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Youth Services

Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19  

“The youth is the hope of our future.“
-Jose Rizal

The City of New Haven Youth Services Department [YSD] seeks to ensure that all New Haven youth are aware and have access to positive opportunities to meet their basic needs to [1] be safe, cared for, valued and independent; and [2] build skills and competencies that will allow them to thrive and contribute to society.

More specifically, we advocate for supportive policy, and facilitate enriching experiences, by developing and maintaining information databases and website.
We regularly assesses how well the City and other local youth servicing organizations are doing in achieving the following citywide intended outcomes for youth: Academic Success [academically prepared for post-secondary opportunities for education], Good Health [physical, mental, emotional and social]; Strong Character [shared values]; Informed Decision Making; Civic Engagement; Job Readiness; Developmentally Appropriate Levels of Independence; Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity [educated and exposed to their own and other cultures].

We enjoy a productive relationship with the Board of Education and many other youth servicing organizations that put our youth first.

Building upon existing programs and partnerships, the City of New Haven’s Our Youth Department also oversees the Youth Violence Prevention Initiative [YVPI] Grant Program that focuses on enhancing capacity strategies, specifically in the expansion of economic opportunities for youth and improved access to positive social activities.

 


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Director
TBA
E-mail

Phone
p: (203) 946 - 7582
f: (203) 946 - 5750

Address
165 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Upcoming Events

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New Haven Mayor Issues Childcare Emergency Order

March 16, 2020 

New Haven Mayor Issues Childcare Emergency Order

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Today New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker issued an emergency order to close any childcare center providing childcare services for more than twelve children. This emergency order follows the State of Emergency issued yesterday for the City of New Haven. In the interest of providing childcare services for healthcare workers during the public health emergency, the emergency order also states any childcare center providing childcare services for more than twelve children may provide childcare services for any child whose parent or legal guardian is employed as a healthcare provider.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~ UPDATE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

PLEASE READ THE RECENT CONTINUATION OF MAYOR ELICKER'S CHILDCARE EMERGENCY ORDER

EMERGENCY ORDER NO.3 REGARDING

CHILD CARE FOR CHILDREN OF FIRST RESPONDERS IN

THE CITY OF NEW HAVEN

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January 6, 2020- YSD Summer Program Application

December 13, 2019 

If you know of any youth looking for summer employment, Youth@Work summer applications will be available January 6, 2020.

Applications will be available online at https://www.newhavenct.gov/gov/depts/youth_services/prog/work.htm as well as in the Youth Services office at 165 Church St.

Please note: Two copies of the completed application and required documents are required.


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