will once again be sponsoring a HOLIDAY GIVING TREE to benefit families in the Pittsford community who need a little extra support around the holidays.

The trees will be located at the Pittsford Community Center
and outside the Pittsford Library near Starbucks,
between November 21st and December 15th.
PYS social workers then organize and deliver the donations to the families in time for the Christmas school break.
Take a tag from the tree and return it with a gift card by December 15th. Donations can be returned to the Community Center Information Desk, or sent to the PYS office in the envelopes provided. If you wish to let us pick the gift cards you can donate online by clicking
or by mailing a check made out to PYS to 4 South Main Street, Pittsford, NY 14534.
Some of the most useful gift cards for families in need:
Wegmans l Tops l Walmart l Target l Dick’s Sporting Goods l Marshalls l Gas Cards l Pontillo’s l Dunkin Donuts
- 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 child.
- A $25 gift card to Target or Walmart will buy a small toy for a child.

Pittsford Youth Services' social workers see students in Pittsford Central School District middle school and elementary school buildings, St. Louis School and our offices in the Village of Pittsford. Social workers are available by phone, e-mail or text and schedule appointments at mutually agreeable times.

  • Mental health concerns
  • Family issues
  • School pressures
  • Peer relationships
  • School avoidance
  • Support for LGBTQ+ youth
  • Grief and loss

For more information or to make an appointment contact:

Loraine Young, LCSW-R
Executive Clinical Director


Make an investment in the future of your community.

The youth and families of our community are struggling more than ever with social-emotional issues and need help. PYS is a unique and valuable resource, offering affordable counseling and social work services all year long. We rely on your support to keep our services and programs affordable and available to all who need them. We hope you will consider making a donation.




Your contibution is tax-deductible and will help to ensure that PYS can continue to provide affordable services to Pittsford youth and their families.
PYS is looking for new board members. If you would like to help, please check out our volunteer page HERE.

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.

Click here for additional information and resources.

A FREE three-day summer bereavement camp held every summer for children who are adjusting to the death of a loved one.

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

To see pictures of the camp click HERE

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

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.