The mission of A Little Compassion Inc. is to change the lives of young adults with autism, intellectual, and developmental disabilities by creating employment and social opportunities that nurture their unique skills, strengths and preferences. We will also take the lead in increasing public awareness and acceptance that young adults with disabilities are vital and valuable community members. We operate The Nest Coffee Shop in Deep River for employment and social opportunities.
Arts for Learning Connecticut’s mission is to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts. Each year our roster of 80+ teaching and performing artists serve in over 60% of towns across CT (including Madison!); we regularly reach at least 150,000 students in schools, libraries, and community centers. AFLCT was founded over 40 years ago with the belief that every child deserves the right to an education that fosters their creativity and allows them to experience and explore the arts.
Camp Rising Sun welcomes any child aged 5-17 who has faced a diagnosis of cancer and their siblings (8-14 years old) to a week of fun and friendship. Campers can be in treatment, in remission, or anywhere in between. Camp is held in the beautiful hills of Colebrook, CT at the facilities of Camp Jewell, a YMCA campground. Campers stay in heated cabins with other children in their age group along with a dedicated staff. Thanks to our generous supporters there is no cost to attend camp
Camp Rising Sun welcomes any child aged 5-17 who has faced a diagnosis of cancer and their siblings (8-14 years old) to a week of fun and friendship. Campers can be in treatment, in remission, or anywhere in between. Camp is held in the beautiful hills of Colebrook, CT at the facilities of Camp Jewell, a YMCA campground. Campers stay in heated cabins with other children in their age group along with a dedicated staff. Thanks to our generous supporters there is no cost to attend camp.
Continuously updated collection of books and audiovisual materials, free computer access, wifi, early-literacy and discovery classes for children, lecture series, musical performances, art exhibits, and free meeting space for community organizations.
The Barn aims to act as a creative outlet and venue of expression for local teens and young adults. A safe, substance-free environment that nurtures artistic expression, creativity and self-confidence.
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest veterans service organization committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities advocation patriotism and honor promoting a strong national security and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.
“We all have a role to play…remember this is personal, there is no such thing as ‘not in my neighborhood.’ Sexual crimes affect us all; our mothers, our fathers, our sisters, our brothers, our friends, our co-workers and our children.”
— Donna Palomba, Founder and President, Jane Doe No More
Our mission is to provide the finest quality patient care through our team of highly skilled professionals. We continually strive to maintain a high standard of excellence while keeping abreast of the ever changing needs of the pre-hospital environment.
The Land Trust is a nonprofit organization with an all-volunteer board of directors. Throughout the town of Madison, the Land Trust protects close to 1700 acres of woodlands and wetlands, fragile and vital habitats that might otherwise have been consumed by development.
Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.
MLL offers youth baseball and softball programs for boys and girls ages 5-12 and Buddy Baseball for boys and girls ages 6-16. Teaching America’s pastime to the youth of Madison, Connecticut for over 60 years.
To uphold and advance Republican values. We believe that the proper function of government is to do those necessary things that cannot be done by individuals, and that the most effective government is government closest to the people.
Our programs, retreats and events encourage individuals to listen into and trust the still inner voice. From that place, deep longings, creative imagination and fledgling efforts in service of a greater good can emerge, be nurtured and spread in the world.
Shoreline Greenway Trail is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting a multi-use path enhancing connections for bicyclists, walkers and hikers on the Connecticut Shoreline from New Haven through Madison.
Vista Life offers programs and pathways to independence for young adults with a range of neurologically related disabilities. Each member of the Vista community is supported as a person on their own journey toward greater self-reliance and personal achievement.
Founded in 1989, Vista Life Innovations is a full-service organization accredited by the National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services (NCASES). We offer structured, highly personalized services through which the people we serve gain necessary skills to work, navigate change, and experience the joy, satisfaction, and pride of personal independence and friendship through every stage of life.
Women & Family Life Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) located in Guilford, CT and has been serving women and families on the Connecticut Shoreline since 1991. The Center provides support, resources and education for women and all families in crisis. Contact the Center at 203-458-6699 or visit our website for more information: www.womenandfamilylife.org
Shoreline Arts Alliance is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with a mission to Educate, Encourage, Enrich and Engage its citizenry through arts, humanities, culture and heritage – by presenting performances by local, national & international artists; sponsoring competitions & other activities to encourage & educate artists & arts participants of all ages; providing services to member cultural organizations; and helping to build the infrastructure of the arts to strengthen the region and the state