Vernon Youth Services Bureau

Vernon Youth Services Bureau The Vernon Youth Services Bureau is a Town of Vernon Department dedicated to providing: Program Coordination, Information and Referral, Prevention Services, Early Intervention Services, Resource Development, Community Involvement, and Youth Advocacy.

09/11/2021
Photos from US National Weather Service Boston MA's post
08/22/2021

Photos from US National Weather Service Boston MA's post

08/06/2021

*FALL SOCCER* Soccer Shots is an engaging children's soccer program with a focus on character development for kids age 2 through 6 years old. Visit www.vernonrec.org for both information and registration!

08/06/2021
One of our RHS students is working to make a difference in his community by collecting supplies for a local animal rescu...
08/05/2021

One of our RHS students is working to make a difference in his community by collecting supplies for a local animal rescue. If you're interested in helping, please check out the flyer for details!

One of our RHS students is working to make a difference in his community by collecting supplies for a local animal rescue. If you're interested in helping, please check out the flyer for details!

What an amazing turnout at National Night Out!  It was so nice to see everyone out having fun and enjoying a beautiful n...
08/05/2021

What an amazing turnout at National Night Out! It was so nice to see everyone out having fun and enjoying a beautiful night. Thanks to all those who stopped by to say hello!

What an amazing turnout at National Night Out! It was so nice to see everyone out having fun and enjoying a beautiful night. Thanks to all those who stopped by to say hello!

Join us tomorrow at National Night Out and be sure to stop by the Youth Services table to say hello!
08/03/2021

Join us tomorrow at National Night Out and be sure to stop by the Youth Services table to say hello!

Join us tomorrow at National Night Out and be sure to stop by the Youth Services table to say hello!

We enjoyed some very special visitors today! 🥰🐶
07/29/2021

We enjoyed some very special visitors today! 🥰🐶

We have a few spots left in the Summer Fun Program.  Join us for field trips, swimming, arts & crafts, games, reading, a...
07/19/2021

We have a few spots left in the Summer Fun Program. Join us for field trips, swimming, arts & crafts, games, reading, and more great summer activities. Session 2 begins July 26, contact us this week to register!

06/22/2021

School may be out for the summer but good nutrition never takes a vacation! Curbside meals will be available all summer starting on Wednesday June 23rd and running through August 18th. Meals are available for pick up every Wednesday between 12:30 – 2:30PM at Vernon Center Middle School. Meals are available for all children 18 and under at no charge. No registration or ID required – just show up! Visit our website for more information. https://www.vernonpublicschools.org/departments/food-services-menus/summer-meals

We have a limited number of spots left in our Summer Fun Program!  For more information or to register your child, pleas...
06/22/2021

We have a limited number of spots left in our Summer Fun Program! For more information or to register your child, please call the Vernon Youth Services Bureau at 860-870-3555 by Thursday, June 24.

We have a limited number of spots left in our Summer Fun Program! For more information or to register your child, please call the Vernon Youth Services Bureau at 860-870-3555 by Thursday, June 24.

06/15/2021

Do your children need a hand coping with pandemic-related issues? They are not alone. Gizmo and the Town of Vernon are here to help.

Call Vernon Social Services at 860-870-3661.

Come meet K9 Gizmo, CT’s Mental Health  Mascot and world’s tiniest K9 First Responder. Enjoy a reading of nationally acc...
06/11/2021

Come meet K9 Gizmo, CT’s Mental Health Mascot and world’s tiniest K9 First Responder. Enjoy a reading of nationally acclaimed children’s book .... and even get a snuggle from Giz himself. After a long haul with the pandemic, Gizmo is here for our kids who might need an extra smile and some support. Please sign up by calling 860- 870-3661. No charge! Love is free! Hope to see you there.

Come meet K9 Gizmo, CT’s Mental Health Mascot and world’s tiniest K9 First Responder. Enjoy a reading of nationally acclaimed children’s book .... and even get a snuggle from Giz himself. After a long haul with the pandemic, Gizmo is here for our kids who might need an extra smile and some support. Please sign up by calling 860- 870-3661. No charge! Love is free! Hope to see you there.

