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Burlington Youth and Family Services

Christine Shruhan, LMHC
Executive Director

Located at 61 Center Street on the second floor
(781) 270-1961

The Burlington Youth and Family Services (BYFS) is a Town department responsible for providing mental health and social services to families with adolescents and young adults. BYFS also provides information and referral services for ALL residents regardless of age. Services provided by the BYFS include:

  • Working with adults and young people on diverse problems such as drug and alcohol use, parenting skills, family conflict, marriage and relationship problems, depression and suicide, neglect and thelike
  • Individual, group, and family therapy services.
  • Meets regularly with the Burlington Clergy Association as well as local and regional meetings of agencies and programs concerned with mental health or social services (Lahey Clinic's Initiative Committee on Domestic Violence, Burlington's Health Advisory Committee, and other adolescent service organizations).
  • People Helping People, Inc. - an umbrella organization made up of community volunteers who oversee and coordinate the efforts of three established groups: Holiday Program, Covenant for Basic Needs, and the Community Pantry.

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