Youth and Family Services

Youth and Family Services (YFS) is a no cost Program designed to strengthen and stabilize families by providing hands on training for relationship skills, workforce readiness, and life skills. 

We work with at-risk families who have children ages 5-24 in prevention and early intervention services to reduce poverty, prevent youth from engaging in high-risk behaviors and to help families achieve and maintain stability.

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We Serve Families

Families which may include single parent households, pregnant women, custodial and non-custodial parents, two-parent households, and non-parental families in which the primary caregiver/guardian is someone other than the biological parent. Family’s needs could be housing, truancy, behavioral issues, substance use, abuse, employment, education, familial relations, or any other family need.

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Referrals

Referrals are received from DCF, community agencies or families can self-refer. If you are interested in referring a family to the program, please complete the form below and email it to YFSREFERRALS@mhasck.org 

Services

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Strengthening Families Program

A research-based curriculum and course designed to help parents and youth develop happier family relationships. Facilitators work with

families in a group setting to create a supportive community for parents to discuss common issues. Topics covered include parenting skills, marital/romantic relationship advice, relationship skills, budgeting, and other life skills.

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Employment Services

Staff work with parents and youth to improve workforce readiness by providing job search support, résumé building assistance, and career assessments.

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Case Management

By working one-on-one with a case manager, families receive support and assistance with their family's specific needs. Case managers provide access to resources, as well as assistance with educational concerns, homeless prevention, and other issues.