Community Resources

City of West Haven
Click on the link for a complete list of departments within the West Haven community. From additional information on emergency management, elderly services, housing authority, health department, probate, public works and much more.

West Haven Youth and Family Services (YFS)
YFS provides services to children ages birth to 17 and their families. Services include but are not limited to: individual, group, and family therapy, positive youth development programs, advocacy for youth and community coordination. In addition, YFS also runs a number of special programs such as: parent groups, adolescent groups, family programs and summer activities.

The West Haven Mental Health Clinic
The West Haven Mental Health Clinic offers a full range of psychological and psycho-phamaralogical services to adults, families and children in West Haven.

Shoreline Wellness Center (SWC)
Shoreline Wellness Center is a multi-speciality, group, behavioral health practice located in West Haven, CT. SWC offers individual, group, marriage/couples and family counseling services for children, adolescents, adults and the elderly.

Bridges is a community of dedicated caregivers who are committed to providing comprehensive and effective mental health services and addiction recovery programs for adults, children and their families. Bridges is located in Milford, but services families from West Haven, Orange and other surrounding communities. 

Clifford Beers
Clifford Beers is a mental health clinic serving children and their families. This agency offers a wide variety of programs and services including: individual, group and family therapy to providing a family with complete wraparound services. 

Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center
Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center is a community health center that provides health care services to those from the City of West Haven and various surrounding towns.

United Way 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year to help assist you find the help you need. Call from anywhere in CT and you will reach a highly-trained call specialist who will assess you needs and provide referrals to resources in your community. For example, call specialist help callers find assistance issues such as financial problems, substance abuse, suicide prevention, crisis intervention, finding child care, housing, elder care and utility assistance.

Crisis Intervention Services
Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services (EMPS) is a mobile intervention service for children and adolescents experiencing a behavioral or mental health crisis. EMPS can be accessed by calling 2-1-1. A trained mental health professional will respond by phone or face to face within 45 minutes when a child or adolescent is experiencing an emotional or behavioral crisis.

Yale Child Study Center
The Yale Child Study Center treats children and families in outpatient and inpatient settings and provides a wide range of services in schools, homes, and the community. YCSC is dedicated to providing mental health services to children and families in New Haven and the region. Click on the link for more information about the different services offered.

Department of Social Services
The Department of Social Services (DSS) administers and delivers a wide variety of services to children, families, adults, people with disabilities and the elderly, including health care coverage, child care, child support, long term care and supports, energy assistance, food and nutrition aid and program grants.

Nurturing Families Program for Fathers
The Nurturing Families Program for Fathers is a program provided through Family Centered Services of CT located in New Haven. This program is designed for first time fathers which includes home visits and parenting tips and skills. Click the above link for more information.This is only one of the many services provided by this agency. Feel free to click here for a link to their website.