East Haven Information:
Mayor • Joseph Maturo, Jr.
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; or by appointment
Town Hall • 250 Main St., East Haven, CT 06512
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. Dept. 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 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.
Director • Jan Lougal
91 Taylor Ave., East Haven, CT 06512
203-468-3277 Fax: 203-468-3304
ours: Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
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.
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
• Web site: www.marywade.org
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. Staff member will take application information at an individual’s home if he or she is physically unable to come to Office.
Assessor • Michael Milici
Senior Center also provides information and application assistance for tax relief and related programs.
250 Main St., East Haven, CT 06512
203-468-3895 • Fax: 203-468-5155
Call for hours.
Regular docket is Wed., but emergency meetings held as necessary.
Judge • Hon. Michael Brandt
Hagaman Memorial Library
227 Main St. East Haven, CT 06512
Web site: www.hagamanlibrary.org
Director • Bruce George
Hours: Mon. & Fri. 10 to 5; Tues.-Thurs. 10 to 8; Sat. 10-5. Closed Sat. in July & August.
Library’s Homebound Delivery Service serves East Haven residents who are unable to visit the library in person because of a permanent or temporary mobility or vision impairment. Contact: Community Services Librarian Cynthia Gwiazda at 203-468-3891 or Elaine Sammarco at 203-468-3890. Librarians can also provide information and application materials for the Connecticut State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Program, which lends books and magazines in Braille or recorded formats, along with the necessary playback equipment, for free to Connecticut residents.
Reference Services will provide assistance in the location and use of library materials as well as information on phone numbers, addresses, directions and other factual inquiries. Contact: Fawn Gillespie at 203-468-3890 or email@example.com.
World War II Veterans Discussion Group meets at the library on the last Wednesday of each month (except for November and December, when meetings are held earlier). Meetings are free and open to all individuals interested in World War II. Presentations feature speakers on a variety of topics, ranging from heroic true-life experiences to little-known facts about the wartime era. Light refreshments are served.
Call 911 for all emergencies.
475 North High St., East Haven, CT 06512
Chief • Edward R. Lennon • 203-468-3214
Fire Headquarters: 200 Main St.
• East Haven, CT 06512-3005
Emergency Calls for Fire or Medical: 911
Non-Emergency Calls: 203-468-3840
Administrative Calls: 203-468-3221
Chief: Matthew Marcarelli
Department consists of both career and volunteer staff and operates from four Fire Stations. Department responds to fires, emergency medical calls and disaster situations.
Web site: www.easthavenfire.com
Stations: 200 Main St. (hdqrs.)
• 1420 North High St.
• 85 George St.
• Short Beach Rd.
East Haven’s Population by Age
(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)
Total 60+ 6,932
Total population of
East Haven: 29,257
Percentage 60 years of age or over: 23.5%
Land area: 12.3 sq. mi.