Danbury Youth Services, Inc.
of Matching Funds Remaining
91 West Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Danbury Youth Services, Inc. (DYS) mission: To strengthens youth and families by supporting and fostering hope and teaching the skills necessary to lead positive and productive lives. DYS is a private, non-profit agency designated as the Youth Services Bureau for the City of Danbury. DYS is also a licensed Psychiatric Clinic with a Child Psychiatrist serving as its Medical Director. The agency specializes in specific service areas that include a clinical program providing counseling services to youth and families ages 6 – 18. In addition DYS provides a variety of early intervention/prevention programs and positive youth development programs including but not limited to a Boys and Girls Leadership program, Mentoring, Youth Employment Services, and Earn-A-Bike. DYS programs reach on average 900 youth and their families annually. DYS programs are provided at little or no cost to its participants. DYS collaborates with various organizations in Danbury to offer its programming and is the only agency integrated with the Danbury school system during in-school hours.
All monies raised today will go to our GIRLS AS LEADERS (GALs) program. The purpose of the group is to allow girls the opportunity to build up their self esteem, achieve leadership roles and improve communication skills while creating new relationships with peers.