Department of Children and Families (DCF) 1 W Main St, Meriden, CT06451 This office of Connecticut's Department of Children and Families (DCF) is responsible for ensuring the welfare of…More children in Meriden and Wallingford. DCF investigates abuse and neglect complaints, coordinates care and housing for children in need, offers medical and mental health services and foster care and adoption placement. The tip line to report the mistreatment of a child is 800-842-2288, and the number to adopt or foster a child is 888-543-4376.
City of Meriden Parking Commission 18 Barristers Ct, Meriden, CT06451 The Parking Commission administers all off-street parking in Meriden's downtown. This includes the fee-based Midtown…More Parking Garage and the Butler Street lot, and free/reserved lots on Butler Street, Hanover Street, Colony Street, Church Street and East Main Street. Rates for the pay lots are $2 an hour up to a daily rate of $10. Monthly passes for the parking garage are available for $40. Most nearby businesses validate parking passes, allowing customers two free hours.
City of Meriden Fire Marshal 142 E Main St, Meriden, CT06450 Planning to open a daycare or shoot fireworks off on the Fourth of July? First, head to the Fire Marshal's office in the…More ground floor of City Hall to make sure you're up to code. Fire Marshal Steve Trella and his handful of staff provide the necessary inspections for everything from restaurants to rooming houses, and also license those who handle incendiary material. The staff also investigate fires and perform public fire-prevention and survival education.
Social Security Administration 1 W Main St, Meriden, CT06451 Located across from the Senior Center on West Main Street, the Meriden office of the Social Security Administration…More helps residents of the city and the surrounding towns apply for, and manage many of their government benefits. The office assists people with obtaining proof of their benefits, changing their addresses, applying for retirement, disability benefits, spouse and Medicare benefits, applying for the Medicare Part D subsidy and obtaining benefit estimates.
Connecticut Police Academy 285 Preston Ave, Meriden, CT06450 The Connecticut Police Academy on Preston Avenue is the state's training center for new officers, and holds continuing…More education programs for in-service officers. Local officers are on-site for a varying amount of weeks, while new state troopers can be at the academy for more than six months. The campus features a barracks for officers in training.
Village Apartments 6 Evansville Ave, Meriden, CT06451 Village Apartments is a rental community that offers low-rent family housing with subsidized government rates. The…More government gives funds directly to the apartment owner. Call for deatils or set up an appointment.
US Department of Labor Office of Inspector General 530 Preston Ave, Meriden, CT06450 The US Department of Labor's Office of Inspector General (DOL-OIG) has its Connecticut branch in Meriden, in the same…More office complex as the FBI's satellite office. The organization targets identity theft, data mining, money laundering, check counterfeiting and other types of fraud by individuals, companies and organized crime groups.
Relocated from its previous location on Colony Street, The United States Post Office is now the main and only…More post office in Meriden. Services provided include window service, passport applications, bulk and business mail and delivery, weighing and carrier services, change of address, mail hold, track & confirm and P.O. Boxes. There is a FedEx box located outside and stamps and shipping supplies are available.</p>
The Meriden Police Department houses 120 full time officers, along with 10 reserve officers and office staff in its…More brick headquarters in downtown Meriden, where it flanks the conveniently located city courthouse.</p>
<p>Public information officer Sgt. Leonard Caponigro particularly credits the force's popular long-running neighborhood initiative – in which beat officers patrol at-risk areas and hold monthly meetings with residents to work together to make them safer – for a recent sharp decline in crime.</p>
<p>Residents can sign up for e-mailed crime reports pertaining to their area by sending their information to COMMSRVBURU@ci.meriden.ct.us and also email the department with crime tips at CRMTIPSPUB@ci.meriden.ct.us.</p>
City of Meriden Parks & Recreation Department 460 Liberty St, Meriden, CT06450 The Parks & Recreation Department is housed in what looks like an English cottage, behind the tennis and basketball…More courts at Washington Park on Liberty Street. The department is in charge of maintenance and scheduling for the city's 26 parks, as well as other recreational venues. Its staff members give subsidies to sports leagues, provide recreation support, process facilities requests and help coordinate community events like the Daffodil Festival, the Puerto Rican Day Festival and the Silver Lights Festival in Hubbard Park. The department also provides residents with yearly swim passes and fishing permits for Giuffrida Park.
City of Meriden Clinic 165 Miller St, Meriden, CT06450 Located in the Stoddard Municipal Building with Meriden's Health Department, the City of Meriden Clinic offers low-cost,…More accessible health care services to Meriden residents. Just a block from the Public Library, the clinic performs school physicals, immunizations for adults and children, blood pressure testing, hearing and vision testing and screening for a variety of issues, including communicable diseases (Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis) and lead poisoning.
