The Dedham Youth Commission, in accordance with Chapter 40, Section 8E of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is established for the purpose of providing services that deal with the problems, frustrations and difficulties of the youth of today. To achieve these goals, the Commission has initiated a dual approach: a) to provide direct counseling services and b) to provide constructive, diversionary programs offering youth new educational, emotional and social activities.
Staff and Board Members Commissioners
Thomas Clinton, Director Leslie Sattler
Greg Cabral, Youth Coordinator Allison Parks
Erin McDonald, Youth Services Counselor Elizabeth Williamson
Scott Heald, Youth Coordinator Sheila Quinn
Joan Treacy, Administrative Assistant Frederick Mattheis
The Youth Commission offers individual counseling to teens and their families. we provide a professional and confidential clinical and programmatic service. Our staff provides support, information and direction to teens on issues such as family, social, peer, stress, loss, alcohol, drug and other teens related concerns. Group counseling is also offered.
Referral and Information:
The Youth Commission offers a referral service for youth related situations. Some examples of these referrals are:
Bridge Over Troubled Waters Runaways 1-617-423-9575
Riverside Crisis Teens in Crisis 1-800-529-5077
Riverside Outpatient Center Individual and Family Counseling 1-781-762-8670
Samaritans Depression and Suicide 1-617-247-0220
Samariteens Depression and Suicide 1-617-247-8050
The Youth Commission provides a job referral service for teenagers in the Town of Dedham between the ages of 13 and 19.
The Dedham Youth Commission, in conjunction with the Dedham Police Department, and the Dedham District Court, conducts a community service program for first time juvenile offenders. For further information, contact the Youth Commission.
The Youth Commission can always utilize the donations of: time, goods, services and funding. If you would like to learn more about what is needed, contact us at the Youth Commission.