In the early 1990's, a core group of Durham and Middlefield citizens, who were concerned about the young people of the two communities, recognized the need for the youth of the two towns to have somewhere they could call "a place of their own."
After three (3) long years of planning, Durham Middlefield Youth & Family Services opened in June, 1996 at its current site, Middlefield Community Center, 405 Main Street, Middlefield Connecticut.
Durham Middlefield Youth & Family Services, Inc., (DMYFS) is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the youth and families of Durham and Middlefield.
A volunteer Board of Directors, comprised of concerned citizens, Professionals, Town Officials, Law Enforcement, and High School Students, governs DMYFS.
The Board has grown and continues to grow with caring, smart, involved individuals who want to see the center grow to meet the community's needs.
At times there are opportunities for youth and adults to volunteer with specific initiatives and programs throughout the year. Please contact Betsy Dean for information on any available opportunities.
The mission of Durham Middlefield Youth & Family Services is to provide programs and resources to empower children and families to make positive choices for a healthy community.
our board of directors
Tim Burt - Chair
Sharon Quirk - Vice Chair
Bernadette Basiel - Treasurer
Lesli Anderson - Secretary
Ed Bailey - Middlefield First Selectman
Laura Francis - Durham First Selectman
Kathy Veronesi - Superintendent of Region 13 Schools
Betsy Dean, Executive Director
Haley Shoop, Prevention Coordinator
Jaclyn Caturano, Program Coordinator