The Meriden office of the FBI is a satellite of the agency's New Haven division. Other satellite offices are in…More Bridgeport and New London. </p>
<p>The Meriden office investigates and responds to federal crimes, which can include civil rights violations, criminal organizations, public corruption, white-collar crime, drug trafficking, violent crimes, terrorism, espionage and high-tech crimes in Hartford, Middlesex, Wyndham and Litchfield counties. </p>
<p>If residents have a tip or require assistance, they should call the office's general number.</p>
Meriden Public Schools Volunteer Program 22 Liberty St, Meriden, CT06450 The Meriden Public Schools Volunteer Program is housed in the city's school board building and schedules the volunteer…More efforts of community members, students' relatives and business who want to provide assistance to local schools. The program helps students by offering them extra care in the classrooms, and the community by involving them in area schools. Those interested should contact the program's leader, Nan Despres, at 203-634-7985 or email@example.com.
United States Government: Christopher Murphy 22 W Main St, Meriden, CT06451 U.S. Congressman Chris Murphy represents Connecticut's 5th District, which includes Meriden, Danbury,…More Waterbury, the Farmington Valley and parts of Litchfield counties. A Democrat, Murphy was first elected in 2005. He currently resides in nearby Cheshire with his family. Murphy's Meriden office is located in the Senior Center downtown, and is staffed three days a week by Meriden City councilors Hilda Santiago and Matthew Dominello for phone or walk-in constituent requests. His New Britian office is fully staffed, open five days a week, and can be reached at 860-223-8412. Among Murphy's proudest accomplishments for Meriden is funding he obtained for the proposed New Haven-Hartford-Springfield commuter line. "I couldn't be more excited about the high-speed rail line," he said. "The location of the station right next to Meriden's hub makes the rail project critical to downtown development."
City of Meriden Housing Authority 22 Church St, Meriden, CT06451 The City of Meriden Housing Authority provides nearly 1,400 units of subsidized housing for moderate- to low-income…More Meriden residents. It manages five apartment complexes: Mills Memorial, Community Towers, Chamberlain Heights, Johnson Farms and Yale Acres. It also gives vouchers for subsizided rent in privately-owned buildings throughout the city. With ongoing renovation and rebuilding projects, the entity's 39 full-time staff members are always in motion. They also provide services for residents, like savings programs, computer and literacy training, teen activities, daycare and employment training.
The Meriden Department of Health and Human Services strives to keep the Meriden population healthy, physically and…More mentally. Health, youth and social and senior services fall under the department's umbrella.</p>
<p>Housed in the town's former police department on Miller Street near the Meriden Library, the department has an onsite clinic that provides immunizations, physicals and screenings. For local residents and institutions, it also provides social workers, school nurses, senior assistance, school readiness programs, youth services, health education, entitlement program assistance, a HIV/AIDS program, environmental and health assistance. The department partners with local organizations focused on health and well-being.</p>
Meriden Meals on Wheels 22 W Main St, Meriden, CT06451 Meriden Meals on Wheels serves hot meals to residents who are over 60 or disabled. Individuals may purchase their own…More meals by phoning the direct line, while those who qualify for free food must schedule delivery through their social worker. One hot meal five days a week costs $15; one hot meal plus one sandwich five days a week costs $20; one hot meal seven days a week costs $21; and one hot meal and one sandwich seven days a week costs $28. Customers must be on a five- or seven-day plan. Deliveries are made between 10:30am and 1pm.
Army National Guard Recruiting Office 149 W Main St, Meriden, CT06451 The Meriden Army National Guard office is a long-time recruiting center for National Guard candidates from the Meriden…More area. In 2009/2010 the guard recruited 20 locals from the area. It is a branch of the U.S. military that serves both locally and abroad. The National Guard prides itself on being the oldest branch of the U.S. military, established in 1636 by "colonial militias" to fend off intruders to their towns and homes. Today, the guard has an 8-year commitment, though some soldiers serve less time and can help pay for a member's college education.
State Representative Christopher Donovan, State of Connecticut 8 188 Atkins St, Meriden, CT06450 Christopher Donovan was elected Meriden's State Representative from the 84th district in 1992, and in 2009 became the…More 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<a href="mailto:Christopher.Donovan@cga.ct.gov">.</a>
State of Connecticut Municipal Police Training Council 285 Preston Ave, Meriden, CT06450 The Police Officer Standards and Training Council shares a Preston Avenue campus with the Connecticut Police Academy.…More The state-run entity develops curriculum and sets standards for police officer training of new and in-service officers and sets standards for municipal police departments.