HYSB exists to strengthen the emotional health of youth and families in the Northwest Corner Community

We provide free behavioral health services and  empowerment programs in partnership with our public schools, local organizations, donors and volunteers.

Our Approach

Rocks painted by students in HYSB's free counseling program display a range of emotions

No-Cost Counseling

HYSB counselors address a broad array of emotional needs from depression and anxiety to avoiding school, and support children and families coping with personal or economic crises, emotional or physical neglect, trauma, substance abuse and more.

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Youth Empowerment Programs

HYSB provides a range of youth development programs that help young people feel more valued, productive and positive about their lives.

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"If we didn't have this service, we would have nothing. We wouldn't have any resources. We wouldn't know where to turn."

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Parent and HYSB Client

Support HYSB

Your generosity makes it possible for HYSB to provide free counseling and support the emotional health of young people from kindergarten through high school. The demand for our services grows every year and we remain one of the only mental health providers for youth in our area. You’ve helped us meet the emotional needs of children and families for more than 26 years and we continue to count on your generous support.



  With high school graduation on the horizon, Housatonic Valley Regional High School seniors are bound to be thinking about their futures. HYSB is pleased to offer a $1000 scholarship to a 2020 HVRHS graduate who will continue their education after high school. Students who plan to attend professional development programs, take classes toward an […]


State of Connecticut

We gratefully acknowledge the continued generosity of the towns of Canaan, Cornwall, Falls Village, Kent, Salisbury and Sharon.