A Collective Spotlight on AHM Youth & Family Services
The Connecticut Children’s Collective, partners with local early childhood collaboratives from across the state that are doing amazing, innovative, system-changing work. In 2023 we started a new series, the Collective Spotlight. We will talk with directors, staff, parents, and community members who have created, improved, or brought awareness to programs and services that will better serve the children and families in their community, as well as the entire state. By sharing and learning from others, we begin to break down silos, and form a stronger, more forward moving, and innovative community of practice.
ALL of our LECCs are dedicated, hardworking, professionals who are committed to improving the lives of children. They all deserve a spotlight, and the Collective intends to shine one on them. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and so this month we wanted to illuminate AHM Youth and Family Services, which covers the towns of Andover, Hebron, Marlborough, with some services reaching Columbia. AHM was recently nominated by the Red Sox Foundation as a finalist for the 2023 Impact Awards, for demonstrating a deep impact in raising awareness and improving mental health outcomes in their community. To vote for AHM Youth & Family Services visit here. We spoke with Tressa Giordano, Executive Director, as well as Megan Aldridge, Clinical Director, about their experiences helping those in need during COVID, and in the aftermath.”