The staff and Board of Directors of SYFS remain steadfast in our commitment to not only build a culture of inclusivity and diversity within our own organization, but also to ensure our actions help create a more equitable society for the people we serve. To create change, we have to reexamine our own views and actions in light of a pain that is deeply felt but too often ignored. Issues of human dignity will not abide standing on the sidelines. To the Black community — we see you. You matter and your lives matter.
SYFS is thrilled to start working with you in-person again! To help us ensure the health and safety of all staff and clients, we are asking clients to follow the following procedures when you come for your appointments.
When you arrive, please text your (or your child’s) clinician and remain in your car or outside the building until your clinician comes to meet you. You will be asked a series of COVID screening questions and your temperature will be taken. Assuming there are no COVID concerns, at that point you and your clinician will enter the building. Parents are asked to remain with their children until the COVID screenings are complete. In addition, per the order of Governor Baker, masks that cover your mouth and nose must be worn at all times by anyone over the age of 5 while inside SYFS.
Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services, INC.
Counseling, Prevention & Wellness for greater Shrewsbury
Our community’s only private, non-profit counseling and social services agency, providing a diverse offering of programs and services that help to strengthen and support youth and families.
SYFS operates unique, specialized programming and services for youth throughout the year. Many of these programs are designed to build skills, provide opportunities for personal growth, and foster healthy relationships.
Therapy/counseling sessions addressing a wide range of symptoms, including depression, anxiety, anger management, low self-esteem, substance abuse, grief/loss, social skill-building, family conflicts, etc.
Our staff can assist clients in accessing resources in the community, including finding the right treatment/service providers for particular issues (e.g., home-care providers, prescribing psychiatrists, shelters for the homeless, etc.).
Teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. An 8-hour training giving you skills needed to provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health problem.
(Shrewsbury Coalition for Addiction Prevention and Education)
Shrewsbury Coalition for Addiction Prevention and Education (SCAPE) and Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services (SYFS) host educational events informing our community of the current trends, potential dangers and forms of addiction.
On average annually, SYFS assists over 700 client-families—encompassing over 6,000 hours of service every year. Over 65% of these clients fell within the Low-No Income Range. Our services help address such debilitating issues as child abuse, homelessness, domestic violence, eating disorders, juvenile delinquency, anxiety, depression, divorce, and child academic and behavior disorders.