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Hamden Department of Arts, Recreation & Culture

The Department of Arts, Recreation & Culture (ARC), working in close cooperation with the Hamden Departments of Community Services, Arts Commission and other town agencies and volunteer groups develop and maintain a slate of recreational and cultural opportunities for Hamden residents. Members of the ARC staff maintain active memberships in statewide, regional and national associations and obtain the most up to date information and strategies for the delivery of recreational and cultural services to all town residents.

Hamden Economic & Community Development

Hamden has a strong Economic and Community Development Department that values the importance of workforce development. In addition, a comprehensive business Incentive Program and an active Chamber of Commerce both combine to make Hamden a great place to do business. If you would like to learn about our business incentives, our great schools and our quality of life, click on the image below to learn about Hamden and all of its community programs in education and arts.

Hamden Elderly Services

The Elderly Services Department functions as the central resource center for information on programs, activities and services for elderly residents 60 years of age and older. The department also provides information and referral assistance to individuals and families caring for elderly relatives. The department oversees the operation of the Miller Senior Center, a multi-purpose facility located at 2901 Dixwell Avenue. Elderly Services also administers the Senior Transportation Program and the Elderly Outreach Office.

Hamden Government Center

Find contact information for all Town Departments, including: Assessor, Attorney's Office, Community Services, Building, Community Development, Economic Development, Elderly Services, Engineering, Finance, Legislative Council, Mayor's Office, Personnel/Civil Service, Planning & Zoning, Probate,
Public Works, Purchasing, Recreation, Registrar of Voters, Solid Waste and Recycling, Tax Office, Town Clerk, Traffic Department, Youth Services.

Hamden Youth Services Bureau

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 Bureau creates and fosters opportunities for Hamden youth and their families to learn and grow in positive ways.

Keefe Center

Located at the M.L. Keefe Community Center in the heart of southern Hamden, Community Services has a staff of five full-time employees. In addition to Town funding, Community Services received a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which allows the department to assist residents in avoiding evictions, foreclosures and utility service interruptions.

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