Connecticut Partnership for Children, Inc. (CTPFC) was founded by Meghan Tarby Slekis on March 5, 2009. The agency officially received its 501(c)3 in April 2010, and opened the Valley Diaper Bank in Seymour, CT, in November 2011. The Valley Diaper Bank was the first diaper bank in the Valley area, and serves any qualifying family throughout the state of Connecticut, regardless of the family's geographic location. Families must exist at 185% POV or low-income status, to be considered for eligibility. CTPFC and the VDB program are grassroots efforts, and rely heavily on the support of individual and business donations. We receive an annual grant from the Katharine Matthies Foundation for operating expenses, the Mustard Seed Foundation for program expenses, as well as grants from the ION Bank Community Awards program, the Allstate Foundation, Stop & Shop, and the Shelton Exchange Club.
Meghan ran the agency as Executive Director and Social Worker through June 30, 2018. When she resigned, The Board appointed Jill Mahoney of Naugatuck Partnership for Children as Executive Director. Jill took over the agency on July 1st and will continue to run its existing programs, as well as new basic needs programs for Connecticut families. Former social work intern, Tara Hoffman, currently works as Case Manager for the agency. For more information on our current programs and projects, visit the "PROGRAMS" page. There are many ways you can get involved with our agency, to help it grow and to raise diaper need awareness. Visit our "GET INVOLVED" page for more information; make a donation on our "DONATE" page; or purchase tickets to one of our fundraising events on the "EVENTS" page. To inquire about our agency, please do not hesitate to call (203) 632-7369 or email us at any time.
OUR SERVICE AREA
We are now located in Naugatuck, CT, which is in New Haven County. We were located in Seymour, CT for seven years and continue to focus efforts primarily in both Seymour and Naugatuck. However, we serve any qualifying child and their family,
throughout the entire state of Connecticut.
The children we currently serve, across all programs, reside in:
Oxford, Seymour, Derby, Ansonia, Shelton, Naugatuck, Waterbury, Monroe, Southbury, Bridgeport, West Haven, New Haven, Hamden, Hartford, New Britain, Bristol, Meriden, Wallingford, Milford, Stratford, and Beacon Falls.
CTPFC nondiscrimination policy states that the organization does not, by policy or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, marital or military status, or based on any individual’s status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law