Individual and Family Counseling
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. The counseling process begins with a thorough interview and assessment, followed by the establishment of goals for treatment and a timeline for services.
We accept self-referrals as well as referrals from local schools, DARE/Juvenile officers, juvenile probation officers, and the Department of Social Services. We maintain close relationships with these organizations in order to provide the most comprehensive care possible. As needed, we refer to other agencies with broader ranges of services to provide the best care for you and your family.
Counseling is a collaborative effort with respect to individual clients and families regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation.
Please call 781-341-2252 if you need counseling.
Youth Specific Programs
In addition to counseling we offer a variety of programs and enrichment opportunities for youth who live in Stoughton. These include youth leadership and service groups, babysitter training, youth skill building programs, and summer trips through Operation Horizon.
Parent Specific Programs
Throughout the year the Youth Commission also offers various programs for parents. We host a monthly parent support group for parents of children of all ages to discuss any parenting questions or issues. Other family programs include Strengthening Families and the Stoughton Community Garden Project.
The Stoughton Youth Commission also houses Organizing Against Substances in Stoughton (OASIS), Stoughton's substance abuse prevention coalition. OASIS is made up of community members that work toward the planning and reduction of youth alcohol and other drug use.
Early Thursday Activities
Every early Thursday the Youth Commission in collaboration with the O'Donnell Middle School and the Stoughton YMCA holds open basketball at OMS for Stoughton youths in grades 6-8. If your child wishes to attend please contact Corie Brookshire at the OMS at 781-344-7002.