Mending Young Hearts & Minds Since 1833
1400 Whitney Avenue Hamden CT, 06517


HAPPY BIRTHDAY! The Children’s Center of Hamden, founded in 1833, celebrates 190 years of caring for children!

We have served children and families for over 185 years, through World Wars, economic depressions and serious global health crises.  Through it all, and today, we continue to partner with our community to help children and families.  And many in the community have partnered with us.  We thank you all!  Thank you also to our essential employees, who demonstrate ongoing dedication and care to the children and individuals in our programs.

The Children’s Center Whitney Hall K-12 school educates our students with continued quality during the Covid-19 pandemic. SEE OUR PLAN HERE and HERE to learn more about how our agency and others can help you.


Our park-like campus is located at 1400 Whitney Avenue in Hamden, CT. Though many we serve are from the Greater New Haven area, we welcome youth and families from all parts of Connecticut.

For information about our programs, visit our Services page.

To learn about our history (dating back to 1833!) and a general overview about the agency, visit our About page.

You can also learn more about us on Facebook and you are always welcome to call us at 203-248-2116 to ask any questions you may have.



Thank You

We enjoy celebrating the kindness of those who so generously give to The Children’s Center.

Health Equity

The Children’s Center of Hamden is a private, nonprofit behavioral health organization dedicated to helping  individuals of all cultural backgrounds achieve their highest level of functioning through quality treatment, education and care. Much like the wide range of services we offer, the children, teens and families we come to know are unique and represent a variety of needs.

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