The Community Services Department is run and operated out of the Keefe Community Center. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life and meet the needs 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:
Youth and Community Programs
Our youth and community programs offer resources and educational programs and activities to help serve the community:
- Camp Scholarship Program
- Holiday Toy Drive
- Backpack Program
- Budgeting and Financial Literacy
- Health and Nutritional initiatives
- Job Seeking
Essential Emergency and Financial Assistance Programs
The Keefe Community Center provides financial aid, varying by case, and emergency services to Hamden residents:
- Fuel Assistance
- Energy Assistance
- Utility Assistance
- Rental Assistance
- Shelter Assistance
- Temporary and permanent housing assistance when relocation is ordered by code enforcement officials due to fire or building code violations
Collaboration & Cooperation
The Keefe Community 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.
Our mailing address is:
Community Services Department
Keefe Community Center
Town of Hamden
11 Pine Street
Hamden, CT 06514