Town of Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families 



Our mission is to mobilize youth and community partners to reduce youth substance abuse and to create a safe, healthy and drug-free environment where youth and families thrive.

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Since 1977, the Town of Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families (Formerly known as the Youth and Family Advisory Board, YAFAB) has worked in cooperation with Stratford Community Services, the local Youth Service Bureau, to develop a coordinated network of services for young people and families. The Coalition's purpose:

  • Inform the Mayor about matters, policies, and programs that impact youth and families.
  • Serve as the Drug Free Communities Coalition, Local Prevention Council, and the Youth Service Bureau Advisory Board. This ensures coordinated and collaborative efforts among similarly functioning organizations.
  • Strengthen collaboration among youth, parents, and organizations that create community conditions to reduce and prevent high risk behavior and promote well-being among Stratford youth.
  • Promote Search Institute 40 Developmental Assets, a framework of qualities, experiences and relationships youth need to succeed. 

As of October 1, 2014, Town of Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families has been awarded a Drug Free Communities grant by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the amount of $125,000 a year through September 2019.
 The goals are to increase community collaboration and reduce underage drinking and marijuana use among youth ages 12-18 years.

2018-19 Slate of Officers 

Cheree Wright Youth Co-Chair
Sean Kennedy
Adult Co-Chair 
Samuel Branyan
Youth Co-Vice Chair
Paul DosSantos
Adult Co-Vice Chair 
Allie Bourisquot, Evan Fernandes, Kayla Simon  Youth Sector Representatives

2018-2019 Sectors and Representatives 

Parent Denise Keegan 
Business Bill Steindl- CT Distributors Inc. 
Media Amy Knorr 
School Christopher Koch 
Youth Serving Organization  Beth Grimes - Library
Law Enforcement Captain Paul DosSantos - Police Department
Civic / Volunteer Organization Mary Tiernan-  4-H Club
Religious / Fraternal Organization Ed Rawls and Simeon Law- Clergy
Healthcare Professionals Greta Broneill - Health Haven 
State / Local / Tribal Government Sean Kennedy - CT Dept of Rehabilitation Services
Substance Abuse Organization Janice Anderson - RYASAP

2018-19 Meeting Schedule




Additional Links to Sub-Committee Agendas and Minutes

Drug Free Communities Documents



 Please click here for minutes and agendas of all town meetings.


Contact Information

Stratford Partnership For Youth & Families
468 Birdseye Street
Stratford, Connecticut 06615

Phone: (203) 385-4095
Fax: (203) 381-2064
E-mail: Anna Gasinski at

Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm


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