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Wanna Buy a Duck?

Our little mascots need you!

For a $25 donation (or more) to the PYS Family Fund you will receive one of these adorable duck ornaments!

We are asking for your help.

Your generosity can help make the holidays special for a less fortunate neighbor during these difficult times. You can help a family buy food, clothing, toys, toiletries, and other necessities for their children.

If you want to donate a Gift Card click HERE
If you want to Buy a Duck click HERE
If you just wish to donate (and save us the postage) Click HERE.

One $100 grocery card can provide a holiday dinner for a whole family.

A $50 gift card to a clothing store will buy a much needed outfit for a young child.

A $25 gift card to Target or Walmart will buy a small toy for a child to open on Christmas.

Pittsford Youth Services' social workers are now seeing students at the Pittsford Central School District buildings they serve and St. Louis School, as allowed by Monroe County and New York State guidelines, offering some in-person sessions, as well as tele-therapy. Social workers are available by phone, e-mail and may offer private in-person sessions if all parties are comfortable.

Below are some resources you may find helpful.

The Child Mind Institute - Coping During Covid-19: Resource for Parents
PBS - How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus
National Association of School Psychologists - Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource
The Center for Loss - How to Talk to Children About the Coronavirus Pandemic
The Dougy Center PDF- Supporting Children and Teens When Someone is Dying

For any mental health concerns or support that you or your family may need, please contact:

Loraine Young, LCSW-R, Executive Clinical Director
phone 585-280-6610
e-mail Lyoung@pittsfordyouthservices.org

Help Us Make A Difference.

Bettering the social, emotional and mental health of our children and families is critical to the overall health of our community, and at the core of what PYS does every day. Any financial contribution you are able to make is valued and very much appreciated.

Please help us by letting us know which campaign, if any, brought you here.

SPRING APPEAL

FALL CAMPAIGN

GENERAL DONATION

UNITED WAY

Your contibution is tax-deductible and will help to ensure that PYS can continue to provide affordable services to Pittsford youth and their families.

If your child or you need help with:

  • Mental Health Concerns
  • Family issues
  • School pressures
  • Peer relationships
  • School avoidance
  • Substance use/abuse

Here is some of what we offer:

  • Individual, group, and family counseling
  • Parenting support
  • Peer group programs
  • Help with accessing community resources
  • Informative programming in collaboration with the schools and the PTSA

Please call us at 264-0604 to set up an appointment.

For more information please click HERE.

A free three-day summer bereavement camp for children who have lost a loved one and are struggling with that loss.

Help and Healing for Grieving Children

Grief is difficult for everyone. It can be especially confusing for children who do not have the life experiences and resources adults draw on during difficult times. Camp helps fill that gap.

Our camp promotes understanding, acceptance, healing and hope through a comprehensive program of therapeutic activities as well as plenty of fun. It is staffed by credentialed professionals and trained volunteers.

To see pictures of the camp click HERE

If you'd like to make an online donation, please click the Donate button below.

The 7 Cs: Essential Building Blocks of Resilience

CONFIDENCE

COMPETENCE

CONNECTION

CHARACTER

CONTRIBUTION

COPING

CONTROL

FOSTERING RESILIENCE

Preparing children and teens to THRIVE through both good and challenging times.

Young people live up or down to expectations we set for them. They need adults who believe in them unconditionally and hold them to the high expectations of being compassionate, generous, and creative.

For more information on communicating with your teen:
Center for Parent and Teen Communication

Our mission has not been interrupted, and in fact remains stronger than ever.

We consider all members of our community to be part of the PYS team, including our staff, Board, the families we serve, the Pittsford Central School District and the Town and Village of Pittsford. PYS counts on our community partners to help sustain us in good times and bad, and we are here for you 365 days a year. We hope you will be there for us as well.

To find out more about this past year click HERE.

PARENT RESOURCES

For additional information and resources click HERE.


Pittsford Youth Services, Inc. (PYS) is dedicated to providing youth and their families with confidential, professional and affordable social work services in the schools and Pittsford community. PYS strives to enhance social and emotional well-being through counseling, advocacy, educational programs and informational services.

OUR
MISSION

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