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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
Drug and Alcohol Counselor: Maria Quiles
(bi-lingual: english/spanish)

Social Services Caseworker: Kimberly Stein
Intervention Coordinator: Talisha Jones
Clerk: Keller Schaffer

What is YSS and What Do We Do? Click Here

Upcoming Events: (Click on the event title for Event Flyer)

May is "Mental Health Awareness Month" Events:

Project Graduation 2024: Events and Fundraisers - Informational Flyer

Other Events:

Summer Programs

Are you interested in Video Production? Take our Summer Class! Click Here for Flyer

  • For High School aged Wallingford Residents
  • Learn Video Production From GovTV
  • Six Week Summer Program
  • Opportunity to earn Community Service Hours
  • Limited Spaces ~ Apply Soon!
  • Contact: call (203) 294-2175 or email yss@wallingfordct.gov

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
  • Child Car Seat Restraint Systems Inspections
    Available on Fridays by appointment only @ Youth & Social Services - Click here for more details.
  • Counseling Support Groups
  • Information/Referral Services
  • Parenting Programs
  • Parent/Child Playgroups (English & Spanish)
  • Youth and Family Counseling

Youth Services

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

Resources - Resource Directory for Residents of the Town of Wallingford