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.
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
|Youth Co-Vice Chair
2020-2021 Sectors and Representatives
||Bill Steindl- CT Distributors Inc.
|| Christopher Koch
|Youth Serving Organization
||Chelsea Kordiak @ YMCA & Beth
||Captain Paul DosSantos - Police Department
|Civic / Volunteer Organization
|Religious / Fraternal Organization
||Greta Broneill - Health Haven
|State / Local / Tribal Government
||Sean Kennedy - CT Dept of Rehabilitation Services
|Substance Abuse Organization
||Janice Anderson - RYASAP
|Youth Sector Representatives
Youth Committee Sign-up
Drug Free Communities Documents
Please click here for minutes and agendas of all town meetings.
Stratford Partnership For Youth & Families
468 Birdseye Street
Stratford, Connecticut 06615
Phone: (203) 385-4095
Fax: (203) 381-2064
E-mail: Tammy Trojanowski at
E-mail: James Olsen at
Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
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