Community Services

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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,



Hello everyone, I hope you had a great September and enjoyed the last days of summer. Fall has officially begun. The days are getting shorter, leaves are falling, and we have Columbus Day and Halloween. Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October and is a Federal Holiday.  Many in the Italian American Community celebrate the holiday with parades and various festivities. Halloween is cloaked in mystery and superstition. It is thought that the veil between the world of the living and the dead becomes blurred. The ancient Celts lit bonfires and wore costumes to ward off roaming spirits. Over time it evolved into a secular community based celebration. Have a wonderful October! Stop by any time, my 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