“If opportunity doesn’t knock,
build a door.”
Imagine finding yourself in a situation where you are not sure how you will feed your family this week, or you are facing eviction from your home, or the loss of home utilities. Unfortunately these situations arise for many families in our community every day. When faced with addressing the immediate needs of food, clothing, shelter, and utilities, it is often hard for families to think beyond one day at a time.
At Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services we help families and individuals navigate these challenges by providing one-on-one advocacy, community resources, and education to families. Resource experts, called navigators, provide in-depth assessments that help determine what services are needed to address specific issues and empower families to build a path toward effective decision-making that results in a better future.
What we do:
- Work with Clients to pinpoint their needs
- Develop a plan of action
- Research and find resources to meet those needs
- Connect clients to resources
- Partner with clients to ensure progress
We Connect our families with:
- Budgeting & Financial Management Assistance
- Parenting Classes
- Life Skills
- Financial Assistance
- And much more
Family Connections links about 1,500 people a year with needed resources by networking with many sectors of the community. This award-winning* program is a successful collaboration of over 50 partners consisting of public agencies, other non‐profits, faith based and civic organizations, business leaders, and interested community members to link clients to the services they need.
Since the economic crisis we have seen a tremendous increase (500%) in families seeking assistance. Family Connections has made a significant impact in our community as it acts as a safety net to many families with multiple needs who would otherwise be left in grave circumstances with no hope of change.
If you need help locating a resource or finding a service, call 410-641-4598 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Assistance is free to all Worcester County residents.
* In 2011 Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services was awarded the Richard A. Henson award for nonprofit excellence. The award is presented to a nonprofit organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the well-being of residents of the Lower Eastern Shore. To be eligible, organizations must exhibit entrepreneurial spirit and creatively marshal effective and timely responses to critical or emerging community needs.