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.

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WYFCS Welcomes New Youth Programs Coordinator

Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services (WYFCS) welcomed Tiffany Scott on January 22nd as their new Youth Programs Coordinator. The Youth Programs Coordinator oversees programming for adolescent programs and the Berlin Youth Club (BYC). Strengthening Adolescent Boys with Education and Resources (SABERS) is a support program for boys in 7th and 8th grade.  The Berlin Youth Club (BYC) is for youth ages 6-11 who reside in the town of Berlin.   The Youth Programs Coordinator organizes cultural, educational, and social activities for the youth throughout the year.  The Coordinator also organizes youth activities for various town events and manages a volunteer corps to help with youth activities.

Tiffany comes to WYFCS from the Worcester County Health Department where she worked as a Community Health Outreach Worker in their Patient Centered Home Program.  From this experience, she developed her love for public health and helping others.  In 2017, Tiffany took on the role of a Community Health Educator with WCHD’s Chronic Disease and Tobacco Prevention Team. During her time with prevention as the Healthiest Maryland Business/ Worksite Wellness Coordinator, Tiffany was able to further her passion for holistic health and wellness through community partnerships. Tiffany is also a CDC-Certified Diabetes Prevention Coach and enjoys empowering participants to become their best self through nutrition and physical activity.

Tiffany earned her bachelor’s Degree from Salisbury University in 2015 with an area of concentration in Community Health and Health Education. Currently, she is a full-time student at Maryland University of Integrative Health working toward her dream of becoming a Certified Clinical Nutritionist. Tiffany plans to one day build on her work within the community to create a healthier community through the power of nutrition.

For more information about youth programs, please call our office at 410-641-4598.

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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