Madison, Connecticut

Welcome to Madison Youth and Family Services

Madison Youth and Family Services is an agency established in 1983 by the Town of Madison. It is charged with the development and delivery of a range of services for the young people of Madison and their families.

MISSION: The agency exists to foster the healthy development of the children of Madison and their families through progressive programs that offer prevention, community coordination and treatment services.

Detailed information on all of Madison Youth & Family Programs is located on the Services & Programs Section of this website.

Speakers and parents of Tweens: For the next couple of months Tweens will be welcoming speakers to talk about issues pertinent to parents and Tweens. On Monday the 16th of November Kerry Shay will talk about techniques and strategies to help  parents destress. On December 7th -Catherine Barden and Kristen Sandler will talk about Social Media and our Tweens. We meet on the first and Third Mondays of every month from 12-1:30. Our meetings take place at the Powder House next door to MY&FS – there is a onetime only $20.00 fee to cover costs of speakers.

Safe Rides Application


Brown Middle School Boy's Council

This club offered at Brown Middle School by Madison Youth and Family Services will serve 5th and 6th grade boys in a manner that will provide them with skills that will help them in school, sports, and home life. These skills should lay the foundation to their maturity into respected young males within their schools and community.


Peer Advocates

Madison Youth and Family Services' Peer Advocates is a program for high school age youth who are interested in helping their peers.  The training sessions facilitate self-awareness, understanding, communication skills, and knowledge of resources relating to young people.

The fall cycle of 12 training sessions will begin on September 29, 2015 and will end in December. Any Madison youth in grades 10-12 is eligible to participate in the Fall Training Cycle.  Applications will be available beginning August 25, 2015 at Madison Youth & Family Services, 10 School Street and in the Guidance Office of Daniel Hand High School.  Applications must be returned by 3:00 PM on Thursday, September 10, 2015 to either location. For more information please contact Melissa Balletto at Madison Youth & Family Services (203) 245-5657.


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Your community and your state have been very busy trying to bring more essential services to our citizens in need. Please feel free to contact either Heather Castrilli or Wendy Larson for details on the many other state and local assistance programs not listed. Including food stamps, health insurance, Medicare, Medicare Part D, if you or someone you know is in need please give us a call we are here to help.