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Worcester Youth & Family Services, Inc. Shining a Little Light This Holiday Season

Worcester Youth & Family Services, Inc. Shining a Little Light This Holiday Season
Berlin- For 45 years Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services, Inc. (WYFCS), has served our community. Over the years we have been able to reach many families. Adding a little something to make those we serve feel special, is rewarding not only for us, but for the individuals and families that we serve. While so much about this year is different, our mission remains the same. Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services plans to reach many families and homes this holiday season.

                Currently we are preparing for Friday, November 27th, as we join the Town of Berlin, as they kick off the holiday season with their ICE ICE Berlin Art Stroll and Holiday Shop Night. From 5pm to 9pm, downtown Berlin will be lit up with 3ft hand carved ice sculptures by Eric Cantine. There you’ll find volunteers just outside of WYFCS, at 124 N. Main St., set up to provide our youth with fun holiday craft options to take home and hot chocolate to keep them warm, while shopping and enjoying holiday music.
To foster togetherness and family time this season, in place of our Annual Holiday Dinner, we will be providing “Family Game Night” packages to our participating families. In addition, in partnership with Toys for Tots, we will also provide gifts for children who have participated in our Berlin Youth Club, SAGES/SABERS, CASA programs, their siblings, and several of the clients we serve.  Outreach won’t end after the holidays, as Worcester Youth will be creating “Parenting Survival Toolkits” and offering one family a “Local Winter Getaway” to help fight the winter blues.

                WYFCS is able to give so much, because of the support of local businesses and community members. Giving Tuesday, an international day of giving, is December 1st and WYFCS is partnering with “Shore Gives More” through The Community Foundation of The Eastern Shore. With the generosity of several local businesses and supporters, WYFCS will go “Live” on Facebook at the top of the hour to draw one lucky winner who donated during that hour to receive a prize.  Members of the community can donate during Giving Tuesday, by texting “Shine” to 26989.

If you have been thinking of ways you could give back to the community, Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services, is a good place to start. Contact Debbie Smullen, our Worcester Connects Coordinator, at 410-641-4598 or via email at, to donate gifts for Worcester County youth. You can also donate to the agency by texting “SHINE” TO 26989, by visiting our website and clicking the donate button at the bottom of the page, or by mailing a check to 124 N. Main St., Berlin, MD 21811. Your donation is tax deductible and will go towards building a nurturing community of families, right here in Worcester County.

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