Youth Services

The Janus Center for Youth in Crisis provides guided intervention and supportive services to children from Greater Bridgeport. Our goal is to work with “at risk” youth and their families to resolve issues that could escalate to larger problems such as running away, homelessness, delinquency, or involvement within the State Systems. These services include individual and family needs assessment, case management, mediation, short-term counseling, referrals to a higher level of service, and temporary respite care.  The overarching goal of the Janus Center for Youth in Crisis is to divert “at-risk” youth from involvement with the Juvenile Justice System or from oversight by the Department of Children and Families.  We are the only provider of temporary respite care in Greater Bridgeport.

 

Youth Services provided through The Council currently include:

Helping Youth In Crisis

The Janus Center for Youth in Crisis

The Janus Center primarily serves Greater Bridgeport youth between the ages of 11-17 who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and are not under the supervision of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF.)

Youth in Crisis

FOR HELP, CALL 203-374-9473
Our hotline is a voice of reason when youths require someone to talk to. Available all hours of the day, when you need us we are there.

Mobile Crisis Service

Our mobile crisis service meets our clients at their needs. When that face-to-face contact is required, we come to you.

Reunifying Families

Case Management

Our Case Management professionals work with families of troubled youths to help families stay together.

Host Home Care

A Host Home is a household that voluntarily opens heart and home to a youth between the ages of 11 to17 years old who is in need of temporary shelter, board and care. When a youth cannot return home and is not under the supervision of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF), The Janus Center for Youth in Crisis provides short-term Host Home care.

Brief Counseling

Brief counseling provides an informal setting for personal and family counseling.

Keeping Kids Safe

Safe Place

Giving youth a safe environment to spend their time after school, on weekends, and over the summer. We provide that place.