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High Hopes
44 Woodlawn Ter, Meriden, CT 06450
High Hopes is a private, permanent home for children with multiple disabilities. Founded in 1971, High Hopes takesMore in children referred by the Department of Children and Families. It is partially supported by charitable donations. Gretchen Dozenhard, a former nurse, has adopted eight of the nine children who now live there. The children range in age from 6 to 32 years old.
Meriden YMCA Child Care Center
66 Crown St, Meriden, CT 06450
This center is very helpful for busy parents with young children. There are three locations in Meriden and each oneMore accepts Care 4 Kids, a program that helps families pay for child care. The Crown Street location cares for 60 children ages 3 to 5  and has a staff-to-children ratio of 1:10. It is funded by the Department of Social Services and charges based on a sliding scale. Prices range from $8 to $95 per week.
Menden Child Care Center
1777 N Colony Rd, Meriden, CT 06450
Menden Child Care Center provides child care for children of all ages. Care is available before, after and during schoolMore hours, and the center's experienced staff provides a safe and comfortable environment for all children. Call the number listed for further details or to arrange a consultation.
Hair Repair Inc
365 Gravel St, Meriden, CT 06450
Hair Repair specializes in women's hair, but can accomodate men and children. Cuts, color and highlights are all on theMore menu at this small salon located in a quiet residential neighborhood.  
State Representative Christopher Donovan, State of Connecticut 8
188 Atkins St, Meriden, CT 06450
Christopher Donovan was elected Meriden's State Representative from the 84th district in 1992, and in 2009 became theMore Speaker of the House. He has sponsored much legislation, and is focused on health care, children's issues, education and transit. For Meriden, Donovan is working to expand higher educational opportunities in the city, health care coverage for seniors and children, help small businesses afford health care, and develop downtown infrastructure in anticipation of the proposed New Haven-Hartford-Springfield high-speed rail, the Representative said. Donovan's office in the state capitol is in Legislative Office Building, Room 4100 in Hartford. That office number is 860-240-8500.
Rosehaven Stables
31 Valley View Dr, Meriden, CT 06450

Rosehaven Stables, built in 1997, sits on 10 acres of farmland. In addition to a 14-stall barn, the facility hasMore indoor and outdoor riding arenas as well as five grass paddocks and one sand paddock.

Rosehaven provides horseback riding lessons for children and adults, horse boarding and pony rides for children's parties. It does not offer trail riding.

Run by husband-and-wife team Kevin and Rose Green and their daughter Lyndsi, the stables are open year round. Summer equestrian seminars for kids run weekdays from 9am to noon.

Faith Center Church
22 Crown St, Meriden, CT 06450
Faith Center Church is a "United Churches in Christ" congregation, led by Bishop Joseph Norfleet. Norfleet is a MeridenMore resident and former Connecticut Department of Corrections officer who founded the church in 1989 and now acts as presiding bishop for the network of United Churches in Christ, which are located in and outside of the U.S. Faith Center has ministries for children, singles, a robust women's program run by the bishop's wife, Maddaline Norfleet, dance team ministries and a men's ministry. The church also founded and runs an orphanage in southern India for children affected by the 2005 tsunami that swept through Southeast Asia.
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