This year's lucky winners are!

  • 1st place - Kim Davis
  • 2nd place - Carly Wellner
  • 3rd place - Morgan Fitch

Another Duck Drop Derby is in the Books!!

We would like to say a heartfelt thanks all of our PYS staff, Board members and their families, volunteers, ticket buyers, auction winners and all the supporters who came out to watch the Duck Drop Derby on Saturday. Special thanks to the Town and Village of Pittsford, Jessie Hollenbeck, Alison Burchett and the Town Recreation Department, all of the dignitaries who came out to support us, and our generous sponsors and silent auction donors! It was a wonderful turnout on a beautiful day and we thank you for sharing it with us!

A big shout out to Board member John Weymann who had the thankless job of trying to catch the top three racers amid a crush of more than 2000 yellow ducks, to Todd Youngman, who graciously served as our MC once again, Board President Sareer Fazili, for the many ways he helped out all weekend, and Board Member John Weas, who was invaluable in coordinating ticket sales through the month leading up to the event and always there to help in any way, anytime we needed him, right up until the last table was taken down.

And finally, we are so thankful for our family members - those who do the heavy lifting and whose hard work behind the scenes keeps us running towards the goal. PYS is so very grateful for your commitment and support. We could not do any of this without you!

Jill, Loraine and all of us at P Y S

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.

Middle and High School Peer Groups


The groups will be held at the PYS office:
4 South Main Street

Wednesdays from 10/13 to 11/17
Middle School Students - 3:15 to 4:15
High School Students - 4:30 to 5:30
These groups will focus on building resiliency, finding support and increasing self-esteem for LGBTQ students. We will work to develop support, validation and identity formation through discussion and group activities.

To sign up, contact Jacob Abraham: 280-6623
Please provide student name, age, parent name, school and contact info.
There is no fee to attend

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.

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

Below are some resources you may find helpful:

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.





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

The 7 Cs: Essential Building Blocks of 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

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

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.

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.


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.


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