.I.C.E. Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed, represents the men and women in Connecticut who work hard but who aren’t sure if they will be able to make ends meet.

v_logoCouncil Chair, Diane Stroman thanked all those who helped support the Valley Council through sponsorships, donations and volunteer work.The breakfast meeting and awards presentation was sponsored by the Valley Community Foundation.

Annl-Meet-2015-001Diane Stroman & Co Chair Patricia Tarasovich, presented awards honoring Masters Table Community Meals, Harry Burlakoff, and Nick Gentile. Click here to read about our winners.

Jimmy Tickey, Campain Manager for Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro, representing the Third District of CT.  recognized the award receipients  and presented them with a special citation.

Leadership Greater Valley Graduates 23

LGV2015 (2)The 2015 class of Leadership Greater Valley started on September 10, and finished its nine weeks of training with graduation on November 10 at Vazzy’s in Shelton. Congratulations to our 23 graduates: Read more »