Happy Holidays! We just have to share with you that our Nest community and programs grew so much in 2023 because of folks like you and the generous funding raised by our 2022 Year End Appeal. You should know that, one year later, our new sensory-friendly space provides a comforting and warm environment that the fantastic neurodiverse young adults we work with truly deserve.


With the increased efforts of many, we held more Gatherings than ever before and made countless impactful connections. Our employment program members experienced growth in confidence as well as valuable work and social skills. Additionally, we brought our community together with events promoting inclusion and acceptance across Connecticut.





Now, with our eyes on 2024, our plans are ambitious once again. Just like the young adults we serve, we are seeking to reach our organization’s fullest potential. We are asking for your help to broaden our community outreach programs to middle schoolers, young children, parents and allies. Your support will also allow us to increase our Gatherings offerings. Lastly, we hope to expand our Artist Boutique to more artists of all abilities. With your help, we know we can meet this challenge and provide opportunity and growth to our community!


To make these dreams a reality, we need your help to raise the necessary funds. Your gift has the power to create opportunity, connections and inclusion while achieving our great potential!

Can you help us get there? Here are just a few of the tangible items your donation will support in our new safe space:

$100     Provides snacks and materials for 4 Gatherings of 10-12 young people

$250     Provides 12 new compassion filled books for our neurodiversity library

$500     Provides 25 Sensory Tool Kits for First Responders and providers

$1,000  Provides scholarships for our N.E.S.T. employment program

$5,000  Provides staffing for 50 Nest Gatherings


Every donation, no matter what size, will help us to provide the programming our neurodiverse young adults need to excel and discover their great potential. You can give your gift online at CLICK HERE or send a check to A Little Compassion Inc, 162 Main Street, Deep River, CT 06417 with “Year End Appeal” in the memo!


It’s never been a more impactful time to give. We so appreciate your support and hope your holidays are safe, warm and bright.