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    WINCHESTER YOUTH SERVICE BUREAU
 

                   Serving children, youth and families from Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Hartland, New Hartford, Norfolk, and Winsted.

 

WYSB Winchester Youth Service Bureau    

24 Hour Hotline:

(860) 379-0708 or

(860) 307-9159

 

PROGRAMS:

All Services are COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL

There is NO WAITING LIST.

The Winchester Youth Service Bureau is located at and is a part of The Northwest CT YMCA in Winsted at 480 Main Street in Winsted, CT. 

GOALS:

  • To assist young people and their families through difficult life experiences.

  • To assist in improving the quality of life of your constituents.

  • To facilitate families in resolving conflicts.

  • To assist families involved in the juvenile justice system.

  • To increase awareness regarding substance abuse in young people

  • To keep children safe!

  • To enhance our communities.

Staff:

Mary Coutant, M.S. - Executive Director

Susan Hamilton Peck, M.S.W. - Clinical Director

Leann Taylor - Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

Toni Barrett- Y-House Social Services Coordinator

Student Interns

Contact: The Winchester Youth Service Bureau can be reached in two ways:

  • Through the Winsted YMCA - (860) 379-0708

  • 24 Hour Messaging Service  - (860) 307-9159

About the WYSB:

The WYSB has been serving the Children and Families of the Winchester/Winsted area for over 15 years!  We strive to make our area a better place for all families through programs and counseling.

The WYSB Advisory Board:

  • Milly Hudak, Chairperson

  • Pat Beeman

  • Keith Blanchard

  • JoAnn Briggs

  • Robbin Goodskey

  • Sgt. Kevin Kinahan

  • Maria Lawrence

  • Officer Dan Pietrafesa

  • Jerome Rathbun

  • Kim Riggott

  • Mallory Rotundo

  • Craig Schroeder

  • Bea Tirrell

  • Michelle Rainville

 

 

 

 

 
Camp Rising Star

This program is aimed at developing social skills, increasing self-esteem, self-awareness, and resolving conflicts.  It is based on a behavior modification program that rewards positive behavior in order to get the youth's behavior to become more appropriate.  Open to children from 4 to 14 years old.

 
The After School Fun Club

Based on the same premise as the Summer Fun Club, The After School Fun Club is the Fall/Winter/Spring component of the WYSB.

 
Infant/Toddler/Parent Play Groups

A therapeutic recreational program aimed at developing healthy family relationships.  These programs are held throughout the year.

 
Youth and Family Therapy

The WYSB offers a full array of counseling options, including short-term youth and family counseling.  Please call for more details.

 
Community Awareness

Through workshops, radio and cable television shows and discussion groups on youth issues, we raise the level of awareness about the youth in our area.

 
Court Advocacy for Juveniles

When a juvenile has no available advocate, we are there.

 
Crisis Intervention

We provide interventions regarding drugs/alcohol, child abuse/neglect, homelessness, suicide attempts, emotional turmoil etc.

 
We have 24 HOUR TELEPHONE AVAILABILITY

All calls are completely confidential.

 
Drug and Alcohol Education Groups

Informational sessions conducted at local schools

 
Host Home Program

We provide short-term emergency shelter for youth.

 
Child Advocates

School, Court, and community advocates for youth.

 
Young Parents Program

Assisting young men & women in parenting and job training.

 
Discussion Groups for All Ages

Our Funding Sources:

 

 

 

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This site was last updated 08/29/11