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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Literacy, Residential Care & Adult Day Programs, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Our vision: No child shall be denied hope, love, or a fair chance in life. Through loving and trusting relationships with caring adults, our youth learn tangible and intangible skills that enable them to become competent, caring citizens who are connected with, and give back to, their community.

Programs: The chester addison community center provides services to residents of southwood square and the surrounding waterside neighborhood in stamford, connecticut. Educational, recreational and life skills programs are provided to a variety of age groups.

domus house provides housing and services to adolescent males aged 14 to 21 who are placed there by the state of connecticut department ofchildren and families. The youth live in a group home setting; activities focus on life skills training and educational attainment with the goal of making a successful transition to post-secondary training, education, or the skilled workforce. The youth also receive group and individual counseling, therapeutic recreation and health care.

passages provides housing and services to adolescent males aged 14 to 21 who are placed there by the state of connecticut department of children and families. The youth live in a group home setting; activities focus on life skills training and educational attainment with the goal of making a successful transition to post-secondary training, education, or the skilled workforce. The youth also receive group and individual counseling, therapeutic recreation and health care.

the prison visitation program provides transportation to area prisons for relatives and children of prisoners in the criminal justice system. The program is funded by dcf. Bridges provides supervision of older youth aged 18 to 23 in independent apartment-based living situations. These young men and women attend education or vocational programs and work full or part-time jobs while living in apartments. Case managers visit participants several times a week to assist them in their goal of independent living. Family advocates help students address social, emotional, and life challenges to reduce their impact on school-day learning. Family advocates work in the domus schools and the stamford public schools. The trafigura work and learn business center is a youth employment program comprised of several youth-run businesses. Working alongside professionals, youth are paid while they learn vital hard and soft skills which help them get and keep jobs. The program's target population is stamford youth aged 14 to 25 at high risk for adult unemployment and/or justice system involvement. Businesses include bike repair, small engine repair, culinary, nail and hair salon and woodworking. The lion's den out-of-school-time program serves the students of trailblazers academy, inc. , who attend the program before and after school, where they receive homework help, recreation, life skills instruction, literacy enrichment, and other assorted activities. Youth workers, high school and college students, and certified teachers staff the program. Domus academy is a new haven public turnaround middle school serving approximately 48 students who have been unsuccessful in a traditional school environment and need a smaller school and individualized attention to meet their full potential. Closely following the successful domus charter middle school model, domus academy offers small classes, free breakfast and lunch, and domus' family advocates to help every student thrive socially and emotionally while they catch up academically. After-school programming at turn of river middle school and kt murphy elementary school - domus operates two after-school programs at these stamford public school sites. The programs offer a diverse array of recreational and academic enrichment programming, allowing over 200 students to build new skills, improve their academic outcomes, and build relationships with caring adults. Special initiatives encompasses incubation efforts and organization-wide programmatic initiatives such as implementing the sanctuary model of trauma-informed care, providing holiday support to children and families in our care, and supporting our data collection and analysis initiatives associated with our efforts to become a more data-driven organization. The bridgeport detention center (bdc) summer program is a summer academic enrichment program where licensed teachers work with youth detained at bdc to build their academic, social, and emotional skills. Grants given to domus' charter schools.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Florian L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined Domus a few weeks ago as I had a lot of free time to spare. The people (especially Julia Wade and Glen Allen) are doing a fantastic job with the kids and are really creating after school activities that match the kids interest and on which they can capitalize for the long run. Domus, THUMBS UP!

Review from Guidestar