Support & Guidance...
Community Housing Assistance Program (CHAP)
The Community Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) provides DCF referred clients with services to assist them in making a successful transition to self-sufficiency and prevent long-term dependence on the social service system. Services consist of guidance, support as well as programs designed to develop independent living skills and promote personal growth.
CT 4-H Mentoring Project: Youth & Families With Promise
Our CT 4-H Mentoring Project: Youth & Families With Promise is a 12-month mentoring programs for 60 youth, ages 10-14, in the Waterbury community. This program includes three components mentoring, 4-H Activities, and Family Nights, which collectively contribute to positive youth development.
Making A Connection (MAC)
Making A Connection (MAC) is a program that provides mentors for probation referred, medium risk youth 10 to 16 years of age from the Waterbury Catchment area, this includes Danbury and Torrington. The goal of this program is to foster relationships between youth and caring adults, helping the youth develop coping skills, positive self-esteem, and social competencies.
One on One Mentoring
One on One Mentoring program trains, assists and supports volunteers who are willing to mentor youth in foster care. Department of Children and Families (DCF) committed youth ages 14 – 21 are matched with a mentor. Through this meaningful relationship, youth are provided with assistance in their transition from foster care to adult hood.
Prospect Youth Services
Prospect Youth Services provides positive youth development programming in a fun and safe social atmosphere for youth that reside in Prospect, CT.
Truancy Prevention Program
Truancy Prevention Program’s goal is to reduce truancy and unexcused absences, which will encourage completion in school and furthering education. The service includes home and school visitation, supportive counseling, referral, advocacy, parental involvement, tutoring and case management. Case management program is offered to youth between the ages of 5 to 16 years of age that have been identified as having a behavior that needs to be modified or eliminated.
Youth and Family Emergency Services (YFES)
Youth and Family Emergency Services (YFES) provide crisis counseling and family therapy that is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.