New Canaan CARES
New Canaan CARES is an independent, non-profit organization founded in 1979 whose mission is empowering youth, strengthening family, and building community. Over the years, CARES has grown from a small, narrowly-focused organization into a broadly-focused, responsive organization supported by a wide cross-section of community leaders and lead by a highly-qualified professional staff. Having developed a strong collaboration with our Board of Education, each public and private school, local community agencies and service providers, CARES conducts more than one hundred programs annually, addressing the most requested topics among youth, parents, community members, and school personnel. These programs span multiple age groups with the ultimate aim of fostering individual and social competencies and empowering participants to make responsible and healthy personal choices.