Family Resources


Stratford has established strong partnerships with many community members, organizations, and local corporations for the benefit of children and youth in our city. We look forward to continuing these relationships and building new ones in the coming year. Please use the following list as a starting point in your search for information when looking for assistance.

Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services (EMPS)

Dial 211 is a toll-free, confidential service connecting child and families to a EMPS counselor to help resolve behavioral or emotional crisis, at home, in school, wherever help is needed. They provide support to up to 6 weeks and help connect the child/ family to other services.


Stratford Community Services

468 Birdseye Street, Stratford CT (203) 385-4095

Child and Family Guidance Center

80 Ferry Boulevard, Stratford CT (203) 378-1654

180 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport CT (203) 394-6529


949 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford CT (203) 878-6365

Parent Child Resource Center (PCRC)

30 Elizabeth Street, Derby CT (203) 954-0543

Family Children Aid (FCA)

75 West Street, Danbury CT (203) 748-5689

Boys and Girls Village

179 Bennett Street, Bridgeport CT 06605 (203) 454-3265

Yale Child Study Center

230 S Frontage Road, New Haven CT (203) 785-2540

Adam’s House (grief counseling)

241 Coram Avenue, Shelton CT (203) 513-2808

The COVE Center for Grieving Children

250 Pomeroy Avenue, Meriden CT (203) 634-0500


South End Community Center

19 Bates Street, Stratford CT 06615 (203) 377-0689

*Provides a food pantry. Serves Resident of Stratford or non-residents with a social service referral. Documentation Required: ID and/or proof of residency Pantry Hours: Mon. & Wed. 10am - 12pm

Sterling House Community Center

2283 Main Street, Stratford CT 06615 (203) 378-2606

*Provides a food pantry. Serves Resident of Greater Bridgeport. Documentation Required: Photo ID, Income verification and Proof of residency Pantry Hours: Mon. & Wed. 12:30-2:30pm Tues. & Thurs. 3pm-5pm

Connecticut Food Bank

First Saturday of the Month at Birdseye Complex.


Stratford Public Schools Mentoring Program

Cheryl Hewitt- Career Coordinator or (203) 381-2013

*Mentoring is the establishment of a relationship between a mentor (an adult, a corporate volunteer, a role model, a trusted counselor, or a teacher) and a mentee (a youngster identified as “on the brink of success”). The mentor’s role is that of a caring adult who will listen attentively to a child. These children may lack self-esteem, motivation, strong role models or socialization skills.

Boys and Girls Club

59 Devonshire Road, Milford CT 06460 (203) 713-8055


3045 Main Street, Stratford CT 06614 (203) 375-5844

Stratford Public Library

2203 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615 (203) 385-4164

Salvation Army

30 Elm Street, Bridgeport, CT 06601 (203) 334-0995

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of SW Connecticut

2740 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport CT 06605 (203) 366-3766

Stratford's Parent Place: (203) 381-6992- a parent education and support center based at Johnson House.

Stratford Parks and Recreation Department: , (203) 385-4052, 468 Birdseye St, Stratford, CT 06615,- Offers a variety of activity programs for students of all ages.

Please click on the link below to view the enclosed document.

Community Resource Doc