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Early Learning Division

Children's health, social servies and education. Learn more...

Energy Assistance

Winter fuel oil and utility heating bills assistance. Learn more...

Youth Services

After school and summer programs for children K-12. Learn more...

Supportive Services

Comprehensive, long term individual and family development support services to assist in the achievement of a set of goals. Learn more...

Bridge Together

The Bridge Together Initiative is founded on the Head Start philosophy of engaged parents, stable families, healthy children and cognitive development. Learn more...

Human Service Infrastructure

A holistic approach to connect clients with existing resources or new services throughout the community. Learn more...

Bridge Together

ABCD's Bridge Together Initiative is founded on the Head Start philosophy of engaged parents, stable families, healthy children, and cognitive development. In order to effectively learn and develop, the children of Bridgeport must be supported socially, academically, and cognitively in the school, community, and home.

ABCD Bridge Together has partnered with the Bridgeport Public Schools to provide this supportive model in the Family Resource Centers and the public schools.

A Message from our Executive Director

Charles Tisdale Executive Director

Welcome to ABCD, Inc. and Thank You for visiting us. This allows me to tell you a bit about who we are and what we do. ABCD has been in existence for more than 50 years serving the needs of residents of Southern Connecticut, over 40,000 of which enter our doors each year. Our mission requires that we concentrate our efforts and resources on identifying and reducing the causes of poverty rather than only dealing with its effects. As a result we can point to countless numbers of clients who once needed our services but today are gainfully self-sufficient and no longer require our help. Unfortunately, the “paradox of poverty” still persists in this land of plenty and our client base perplexingly continues to grow. If you examine the services we provide you will see that we address the very basic needs of households, whether it is rental or eviction assistance, child care, early childhood education, energy assistance, youth services or employment preparation skills. Our record is a proven but unheralded one. Finally, I am truly grateful for your attention and I ask you to seriously consider supporting our efforts by visiting our Donate Page and making a contribution to any segment of ABCD you might wish to assist. We will make good use of it, I assure you.