Hawaii comes to Winsted for Youth Service Bureau party

Sarah Osborne and LeAnn Mitchell, both McCall Center for Behavioral Health employees, at the Winchester Center Youth Service Bureau Luau party on Friday, Oct. 18.
Sarah Osborne and LeAnn Mitchell, both McCall Center for Behavioral Health employees, at the Winchester Center Youth Service Bureau Luau party on Friday, Oct. 18.
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WINSTED — It is approximately 4,986 miles from Winsted to Honolulu, Hawaii.
Yet, for one night, the spirit of Honolulu was in Winsted as the Winchester Youth Service Bureau (WYSB) held a Luau Party on Friday, Oct. 18.
Attendees wore Hawaiian shirts and straw hats and skirts at the party all to show their support for WYSB.
The organization has been serving children and families for over 35 years in the towns
of Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Hartland, New Hartford, Norfolk and Winsted.
WYSB offers several programs including counselling and case management, therapeutic recreation programs, and Rising Star Camp.
The camp is a therapeutic day camp designed to promote self-esteem and positive interactions with children.
“We fill in the gaps where other organizations don’t come in,” WYSB Executive Director Catharina Ohm said. “WYSB helps children who and their families who have difficulties.”
“Last year we served about 70 to 80 children,” organization volunteer and advisory council member Sandy Roberts said. “We’re here to help children and their families get back into the community and for them to have the resources available to help with their challenges.”
For more information about WYSB go to https://nwcty.org/wysb/

WYSB Executive Director Catharina Ohm, party DJ Jacque Williams and organization volunteer and advisory council member Sandy Roberts.
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