Connecticut Voices for Children was incorporated in October of 1995 by four incredible women — Shelley Geballe, Janice Gruendel, Nancy Lustman, and Judy Solomon. All were working full-time in the model of citizen advocacy. All shared a dream that Connecticut could do better for its children. Called initially, “Citizens for Connecticut’s Children and Youth,” the organization had no staff nor office, but it did have a bold vision.
In 1998, the organization changed its name to “Connecticut Voices for Children” and moved to what would be its permanent home on 33 Whitney Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut. Since then, it has produced hundreds of reports and advocated on behalf of all the state’s children.