Youth & Family Services Committee

Mission
Identify and address the social, emotional, and developmental needs of children, youth, adults, and families in Bedford through programs and services that support and nurture.

Purpose
The purpose of the Youth and Family Services Committee is to advise the Town about programs and services in support of its mission, which is to identify and address the social, emotional, and developmental needs of children, youths, adults, and families in Bedford through programs and services that support and nurture.

Responsibilities
The Youth and Family Services Committee shall provide advice related to its primary functions:

  • Develop and implement counseling services for residents, coordinating with other Town departments and the schools, as well as other area resources.
  • Initiate educational programs for the public at-large about issues and choices related to a healthy family life, including the hazards of alcohol and drug use.
  • Provide information about linkage to area resources, as well as entitlement programs such as veterans’ benefits, fuel assistance, and medical assistance.
  • Promote youth empowerment through programs designed to educate in collaboration with Schools, Police, and other youth-serving organizations.

Board Members

Name Title
Peter Ricci Chair At-Large - 2020
Marcia Morgan At-Large - 2020
Jeff Wardwell Police Department
Mary Seymour Board of Health
Ann Guay School Committee
Dori Pulizzi At-Large, 2021
Marge Heckman At-Large, 2021
Emily Mitchell Selectmen Liaison