Office of Youth Services

265 Main Street
Portland Connecticut

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

Allison Behnke
Early Childhood Council Coordinator & Outreach Worker
phone: 860-342-6758

e-mail:

earlychildhoodcouncil@portlandct.org  

or abehnke@portlandct.org

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

Fax: 860-342-6764 

Youth Services Forms

Youth Services

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.

Portland Youth Service 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.

Juvenile Justice

  • Court Ordered Community Service

  • Diversion Programs/Juvenile Review Board (partnered with Portland Police)

Child Welfare

  • Holiday Giving Programs

  • Social Service Activities

Developmental/Asset Building

  • Our office is continually striving to provide the most efficient services to our residents and taxpayers while maintaining the high level of customer service that has always distinguished this office. Our land records are now accessible online from January 1923 through the present. Please visit us on our web site or in person – we look forward to assisting you!

  • Ryan J. Curley, CCTC
    Town Clerk

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  

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