Welcome to the Clelian Center


New Clients

The Clelian Center is accepting new client applications! Please call Mia at 203-288-4151 xt.646 for more information or to set up an appointment and tour.


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Blessing of the Animals

October 6

Our Center families are welcome to bring in their pets to be blessed by Deacon John O'Donovan from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel on Monday, October 6th at 10:45. All pets must be people friendly and peer friendly and be up to date on vaccinations. Please call Jeanne to confirm at 203-288-4151 ext. 645.



Oktoberfest Days

October 14-16

Our Clelian Center Clients will be celebrating Oktober Fest Tuesday, October 14-Thursday October 15 with Oktoberfest Games, Polka Dancing and Pub songs. The menu for the Fest includes Bratwurst w/Beer, Braised Sauerkraut, Schnitzle, Pierogies and Red Cabbage. PROST!

Clelian Center Families Open House

Tuesday, October 15

We invite our Families to the monthly Open House on Tuesday, October 15th from 10:30-11:30am to experience their loved ones engagement and participation in all the fun activities. We hope you will join in the festivities! ZUSAMMEN!

Halloween Fun

October 28-31

Clelian Center will be celebrating Halloween Themed Fun with Jingo, Family Feud, Target Toss, our Hamden Pen Pals will visit.We invite all our clients to wear costumes on Thursday and Friday. It will be a spooky fun time. BOO!


Click the calendar tab at the bottome of the page for all monthly events.




Caregivers' Support Group

261 Benham Street, Hamden

October 14

All are invited to the Clelian Center Caregivers' Evening Support Group. Our Support Group will be held the 2nd Tuesday of each month, from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm., next meeting is October 14th. For more information call the Clelian Center at 203-288-4151. 

Come - Share - Learn - Laugh!




Holiday Closing Schedule for 2014:

  • January 1 - New Years Day
  • April 18 - Good Friday
  • May 26 - Memorial Day
  • July 4 - Independence Day
  • September 1 - Labor Day
  • November 27 - Thanksgiving Day
  • December 25 - Christmas Day



Fall is upon us. Our walking garden is still open. Please dress your loved ones appropriately, and label all outer garments. Also notify the nurse if your loved one has allergies to any outdoor elements.


Notify Us

Please remember to call the Center in the morning at 203-288-4151 if you or your loved one will be absent from the Center, also don't forget to cancel your ride with Greater New Haven My Ride at 203-288-6643. If your loved one has been hospitalized or absent for an extended period of time due to illness, a doctor's note is needed to return to the Center.


Emergency and Bad Weather Information:

The Clelian Center now has an emergency phone line that will be used as back up to our main number (203-288-4151), when our phone lines go down. The emergency phone line will also have instructions as to the opening and closing status of the Center due to bad weather conditions or power outages. Please do not leave messages on the emergency phone line, it is for instructions only. The emergency phone number is 203-530-2822.


Closing announcements will be listed on:

  • WELI 960 Radio
  • NBC TV
  • WTNH Channel 8 TV
  • WFSB Channel 3 TV


Our Mission

In the spirit of Mother Clelia Merloni, Foundress of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the staff and volunteers of Clelian Center seek to meet the spiritual, psychological, social and medical needs of adults in a loving and caring environment. The primary mission is to preserve a feeling of self-worth and dignity in each person especially those who need special care. The therapeutic inter- generational program is designed to enhance the quality of life of each of its participants; the Center staff strives to promote daily interaction between children and adults. Clelian Center is a place where every person, young or old, is valued as a unique individual.