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  • ‘Safety Town,’ For Students Entering Kindergarten, Offers A Multitude Of Lessons

    Parents can never be sure how their children will react to their first day of kindergarten. Some children hop on the bus without hesitation, and maybe slow down long enough to give a wave to their anxious parents before starting a new adventure with future friends. Others will cling, or cry, or worse, making the first day difficult for everyone involved.

  • NYFS Hosting Annual Safety Town Program For Students Entering Kindergarten

    Children in the 2013 Newtown Youth & Family Services Safety Town program learned about fire safety and toured a Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue Co. fire engine with Lieutenant and Deputy Fire Marshal Ryan Clark during one of the many presentations that were part of last year’s program.
  • NYFS Conducting Survey On Programming For Children On Autism Spectrum

    Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS), at 15 Berkshire Road in Sandy Hook, is developing a new curriculum for individuals and families who are looking for social recreational and educational programming for children with autism spectrum disorders.

    The agency is working closely with the autism resources and services of Connecticut, and has recently hired a full-time recreational therapist who will lead these programs.

  • NYFS Providing Extended Support Hours December 13-15

    Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS) is joining together with the town of Newtown, the school district, the interfaith community and municipal organizations in observance of the first anniversary of 12/14.

    “Our community is choosing to remember and honor those who lost their lives in that awful tragedy in ways that are quiet, personal, and respectful – centered on themes of kindness and service to others,” First Selectman Pat Llodra said on her blog.

  • American Red Cross CPR Certification Class, October 16 At NYFS

    Newtown Youth and Family Services, Inc. (NYFS) will hold an American Red Cross CPR Certification class on Wednesday, October 16, from 6 to 9 pm.

    “The class which will cover cardiopulmonary resuscitation for infants, children and adults, is a great class for all caregivers and anyone interested in being certified” said agency Executive Director and CPR Instructor Candice Bohr.

  • NYFS Expanding To Meet The Needs Of The Community

    Anyone unfamiliar with Newtown Youth & Family Services may have found themselves wondering what NYFS is. What does NYFS do for Newtown and area residents?

    Answering these questions is easier than you think. Newtown Youth & Family Services, Inc. (NYFS) is a licensed, non-profit, mental health clinic and youth services bureau, that has been dedicated to helping children and families achieve their highest potential for almost 30 years.

  • NYFS Annual Meeting Honored Volunteers, Others

    Representatives of Cos Cob’s Kids in Crisis stood with Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS) Executive Director Candice Bohr, second from left, during NYFS’s Annual Meeting, held on Monday, June 24. Kids in Crisis earned NYFS’s H.D. Bassett Award.     

  • Orange County Choppers To Fundraise For NYFS

    NEWBURGH, N.Y. — The world’s most famous roommate turned DJ — DJ Pauly D — will be behind the turntables at Orange County Choppers Café on Friday, May 10. This charity event will benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services. At the end of the night, Paul Teutul, Sr, founder of Orange County Choppers, will present DJ Pauly D with a fully customized OCC motorcycle.

    Doors open at 9 pm. Tickets are $50 general admission and $125 for a meet and greet with DJ Pauly D and Mr Teutul.

  • A West Virginia Concert Supports NYFS

    To the Editor:

    Newtown Youth and Family Services (NYFS) would like to thank members of a West Virginia band, Rain Crow, for organizing a musical fundraiser for the organization. The fundraiser held in Capon Bridge West Virginia in January raised over $4,700 for NYFS. The event included musical acts from several genres, an auction, dancing and refreshments.