Danbury Youth Services, Inc. (DYS) is a private, non-profit agency designated as the Youth Services Bureau for the City of Danbury. DYS is also a licensed psychiatric clinic through the Department of Children and Families. Its mission is to strengthen youth and families by supporting and fostering hope and teaching the skills necessary to lead positive and productive lives. DYS has committed 40 years of service to youth and their families from the Greater Danbury Area, including Ridgefield, Redding, Newtown, Bethel, New Fairfield, Brookfield, Sherman, and New Milford. The agency provides professional counseling and family support services. Direct service employees are comprised of licensed clinicians and prevention specialists with expertise in the areas of substance abuse prevention, social skills development, parenting, crisis intervention, and family therapy.
Danbury Youth Services, Inc. (DYS) was initially organized in 1969 to act as the coordinating agency for all social services in the Greater Danbury Area. This changed in the late 1980′s to reflect the Board of Directors vision for the agency to focus on youth services that would provide the most immediate value to the community. As a consequence to this action, DYS emerged as the foremost young adult service agency in the community and began working with the City of Danbury to provide these services. Furthermore, in the 1990′s the agency also became an affiliate agency of the United Way of Northern Fairfield County and then a participating agency. Today, DYS works with a variety of outside agencies to provide its counseling and quality educational programs at little or no-cost to an at-risk and vulnerable population in the Greater Danbury Community.
Celebrating 40 Years of Excellence