About Us

The West Haven Community House - a private, 501(c)3 not for profit organization - exists to facilitate healthy, productive, independent and meaningful lives for children, adolescents and families, and individuals with disabilities. The cornerstone social service agency of West Haven, the Community House annually provides services to 1,000 area residents.

Current programs and services include:

Head Start: Comprehensive school readiness program for children of income eligible families.

Children & Youth Services: Before and after school program for school-aged children and summer program.

Community Connections: Residential and Day Service Programs for adults with intellectual disabilities.

Services are offered at our 227 Elm Street headquarters, as well as numerous locations throughout West Haven, including:  Community Connections at 622 Campbell Avenue, West Haven public schools, and several group homes and supported living apartments.

The Community House is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.


Kenneth S. Prisco,  President
William Heffernan, III,  First Vice President
Katie H.Farrell, Second Vice President
John F. Onofrio,  Treasurer
Jay Brennan,  Secretary
Gene F. Sullivan, Assistant Secretary
Stacie L. Phan,  Immediate Past President


Paul Bauer
Richard Bruno
Heatherly Carlson
Barry L. Cohen
Mark A. Healey
Grace R. Hendricks
Audrey L. Jefferson
Dennis E. Kopec
Annette Knobloch
William C. Lang
Chet Latin
Tom J. McCarthy

Brian P. McLaughlin
Tomas Z. Miranda
Mary Jane Morrissey
Peter C. O'Neill
Carole Porto
Ronald M. Quagliani
Steven B. Rasile
Nancy Rossi
Gayle S. Tagliatela
Michael T. Taylor
James F. Turcio


Patricia W. Stevens
Executive Director
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Jean Brunt
Executive Assistant, Administration
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Amy Guay-Macfarlane
Assistant Executive Director, Programs
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Pam Parker
Human Resources Administrator
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Deborah Wright
Assistant Executive Director, Finance Operations
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Lisa Tisdale
Assistant Finance Director
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Kathy Hart-Jones
Marketing & Special Events Director
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Karen Moretti
Finance, Accounts Receivable
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