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.
9th Annual Reindeer Run is Saturday, December 3, 2016. Join competitive and recreational fitness fans for a 5k or 1 mile run or walk along the festive streets of Berlin Maryland. All proceeds benefit Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services! Register online: raceroster.com or pick up a registration form at City Hall, Berlin, Maryland. For additional information, email email@example.com or call Lisa Rodriguez Long at 443-614-4319.
Berlin Christmas Parade
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Celebrate the holiday season as people fill the street to watch the nighttime parade from 7-9pm featuring marching bands, fire companies, dance teams and floats of all kinds while awaiting the arrival of Santa. Main Street will be closed between 5:30 and 6:00 pm so make a point to arrive early. This year’s theme is “Christmas Dreams”.
WYFCS New Group Program GRANDS
WYFCS is launching a new group program called GRANDS. It is an educational and supportive group for grandparents raising their grandchild and the challenges they will face. Topics will include: Generational Differences, Dual Roles and the Physical challenges of having a young child. Group sessions will be held Wednesdays November 2 – December 21 from noon to 1:00 pm. All group meetings will be held at the WYFCS office located at 124 N. Main Street, Suite C, Berlin. To register, please call 410-641-4598. Most insurances accepted and sliding scale will be available.
Worcester Youth and Family Services, Inc. (WYFCS) success stories!
A couple coming for pre-marital therapy, questioning their own abilities to commit to this relationship for the remainder of their lives began to come weekly to therapy. The couple struggled with a history of infidelity (within a pre-marital relationship when they first got together), leading to continuing issues of trust which also were exacerbated by experiences throughout lives of their families of origin. It was common for the couple to experience conflict more than weekly and to often notice all the negatives within the relationship, rather than the positives. There was blame and responsibility for one another’s emotions, and a lack of emotion expression all together from one of the members of the relationship.
Since counseling, the couple has gotten married, has been thinking of starting a family. They no longer blame or give responsibility to the other. They each express their emotions vividly to one another, accepting one another for their strengths and weaknesses. They truly love one another and mainly just want to spend time together and show one another support and care. This couple enjoys their quality time together and wants to ensure to never lose the love they have gained for each other, in addition to the relationship that has grown between them.