Bristol Youth Services is a community-based social service bureau caring for the well-being of the City’s youth and advocates for resources and provides services to strengthen the healthy functioning of families and provide opportunities for all youth to function as responsible members of the community. Youth Services is a member of the Connecticut Youth Service Association which is charged with centrally coordinating the comprehensive delivery of services and advocacy for youth and their families. The Bureau strives to enhance the networking and support between family, school, peer and community environments. Programs assist youth in the development of their desires, skills, talents, and goals, and view children as valued and contributing members of the community. Center-based activities and outreach activities to schools and neighborhoods cultivate young people’s sense of responsibility, self-worth and encourage community service.