West Haven Information:

Mayor • Nancy R. Rossi


City Hall • 355 Main St., West Haven, CT 06516
203-937-3500 • www.cityofwesthaven.com


Department of Elderly Services

Department “provides a comprehensive community focal point on aging to meet the needs of the older citizens of the City.”

201 Noble St., Upper Level, West Haven, CT 06516

203-937-3507 • Fax: 203-937-3774

Director • Sharon Mancini


Senior Centers

At the West Haven Senior Center, the Department of Elderly Services provides a variety of services and activities to help residents 55 or older “enhance their dignity, support their independence and encourage their involvement with the community.”

West Haven Senior Center

201 Noble St., West Haven, CT 06516


The Center offers:
• Information/assistance/referral for such concerns of elderly as: applying for entitlement programs; filling out income tax forms; meeting housing needs; obtaining home-care services.
• Nutritious hot lunch served certain days.


In addition to the Center, Elderly Nutrition sites include:

Surfside Senior Housing

200 Oak St., West Haven, CT 06516


West Haven Senior Center has Medical Equipment Loan Closet Program. Equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, commodes provided free to any resident in need. Small store operated to defray some of program’s cost. Donations of equipment always welcome.


Transportation Services

Department of Elderly Services advises seniors to become familiar with programs offered by Greater New Haven Transit District/My Ride:

• Complementary Paratransit Service Under Americans With Disabilities Act
• Regional Rides Program
• Dial-A-Ride, call District for details of requirements, times, locations:


Greater New Haven Transit District/My Ride (GNTD)

840 Sherman Ave., Hamden, CT 06514

203-288-6282 • Fax: 203-891-6057

To cancel, change, confirm or reserve ride: 203-288-6643

The City of West Haven subcontracts its transportation service with Greater New Haven Transit District (GNTD). Transportation services are available for medical appointments and/or rides to the Senior Center. To schedule rides for medical appointments in New Haven, West Haven and the Orange Medical Clinic, you must call 203-281-2520 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at least three days in advance. Appointments must be scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The cost is $2.00 round-trip. Transportation to the Senior Center is free. Anyone needing this service should contact the Senior Center at 203-937-3507 to set up the initial schedule.


Mary Wade Home, with funds from South Central Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, offers persons 60+ in New Haven area medical transportation and transportation on weekends to locations of their choice. Donations from riders welcome.

118 Clinton Ave., New Haven, CT 06513

203-672-7837 • Fax: 203-562-1639

E-mail: info@marywade.org • Web: www.marywade.org


West Haven Senior Shuttle offers free transportation to West Haven shopping areas and other points of interest, Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Schedules available at Senior Center.

West Haven Regional Adult Day Center

Center “is a medical and health care agency dealing with physical, emotional, and social problems experienced by older adults” from the Greater New Haven area.

201 Noble St., 1st Fl., West Haven, CT 06516

203-937-3658 • Fax: 203-479-8783

Director • Ethel L. Anderson • 203-937-3658

Supportive Services for Families and Caregivers

Contact Director of Elderly Services Sharon Mancini at 203-937-3507,  or a Social Worker at the West Haven Regional Adult Day Center at 203-937-3658.


Tax Relief and Similar Programs

Staff at Senior Centers can advise on these programs. Call 203-937-3506.

Probate Court

West Haven’s Probate Court is one of busiest in Connecticut.

355 Main St., 2nd Fl., West Haven, CT 06516

203-937-3552 • Fax: 203-937-3556

Judge • Hon. Mark DeGennaro

Public Library System

Executive Director • Colleen Bailie, MLS

203-937-4233, ext. 4560 •


Web site: www.westhavenlibrary.org


Main Library

300 Elm St., West Haven, CT 06516-4603


Hours: Mon. & Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Tues.-Wed., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Ora Mason Branch Library

260 Benham Hill Rd., West Haven, CT 06516


Hours: Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Louis Piantino Branch Library

1 Forest Rd., West Haven, CT 06516


Hours: Mon., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.



Call Pauline Z. Smith at 203-937-4233 for information.


Police Department

200 Sawmill Rd., West Haven, CT 06516

Non-emergencies: 203-937-3900 • Fax: 203-937-3700 • Website: www.whpd.com

Chief • John Karajanis

Dept. has number of specialized units, including;
• Crime Prevention Unit
• Crisis Intervention Team
• Quality of Life Unit
• Mobile Command Center

Fire Departments

West Haven traditionally has had fire departments located in three different districts of the city. Departments are composed of both career and volunteer members. Each department also provides Emergency Medical Services.

Center Fire Station

366 Elm St., West Haven, CT 06516

Non-emergencies: 203-937-3710 • Fax: 203-937-3721

Web site: www.westhavenfiredept.com

Chief • James P. O’Brien

West Shore Fire Station

852 Ocean Ave., West Haven, CT 06516

Non-emergencies: 203-933-8420

Web site: www.westshorefd.com

Chief • David Collins

West Haven Allingtown Fire Station

20 Admiral St., West Haven, CT 06516

Non-emergencies: 203-933-2541

Web site: http://cms.firehouse.com/dept/WestHaven3CT

Chief • Peter V. Massaro

West Haven’s Population by Age

(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)

60-64 3,058

65-74 3,418

75-84 2,333

85+ 1,161

Total 60+ 9,970

Total population of
West Haven: 55,564