Milford Youth and Family Services
Local Resource

The Milford Youth and Family Services consist of a Clinical Coordinator, two Part-time Program Coordinators and Clinical staff. This department is responsible for Family Therapy, Group Therapy, In-School Satellite Program, Rent-A-Kid Program, Mayor’s Youth Award, Back-to-School Backpack Program, The Police and Youth Partnership Program, and positive Prevention Based Youth Programs.

United Way of Milford
Local Resource

Today’s United Way (UWM) focuses on addressing the underlying causes of community issues~why problems exist. Funding direct services programs is important, and United Way of Milford will continue to do that, but to really have an impact on community conditions, we, as a community, need to come together to address the problems at their source.


Bridges is a community of dedicated caregivers committed to providing comprehensive and effective mental health services and addiction recovery programs for adults, children and families.

In our role as the state-designated Local Mental Health Authority for Milford, Orange and West Haven, we offer specialized, recovery-focused services to support individuals with severe and prolonged mental illness and addiction problems.

Milford Police Department
Local Resource

It is the mission of the Milford Police Department to provide an exemplary level of service, ensuring safety and a peaceful quality of life to the residents and businesses of the City of Milford and to all those who may visit our community.

Milford Health Department

Local Resource

The role of a local health department is to protect and promote the public’s health. Although a daily factor in all our lives, public health is one of the least visible and least understood of all public functions. In a nutshell, public health provides all those services needed to protect and promote health that cannot be readily performed in the private sector or by health care providers. Public health is not health care. Often misunderstood as a service for the poor or for only certain segments of the community, public health serves everyone. Unlike health care, if we do our job perfectly, you’ll never know we were there.

State Resource

2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more. Learn more about your local 2-1-1 by looking it up here.

Additional Resource

At Al‑Anon Family Group meetings, the friends and family members of problem drinkers share their experiences and learn how to apply the principles of the Al‑Anon program to their individual situations.

They learn that they are not alone in the problems they face, and that they have choices that lead to greater peace of mind, whether the drinker continues to drink or not.

Connecticut Al-Anon
Additional Resource

AL-ANON (and ALATEEN for younger members) is a worldwide organization that offers a program of help and mutual support for families and friends of someone with a drinking problem whether or not the person with a drinking problem seeks help or even recognizes the existence of a drinking problem.

Connecticut AA
Additional Resource

Learn about A.A., starting with a Fact Sheet with A.A.’s Preamble and a summary of What A.A. Does and Does NOT Do and learn where to get more information. If you are wondering if A.A. can help you, visit our page, Is A.A. for You?


Rape Crisis Center

The Rape Crisis Center of Milford, Inc. serves Ansonia, Derby, Milford, Orange, Seymour, Shelton and West Haven. Their goal is to provide high quality, comprehensive and culturally competent sexual assault victim services and community education.


Young Parent Program

The Young Parent Program is a community-based program that provides confidential parenting and pregnancy prevention services to teens and young adults to promote healthy choices, responsible decision-making, healthy birth outcomes and prevention of future unwanted pregnancies.