Community Services

 

125 East Avenue
Room 202
Norwalk, CT 06851-5125

Norwalk, CT 06851-5125

(203) 854-7718



Community Services Department Mission

To increase and sustain the social well-being and health of all Norwalk residents.

Office of the Chief of Community Services

  • Charged with unifying initiatives and programs that directly affect the social well-being and health of the residents of Norwalk.
  • Provides oversight and administrative support to departments.
  • To support the quality of life in Norwalk through the lifespan.

Community Services Department Leaders



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Daniels, LCSW, MPA, Lamond Chief of Community Services (203) 854-7718

Early Childhood 

125 East Avenue
Room 324
Norwalk, CT 06851-5125

Norwalk, CT 06851-5125

(203) 854-4148



What is Early Childhood and Why is it so important?
  • Early Childhood is Prenatal to age 8.
  • The first five years of a child’s life are the most critical for brain development.
  • Research shows the essential need for all children to have strong attachments and quality early care and education experiences.
  • Parental Support is crucial. Parents are their children's first teachers.
A quality preschool experience benefits children in many ways:
Academically-preschool teaches pre-literacy and numeracy skills which prepares children for kindergarten and beyond. Preschool also teaches children how to be students—by helping children get used to routines, develop problem solving skills, learn how to compromise with others, self-regulate their behavior and gain independence.

The Early Childhood Office
The Early Childhood Office was established in 2008 with support from
the City of Norwalk, Norwalk Public Schools, the United Way of Coastal
Fairfield County and the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund.


Health Department 

137 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851-5125

Norwalk, CT 06851-5125

(203) 854-7776

Link: website

Under the direction of the Mayor, and with valuable guidance from its six-member Board of Health, the Norwalk Health Department provides a variety of services and programs to fulfill its mission: to prevent and control the spread of disease, promote a healthy environment, and protect the quality of life within its changing community. The Health Department staff consists of a team of trained health and administrative support professionals. The vision of the Health Department is: “Excellence with Efficiency.”


Human Relations & Fair Rent  

125 East Avenue
room 202
Norwalk, CT 06851-5125

Norwalk, CT 06851-5125

(203) 854-7989


Link: website

The Fair Rent Commission office provides information to landlords and tenants regarding:


Library 

1 Belden Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850

Norwalk, CT 06851-5125

(203) 899-2780


The Norwalk Public Library is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, and independent learning in a welcoming environment, and to the joy of reading for our wonderfully diverse community.


Youth Services 

125 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851-5125

Norwalk, CT 06851-5125

(203) 854-7782


Link: website

Norwalk Youth Services is operated for the purposes of evaluation, planning, coordination, and implementation of prevention and treatment services for youth. It also provides the opportunity for youth to develop positively in order to function as responsible members of the community.

The Department offers counseling and referral services on a voluntary, confidential, no-cost basis to young people and their families. Representatives of the Youth Services Department can serve as advocates for youth and their families by attending school planning and placement team meetings and/or meetings at Juvenile Court.

Counseling services are available to youth, ages 11 to 18, and their families who reside in Norwalk.