The Child & Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut assists children and families-at-risk.  Our programs deal with children's mental health, children’s health care, childcare, the prevention of child abuse, the treatment of family violence, teen pregnancy, and parent education.  Last year over 17,000 children in the 79 towns of New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties, our primary service area, were assisted by our staff of 190 dedicated professionals.  Child & Family Agency is the largest, private, non-profit children's service provider in southeastern Connecticut. The agency has an annual operating budget of $12 million.  With a heritage dating from 1809, our social service programs are funded by individuals, state departments, federal agencies, civic organizations, foundations and United Ways.  Each year 650 auxiliary members generously volunteer their time and talent caring for children, supporting fundraising events and participating in education services. New auxiliary members and donors are always welcome.  Child & Family Agency programs are available to all residents of New London, Middlesex and New Haven counties. Fees for service reflect our costs. A sliding fee scale assures that no one will be excluded or refused assistance for financial reasons.



    One of the best-kept secrets in Groton might just be the charity book shop located at 591 Poquonnock Road.  Started over a decade ago, the bookstore aims to provide children, teens, and adults with a wonderful selection of gently used books at unbeatable prices (all books priced $3.00 or less). 


    The bookstore owes its existence to Tom Gullotta, retired Executive Director of CFA, who envisioned it, and to Claire McCarter, owner of the former McCarters Bookstore in Groton, and Mary Allingham, retired Groton Public Schools media specialist, who co-chaired the group responsible for making the vision reality.


    Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., the nonprofit book shop is run by the Groton auxiliary of Child and Family Agency and staffed by volunteers, some of whom are retired Groton teachers.  Books are donated by individuals and groups who want to support the programs of CFA, and all book sale proceeds help provide local children and their families with needed services.


    Phone Number 860-449-8217 x1128