A remarkable act of kindness
Submitted by Carol Dupuis, HKYFS Board of Directors (May 17, 2023) — Recently, I picked up mail for Haddam-Killingworth Youth and Family Services at the Post Office. I opened some of it there. One was a check for $150.15. It came with a lovely note signed by three students, Maria, Brylee and Isla. They had […]
HK Drug Take Back Day April 2023
Every April and October, Haddam-Killingworth Youth and Family Services partners with our Resident State Troopers for the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to collect expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs, over-the-counter pills, controlled and non-controlled substances, and used vapes. This event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs […]
Youth & Family Services of HK announces two High School Influencers
Orion Inkel is a 17 year old Senior from Haddam. He is a dedicated three season athlete. Orion began playing youth football when he was 6 years old. Currently, he plays line backer and running back on the HKHS Football team. While football has always been his passion he joined the indoor and outdoor track […]
January is National Mentoring Month
Published from HK Now Have you considered becoming a mentor for a child in our community? As a mentor, you can have a positive impact on a boy or girl in your community. Mentors are volunteers from the community who have: –Applied to the HKYFS Mentoring Program to become a mentor. –Agreed to participate in […]
HK Coalition Attends CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute to Increase Substance Use and Misuse Prevention Efforts
HK’s Healthy Community Healthy Kids (HC-HK) Coalition virtually joined thousands of substance use and misuse prevention specialists and community coalition advocates from July 9 – 15, 2021, for CADCA’s (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s) 20th Annual Mid-Year Training Institute.
HK Mentoring Program Needs Volunteers
Ever wondered what you could do to impact the life of a child in a positive way? Do you have one spare hour of time per week to become a valued friend and role model to a child?
Adjusting so that We Can Continue to Serve
On March 19th, 2020, Youth and Family Services of Haddam Killingworth Inc. (HKYFS) closed its doors like many other small businesses in Connecticut thinking we would open once the new, novel Coronavirus had run its course.
The Value of Teachers, Mentors, and Pen Pals
Who would have thought that in the year 2020, old-school pen pal writing would make a comeback? Or that in the age of emails and texts, letters handwritten on regular paper and sent via postal mail would be a good idea at all?
Lindsey Lehet: Promoting Prevention as a Solution
We’ve all heard the saying before and we repeat it as often as we think it necessary: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. But for Lindsey Lehet, prevention coordinator for the Youth and Family Services of Haddam-Killingworth Inc., prevention means a whole lot more for the youth she works with.