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