News & Updates

Re-visioning Night!


An exciting night of possibility for CM mediators, facilitators, and trainers on March 6, 2018 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Whitneyville Cultural Commons, 1247 Whitney Ave. (Putnam Room), Hamden, CT!  CM volunteers and Board members will connect, share a meal, and participate in interactive exercises and discussions.  Topics of discussion will include sustainability ideas, new programs/initiatives, and agency rebranding; including a possible CM name change.



Check out what’s happening at CM this month!


April 2018 Newsletter

March 2018 Newsletter

February 2018 Newsletter


Community Mediation is sad to announce a period of reduced activity as our Board of Directors presses PAUSE to step back and reassess the current and future context for our work.  Our current staff will all be leaving by the end of November, and we will close the office at 3013 Dixwell by the end of the year.

We are glad to announce that we are undertaking a re-visioning process!  We will be reaching out soon to engage all of you, and other community partners and stakeholders, in a series of meetings and events.  We will imagine together how we can best manifest our vision of inclusive communities whose members collaborate to resolve conflict effectively.   

Our new mailing address as of 12/1/17:

Community Mediation, Inc.

Whitneyville Cultural Commons

1253 Whitney Ave

Hamden, CT 06517

The Hamden Nonviolent Communication (NVC) practice group follows the work of Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D.  During this peer-led practice, group participants develop their skills in using NVC by having an opportunity to put them into practice. This group uses Marshall’s and other’s writings as well as personal examples. NVC introduces a style of communication which can benefit communication in all spheres of life. If you are interested in joining the group, email Robbi LaBelle at or Sarah Schneiderman at, for more information. The group meets at Whitneyville Cultural Commons, 1253 Whitney Ave., Hamden from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm on every other Tuesday by RSVP.



We offer FREE Mediation Services to Veterans!

Are you a veteran who is experiencing conflict with someone? Do you know a veteran who is having a conflict with someone? Supported by the generosity of donors, Community Mediation has trained local veterans to become mediators and set-up a program to offer free mediation services to veterans who are struggling with a conflict using our trained service members as impartial facilitators.  Conflicts come in all sizes and shapes and are everywhere. You may be a tenant having conflict with your landlord, or you could be having conflict with a business, a family member, or you could be in conflict with a supervisor, co-worker, neighbor or going through a divorce. Our veteran mediators can help you resolve your conflict through mediation, which is a confidential and self-determined process.  Our Intake Coordinator  will be happy to hear from you—call today at (203) 782-3508 or email