Youth & Family Services

Mission
The mission of  Clinton Youth and Family Services (CYFS) is to maximize the quality of life in our community by providing intervention and prevention programs for Clinton youth and families.

Donations may be made to CYFS.

Youth and Family Services Website


About Youth & Family Services
History

Through the concerted efforts by town citizens, the Town of Clinton created the Youth & Family Service Bureau in 1989. As a Youth Service Bureau we became eligible for some limited state funding through the Department of Children and Families. Town funding began that year and an advisory board was formed. We are now a municipal department called Clinton Human Services which encompasses Youth & Family Services and Social Services housed in the newly remodeled Town Office Annex at 48 E. Main Street.

The initial town funding for the Bureau began in 1989, allowing for the hiring of a part-time coordinator. Today the Bureau’s staff consists of a full-time Director, Clinician, Program Coordinator, Prevention Specialist and a part-time Office Administrator.

The majority of the Bureau’s funding comes from the town. Town funding, combined with state and federal grants, have allowed for the Bureau’s expansion of programming and staff. Partial funding is also provided by the State Department of Education and the Office of Policy and Management.

The Clinton Youth and Family Service Bureau works to improve the quality of life, health and safety of Clinton youth and families by providing a range of services including counseling, intervention and referral services.


Community Needs
Tailored to meet the ongoing, ever-changing needs of our community, the Clinton Youth and Family Services Bureau responds to local issues, concerns and problems as they arise quickly and efficiently. We seek to support Clinton parents and the community-at-large by delivering needed services and by disseminating new and critical information to help parents and other adults to highlight and tackle youth-related problems.

For those seeking personal assistance, we provide counseling at a nominal cost.
We are an integral part of the community, providing valuable resources for youth, adults, families, and the community. We work closely with schools, businesses, local government and faith-based organizations to promote our vision in keeping Clinton a healthy, stimulating environment for kids.

Safe Community Initiative
Youth and Family Service Bureaus are an important part of Connecticut’s effort toward making our children safer and healthier by making informed lifestyle choices. In Connecticut’s 169 towns, there are currently 124 Youth Service Bureaus. Those towns with Bureaus provide services critical toward improving the health and well-being of our families and youth. We do not duplicate services of other agencies, rather we offer additional research-based programs designed to meet each communities’ specific needs.

Tailored to meet the needs of our community, The Clinton Youth and Family Services Bureau is poised to adapt quickly its ever changing needs and react quickly to new and critical information that parents need.