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Connections Community Services

About Connections Community Services

Founded in 1974, our mission is to be a leading provider of programs and services that are responsive to the diverse needs of children, youth and families. We work toward a better tomorrow by connecting our community and supporting our children, youth and families to thrive and reach for their dreams.

Our history

The beginning of our story

Connections is a community-based charitable organization that was started in 1974 by a group of committed and passionate young people with the help of a United Way grant.

Our early years

Our organization began as Richmond Youth Service Agency with the goal of making sure that youth in our community received the support, resources and opportunities they needed to succeed and achieve their dreams.

The strategic shifts

We have evolved over the past 40 years to work with children, parents, families, seniors, new immigrants and specialized populations.

New identity, new direction

Now known as Connections Community Services Society we work with community to make certain that children, youth and families in Richmond thrive and are given every opportunity to succeed today and tomorrow.

Embracing the present

We know that no individual stands alone and that together working as a community we can ensure that each individual can work towards a better tomorrow.

Get to know more

Discover more about our team, our previous work and the opportunities at Connections Community Services.