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

Children’s Center Celebrates 190 years!

In May 2023 The Center marked 190 years of caring for children!

Founded in 1833 as the New Haven Orphan Asylum, The Children’s Center was the first private institution chartered in Connecticut to care for dependent children. Today, the Center cares for hundreds of children every year by providing treatment education and care. On June 7, 2023 the Center celebrated with hundreds in attendance: children, families, employees, donors, board members, DCF Commissioner Vannessa Dorantes, Hamden Mayor Lauren Garrett and several friends and colleagues. Thank you to Kappa Delta Sorority, Quinnipiac University and Arts for Learning, Hamden Community Block Grant for sponsoring such a festive celebration!