About Waterbury Youth Services...
Waterbury Youth Service System, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization committed to providing services that promote the overall well being of children, youth and families who reside in Waterbury Connecticut and the 11 surrounding towns.
The Waterbury Youth Service Bureau originated in 1976 when Governor Ella Grasso allocated one million dollars to Connecticut towns to begin community based youth service initiatives. Over the ensuing years, through the acquisition of supplemental grants awarded by local, state and federal government, the Waterbury Youth Service Bureau grew to include a wide range of programming and services for children, youth and families. In 1987, we incorporated and changed our name to Waterbury Youth Service System, Inc. Originally located at the Greater Waterbury YMCA; the organization subsequently moved to 95 North Main Street and was located there until 2010 when a building was purchased at 83 Prospect Street.
WHO WE SERVE
Waterbury Youth Service System has a diverse client base representative of the demographic makeup of the area we serve. While many of our services target at risk youth, we offer extensive programming that is non-targeted and open to any youth who desires to participate. It is by offering programming and services for children, youth and parents; treating the family as a whole, that we can be most effective.
Developing healthy young people - Promoting positive, responsible relationships for youth with family, peers, school & community - Providing resources & outreach to the community - Preventing tomorrow's crises today.
Waterbury Youth Service System, Inc. is supported by grants from city, state & federal agencies, private foundations, United Way, and the generosity of corporate and individual donors.