Clinton Human Services works to improve the quality of life, health and safety of Clinton youth and families by providing a range of services including Individual and Family therapy, help with basic needs and programs to build skills and character within our youth.
Responding to the efforts of local citizens, the Town of Clinton created the Clinton Youth and Family Services Bureau (CYFS) in 1989. Initial town funding allowed for the hiring of a part-time coordinator and an advisory board was formed. As a Youth Service Bureau we became eligible for some limited state funding through the Department of Children and Families.
Drug and alcohol concerns among our youth led to a town-wide coalition to address these needs. Those efforts resulted in the creation of Partners in Community (PiC) in the late 1990s.
In 2012, CYFS merged with Clinton Social Services and PiC to become a municipal department called Clinton Human Services.
We are housed in the Town Office Annex at 48 East Main Street.
The majority of our funding comes from the town. Town funding, combined with state and federal grants, have allowed for the department’s expansion of programming and staff.
Meeting Community Needs
Tailored to meet the ever-changing needs of our community, Clinton Human Services is able to respond quickly and efficiently to local issues and concerns as they arise.
Working collaboratively with schools, businesses, government, and faith-based organizations, we support our community with a variety of programs to help youth , families, and those with economic hardship.
The majority of our financial support comes from the Town of Clinton. We also receive grant funds from:
- CT Dept of Children and Families
- CT Dept of Mental Health and Addiction Services
- Alliance for Prevention and Wellness (a program of BHCare)
- Connecticut United Way
- Middlesex United Way
- private donations (want to donate? click here)
- US Department of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration