The Family Wellness Center is excited to announce the return of in person programming! We will be holding a limited schedule of open community playgroups at Macdonough Elementary School (66 Spring Street, Middletown CT) starting Monday 7/12 and running through August. Playgroups will be held Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s from 10:00 – 11:30 am at the preschool playground. The playground has a fence around it and there is shade. Please bring your own chair and snacks for your children. There is parking  next to the playground off of Pease Avenue.


We are asking unvaccinated people and children 2+ to wear masks. Those who show proof of vaccination when registering will not be required to wear a mask. All families will need to fill out a new registration form and Covid-19 waiver. We will be doing temperature checks. Of course, if you or your child/children are sick, we ask that you not attend group on that day.


We look forward to seeing you! If you are interested in attending any of these playgroups please reach out to Nat Holmes, FWC Coordinator, at 860-347-6971 ext. 3662 or [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Welcome to the Family Wellness Center

Nurturing Families, Strengthening Communities.

MiddletownNew Britain

Our story

We are a project of the Community Health Center, Inc., a leading health care provider in the state of Connecticut. CHC offers medical, dental, and behavioral health to all, but has a special commitment to the under insured and uninsured. CHC works to keep our patients and our communities healthy by incorporating prevention and promotion of health along with the treatment of illness and management of chronic disease.

The Family Wellness Center is part of CHC’s commitment to healthy, happy communities. We provide free programs to children ages birth to five and adults – as well as a variety of playgroups, parent education classes, and more!


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Read to Grow

Middletown and New Britain Family Wellness Centers are now Book Places for Read to Grow! Read to Grow is an amazing non-profit that promotes literacy from birth onwards. Read to Grow is partnering with organizations across the state to set up Book Places where families can come browse a wide selection of books and take them home to stock their own home libraries!