Youth & Family Services of Haddam-Killingworth, Inc. (YFSHK) is a private, non-profit Youth Service Bureau (YSB) committed to providing high-quality human health services to promote the development and well-being of the local community.
For nearly 30 years, YFSHK has been offering specialized services, programs and events to individuals of all ages. This includes individual, couple, family and group counseling, prevention initiatives, after school, evening and weekend programs, community coalitions, and support groups for members of the community.
Youth & Family Services of H-K is committed to enhancing child and youth development, enriching local families and promoting a healthy community in Haddam, Killingworth and the surrounding areas.
At Youth & Family Services of H-K, we envision a community in which all parents and other adults feel hopeful about the future, confident in their ability to support their children and motivated to access and advocate for resources that will better assist in sustaining the livelihood of themselves and their families. By the same token, our vision includes communities in which members share a sense of responsibility for the growth, development and well-being of all children and youth.
At Youth & Family Services of H-K, our goal is provide programs, services and counseling to empower children, youth and families within the community to achieve optimum potential. Through the generous support of local sponsors, we are able to continue with the execution of current initiatives as well as develop new and innovative ideas to stay up-to-date on the issues affecting young people and their families today.
What is a Youth Service Bureau?
A YSB is an agency to provide opportunities for all youth to develop positively and function as responsible members of the community. This also includes assisting in community planning, coordination and evaluation of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention and treatment services for at-risk youth. YSBs can also act at service brokers and advocates between youth and their families within the municipality.
We are led by a team of experienced, knowledgeable and skilled directors who have the best interest of the local community at the forefront of focus.
|Executive Director- Laurie Ruderfer||ExecutiveDirector@hkyfs.org||ext-1|
|Director of Clinical Services- Kathrine Kennedy||ClinicalDirector@hkyfs.org||ext-2|
|Prevention Coordinator- Lindsey Lehet||PreventionCoordinator@hkyfs.org||ext-3|
|Early Childhood Council Coordinator- Karen Pasiuk||EarlyChildhoodCoordinator@hkyfs.org||ext-5|
|Office Associate- Laura Shipman||Office@hkyfs.org||ext-4|
If you would like get in touch with any of our directors, please contact us via the email address or extension provided. If you would like more information about our programs, counseling services or upcoming events, please contact us today. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.