We would like to thank the Ion Bank Foundation for awarding Waterbury Youth Services with a check for $1,000 for our Truancy Case Management Program. Last year this program helped 531 students who were chronically absent by providing case management services. These much needed services included assessment of student and family needs in relation to school attendance, referring students and families to appropriate services, home and school visitation attending Pupil Placement Team (PPT) meetings, and monitoring students’ school attendance, performance and behaviors.
Project Safe Place, an outreach network of Waterbury Youth Services is celebrating National Safe Place Week (NSP). NSP Week takes place March 19-25, 2017. This nationally recognized week highlights Safe Place, an outreach and prevention program which brings together businesses, organizations and volunteers to provide immediate help and safety for all young people. Unfortunately, youth may face a variety of dangers in their young lives, including abuse, neglect, bullying, family struggles, homelessness, and more. NSP Week is a time to raise awareness about Safe Place as a critical connection to supportive resources for young people. It's also an opportunity to recognize the many valued Safe Place partners that are committed to serving youth in crisis and ultimately strengthening the national safety net for youth. To learn more and get involved, please visit www.nationalsafeplace.org.