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.
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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 Winter/Spring Cycle of 13 Sessions will begin in February and end in late May/early June. Any Madison youth in grades 9-12 is eligible to participate in the Winter/Spring training cycle. Applications are available at Madison Youth and Family Services and in the Daniel Hand High School Guidance Office. They must be returned to either location by 3:00 p.m. Thursday, January 15. For more information, contact Melissa Balletto at 203-245-5656, firstname.lastname@example.org
Madison Youth & Family Services is accepting applications for the Peer Advocate training program for high school age youth who are interested in helping their peers.
The program facilitates understanding, communication skills, and knowledge of resources relating to young people.
The 13 training sessions will begin in February and will end in late May. Any Madison youth is eligible to participate in the program. Applications will be available beginning January 6, 2015 at Madison Youth & Family Services at 10 School Street, and at Daniel Hand High School's Guidance Office. Applications must be returned by 3:00 p.m., Friday, January 16, 2015, to either location. For more information, call Melissa Balletto at Madison Youth & Family Services (203-245-5656).
Camp Scholarships Available for Madison Children
Through the generosity of Madison Community Services, Madison Foundation's Neighbor to Neighbor Program and the Exchange Club, we have been able to help with summer fun for children in Madison ages 5 to 15. Each family must meet with Wendy Larson, Social Services' Coordinator (203-245-5655) to verify their financial situation prior to being awarded a scholarship to a camp of their choosing.
There are several camps to choose from like Madison Arts Barn, Dustin's Place, Madison Beach and Recreation, Camp Hazen, Bushy Hill, Camp Connri, Channel 8 Kids Camp, to name just a few. You may also search the web at www.ctcamps.org for other camps available in Connecticut. All funds are on a first come first serve basis until the funding has run out. So please don't wait.
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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.