Stoughton Youth Commission
The mission of the Stoughton Youth Commission is to provide easily accessible, high-quality mental health services and community outreach to Stoughton youth and their families in response to the needs of the town of Stoughton, without regard to income, insurance status, culture, religion, sexual orientation, or social circumstances. Stoughton Youth Commission envisions a community that values sustainable partnerships and competent, quality programming that empowers youth and their families, with the purpose of enhancing the well-being and respect of the individual, family, and greater community. They accept self-referrals and referrals from and maintain close relationships with local schools, DARE/Juvenile officers, juvenile probation officers, and the Department of Social Services in order to provide the most comprehensive care possible. As needed, they refer to other agencies with broader ranges of services to provide the best care to you and your family. Their offices are located at 110 Rockland Street in Stoughton, and their phone number is (781) 341-2252.
The Stoughton Youth Commission provides no-cost professional and confidential counseling services to Stoughton youth and their families. Children, adolescents, and families meet with an experienced mental health clinician or graduate social work intern.
Strengthening Families is a 12-week skill-building group for youth and families to improve communication, stress management, and family functioning. The program focuses on three different age groups: 3-5 years, 6-12 years, and 13-17 years.
Operation Horizons – For almost two decades, the Stoughton Youth Commission has provided free summer activities to the youth of Stoughton. We offer weekly trips to various area destinations. Scholarships are available.
- Youth Advisory Council is for teens in 7th -12th grades who wish to make a positive impact on their community. Joining the Council provides an opportunity to create and execute community projects (such as Pride of Stoughton), develop leadership skills, and meet other teens with the same vision.
- Preteen Esteem is a group for 5th grade girls designed to aid in the transition from grade school to middle school.
- Anger Management is designed for youth to learn to identify and manage angry feelings.
- Babysitter Training provides education in basic childcare, first aid, safety and safe play, leadership, professionalism, and CPR training.
- Adventures & Games is a social skills group for grades 3 to 5. Have you ever group juggled? Learn about solving problems and making friends all while playing games and going on these and other adventures.
- P.A.S.S. (Positive Action Stops Substances) is a short term substance abuse program for youth who are referred for treatment, and those who would like to work on challenges they face regarding substance abuse.
Organizing Against Substances in Stoughton (OASIS) is the substance abuse prevention facet of the Stoughton Youth Commission (SYC), consisting of community members that work toward the planning and reduction of youth alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. O.A.S.I.S. works toward strengthening and coordinating collaborations for substance abuse prevention through community partnerships and mobilizing the community towards a culture that values substance abuse prevention and sustainability.