EverWonder Children’s Museum cultivates a lifelong love-of-learning in children by encouraging them to think, inquire, and wonder about the world around them. We offer hands-on exhibits and programming to spark imagination in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Explore our 6,500 square foot museum, special areas include Young Explorer Zone, arts labs, tinker lab, Imagination Playground room and Ramp Building Room.
Newtown, CT 06470
Friends of Newtown Seniors is an all volunteer nonprofit group dedicated to helping the Newtown Community address issues that affect the lives and well-being of seniors.
Our organization was formed in the spirit of the “thousand points of light” movement suggested many years ago by President George H. W. Bush.
Thank you to Maplewood Senior Living at Newtown for sponsoring this membership.
We are a group of individuals taking the initiative to improve conditions for all seniors in Newtown. This is a huge undertaking which will require a broad based effort. It is our observation that although there are some meaningful programs in place which support seniors, they are poorly coordinated and in some cases inadequate to meet the needs of Newtown’s large senior community.
Our webpage provides further information and in particular articulates our mission. We hope you will join us in our endeavors to keep seniors informed and to promote the well- being of seniors in every aspect of their lives.
“A great nonprofit doesn’t fix problems, it reveals the power of a community to solve them.”
Please visit our website to sign up for our email newsletter.
John S. Boccuzzi Sr. Chairman
St. Virgilius Council 185 in Newtown was founded in 1896 by a group of 33 men primarily of Irish decent. They chose to name the council after an Irish Monk by the name of St. Virgilius. St. Virgilius was born in Ireland the early 700’s. He was known as “the Geometer” because of his extraordinary knowledge of geography. He was a dedicated missionary priest who became a bishop in Germany where he spent 40 years converting people to Catholicism. He died on November 27, 784 and was canonized by Pope Gregory IX in 1233. His message was to “share his Faith with others” which made him an ideal choice as our council’s namesake.
The St. Rose of Lima Knights of Columbus Virgilius Council 185 proudly provides support through the following primary activities:
Culture of Life
Newtown Cultural Arts Commission
Newtown Youth and Family Services [NYFS] is a non-profit youth service bureau and mental health clinic for children, teens, adults and seniors.
For over 30 years, NYFS has been committed to providing high quality human health services to promote individual and community wellness. Specialized services include: outpatient individual, couples and family counseling, substance abuse treatment services, Autism and social skills programs, prevention initiatives and support groups.
We are dedicated to helping children and families achieve their highest potential.
We are committed to becoming a recognized leader in providing mental health and support services.
At REACH, we believe everyone is hardwired for social and emotional connections. Research shows that healthy relationships are vital for a child’s growth and development. REACH is dedicated to helping facilitate those relationships. Whether it is our one-to-one Mentorship program, after-school tutoring academy, weekend outdoor expeditions, or annual summer camp, REACH’s goal remains the same, “Building Relationships that Change Lives.” Through these healthy relationships, REACH seeks to promote compassion, empathy, integrity, and social accountability among our students, while preventing any child from feeling alone, forgotten, undervalued, bullied, or hopeless. We want to ensure that every child feels connected to their peers and the larger community. All of our programs are focused on accomplishing this goal. Regardless if our students are feeling socially isolated, dealing with the effects of trauma, or struggling with developmental/emotional issues, we strongly believe that healthy relationships are key to addressing these challenges. A recent email from one of our parents clearly highlights this point. She states, “(My son) seems happier and has more self-confidence. He seems less anxious and afraid, (and) takes more chances exploring new things…I have seen such a change in (him) this year and I know it is a result of his involvement in Reach.” REACH is a referral based organization, with strong connections to Newtown’s various schools. To learn more about REACH’s impact in the community and the research behind our model, please visit us at: reachnewtown.org.
Non Profit covering 14 communities and the city of Stamford that mobilizes the power of caring communities to create lasting change. Our focus is on three key building blocks for a better life: Education (early literacy), Income (financial stability) and Health (childhood obesity).
Danbury, CT 06810
We are a compassionate nonprofit serving Connecticut and Hudson Valley New York with professional counseling, support groups, wellness activities and educational resources. Thousands of people facing cancer come to us for support, all at no charge. We assist you and your loved ones to create a unique pathway through cancer that enhances your quality of life. Whether you are looking for support and resources for your cancer or for a family member’s cancer or would like to give back by donating your time or funds – welcome to our community.
Ann’s Place serves over 1,300 active clients of all ages, with all types of cancer, from across Connecticut and eastern New York state. We have day and evening activities and services, all at no charge for both those with cancer as well as their loved ones who are caring for them. Our clients tell us regularly how much what we do has helped them. Research shows that the kinds of services we offer do make a difference – and we can offer the comprehensive suite of counseling, support groups, and wellness activities in one place making it easier.
To contact: email@example.com
Newtown, CT 06470
Located on Newtown’s Fairfield Hills Campus
The Newtown Community Center is a multi-generational hub that enhances our community by promoting social interaction, health and wellness, creative opportunities, and personal growth.
The Newtown Lions Club Foundation is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization which is partnering with other organizations to help the Victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. The Newtown Lions want to help our community heal and as such is providing counseling services to the families and first responders of these horrific events through the support of the Connecticut Counseling Association.
Contact Bob Schmidt at 203-788-2821 or firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to get more information.
Some of the Charities we serve:
Americares, Cullen Memorial, Faith Food Pantry, Parent Connection, American Diabetes, Fidelco, American Red Cross, Unite for Sight, World Help Foundation, FISH, Shelter of the Cross, Abilities Beyond Disabilities, Relay for Life, Newtown Youth and Social Services, Make a Wish Foundation, Dorothy Day, Newtown Fire Commission, Connecticut Radio Information Service (CRIS), Salvation Army, Newtown Meals on Wheels, Newtown Summer Festival, Low Vision Centers, Lions International Sight First II.