Youth, Family, & Recreation Division

The NYFR Mission:

We seek to promote the social and emotional health of our youth, families, and community by creating opportunities to engage, educate, and empower all citizens of Norwich.

How do we achieve our Mission?  

  • Positive Youth Development and Leadership Opportunities
  • Juvenile Justice Diversion
  • Family Involvement
  • Mental Health Services
  • Community Outreach

Misyon NYFR la:

Nou eseye ankouraje sante sosyal avek emosyon jèn nou yo, fanmi yo, ak kominote a pa kreye opòtinite pou angaje, edike, ak otorize tout sitwayen nan Norwich. 

Ki jan nou reyalize Misyon nou an?  

  • Nou devlope Jenès Pozitif ak opòtinite lidèchip

  • Divèsyon jistis pou jèn timounn

  • Patisipasyon Fanmi

  • Sèvis Sante Mantal

  • Sansibilizasyon kominote


You can click HERE to register online, but registration forms can also be found in our office. Completed registrations can be dropped off in person, mailed, emailed, or faxed. There is a drop box located right next to the main door for after-hour registrations.  Registrations will not be completed unless a payment is made.  We accept check, debit/credit, and money orders ONLY; debit/credit can be taken over the phone or online.

YouTubeYouTube Channel 

We have many videos for parents and youth on managing challenges, virtual touch-a-truck videos, self-care techniques, wellness, and our staff Story Time readings!


We post updates, resources, and information on our Facebook page regularly!


We post updates, resources, and information on our Instagram page regularly!

Tik Tok

We have several videos on our Tik Tok, providing information about underage drinking and coping strategies for youth and adults! 

Youth Trauma and Resilience in Contexts of Poverty, a Webinar with the    Institute for Research on Poverty

A growing body of research has begun to change understandings of how toxic environments can affect young people, particularly African American boys and young men. In this webinar, we hear from Dr. Noni Gaylord-Harden, Dr. Jocelyn Smith Lee, and Dr. Alvin Thomas about risk and protective factors for youth exposed to poverty, racism, and violence, and about how research, policy, and practice can incorporate these lessons.