News & Events

January 2020

Youth Mentoring Program

Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services (WYFCS) is seeking mentors for their new mentor program, which was recently developed and partnered with the Worcester County Board of Education. Its mission is to promote the power of mentors to transform young lives, to develop and play a vital role serving 6th graders through high school seniors. January is…

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September 2019

WYFCS Executive Director Steve Taylor Looks Back as He Prepares to Retire

Steven Taylor has made his life’s work philanthropy and advocacy, from championing environmental protection and conservation, to helping thousands with mental health care and social support services.  After an impressive 32-year career, Taylor announced he will retire from his position as Executive Director at Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services (WYFCS) this December. The legacy he…

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National Recovery Month by Dr. Jennifer Leggour, Psy. D.

September is National Recovery Month which is an observance held every year to educate people that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use issue to live a healthy and rewarding life. Similar to recognizing improvements made in other health fields, Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by…

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July 2019

WYFCS and Local Chambers of Commerce Asking for Items for New Teacher Welcome Bags

For the first time, Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services, in partnership with the Greater Ocean City, Ocean Pines, Berlin and Snow Hill Chambers of Commerce are asking for donations to fill bags for the new teachers of Worcester County. WYFCS is encouraging local businesses and non-profits to give helpful items for the upcoming school year. Many of these teachers are new to the area….

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Back to School Supply Drive in Full Swing

Worcester Youth and Family Services (WYFCS) has begun its yearly “Back to School” drive to benefit schoolchildren in Worcester County unable to acquire necessary materials for the upcoming term. Over 200 backpacks filled with school supplies were donated to students at local schools in 2018. WYFCS Executive Director Steve Taylor stressed the importance of the drive…

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May 2019

From One of our Therapists: Make Time for Family this Summer

As the days of Summer become shorter, the importance of spending time bonding as a family becomes increasingly important. Throughout the school year, children spend over 1,000 hours in the classroom and are often shuffled from activity to activity. A recent study has shown carving out family time can be very challenging with families being busier…

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WYFCS Welcomes New Communications Coordinator

Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services (WYFCS) welcomed Morgan Coulson on May 20 as their new Communications Coordinator. The Communications Coordinator performs administrative duties as a front desk receptionist as well as running social media including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. Morgan designs and maintains the gowoyo.org website, writes press releases, takes photographs and video, sits…

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Annual Pirate Party Raises Over $40,000 for Worcester Youth Programs

Approximately $40,000 dollars was raised May 17 at the eleventh annual Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services (WYFCS) Pirate Party, held at Sunset Grille in West Ocean City, Maryland. The money will be matched with grants, generating more the $200,000 in program funding for youth in Worcester County. WYFCS is a non-profit founded in 1975 that…

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We’re Seeking Donations for “Every Child Needs”

Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services (WYFCS) has started a new initiative, “Every Child Needs” (ECN), and is seeking donations. The program will supply at risk children with basic needs such as blankets, pillows, pajamas, shoes, clothes, toiletries, coats and duffle bags. Each year, WYFCS participates in the “Christmas Spirit Campaign” with the Young Professionals of the…

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