Office of Youth Sevices
265 Main Street
Portland Connecticut

Mary Pont
Administrator
Phone: 860-342-6758
e-mail:mpont@portlandct.org
  Peggy Stratton
Prevention Coordinator
Phone: 860-342-6758

     

Allison Behnke
Early Childhood Council Coordinator
phone: 860-342-6758
e-mail:earlychildhoodcouncil@portlandct.org    

  Chris Napolitano, MS, LMFT
Family Therapist
Phone: 860-342-6716 (Appointment Only)
Fax: 860-342-6764
Youth Service

Youth Services addresses the needs of the entire family with the many programs that are offered. All Youth Services programs are designed to foster a connection with home, school and community. Our target population include all children from 0 to 18, and their families, who are residents of Portland.

The following programs are made possible under the guidance of quality leaders and staff. Funding for our programs comes from grants as well as a financial commitment from the Town of Portland. Local businesses and private citizens also play an important role with their donations. Youth services is located at 265 Main Street, next to the police station.

 

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Portland Youth Services Mission Statement
Portland Youth Services is committed to the development of a coordinated system of services and programs for youth and their families in the Town of Portland. These offerings foster positive youth development, assist in social and emotional growth and strive to prevent substance abuse and anti-social behavior. The YSB provides educational and positive youth development programs for all ages which support and promote healthy children, youth, parents and families.
Our goal is to enrich our Portland families and join other towns in Middlesex County, as well as others across the nation, in building our communities assets.
Child Welfare
  • Holiday Giving Programs
  • Social Service Activities
Juvenile Justice
  • Court Ordered Community Service
  • Diversion Programs/Juvenile Review Board (partnered with Portland Police)
Parent Education
  • Parent/Child Weekly Playgroup
  • Parent Educational Workshops
Mental Health Services
  • Counseling for Children & Families
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Information and Referrals
Community Outreach
  • Family Events/Family Day
  • Coordinating with other town agencies
Development/Asset Building
  • After School Programs
  • Violence and Substance Abuse Programs in and out of school
  • Youth Employment/Life Skills Program
  • Community Service
  • Teenage Youth Commission

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