Welcome to the Danbury Youth Services, Inc. (DYS)
DYS is a community based youth services organization serving youth and their families from the Greater Danbury Area. DYS offers a variety of services including youth and family counseling and positive youth development programs. We are composed of a caring and compassionate staff that want to help our community youth reach their full potential.
Please take some time to learn more about DYS programs by viewing our web-site. Contact us if we can help you or if you would like to volunteer or give to DYS in support of its quality programming. We would like to hear from you.
Julie Schmitter, MPA, Executive Director
What People Are Saying About Danbury Youth Services, Inc.
“My counselor has shown me a lot about my anger and how I can control it. I’m so excited that DYS has paid for summer camp – they even gave me the bike I needed for camp. When I was in a car accident, my DYS counselor helped me get new eye glasses.”
“This is a place where I feel safe to talk about what I want. I feel listened to and it makes me feel comfortable. The counselors are helpful and respectful but never push to far. I am getting to release any pent-up emotion to someone who cares and it feels good.”
“Before GAL’s Club I was smart, fun, secretive, and shy. Now I am still smart and fun but am also confident, brave, easy going, and I have friends.”
“As a leaders in GAL’s Club, I help others as much as I can. Before joining the club, I did not know how to make friends.”
“Coming here has helped my family to understand each other more – it makes us feel closer.”
“Coming to DYS has helped me learn not to be a bully. My teachers made some changes that my counselor suggested, and its helped me do better at school”