Youth Services within the Human Services Department provides services directly to individuals or families experiencing difficulty in meeting their basic human needs:

  • for physical survival (food, shelter, clothing, maintenance of minimum income),
  • for adequate preparation for and help in sustaining gainful employment (employment and training programs, child and adult day care),
  • for social support and interaction, especially in time of personal or family crisis (social services, counseling services),
  • for assistance in overcoming specific pathologies (health, mental health, and substance abuse), and
  • for help in gaining access to available, appropriate services (information and referral transportation).

The Cheshire Human Services Department operates a comprehensive program of social and youth services for the Cheshire community.  For information on Youth programs and Social Services programs, click on the links to the left, email us, or call us at 203 271-6690.


Please note that during the heating and holiday season, from October through January, our office experiences a significant increase in call volume and activity.  Although we do our best to respond to all inquiries in a timely manner and all calls are important to us, we appreciate your patience during this extremely busy time as we do our best to serve each and every one of our clients.  Should your call not be answered immediately or not returned during the same business day, please know that we will respond as quickly as possible.  If your call is urgent in nature please do not hesitate to contact us again.


Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., or by appointment.

Please call to leave a message at any time.


Last updated on Tuesday, January 14, 2020