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.
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
|Youth Co-Vice Chair
|Adult Co-Vice Chair
|Allie Bourisquot, Evan Fernandes, Kayla Simon
||Youth Sector Representatives
2018-2019 Sectors and Representatives
||Bill Steindl- CT Distributors Inc.
|| Christopher Koch
|Youth Serving Organization
||Beth Grimes - Library
||Captain Paul DosSantos - Police Department
|Civic / Volunteer Organization
||Mary Tiernan- 4-H Club
|Religious / Fraternal Organization
||Ed Rawls and Simeon Law- Clergy
||Greta Broneill - Health Haven
|State / Local / Tribal Government
||Sean Kennedy - CT Dept of Rehabilitation Services
|Substance Abuse Organization
||Janice Anderson - RYASAP
Additional Links to Sub-Committee Agendas and Minutes
Drug Free Communities Documents
Please click here for minutes and agendas of all town meetings.
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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