05/20/2021

A powerful reminder about the dangerous consequences that one bad decision can have.
Hoping all of our RHS seniors have fun at prom this weekend. Please stay safe and remember to not drive drunk, drugged or distracted. #No3DDriving!

05/12/2021

Today, during NPW we focus our attention on Preventing Underage Drinking and Alcohol Misuse. Learn some common misconceptions about alcohol and the truth about them. #nationalpreventionweek2021

04/26/2021
04/12/2021

Next week is Spring Recess for Vernon Public Schools, but the Food & Nutrition Services Department will still be providing meals for children 18 and under at no cost on Wednesday April 14th. Swing by Rockville High School or Vernon Center Middle School between 12:00 – 3:00PM to pick up meals for your kiddos, no sign up required! The child does not need to be present at pick up.

02/10/2021
01/20/2021

Eat school meals at home! Don’t forget to swing by Rockville High School or Vernon Center Middle School on Wednesday between 12PM and 3PM to pick up free meals for kids! Meals are available to all children 18 and under. The child does not need to be enrolled in Vernon Public Schools. No sign up required, just show up!

12/22/2020

Olaf wants to remind all families that this Wednesday, December 23, the Food & Nutrition Services Department will be providing FREE 7-day meal bags to all children 18 and under. Meals can be picked up at Rockville High School or Vernon Center Middle School from 12:00-2:00 PM. Happy Holidays!

Town of Vernon, Connecticut
12/04/2020

Town of Vernon, Connecticut

VERNON'S WINTERFEST IS FRIDAY NIGHT!

AND IT IS FREE!

Vernon's Parks and Rec and Public Works crews have been hard at work decorating Henry Park with thousands of lights and decorations for Friday (12/4) night's Winterfest. They'll be installing more lights Friday.

There will also be a laser light show, decorated fire engines, a fire juggler, ice carver and Santa Claus. The event is from 5 to 7 p.m. and drive-thru only. Enter the Park off South Street.

And tune in to 99.5 FM for Christmas music and event announcements.

We hope you can make it.

Vernon ROCKS Coalition
11/23/2020

Vernon ROCKS Coalition

While this new way of celebrating Thanksgiving may challenging at times here are some tips to try to make it as enjoyable and happy as possible.

1. Acknowledge your feelings. It's normal to feel sadness and grief. Take time to acknowledge whatever feelings or emotions you may experience during this time.
2. Reach out. If you feel lonely or isolated, call a loved one or see if there are virtual events that can offer support.
3. Be realistic. This is not anything we have ever experienced, embrace new traditions, and don’t expect this time to be perfect.
4. Don't abandon healthy habits. Don't turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms and let the holidays become a free-for-all.
5. Take a breather. Make some time for yourself. Find an activity you enjoy. Take a break by yourself.
6. Seek professional help if you need it. Despite your best efforts, negative feelings can persist, if they do talk to a professional. Remember it’s okay to not be okay.

Foodshare
11/20/2020

Foodshare

Foodshare’s food distribution at Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field will continue into December.

Foodshare has been distributing food at Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford for the past eight months since the start of the pandemic. This distribution site alone has distributed 7 million pounds of food and has served over 210,000 households; many new to food insecurity due to COVID-19.

“As we head into the holiday season we know that the need is great but that with winter weather conditions we will need to continue tapering off the distribution at Rentschler Field over the next few weeks,” said Jason Jakubowski, President and CEO of Foodshare.

Foodshare is encouraging people to reach out to our network of over 200 partner pantries and meal programs in Greater Hartford. Our partner programs have food and resources available to help community members who are struggling with food insecurity. To find a pantry and other resources near you please call 2-1-1 or go to www.211ct.org.

We will be distributing food on Tuesday and Thursday; 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
CLOSED on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The LAST Scheduled Distribution is Tues, Dec. 22.

Address: 615 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT 06118 – Silver Lane entrance; gates will close at Noon

One allocation of food per car to ensure that we have enough food for everyone.

In the event of winter weather check Foodshare’s social media as well as NBC Connecticut and FOX61 for schedule updates.

