Youth Services

  • African Americans during times of war presentation at CCC at 6:30pm Sat. Feb 24th
  • Service to Youth Award Nominations now being accepted
  • Narcan Training 6 to 7pm at Raymond Library. Register by Feb. 26th to receive a free Narcan Kit
  • Real Talk for teens EVERY Tuesday starting February 27th from 6-8pm at EHYS
  • One Rhythm: Every Tuesday from 3:00pm to 5:30pm starting in February.
  • Texting & Social Media Safety Seminar 2nd Tuesday each month 6:30p to 8p at EHYS
  • Substance Abuse Prevention Information session at EHYS 4th Tuesday each month from 6:30 to 8pm

The Department of Youth Services provides positive learning experiences for youth that will promote a sense of self worth and community involvement. The department also advocates for youth issues on a local, regional and state-wide level.

The Department of Youth Services is a municipal agency established in 1971. It has played an integral role in the Town’s effort to maintain a high quality of life for our young people and their families.

The Department of Youth Services advocates for youth state wide and provides therapeutic counseling, several positive youth development programs and outreach services to help meet the needs of East Hartford’s youth and their families.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Cephus Nolen Jr. LCSW Director (860) 291-7181
Jen King, LCSW Program Coordinator (860) 291-7183
Kelly Waterhouse, LCSW Counseling Coordinator (860) 291-7180
Marc Bassos Outreach Coordinator (860) 291-7182
Stacy Krechko Administrative Assistant (860) 291-7179