NAFI CT Wins 2020 Top Workplaces Honors From Courant, Hearst

September 29, 2020

Top Workplaces 2020 award for NAFI CT from The Hartford CourantNAFI Connecticut Inc. has been honored as one of Connecticut’s Top Workplaces by both The Hartford Courant and Hearst Connecticut Media Group.

This is the fifth consecutive year the Courant has singled out NAFI CT for fostering one of the state’s best work environments.

Award-winning companies and organizations are chosen solely based on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology provider Energage, LLC.

The Courant’s Top Workplaces list includes 48 winners, while the Hearst CT list features 49 honorees.

In addition to being named to The Courant’s list, NAFI CT also received a special Top Workplaces award for its values. “This company operates by strong values,” the announcement said.

NAFI was also given a special award for training by Hearst, based on employees praising NAFI for providing formal training that helps advance their careers in the Energage survey.

“We’re thrilled and honored to be recognized among the state’s Top Workplaces by the two leading media companies in Connecticut,” said Lynn Bishop, Executive Director of the Farmington-based NAFI CT, as well as NAFI operations in Rhode Island and New York. “It’s a testament to the passion and professionalism our employees bring to the NAFI mission of expertly and compassionately providing the services necessary to empower individuals and strengthen families.”Top Workplaces for NAFI CT from Hearst Connecticut Media

“The value of having a great team—a family really—has been especially evident as we weather the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Amy Lefebvre, NAFI CT’s Director of Operations. “Everyone has gone above-and-beyond to ensure the continuity of safe and effective services and care for the youth, families, and adults we serve with our community-based programs.”

“Making two Top Workplaces lists is a great honor,” added Jessica Clow, Director of Training & Development for NAFI CT. “I’m especially delighted by the training award. Wanting our employees to grow and succeed in their careers is ingrained in the leadership DNA of Lynn and Amy. It’s special to receive affirmation for NAFI CT’s philosophy of working to elevate everyone we encounter, both on our staff and in all of our programs.”

“In times of great change, it is more important than ever to maintain a connection among employees,” Energage CEO Eric Rubino said in conjunction with the media companies announcing this year’s winners. “When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward based on real-time insights into what works best for your organization.”


NAFI CT is a multi-service agency that provides programming, consultation, and individualized support services to youth, families, and adults in a variety of settings across Connecticut. Our core services include foster care, developmental services, residential treatment, and in-home services and consultations. We take a respectful and dignified approach to all care services, with the mission of empowering individuals and strengthening families. To learn more, call NAFI CT at 860.284.1177 or see the website at

About Energage, LLC

Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 57,000 organizations representing well over 19 million employees in the United States.