Council for Health & Human Services
The Valley Council is
a cooperative venture linking approximately 50 non-profit health & human service
providers throughout the Valley. Its
mission is to identify, plan, implement, and coordinate a comprehensive
system of human service delivery and to advocate for community-wide and
culturally diverse planning approaches in the larger Valley community. Decision
makers from each of the active members meet monthly at Valley United Way in
Shelton. You can learn more about the accomplishments of the Council and
benefits of membership by clicking
here. For an application, click here
for a Word document or here for a PDF
Read the full story about the 2013 annual meeting and awards
Click here for a list of all
the previous award winners.
Valley Cares Report
Did you know that over 93% of Valley residents surveyed rate
their quality of life as good or very good, while 8% rate it as poor or very
To find out more about what contributes to the well-being of
Valley residents and what challenges we face as a community, we invite you to
read the Valley CARES Quality of Life Report.
Valley CARES Quality of Life Report
The Valley CARES (Community Assessment Research & Education for Solutions)
Initiative of the Valley Council is designed to track key indicators of quality
of life in the Valley over time. Our goal is to see what aspects of community
life have gotten better over time and what areas may need improvement.
For more information, see the
summary report (23 pgs.) or the
full report. Additional detail about the results of the Valley resident
survey used in the report is available in the
Community Survey Results
We Invite Your Feedback
After you read the report, please complete a very short survey to help us
understand how you plan to use the report and to give us your feedback regarding
how we can improve the report and use it to help create action plans for
community improvement. Click here to
take the survey now.
If you are interested in obtaining a printed copy of the report, sharing your
ideas for community improvement, or getting involved in efforts to build an even
better Valley, please contact the Valley Council Coordinator.
Production of the Valley CARES report was made possible by generous grants from:
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, The Valley Community Foundation,
The Valley United Way, and the Katharine Matthies Foundation (Bank of America,
NA, Trustee). Additional support provided by: Yale-Griffin Prevention Research
Center, Naugatuck Valley Health District, Griffin Hospital, Birmingham Group
Health Services, Inc., The WorkPlace, Inc. and the member agencies of the Valley
for the Executive Summary. Click here
for the full report.
Click here for the Community Survey Results.
Human Service Agencies. Look for the Council Logo
The Valley Council meets the first Tuesday of each month at the
Valley United Way, 3
Corporate Drive, Suite 501, Shelton. The Council maintains an office and staff
at United Way.
Click here for
more information about the Valley Council, please contact the Valley Council
Coordinator, Heidi Zavatone-Veth. Heidi has over 20 years of experience in
community-based health and human service research and work. A medical
anthropologist by training, she has a particular interest in addressing issues
of cultural diversity in health & human service policy and program delivery. She
has been working with the Council since 2008.
Preschool Tools - a
website resource on Preschool news and resources in the Valley
The Valley Council is a participant in the Electronic Valley Project and
sponsoring organization for the
Healthy Valley Project.
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United Way facilitates the Valley Council by providing administrative support and
Revised: December 04, 2013.
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