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Winter Events Calendar


Programs for Youth and Families
All programs are held at Tri-Town Youth Services,
56 High Street, Deep River, unless otherwise stated.
For more information, call 860.526.3600

                                Movie Night! 
     Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

Next Screening: January 26
Time 6:30-8:00
Westbrook High School , 156 McVeagh Rd, Westbrook, CT
For more information contact Westbrook Youth & Family Services at 860-399-9239.

             Parent Play & Support Groups
Join us for adult conversation and help with parenting challenges, while children enjoy open play, seasonal songs, stories and art exploration!
Outstanding Ones (for children under 2)
Dates: Tuesdays, February 7 - April 4
Time: 10:30- 11:00
Cost: $45

Terrific Twos (for children 24-36 months)
Dates: Wednesdays, February 8- April 5
Time: 11:00- 12:00
Cost: $60

Register online or by calling 860-526-3600.

Program Cancellation Policy:
In the event of inclement weather and Region 4 schools are closed, you can safely assume Tri-Town programs will be cancelled. If in doubt, tune to NBC Connecticut on television (or visit or try WFSB on TV (or go to for cancellation information.

See Something, Hear Something, Say Something!
Call the TIP LINE!*

Parents and/or youth can report underage
drinking, drug use, unsupervised parties,
or any suspicious activity anonymously.

                 860-767-4340 x130

Interested in making an online credit card donation to support Tri-Town?
You can, at our secure PayPal site. Thank you!

Using E-Bay? Make an impact every time you buy an item using our
Tri-Town Youth Services page on eBay Giving Works!

For more information about opportunities to contribute to Tri-Town Youth Services, 860.526.3600 or

Tri-Town Youth Services Bureau, Inc.
P.O. Box 897
56 High Street
Deep River, Connecticut 06417

Did you know that the more
Developmental Assets
youth possess, the more likely
they will be emotionally healthy
and successful in life?

Read the results of Tri-Town's most recent youth survey
--Profiles of Student Life: Attitudes and Behaviors--
in our 2015 Report to the Tri-Town Community!

* Tips go directly to the state police.

Support Positive Youth Development:  Our Common Cause!

Additional Child and Youth Resources

Happening Now


For information about the impact of marijuana on the developing teen brain and the challenges parents and youth face in the light of changing legislation (decriminalization, medicalization, legalization) both locally and nationally, see Marijuana-Free: Navigating the Teen Years, download the Partnership for Drug Free Kids' Marijuana Talk Kit, and/or see our regularly updated page:

                  Marijuana: Weeding Through

To grow your Family Assets, "Like"
Tri-Town Youth Services on Facebook

Youth Job Bank
Employer Application
         Youth Application

Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
Meetings take place at Tri-Town Youth Services
Future meeting dates:  Jan. 18, Mar. 8 and May 17

A Letter from Gail Beck, upon her retirement:

Hello, Neighbor!

With every New Year, many of us experience the nostalgia of looking back over the previous year (or years) and the anticipation of looking forward to what is ahead. This year, for me, these feelings are intensified. After a little over twenty-six years as Executive Director of Tri-Town Youth Services, I am retiring in mid-January of 2017. This, of course, marks a personal transition for me as well as a transition for our agency. I am confident that the agency and I will thrive!

Tri-Town’s Parent Resource Coordinator, Allison Abramson, will continue that role while she also takes on the role of Executive Director. We have spent much time together in preparation for this moment. The agency will be in very capable hands.

As for me, personally, I grew up in Essex, attended local schools, and was graduated from Valley Regional High School (when it housed grades 7-12). Having strong roots here was part of the appeal when I applied for the position at Tri-Town. Hired in 1990, I was the agency’s third ED in its six years of existence. My goals included staying on for a while to provide stability to the agency. I was also determined to ensure credibility always to follow through with whatever we purported to do. I feel honored to have had productive, trusting, collaborative relationships with many individuals and organizations in our three communities. I am grateful for the support of staff members, board members, local community members and colleagues from out of town over the years. I am proud that with such support, Tri-Town has grown and thrived over the years.

My personal transition involves letting go of much in the tri-town area, while embracing more unscheduled time and more time to share with family and friends.

With deep and heartfelt thanks, I bid you Adieu!
Gail E. Beck