Hamden Youth Services Bureau

Keefe Community Center
11 Pine Street
Hamden, CT 06514
Phone: (203) 777-2610

Youth Services Coordinator: Susan Rubino

Hamden Youth Services Staff Directory


Hours of Operation:


Main Office    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

HYS Early Care and Education Center   7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.   

School Age Child Care Program   3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.    

HYS Youth Center (teen center) located at 60 Putnam Ave.   2:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.


The mission of the Hamden Youth Services Bureau is to create and foster opportunities for all Hamden youth and their families to learn and grow in positive ways. The Hamden Youth Services Bureau was established in 1975 as a municipal department of the Town of Hamden. The Hamden Youth Services Bureau seeks to improve the quality of life for the children, youth and families of Hamden by providing a variety of programs and services. The Youth Services Bureau provides programs in the areas of Youth Employment, Year-Round Childcare Programs for pre-k through sixth grade, Substance Abuse Prevention, Positive Youth Development, Delinquency Prevention, Youth Recreation, Information and Referral, Parent Education, Arts and Cultural events, Youth Enrichment activities, Community Teen Activities and Seasonal events and activities. Programming takes place at the Keefe Community Center, HYS Youth Center at 60 Putnam Avenue, and in all Hamden schools and at various community sites.


Click on the following links for more information

HYSB Program Guide 2016-2017


Volunteer and Community Service Programs


HYS Early Care and Education Center


School Age Childcare Program


Youth Center


Summer Youth Employment


School Supplies Closet


Red Cross Certified Babysitting Program


Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Prevention


Resource Library and Referrals


Let's Move Kids Club

Additional Programs


National Night Out


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