Community Services

Thank You for Your Support of the Holiday Program

Now accepting 2019 Nominations for Living Treasure

Per Diem Driver Opportunity Available

The Community Services Department is responsible for planning, providing and coordinating social services for Orange residents of all ages. Community Services Department includes Senior Services, Outreach/Municipal Agent Services, Special Needs Services, Transportation Services, Behavioral Health Services through Bridges Health Care, Food Bank and Fuel Assistance, Elderly Nutrition Program, Volunteer Opportunities for residents of all ages,


Season’s greetings! I hope you all had a great November and Thanksgiving. As the Holiday Season is upon us Community Services continues to be busy with our Holiday Basket  and Adopt a Family programs for our families and residents in need. We look for organizations, businesses and residents to sponsor the baskets and adopt a family. We can also use donations of gift cards to distribute to supplement the baskets. If you are able please consider a monetary donation for our Community Assistance Program Fund which supplements the Food Bank and provides funds for fuel assistance. All of these programs are funded solely by donations and the generosity of our community. Please let us know if you wish to be a sponsor, make a donation or want more information, just give us a call at Community Services 203-891-4788. I want to thank all those that have already made donations it is much appreciated. Happy Holidays! Stop by my office any time, the door is always open! 

Joan Cretella

Director Orange Community Services




  1. Joan Cretella

    Director of Community Services
    Phone: 203-891-4786

  2. Kimberly Callahan

    Admin Assistant & Transportation Coordinator
    Phone: 203-891-4788

  3. Physical Address
    High Plains Community Center
    525 Orange Center Road
    Orange, CT 06477

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8:30 – 4:30