Highlights from “Where Kids Get Help”, The Children’s Center of Hamden Newsletter

 Dan Lyga, Chief Executive Officer

This coming Spring, The Children’s Center of Hamden will be celebrating its 185th Anniversary. This significant milestone causes us to pause and reflect on the rich history that is such a major part of our organization. When thinking about an agency that began its work of serving children and families’ decades before the Civil War, we are reminded that it is indeed possible for an organization to persevere and grow despite very significant challenges and hardships. World Wars, major economic depressions, public health crises and social injustices have all occurred over the course of our long history. Today, the State of Connecticut continues to confront many daunting challenges that we read and hear about every day. It is quite easy, and perhaps natural, to become discouraged and full of anxiety. However, being part of an organization that has weathered so many storms over so many years, calms our fears. We bear witness to the fact that we will indeed successfully negotiate whatever challenges lie before us as we have since 1833. As we celebrate our 185 years of service, I invite you to not only celebrate with us, but also to find reassurance in our long history. That regardless of whatever challenges we may face today or need to confront tomorrow, we as a community will work together to overcome them and that we will continue to be a beacon of hope and healing for our children and families.

Quinnipiac University Donate Funds and Volunteer Days

New members from Quinnipiac University sorority KAPPA DELTA toured the Agency to view where their donations have improved the education and vocational services to our children and youth.

Open The Children’s Center of Hamden Newsletter to read more.

Golf Classic 2017

Thanks to players and sponsors the tournament netted over $19,000.


Campus Happenings

Summer garden at The Children’s Center of Hamden

Whitney Hall School held a Halloween Festival that featured pumpkin painting, slime making, ring toss & beanbag toss games, and a cake walk! The Harvest Festival was hosted by students & staff, and included flowers, pumpkins & treats (grown and made on grounds) to get everyone in the spirit of the fall season. Proceeds went to the Whitney Hall School Culinary Program.


To read our latest newsletter in full open The Children’s Center of Hamden Newsletter, Winter-Spring 2018. To view our previous newsletter open The Children’s Center of Hamden Newsletter, Summer-Fall 2017.

Inquiries, contributions or donations may be directed to: Sarah Lockery, Director of Development and Community Relations, 203.248.2116, ext. 283, or email.