This emergency distribution at Rentschler Field is in addition to Foodshare’s ongoing efforts to provide food to a network of over 260 pantries, community kitchens, and Mobile Foodshare sites throughout the region.

Community members can access help through the following:
- Mobile Foodshare an outdoor pantry-on-wheels, to find a site near you please text “FOODSHARE” to 85511 or go to www.foodshare.org/mobile.
- To find a food pantry and other resources near you, call 2-1-1 or go to https://www.211ct.org/.

If you are interested in volunteering or would like to donate to help us continue to serve our neighbors visit www.foodshare.org

Vernon ROCKS Coalition
11/14/2020

Vernon ROCKS Coalition

Happy World Kindness Day! World Kindness Day is a global day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to our self, and the world. This year has not been easy, nonetheless, we can find solace in each day by being kinder to ourselves, and others. By putting positivity into the universe it will radiate and spread, and who knows how it might impact someone!

Vernon Public Schools
11/07/2020

Vernon Public Schools

Attention Vernon families! There have been several updates to the Curbside Food & Nutrition Program. Sign up is no longer required for curbside meal pick up on Wednesdays. Meal pick up is available any time between 12:00PM – 3:00PM on Wednesdays at Vernon Center Middle School or Rockville High School. Just show up! We will now be providing free WEEKEND meals for all children 18 and under at curbside pickup! All children are eligible for weekend meals, no matter what learning plan they are participating in (hybrid, virtual, in-school). Please visit our website for more information: https://www.vernonpublicschools.org/departments/food-services-menus.

A little rain and cold couldn’t stop us from coming out to Trunk or Treat tonight! Thanks for organizing, Vernon Parks a...
10/30/2020

A little rain and cold couldn’t stop us from coming out to Trunk or Treat tonight! Thanks for organizing, Vernon Parks and Rec! What a great crowd! It was so nice to see all of those smiling faces and great costumes! 🎃👻

Looking forward to seeing all of the trick or treaters!  Hope to see you next Thursday! 🎃 👻 🍬
10/22/2020

Looking forward to seeing all of the trick or treaters! Hope to see you next Thursday! 🎃 👻 🍬

Today Vernon Rocks Coalition members gathered to say a huge thank you and best wishes to Kaitlin Carafa, who has spent t...
10/22/2020

Today Vernon Rocks Coalition members gathered to say a huge thank you and best wishes to Kaitlin Carafa, who has spent the last 4 years leading the work of our coalition! We are excited for Kaitlin as she moves on to new opportunities!! We love and will miss her! Thank you Kaitlin for leadership!

Vernon Public Schools
10/16/2020

Vernon Public Schools

Attention parents and guardians! Breakfast and lunch are now FREE for all kids through June 30, 2021! Free meals are available both in school and for virtual learners. Have you ever wondered what is included in a lunch at school? All lunches include whole grains, protein, fresh fruits and vegetables, and milk. Pictured: All components of a full lunch available for free at the high school level (example lunch includes popcorn chicken, whole grain dinner roll, 2 servings of veggies, 2 servings of fruit, and an ice cold milk).

Vernon ROCKS Coalition
10/15/2020

Vernon ROCKS Coalition

Vernon ROCKS is partnering with the Vernon, CT Police Department and Walgreens Pharmacy for a socially distant DEA Drug Take Back. Take your unwanted or unused prescription pills, patches, and vapes (with the battery removed) to Walgreens Pharmacy on October 24th from 10 am to 2 pm.

Vernon Public Schools
10/09/2020

Vernon Public Schools

CT Department of Children and Families
10/06/2020

CT Department of Children and Families

#InternetSafety
Free Internet Safety Training.
2 Classes:
October 19th for Parents and
October 20th for Students
https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DCF/Agency/COVID-Emails/October-4-Internet-Safety.pdf

Vernon ROCKS Coalition
10/02/2020

Vernon ROCKS Coalition

Vernon ROCKS is partnering with the Vernon, CT Police Department and Walgreens Pharmacy for a socially distant DEA Drug Take Back. Take your unwanted or unused prescription pills, patches, and vapes (with the battery removed) to Walgreens Pharmacy on October 24th from 10 am to 2 pm.

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Vernon, CT
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(860) 870-3555

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