Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services

Our vision is to build a nurturing community in which children are well cared for, where the opinions of young people are valued, where adults are empowered to live healthy, productive lives and where all are seen as valued members of the community.

WYFCS helps people of all ages with a broad spectrum of services that include mental health counseling, youth and adolescent enrichment programs, advocacy for abused and neglected children, and empowerment programs for those less fortunate.

Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services is a non-profit organization located in Berlin, Maryland and has been serving the community since 1975.

Featured News & Events

CASA Volunteers Sworn In
Congratulations to our newly appointed Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA’s! On Wednesday, May 9, The Honorable Judge Mary M. “Peggy” Kent, and Family Magistrate, Cathi Coates, Worcester County Circuit Court, 1st Judicial Circuit, addressed three newly trained WYFCS CASA volunteers before swearing them in as court-appointed advocates. The new volunteers are: Karleen Hagan, Tami Pearl, and Nancy Windsor.
Pictured, from left to right: Family Magistrate, Cathi Coates, Angie Manos, CASA supervisor, Brigitte Southworth, CASA director, The Honorable Judge Mary M. “Peggy” Kent, and Karleen Hagan, Tami Pearl, and Nancy Windsor.
WYFCS Receives Grants to Expand Access to Mental Healthcare

On Wednesday, December 6, WYFCS received two grants that will expand access to mental healthcare in the region. The Maryland Community Health Resources Commission and the The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. contributed $125,000 each to support service expansion at WYFCS. The grants will enable WYFCS to hire two clinicians to provide mental health services. Our agency can’t thank these two phenomenal organizations enough for their support!

CASA Volunteers Needed

WYFCS is recruiting volunteers for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). A CASA volunteer, is a court-appointed, trained, and committed adult who represents and advocates for a child’s best interest in the child protection system. By becoming a CASA volunteer, you can help keep abused and neglected children safe, giving them a chance at finding happiness. If interested, please contact Brigitte Southworth at 410-641-4598.

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