Youth Services

  • Grandparents Raising Kids Support Group information and registration.  Click for more information.
  • Zentangle Winterl 2020. Click for more information.
  • Strong Start Social Emotional Learning group for kids 4-7. Click for more information and to register.
  • Jr. Adventure Club registration and information. Click to see more.
  • Strengthening Family Ties Group. Click for information and registration.
  • Healthy Lives Series: Zumba. Starting Sept. 16th. Click for more information and to register.
  • Jr Adventure Club Fall 2019 Link to Registration form

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