Help is Here

For the young people and families in the community, Haddam-Killingworth Youth and Family Services (HKYFS) provides a vital bridge to the help they need. Their challenges can range from family crises and substance abuse, to school truancy and youth crime to needing holiday gifts and school supplies.

Coming together as a community,
creating positive change.

HKYFS delivers help to youths and families by acting as a bridge to the services of police departments, school systems, the juvenile court, human service departments, mental health delivery systems, and the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF). We also sponsor many community events and welcome everyone to participate.

WE'RE INVOLVED

Programs & Services

Our services include support for family crises, school truancy, substance abuse, and youth crime; programs for positive youth development, bullying prevention, and mentoring; and diversion options for at-risk youth committing first offenses, functioning as a Juvenile Review Board (JRB).

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Events & Activities

HKYFS runs events throughout the year. The goal is to have fun and raise money while supporting a variety of needs in the Haddam-Killingworth community.

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Meaningful Impact

21 Families

Over the past two years, 21 families worked with our Juvenile Review Board volunteers committed to the process of restorative justice.

$4,500

$4,500 in redirected or direct grant funding supported local families and businesses.

103

Over the last two years, 103 children received free school supplies in our Back-to-School Backpack Program.

COUNSELING

Confidential services available to all.

Counseling services for families, young people, and individuals of all ages, available to Haddam and Killingworth residents regardless of their financial situation.

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SUPPORTING HADDAM AND KILLINGWORTH

Coming together to better our community.

Offering everyone unique ways to share ideas on how we can effectively solve problems and make our community a better place for us all to live.

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IMPACTING AND EMPOWERING YOUTH

Support from early childhood through high school.

Providing help to children of all ages through innovative programs addressing a range of challenges.

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND FUNDRAISING

All kinds of ways to help each other.

Programs that offer help to those in need, and give members of the community the opportunity to help those less fortunate.

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Community News

The past two years tell a story of growing needs: 150% more families requesting school supplies; 87% more families requesting holiday giving; 60% more clients requesting counseling services; 100% more referrals for school lunch services.
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Community in Action

- FRIDAY FACTS -

(Data from 2021 community surveys and further supplemental data)
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Second day was a success too!

Thank you to everybody who came by and dropped off unwanted medications. And thank you to Nutmeg and Killingworth pharmacies, the state troopers, and volunteers who made it possible.
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- FRIDAY FACTS -

(Data from 2021 community surveys and further supplemental data)

#prevention #alcoholawareness #preventionHK
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Saturday's Drug Take-Back event was a success! THANK YOU to all who came by and dropped off at Nutmeg and Killingworth Pharmacy...

We will be running the event this coming weekend also - SATURDAY APRIL 30 from 10-2, so if anybody couldn't make it this past weekend and wants to drop items off, come by!!! We will be here at NUTMEG PHARMACY and KILLINGWORTH PHARMACY

Stay safe!
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- FRIDAY FACTS -

Beginning a weekly series. Please share, talk to each other, reach out.

This is great time of the year - The sun is starting shine a little more, and we are entering prom and graduation season, so let's all work together to keep our community safe!

(Data from 2021 community surveys and further supplemental data)

#prevention #hkprevention #alcoholawareness
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REMINDER!! HK Drug Take-Back Day - Saturday April 23 - between 10:00 and 2:00 you can bring unwanted medicine and pills to either Killingworth Pharmacy or Nutmeg Pharmacy.
Any questions, please feel free to reach out to HK Youth and Family, or email Ben at beaves@hkyfs.org
Be safe, everybody!

#drugtakeback #nationaldrugtakeback #prevention #hkprevention
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Hello HK Community! Drug Take-Back Day is coming soon...
April 23rd at two locations. Drop off 10-2 at either Killingworth Pharmacy or Nutmeg Pharmacy
Stay safe!

#drugtakeback #prevention #community #youthandfamily
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Big thank you to everybody who came by to say hi and donate to St Vincent de Paul and Haddam Community Closet! And thank you to the IGNITE leaders who greeted members of our community and collected donations. Your generous donations will be taken to both organizations this week, to help those in need of winter items. ...

Shared from CT State Police ...

#GivingTuesday#HKYFS ...

A little a Wednesday humor ☺️ ...

WHAT WE STAND FOR

Your go-to resource for all kinds of help.

HKYFS is one of 100 YSBs serving 142 towns across Connecticut. A stand-alone nonprofit agency, we are part of the delivery system for youth and family services within the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF).

As a Youth Service Bureau (YSB), our job is to: assess the needs of youth and the availability of resources to meet them; develop resources to improve services and fill gaps, and to encourage the creation of innovative programs; conduct programs to increase the public’s knowledge and understanding of youth needs; advocate for youth groups whose needs

are not being met and for individuals having difficulties obtaining services; maintain confidentiality when reporting youth data to the State Department of Education, providing the data they need for evaluations and grants.

The work of HKYFS encompasses counseling services and support; direct prevention services; case management referral and follow-up services; resource support; coordination of services working with other local providers of health, social, and educational services.