The majority of Youth Service Bureaus in Connecticut are structured as municipal departments. AHM on the other hand is a regional non-profit organization. There are advantages to both systems. For our communities, having a Youth Service Bureau and Family Resource Center as part of a regional non-profit organization allows for many opportunities to pay for programs and services without only relying upon tax dollars. In any given year, roughly 50% of AHM’s budget comes from private donations, grants, and fundraisers.
The importance of local contributing support from individuals, businesses, civic and faith groups cannot be overstated.