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


At the Children’s Center of Hamden, we are committed to being a Center of Excellence as defined by our six pillars: Culture of Safety, Culture of Compliance, Culture of Support, Culture of Competency, Culture of Equity, and Culture of Fun. By becoming a Center of Excellence, the Children’s Center of Hamden holds high the standards of care for the individuals, youth and families we serve.

Mission Statement

The Children’s Center of Hamden is a behavioral health organization dedicated to helping individuals of all cultural backgrounds achieve their highest level of functioning through quality treatment, education and care.

Our Vision

The Children’s Center of Hamden works to build the foundation for the future success of the individuals we serve.

Our Core Values

  • Excellence is provided in the services offered
  • Respect to all who come into contact with the Center
  • Service is our mindset at all times
  • Positivity is our response
  • Compassion is the driver for all we do

For more than 185 years—we have given hope.

Today we help youth who struggle with …

  • Psychological or social problems
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Learning disabilities
  • Substance abuse
  • Family trauma

We provide family-centered, quality treatment and education in an environment that is safe, nurturing and least restrictive.   The Children’s Center has been awarded the industry’s gold seal of approval for the quality of our behavioral health care services: The Joint Commission Accreditation.

Our multidisciplinary teams are specially trained to promote healthier decision-making so that troubled youth can become contributing members of their families and community. We are here to help you.

Download the 2019-2020 Annual Report here.

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