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

 Dan Lyga, Chief Executive Officer

It seems pretty clear that the dominant theme confronting nearly all nonprofit providers these days is CHANGE – and, of course, how each organization is going to adapt to the changes and challenges that lie ahead. Certainly, The Children’s Center of Hamden finds itself in this situation, and yes change can be quite unsettling. “What” it is we do today, and “How” we do it, is most likely going to change as we move forward. However, I believe it is important for us to find comfort and purpose in the fact that “Why” we do what we do does not change. This has remained a constant since our inception over 180 years ago. We also find comfort and strength in the commitment of our staff. On Thursday, December 8, our Agency hosted a dinner for Agency staff who have 10 or more years of service. As I began preparations for this very special event I learned that 30% of our staff have 10 or more years of service! This longevity and degree of commitment is truly quite remarkable, and it created for me an enormous sense of appreciation and gratitude to these individuals. As our Agency and Board of Directors prepare to celebrate these committed individuals, our confidence grows in our ability to successfully navigate the challenges that lie ahead, and it further strengthens our commitment to provide care to the youth, families, and the communities we serve.

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 2016

Thanks to players and sponsors the tournament netted over $21,000.

SUMMER PROGRAMS – Horses for Healing and Work Program

Children's Center Butterfly Garden 3

A special thanks to the Netter Foundation and Friends of Jimmy Miller for their continued substantial support to these two programs


Under the leadership of Jeff Drew, our Administrator of Pupil Personnel Services, we’ve been very busy building and expanding our Vocational and Day School Programs.


To read our latest newsletter in full open The Children’s Center of Hamden Newsletter, Summer-Fall 2016. To view our previous newsletter open The Children’s Center of Hamden Newsletter, Summer-Fall 2015

Inquiries, contributions or donations may be directed to: Diane Bell Surprenant, Director of Personnel & Development 203.248.2116, ext. 266, or email.