Town of Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families 



Our mission is to mobilize youth and community partners to reduce youth substance abuse and to create a safe, healthy and drug-free environment where youth and families thrive.

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Since 1977, the Town of Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families (Formerly known as the Youth and Family Advisory Board, YAFAB) has worked in cooperation with Stratford Community Services, the local Youth Service Bureau, to develop a coordinated network of services for young people and families. The Coalition's purpose:

  • Inform the Mayor about matters, policies, and programs that impact youth and families.
  • Serve as the Drug Free Communities Coalition, Local Prevention Council, and the Youth Service Bureau Advisory Board. This ensures coordinated and collaborative efforts among similarly functioning organizations.
  • Strengthen collaboration among youth, parents, and organizations that create community conditions to reduce and prevent high risk behavior and promote well-being among Stratford youth.
  • Promote Search Institute 40 Developmental Assets, a framework of qualities, experiences and relationships youth need to succeed. 

As of October 1, 2014, Town of Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families has been awarded a Drug Free Communities grant  in the amount of $125,000 a year through September 2024.
 The goals are to increase community collaboration and reduce underage drinking and marijuana use among youth ages 12-18 years.

2020-21 Slate of Officers 

Sarah Sportini Youth Co-Chair
Beth Grimes
Emily Brennan
Youth Co-Vice Chair
Patty Hines
Co-Vice Chair 

2020-2021 Sectors and Representatives 

Parent Amy Wiltsie
Business Bill Steindl- CT Distributors Inc. 
Media Kathleen Carson
School Christopher Koch 
Youth Serving Organization  Chelsea Kordiak @ YMCA & Beth
Law Enforcement Captain Paul DosSantos - Police Department
Civic / Volunteer Organization Michael Suntag
Religious / Fraternal Organization Simeon Law
Healthcare Professionals Greta Broneill - Health Haven 
State / Local / Tribal Government Sean Kennedy - CT Dept of Rehabilitation Services
Substance Abuse Organization Janice Anderson - RYASAP
Youth Sector Representatives
Tyler Tripodi

2022-23 Meeting Schedule



Youth Committee Sign-up

Drug Free Communities Documents


 Please click here for minutes and agendas of all town meetings.


Contact Information

Stratford Partnership For Youth & Families
468 Birdseye Street
Stratford, Connecticut 06615

Phone: (203) 385-4095
Fax: (203) 381-2064
E-mail: Tammy Trojanowski at 
[email protected]

E-mail: James Olsen at 
[email protected]

Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm


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