The Queen Esther Program builds families and community where children thrive.


The Queen Esther Program mission is to create a community of support that reduces the need for DCF involvement;  increase stability and shorten the stay of children in care, and provide an environment centered on promoting the well-being, body, mind and spirit of a child so that they may fulfill their prophetic destiny

Queen Esther Family


They’re like all children

• Diverse
• Kind
• Resilient
• Dependent

They’re not like most children

• Fear, Insecurity, Confusion
• Misbehavior, Dysregulation
• Unique Physical Needs
• Emotional Needs


They’re parents

• Loving (unconditional-patient)
• Diverse
• Kind
• Resilient,
• Believe in God as Creator

They are

• CT resident & US citizen
• 21 years and older
• Steady, verifiable income
• In good health
• Safe home
• Background check

Mission and Vision

We are the community foundation for the Capitol Region of Connecticut—your community foundation—committed to bringing together resources, both human and financial, to improve the lives of all residents. Our work is only possible through the dedication of our partners: donors, nonprofit agencies, professional advisors and community and business leaders.