Office of Youth Services
Early Childhood Council Coordinator & Outreach Worker
Chris Napolitano, MS, LMFT
Phone: 860-342-6716 (Appointment Only)
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.
Court Ordered Community Service
Diversion Programs/Juvenile Review Board (partnered with Portland Police)
Holiday Giving Programs
Social Service Activities
Parent/Child Weekly Playgroup
Parent Educational Workshops
Mental Health Services
Counseling for Children & Families
Information and Referrals
Family Events/Family Day
Coordinating with other town agencies