"Inspiring Wellness, One Child at a Time"
2015 Gala

The theme of the 2015 Gala is “Inspiring Wellness, One Child at a Time,” in celebration of our new Louise Earle Loomis Children’s Wellness Center.  The Gala promises to be an elegant evening, with excellent cuisine, live/silent auctions, musical entertainment and dancing.

The growing number of overweight and obese children in America has become a significant health concern. It is so serious that U.S. children born at the start of the 21st century may be the first generation to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. Overweight and obese young children often face an unchangeable life course of chronic disease, such as diabetes, asthma and heart disease. They also are more likely to have low self-esteem, develop depression and be targets of bullying. Poverty, racial/linguistic isolation and limited formal education on the part of parents aggravate these circumstances, making it difficult for city children to have a safe, stimulating place to play and to develop the strong start that they deserve.

The new Louise Earle Loomis Children’s Wellness Center will be the first facility of its kind in the Northeast to implement a spectrum of wellness strategies while incorporating early learning programming and hands-on education/practice for parents. Utilizing a comprehensive approach, the Center has three interlocking components:

  • Childhood Obesity Prevention
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Nutrition and Healthy Eating

Proceeds from the Gala will support the Children’s Wellness Center and other Family Life Education programs. Please support this year’s Gala and join us as we "Inspire Wellness, One Child at a Time!"

For more information, including sponsorship/ad opportunities, contact Brenda Laureano-Geer: (860) 231.7744, ext.10 



Youth Development and
Support Services

We offer education/support for teen parents, as well as leadership training and pregnancy/STI prevention for youth.


Family Support Services

Our programs promote the education, health, safety and well-being of children and families.

Children’s Wellness Center

Provides access to early learning programs, physical activity, fresh foods, community gardens, nutritional cooking classes, and family-oriented fitness activities.


We partner with area organizations to provide on- and off-site programs that advance our mission.

About Us

Since 1987, Family Life Education has helped hundreds of low-income families in Greater Hartford to transform their lives, and attain a greater level of self-efficacy.

Your financial, material and personal involvement are key in helping families to meet their basic needs, achieve healthier lifestyles and learn the critical thinking skills necessary to resolve challenges and build a stronger community.

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