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Nurturing Families Network

Kids don't come with instructions! The Nurturing Families Network aims to identify and enhance family strengths while providing parents with knowledge and tools to monitor and promote their child's growth and development. We want to empower families to advocate for themselves and their children, and have the ability to receive support from community providers.

For Expectant Families and Caregivers of Children Under 6 Years Old

There is no cost for services or materials. All services are confidential.

To enroll or for more information, contact:

Christine Millette, LICSW, Clinical Supervisor
Cell/Text: (860) 428-0444
Office: (860) 963-6599 x7109

Mail and Telephone Support
Our staff will be there for you when you have non-medical questions about your child up through age 1. We provide:

  • Answers to your questions
  • Confidentiality
  • Emotional support
  • Monthly mailings/email - child development info
  • Connection to community resources

Enrollment for Nurturing Connections is open to first-time parents. Enroll anytime during pregnancy or before your baby turns 3 months old. Call (860) 928-6541 ext. 7109.

In-Home Support

Home Visitors provide encouragement and support, helpful tips, free books and other fun materials. With each visit, the Home Visitor can assist you with:

  • Child development monitoring and information
  • Fun activities to do with your child to promote healthy brain development
  • Infant massage information and support 
  • Options to deal with everyday stress
  • Connections to community resources 

Enrollment for Home Visits is open to caregivers of children under the age of 6. To enroll, call (860) 963-6599 ext. 7109 or text/call (860) 428-0444.

Fatherhood Program

From one dad to another, the Nurturing Families Network also includes a Fathering program. A male home visitor is available to provide your family with in-person, paternal support.

Virtual Play Groups via Zoom

Playgroups are offered the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month via Zoom from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Playgroups are targeted for caregivers with children 0-5 years. Activities are FREE and open to the public. Contact Christine Rosati Randall to join our invite list! Call or text: (860) 428-0444 or email:

About the Nurturing Families Network

The Nurturing Families Network is funded by the Office of Early Childhood, an agency of the State of Connecticut.

Contact Information

Office phone: (860) 963-6599 ext. 7109

 Text or call: (860) 428-0444
Office fax: (860) 928-8990   

Physical Location:
Day Kimball Healthcare
Family Advocacy Center
255 Pomfret Street
Putnam, CT 06260

Mailing Address:
Nurturing Families Network
Day Kimball Healthcare
320 Pomfret Street
Putnam, CT 06260


Office Hours:

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Team Members

Christine Millette, LICSW Clinical Supervisor

Sue Oleksy

Home Visitor
John O'Neill Father Home Visitor

Towns Served

Ashland Brooklyn
Canterbury Chaplin
Columbia Eastford
Hampton Killingly
Plainfield Pomfret
Putnam Scotland
Sterling Thompson
Windham Woodstock