Social Services Department

250 Main St., East Haven, CT 06512
203-468-3303 • Fax: 203-468-3947
Director • Robert Petrucelli, MPA

The Town of East Haven Social Services Department assists qualified East Haven residents with various local and State of Connecticut programs. Dept. partners with the Community Action Agency of Greater New Haven to assist qualified individuals with the annual State of Connecticut Energy Assistance Program, which runs during the months of September to May. 

Department partners with the State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management on the Rental Rebate Program, which is available during the months of May to October. Dept. provides information and referrals on additional state and federal assistance programs designed to help qualified individuals and families meet their basic needs. Through generosity of community organizations, local churches and individuals, Dept. can at times provide all East Haven residents in need of assistance with access to the local food pantry, clothing for children, back-to-school supplies, camp scholarships and holiday baskets.

Senior Center

91 Taylor Ave., East Haven, CT 06512 • 203-468-3277 Fax: 203-468-3304
• E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Director Jan Lougal

Open to residents 60 and over for: information and support services; shopping and rides to the Senior Center; recreational day trips and week-long vacation trips; aerobics; line dancing and other forms of dancing; exercise programs; medical and other informational lectures and seminars; monthly movies; weekly bingo; daily lunch program (suggested donation: $3); Wellness Clinic twice a month with free screenings; AARP Safe Driving Classes monthly; help with forms and applications; card games; parties; monthly newsletter “Seniors on the Move.” 

East Haven Counseling
and Community Services

595 Thompson Ave.
East Haven, CT 06512
203-468-3297 • Fax: 203-468-3334

Offers adult outpatient mental health services. Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Master’s-level clinicians provide assessments, crisis intervention and ongoing counseling using individual, couple, family and group therapies. Psychiatrists provide diagnostic evaluations and prescribe psychotropic medications when appropriate. Fees charged, but many forms of insurance coverage accepted.

Transportation Services

Greater New Haven Transit District/My Ride programs
840 Sherman Ave., Hamden, CT 06514
203-288-6282 • Fax: 203-891-6057
To cancel, change, confirm or reserve ride: 203-288-6643. 

• Complementary Paratransit Service Under Americans With Disabilities Act. Coverage area: Branford, Cheshire, East Haven, Hamden, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, West Haven, Woodbridge.

• Regional Rides Program. Coverage area: Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, Woodbridge.

• Dial-A-Ride. Coverage area: Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Hamden, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, West Haven, Woodbridge.

Call District for details of requirements, times, locations. 

Mary Wade Home in New Haven, with funds from Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut, offers residents of New Haven area who are 60+ medical transportation and transportation on weekends to area locations of their choice. Donations from riders welcome. Coverage area: East Haven, Hamden, New Haven, North Haven, West Haven.

118 Clinton Ave., New Haven, CT 06513
203-672-7837 • Fax: 203-562-1639
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Supportive Services for Families and Caregivers

Social Services Department’s Elderly Outreach provides support for caregivers as part of its program.

Tax Relief and
Similar Programs

Assessor’s Office in Town Hall administers and implements tax exemptions for eligible elderly, disabled, blind and veterans. 

Assessor • Michael Milici
Senior Center also provides information and application assistance for tax relief and related programs.

Probate Court

250 Main St., East Haven, CT 06512
203-468-3895 • Fax: 203-468-5155
Call for hours.

Regular docket is Wed., Emergency meetings held as necessary.
Judge • Hon. Michael Brandt 

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