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    GOOD NEWS

    Your Support Helps.

    • The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain Grants LISA, Inc. $11,000 to Create a Trauma-Informed Group Home Environment

      Plainville Group Home is currently undergoing a massive facelift, including new furniture, paint, floors, offices and hang-out areas. The renovations are needed to operate more efficiently and create a home-like atmosphere for the residents in our care. LISA, Inc's Plainville Group Home wants to be the place girls want to live, and it will soon be one of the most sought-after girl's group homes in the state. Thank you to Chaseland Painting and Brass City Paint and Decor for all of your generous donations!

    • LISA, Inc Awarded Over $4,000 by the Connecticut Community Foundation to Support Anti-Sex Trafficking Efforts

      We are excited to announce that the Connecticut Community Foundation has awarded LISA, Inc. with an over $4,000 donation to support anti-sex trafficking efforts. Sex trafficking is a burgeoning issue, especially for youth who grow up in the foster care system. According to the Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance, "60 percent of sexually trafficked children come from foster or group homes." This is an issue that LISA Inc. is going to great lengths to combat, and we are truly grateful for the funds provided by Connecticut Community Foundation to support this pursuit.
    • LISA, Inc. raises $1,500 during the Give Local event, sponsored by the Connecticut Community Foundation.

      Over April 25th and 26th the Connecticut Community Foundation hosted their annual Give Local event. The event "empowers people in the region to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofit organizations during a 36-hour online give-a-thon." LISA, Inc. is thankful to be the recipient of a $1,500 gift due to the generosity of the people in the Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills regions. Thank you to the selfless people of our community for their support of LISA, Inc. and all of the non-profits that participated in this years' Give Local event.
    • LISA, Inc. Receives $2,500 Grant From Liberty Bank Foundation

      We are excited to announce that the Liberty Bank Foundation has awarded LISA, Inc. with a $2500 donation to support Life Skills Programming. This funding will go toward teaching life skills to youth ages 15-21 living in foster care in the Greater Waterbury region. Thank you to Liberty Bank for their support of our vision.
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    GET INVOLVED

    Supporting Events.

    • 8th Annual Raise Your Spirits Again Wine Tasting Event

      January 22, 2015 Our 8th Annual Raise Your Spirits Again! Tasting Event will take place on Sunday, May 3rd from 5-8pm at La Bella Vista in Waterbury. Come enjoy food samples from local restaurants, wine/beer/spirits provided by Nutmeg Fine Wines and Liquors, and possibly claim one of our silent auction or raffle items! More information under events. 
    • Donate To LISA, Inc. Without Using Your Own Money!

      July 29, 2015 LISA, Inc. is now a part of AmazonSmile and GoodSearch, two simple ways to shop and search while these organization donate a portion of the purchase price to LISA, Inc. at NO cost to you all year round!
    • The 12th Annual LISA,INC Butler Memorial Golf Classic

      September 12, 2016 This year’s tournament will be held on Monday, September 12, 2016 at the lovely Chippanee Country Club at 6 Marsh Road in Bristol, CT. Registration starts at 11am, followed by a 12:30pm shotgun start, ending with dinner and presentations at 6pm. Come play golf, join us for dinner, consider a sponsorship, make a donation, or offer a raffle/auction prize.
    • Annual Staff Appreciation Dinner

      January 31, 2017 We had a wonderful time at our annual staff appreciation dinner at Geno's Grille. LISA, Inc. is so grateful for our talented, dedicated staff!
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OUR PROGRAMS

Learn more about the programs that you can help support.

  • Community Based Life Skills (CBLS)

    A non-residential program for youth ages 15-21, located in the Greater Waterbury region. A combination of group and individulized sessions teaching life skills to teenagers in foster care, support the transition to independent living.

  • Lisa's WISH

    Lisa's WISH provides a warm, safe, secure, structured environmet, counseling, therapy and more. Statewide referrals by the Department of Children and Families for females ages 17-20 with mild to moderate mental illness, history of abuse, and/or in foster care.

  • Supervised Apartments and Independent Living Program (SAIL)

    Transitional apartments for older adolescent males and females working towards independence- including expectant and parenting mothers. LISA, Inc. owns one and two bedroom condos, with 24/7 staff coverage and support.

  • Youth Excellence Project (YEP)

    The Youth Excellence Project is a program for adolescent boys ages 13-17 who are in foster care, congregate care or an independent living facility in Connecticut.  Participating youth take part in two half-day workshops per month leading up to a weeklong adventure trip to the Channel Islands National Park in Santa Barbara, CA.