Our Mission

To provide shelter and loving care to children who have suffered abuse or neglect and have been removed from their homes; and to provide supports to parents/caregivers of children with special needs to maximize each child’s safety and success.

Shelter Services

Emergency shelter for boys & girls – from birth to the age of 12 – who have been removed from their homes by DCF due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.

Respite Care

Emergency, overnight, weekend, and after-school care for children – from birth to the age of 12 – with mild to moderate special needs.

Family Support Program

Parent training and mentoring for caregivers of children with special needs to provide strategies to manage behavioral problems, specific communication techniques and share experiences.

About Grandma’s Place

Our success is measured by the smiles on the faces of the children we serve… by the number of times that they giggle and laugh each day…by the self-confidence and pride that they gain while they stay with us. If they leave our shelter happy, feeling safe, secure, and loved, then we have done our job…we are successful. If we can teach one child to be a survivor and not a victim, we walk around with smiles on our faces for days. Our hope is that these children grow up to be productive adults – that they do not let the obstacles in their childhood define who they grow up to be. If we can be a small part of changing a life for the better, then we are truly blessed.