The NHFA Mission is to foster family well-being by strengthening parent's ability to provide healthy nurturing environments for their children and by providing supports for children and youth so that they thrive emotionally, socially, academically and spiritually. We carry out this mission through individual and group strength based innovative interventions, and advocacy. We believe that healthy families are the foundation of a healthy community.
The New Haven Family Alliance envisions a New Haven in which all members of our communities- elders, adults, teenagers, and children alike- feel nurtured, secure, beautiful, smart, strong, capable and proud. A New Haven where there are opportunities to live prosperous, healthy and spiritual lives. A New Haven community in which all children love and believe in themselves, are surrounded by loving parents and caring adults, hold the highest aspirations, and are ably prepared to soar - to reach their fullest potential and are able to compete in the global labor market and become leaders in their community, the nation, and the world!
lt is envisioned that the New Haven Family Alliance, within the next three to five years, will play a significant role in strengthening New Haven families by:
Helping families improve their economic status through the attainment of stable living wage employment, improving financial literacy and assisting them in efforts to increase their economic assets;
Supporting non-custodial fathers so that they can become assets to their children, families and community;
Facilitating the successful re-entry of ex-offender fathers into the community;
Improving children's outcomes by providing programs to strengthen school performance and retention, reducing the criminalization of school age children, reducing the incidents of youth gun violence, improving academic and work outcomes for ex-offender youth, providing gender specific activities for girls and young women, and providing work based learn and earn programs for youth at high risk;
Equipping single female heads of households with the skills needed to be self-sufficient and bring multi-generational dependence on social welfare and involvement with the department of children and families to an end.
The New Haven Family Alliance will be known as an expert practitioner, leader and public advocate in the family and fatherhood arena, both locally and nationally. Population and performance outcomes will be documented, measured, integrated and shared with parents, community partners and other stakeholders.