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Counseling Services Extended for Sandy Hook Families

Newtown Youth & Family Services, Inc., says no appointments are necessary and walk-ins are welcome.

Update at 12 p.m. on Jan. 5: Counseling services for the public have been extended at Reed Intermediate School. Professional counselors and psychiatrists are available, and all services are free. Therapy dogs are also available, as are children’s crafts. Hours are this weekend, Jan. 5 and 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Jan. 7 - 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The original report follows:


In an effort to help meet the needs of the community, Newtown Youth & Family Services, Inc., will be open for emergency counseling for families, community members or staff involved in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy.

The clinic had been open, but announced Friday afternoon that it had extended its services until further notice.

Newtown Youth and Family Services is located at 15 Berkshire Road in Sandy Hook. The hours are as follows:

  • Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

No appointment is necessary and walk-ins are welcome.

Newtown Youth and Family Services, Inc. is a licensed, non-profit, mental health clinic and youth services bureau dedicated to helping children and families achieve their highest potential. NYFS provides programs, services, activities, counseling, support groups and education throughout the Greater Newtown area.

They can be reached directly at 203-426-8103.

Richard Hooker January 05, 2013 at 01:30 PM
Is reed Intermediate school still offering counseling services as well?
Nancy Schreiner January 05, 2013 at 04:46 PM
The picture needs to be changed... That is the picture of their old building on Church Hill Rd. Not the building at 15 Berkshire Rd.
Gary Jeanfaivre (Editor) January 05, 2013 at 05:06 PM
Yes, services are still being offered at Reed. I'm adding information about that to this article.
Gary Jeanfaivre (Editor) January 05, 2013 at 05:07 PM
Thanks for letting me know, Nancy. I'm swapping it out now.

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