July 2023

Self-Care for Mental Health: How to Get Started

Written by team: What is Self-Care? Many people think of self-care as a luxury, but it is actually at the core of your physical, mental, and emotional well- being. Self-care is an umbrella term that covers the activities, habits, and rituals we undertake to promote our overall health. The key to self-care is intentionality….

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March 2023

1st Annual Shine on The Shore Luau!

Worcester Youth & Family is happy to announce it’s first Shine on the Shore Luau annual fundraiser on June 22nd, 2023, on the docks at the beautiful Sunset Grille in West OC from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.  Tickets are $35 and cover live entertainment, buffet-style dinner, and a drink ticket.  Games and contests will be offered…

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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

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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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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