Community Services

Mission Statement

The Community Service Department is run and operated out of the Keefe Community Center. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of all Hamden residents by providing educational, recreational, and social services through coordinated or direct services.

Community Food and Resource Distribution Programs 

The Keefe Community Center provides food and other goods for local families

  • Hamden Food Bank
  • The Diaper Bank 
  • Backpack Program 
  • Thanksgiving Food Basket 
  • Public Computer Lab 

Youth and Community Programs

Our youth and community programs offer resources and educational programs to help serve the community

  • Camp Scholarship Program
  • Holiday Toy Drive
  • Backpack Program 
  • Financial Literacy 
  • Health and Nutritional initiatives 

Essential Emergency and Financial Assistance Programs

The Keefe Community Center provides financial aid, varying by case and emergency services to Hamden residences

  • Fuel and Energy Assistance 
  • Assistance Relocation Services 
  • Rental Assistance
  • Utility Assistance 

Collaboration & Cooperation

The Keefe Center, a multipurpose, inter-generational facility that provides all of the services necessary to assist clients in one location, provides fertile ground for identification of a variety of areas where families may benefit from assistance.

Community Services, like all agencies operating at the Keefe Center, believes that addressing individual needs through intensive case management is more effective than simply administering programs. Attention to the “whole person” helps Community Services staff focus on the needs of individuals and their families, to ensure that clients are always treated with dignity and respect, and guarantee that each client receives individualized attention.

As resources continue to shrink and demand services continue to grow, the Community Services Department sees enhanced cooperation and collaboration with all service agencies as the most important avenue toward continued success.

The  mailing address is:

Town of Hamden Keefe Community Center 

Attn: Community Services Department

11 Pine St

Hamden, CT 06514