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Youth & Social Services


David Doherty Municipal Building
6 Fairfield Boulevard

Office Hours

Mon thru Fri, 9 am - 5 pm


Tel: (203) 294-2175
Fax: (203) 294-2703

Director: Amanda Miranda
Program Coordinator: Gary Redman
Counselor: Marion Gracey
Social Services Caseworker: Kimberly Stein
Clerk: Keller Schaffer

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Beginning April 1, 2022 - Child Car Seat Restraint Systems Inspections
Available on Fridays - By Appointment Only @ Youth & Social Services.
Click here for more details.

Volunteer Opportunities - Attention Wallingford Youth and Families

  • May & June 2022: List of Opportunities - May is Mental Health Awareness! When you get involved and help others, it is amazing how it helps your own mental health. Please reach out to the contact person of the organization listed for more information, or contact Y&SS for further assistance. Thank you!

Department Responsibilities

The Wallingford Department of Youth and Social Services provides programs, activities and services that promote both a positive, healthy community and develop healthy, capable young people and families. We also provide services to families and individuals in need during times of crisis. Our programs and activities include:

Assistance Programs

  • Emergency Assistance
  • Energy Assistance
  • Information and Referral Services
  • Operation Fuel 
  • Thanksgiving Assistance
  • Youth Program and Sports Scholarship Program

Community-Wide Activities/Programs

  • Celebrate Wallingford
  • Coalition for a Better Wallingford
  • Holiday For Giving Program
  • Mayor's Council on Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Red Ribbon Week (substance abuse education and prevention)
  • Wallingford Project Graduation Celebration (high school seniors)

Counseling/Education Programs/Services

  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs
  • Counseling Support Groups
  • Information/Referral Services
  • Parenting Programs
  • Parent/Child Playgroups (English & Spanish)
  • Youth and Family Counseling

Youth Services

  • Alternative to Suspension Program
  • Babysitting Course
  • Diversion Program (for children under the age of 18 involved in criminal/non-criminal matters)
  • Family Science Nights
  • Information/Referral Services
  • Parent/Child Playgroups
  • Project Graduation Celebration (high school seniors)
  • Safety and delinquency prevention program
  • STEM Academy Programs (After-school/Science camps/Robotics)
  • Summer Youth Employment Program
  • Wallingford Peer Advocates
  • WECARE partner (Wallingford Early Childhood Alliance, Resource & Education)
  • Youth/Family Counseling
  • Youth Job Bank
  • Youth Presidential Student Service Awards

Note: The Town of Wallingford is not licensed with the Office of Early Childhood and is not required to do so.