​Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services inc.

About Us

Non-profit counseling and social services agency, providing a diverse offering of programs 

Our History

Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services, Inc. (SYFS), formerly known as Shrewsbury Community Services, Inc. (SCS), is a private, non-profit human service agency. SYFS was founded in 1983, at the urging of Westborough District Court Judge William Brewin, to help address the high rate of court involved Shrewsbury youth. Since its inception, the agency has expanded its focus to respond to the changing needs in our community.

SYFS provides counseling, school-based services, social services,  and psycho-education services to strengthen and enhance the lives of families. Over the past 40+ years, SYFS has built strong community partnerships with state and municipal government,  police departments, schools, churches, and other social service organizations to expand our reach and impact. These partnerships enhance our ability to create a safety net to support those individuals, children, and families most in need.

As a non-profit, SYFS depends on diverse revenue streams to provide our services regardless of our client’s ability to pay.  Our individual and corporate donors are most vital to ensuring our ability to carry out our mission.

SYFS continues to adapt to the needs of the local and statewide communities we serve.


Our Impact

On average annually, SYFS assists over 800 client-families—encompassing over 6,000 hours of service every year. Our services help address such debilitating issues as anxiety, depression, child abuse, homelessness, domestic violence,  divorce, and many other life challenges.

Our professional clinical staff members all possess advanced (minimum Master’s-level) degrees in such areas of specialty as Clinical Social Work and Mental Health Counseling. Our Clinical Staff Members have years of experience in working with youth, families, adults, and/or older adults in need of services.

Our Board of Directors are dedicated professionals who actively volunteer their time to ensure that the community’s needs are met.