Hartford Area Project Care embraces and values the philosophy of the 40 Developmental Assets™ in an effort to empower the Greater Hartford community and its youth.
In 2003, two Hartford girls were "huffing" or inhaling the gasses from an aerosol can to get high, in a car. One girl lit a cigarette, which caused an explosion and injured both girls.
After this dangerous incident, representatives from local businesses, government, law enforcement, school districts, faith communities, AODA personnel, and parks and recreation joined together to address this and other high-risk behaviors of our youth. This group quickly realized that prevention efforts needed to be increased and strengthened to help our local youth grow up to be strong, responsible and caring citizens. As a result, Hartford Area Project Care was founded.