In response to the Coronavirus, and in consideration of information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the State of Emergency issued by Governor Baker, Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services will continue to provide support via telehealth services and case management services by appointment.

SYFS is now offering a 6-week support group for parents who have children who are struggling with depression, anxiety, or other mental health challenges.  Parents are often focused almost entirely on the needs of their children, sometimes to the point that they ignore their own needs and feelings.  This group is a chance to address your needs.  We will cover topics including the importance of parental self-care and parental social support, parental feelings of guilt, grief, and shame, as well as accessing and navigating the treatment system.  This group will be co-led by a master’s level clinician and master’s level intern and will be free of charge.  

The six week session will begin on November 9 and all sessions will be held 5:00-6:00 pm. For questions and registration, please email [email protected].  Please note that we will not be able to accept new group members after the second session

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.​

SCAPE

(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.