Your Support Is Vital to Us

The funding we receive from the state does not begin to cover our annual costs. We depend on the financial support of individuals, businesses, and institutions to continue to meet the pressing needs of our community.

What Your Support Has Made Possible

  • Youth Programming & Clubs
  • HK Mentoring Program
  • Community Prevention
  • Parent Information Sessions
  • Student School Speaker Series
  • HK Truancy Support
  • Support for families in need

Meeting Basic Needs.  HKYFS  has helped local families with fuel assistance; transportation assistance; sending children to camp; and advocacy with utility companies, landlords, and the state Department of Social Services.

HK Mentoring Program – Our Mentoring program has now matched 15 adults from our community with nominated students at four HK schools.   

Juvenile Review Board: We have served families over the past few years who were given the benefit from the Juvenile Court System to work with volunteers committed to the process of restorative justice—recognizing that harm was done and working with the young person to correct that imbalance.




Holiday Giving. In 2023, this program is helping  81 children in 31 families.

Back to School Backpack Program/Free Haircuts. In 2023, we helped 26 children receive free haircuts and provided 16 backpacks to HK students.

Parent and Student Information Sessions: In October, HKYFS invited Scott Driscoll, founder of Internet Safety Concepts,to address the crucial issue of internet safety and educate HK Middle and Intermediate school students. A subsequent Zoom conversation for parents provided insights and strategies for safeguarding youth in the digital age, leveraging Scott’s law enforcement and cybersecurity background.  In November, HKYFS arranged to bring Mark Leinweaver, an MLB Agent representing over 75 professional players, to deliver a presentation on “Why Character Matters”. Scheduled for November 21st, Mark will address various issues such as the hazards of social media, courageous behavior, the significance of student volunteerism, and the importance of anti-bullying.

Taking care of our community:  In August and December, HKYFS supported local food pantries and the HK Backpack program with community food drives.

We Need Your Continued Support as We Grow

We invite you to invest in our community with a tax-deductible gift of any size as a recurring monthly donation, or a one-time gift using our secure online payment processor.

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Your Support Goes a Long Way


Over $4,500 in grant dollars to support families and businesses.


49 households, including 35 families and 14 individuals, received help to meet their basic needs.


146 children in 52 families received toys and gifts from our Holiday Giving program.

You may also send your gift by mail. Make checks payable to Youth & Family Services of Haddam-Killingworth and mail to P.O. Box 432, Higganum, CT 06441.

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