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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
Intervention Coordinator: Talisha Jones
Clerk: Keller Schaffer

What is YSS and What Do We Do? Click Here

The Good Girls: Handbook to a Healthy Mind

  • Girls ages 13 - 17 are invited to attend this four-part series to navigate through some of the major struggles of being a teenage girl.
  • Tuesdays, July 19th & 26th and August 2nd & 9th   
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ~ Collins Room ~ Ages 13-17
    Wallingford Public Library, 200 North Main Street
  • Registration Required! 

Volunteer Opportunities - Attention Wallingford Youth and Families

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

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.