The Department of Families, Children, Youth, & Recreation serves Hartford's community by promoting the safety, permanency and well-being of its children, youth and families. Unprecedented results will be achieved by maximizing existing resources, setting and enforcing policies, building new partnerships, optimizing funding and providing high-quality services.
Every child, youngster and adult will experience success within strong and caring communities, families and neighborhoods. Quality of life is enhanced through the provision of diverse recreational, environmental, cultural, educational, and leisurely opportunities. This vision is guided by the belief that decisions and actions affecting children today will determine the quality of lives tomorrow.