Youth & Family Services

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What is our Mission? 

We seek to promote the social and emotional health of our youth, families, and community by creating opportunities to engage, educate, and empower all citizens of Norwich.

How do we achieve this?

  • Positive Youth Development and Leadership Opportunities
  • Juvenile Justice Diversion
  • Family Involvement
  • Mental Health Services
  • Community Outreach

Upcoming Programs

To register for any upcoming programs or to learn more contact Erin Haggan

Voices For Female Empowerment - Meets for 8 weeks on Wednesdays from 4-530pm at the Rose City Senior Center, ages 12-15.

Council for Boys - Meets for 8 weeks on Thursdays from 4-530pm at the Rose City Senior Center, ages 12-15. 

Girls Circle - Meets for 6 weeks on Mondays from 4-530pm virtually on Google Meets, this group is for 6th-8th graders. 

Joining Forces - Leadership program for high school youth to work with Norwich Police Officers to develop multi-media anti-vaping campaign. Meets 3rd Thursday of each month beginning November 19th 6-8pm @ the Rose City Senior Center. 

Individual & Family Counseling

Erin Haggan, LCSW is set up to do telehealth therapy sessions with Norwich residents 21 and under. If families don’t have access to the internet, phone sessions can be scheduled. For a consult or to schedule an appointment, contact Erin.

Peace At Home Parenting

The Peace At Home Parenting program offers 100 recorded classes and offers live classes regularly for FREE!!! 

Topics include Routines & Chores, Managing Screen Time, Positive Discipline, Being Your Child’s Emotion Coach, as well as several classes related to COVID-19 management skills. Classes are separated by type and by age categories (birth – young adult). And additional classes/topics are added each week!

Upon check-out, please use the 06360 zip code no matter what town the person registering is from, and use discount code PEACE2020 for FREE classes! Discount code is valid through June 2021!

 Talk it Out 

The "When it Builds Up, Talk it Out" campaign provides parents with access to  trained professionals who will provide support and resources, if necessary.  

Call 833-258-5011

The "Talk It Out Line" is available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 8 pm and on weekends from 1 pm to 8 pm and has both English and Spanish capacity.

 Liquor Stickers

We are doing our part to help the community prevent underage drinking by providing free liquor stickers. 86% of underage drinkers report consuming alcohol in their home or someone else’s. These stickers will help prevent that from happening. Learn more or obtain stickers by emailing Tiana Powell

Social Host Law

Current Services & Resources   

Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Promotion

 Mental Health Tool Kit 

Daily Mental Health Tips 

 At-home Activities for Families 

YouTubeYouTube Channel 

We have many videos for parents and youth on managing challenges, virtual touch-a-truck videos and our staff Story Time readings!

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We post updates, resources and information on our Facebook page daily!

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We post updates, resources and information on our Facebook page daily!

Tik Tok

We have several videos on our Tik Tok, providing information about underage drinking and coping strategies for youth and adults!