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.

Notice of Privacy Practices


The Family Centered Services of CT. is federally mandated to maintain the privacy of your medical information and wants you to know about our practices for protecting your personally identifiable health information and to inform you about the Family Centered Services of CT’s use and disclosure of Protected Health Information (“PHI”).

The term “Protected Health Information” (“PHI”) includes all individually identifiable health information transmitted or maintained by Family Centered Services of CT regardless of form (oral, written, or electronic).  Family Centered Services of CT or its business associates will also notify you if there is a breach of unsecured PHI.

The Family Centered Services of CT. is required by law to abide by the terms of this notice and provide you with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to PHI. The information we maintain may come from any of the providers from whom you have received services. We will not use or disclose your information without your permission, except as described in this notice.

We reserve the right to change our practices and to make the new provisions effective for all information we maintain. Should our information practices change, we will amend this notice and post a notice of the changes, a paper copy of which will be made available to anyone upon request.  Any revised version of this notice will be distributed within 60 days of the effective date of any material change to the uses or disclosures, the individual’s rights, the duties of Family Centered Services of CT, or other privacy practices stated in the Notice.  This notice is effective as of March 1, 2013.

USES AND DISCLOSURES: In general, it is our policy to obtain written authorization for release of information prior to making a disclosure. You may revoke an authorization at any time, except to the extent that we have already acted on it.

Board of Directors

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

Meghan Dahlmeyer – Immediate Past Chairperson
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Amanda Giaimo – Vice Chairperson
University of Connecticut
Storrs/Stamford, CT

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

Mark DiPaola – Secretary
Noble Wealth Advisors of Janney Montgomery Scott
New Haven, CT

Paula Caron
Peoples United Bank
New Haven, CT

Norman Forrester
Merrill Lynch
New Haven, CT

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

Liam Leapley
West Haven Board of Education

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

Steven H. Levine
West Haven, CT

Angel Mattioli
The Hartford
Hartford, CT

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