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Our Mission

The purpose of Hartford Neighborhood Centers, Inc is to provide an educational, cultural, social and recreational "safe haven" of opportunity for the diverse, ethnic population of Hartford, Connecticut and its surrounding towns and communities.  Through collaboration and cooperation, Hartford neighborhood Centers, Inc shall strive to provide quality experiences and activities for youth, adults, and the elderly of Hartford, Connecticut and its surrounding towns and communities.  

 

 

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS

 

Founded in 1872

Mrs. Samuel Colt, Mrs. Sidney Cowen, Mrs. Henry Robinson, Ms. A.P. Hyde, Ms. Elizabeth Lee Sluyter, and others.  (129 and 131 Market Street)

 1894

Founding of the Hartford Social Settlement

1904

North Street Settlement and the Visiting Nurse Association began Fresh Air Camp on Trout Brook later to become Camp Courant.

 1906

College Club of Women began the Spruce Street Settlement, later to become HNC’s Mitchell House.  (38 Lawrence Street) Named in honor of Mrs. Valentine Mitchell

1911

The Union for Home Work began Camping Program at the Almada Lodge in Andover, later used for Times Farm and today’s Channel 3 Camp.

 1924

The Union for Home Work, The Hartford Social Settlement and the Spruce Street Settlement assist in creating the Community Chest now United Way of the Capital Area.

 1944

The College Club of Hartford purchases land in Andover/Hebron and names it Camp Hi Hoti.

 1956

Union Settlement/North End Community Centers and Mitchell House combine to form Hartford Neighborhood Centers, Inc.