About Family CT

Our Mission

Family Centered Services works with families to ensure they are safe and nurturing places where children can succeed.

Our Vision

We envision a world of healthy families, where children grow up to be confident and caring adults and contributing members of their community

Our Values

We believe all children have the right to live in a safe, nurturing environment, free from violence, abuse, and neglect.

Empowerment-Based Family Support

Family CT’s work with families is based on the belief that all people, and all families, have strengths. This is a core principle of an empowerment-based family support model currently being taught by the Connecticut Family Development Institute to help families achieve healthy self-reliance and interdependence with their communities. The model acknowledges the “bone-deep longing within each of us for freedom, self-respect, hope, and the chance to make an important contribution to one’s family, community and the world”(Cornell Empowering Families Project).

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Family Centered Services of CT (Family CT) is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of equity and inclusivity that promotes the development of each individual regardless of race, ethnicity or cultural background, language proficiency, literacy, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, physical abilities, socioeconomic status, education or life experiences. We respect and value each person’s unique strengths, differences, characteristics and contributions, and recognize that this diversity enriches our perspective, fosters collaboration, nurtures the talents and skills of each individual and contributes to the growth of our agency. We believe that everyone shares responsibility for promoting an inclusive work environment, challenging inequalities and respecting the diversity and dignity of each employee, client and partner as we work to achieve our vision of a world of healthy families where children grow up to be confident and caring adults and contributing members of their community.

Board of Directors

Angel Mattioli – Chairperson
The Hartford
Hartford, CT

Pamela Matocha – Immediate Past Chairman
T.M. Byxbee Company
Hamden, CT

Meghan Dahlmeyer – Vice Chairperson
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Pamela Matocha – Treasurer
T.M. Byxbee Company
Hamden, CT

Stacey Lafferty, Esquire, Secretary
Madison, CT

Jessica Carl
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT

Norman Forrester
Merrill Lynch
New Haven, CT

Marlene Graham
CT Dept. of Children and Families
New Haven, CT

Jack M. Levine, DDS, FAGD
New Haven, CT

Steven H. Levine
West Haven Public Schools
West Haven, CT

Joel Mastroianni
People’s United Bank
New Haven, CT

Jacqueline Miconi
Harry M. Bailey Middle School
West Haven, CT

Anita Visentin-Perito
Law Office of Anita Visentin-Perito
Branford, CT

Anthony Poccia
Coldwell Banker

Madison, CT

Michael Vezzoli

ADP Capital Management Consultant

Stamford, CT