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


The Children’s Center of Hamden is a credentialed provider of quality treatment, education and care

The Joint Commission for Behavioral Health Care

Connecticut Department of Children & Families (DCF)
Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
Connecticut Department of Education (SDE)
Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH)

Professional Affiliations
University of Connecticut, School of Medicine
Yale University Medical School

Associations and Memberships
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Children’s League of Connecticut
Connecticut Association of Private Special Education Facilities
Connecticut Alliance for Nonprofits
Connecticut Council of Administrators for Special Education
Council for Exceptional Children
Hamden Chamber of Commerce
United Way of Greater New Haven

The Children’s Center of Hamden has been accredited by The Joint Commission since 1986

The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission has been the nationally recognized leader for more than 60 years in developing the highest standards for quality and safety in the delivery of health care. Since its founding in 1951 the Commission has effectively evaluated organizational performances based on these standards, and is the only accrediting organization with the capability and experience to evaluate health care organizations across the continuum of care.

Among the components assessed by The Joint Commission for accreditation during its onsite reviews are:

      • Clinical and medical services
      • Clinical documentation
      • Treatment planning processes
      • Client safety
      • Physical plant
      • Staff interactions with youth
      • Governance
      • Continuous quality improvement