Badenhausen left his mark on WYFS


Westborough – After 22 years as the head of Westborough Youth and Family Services (WYFS), John Badenhausen has retired as director of the department.

During his tenure, Badenhausen often worked with other town departments and faith organizations to assist residents of all ages with services related to mental health, domestic abuse, youth diversion, food insecurity and counseling, to name just a few.

Under his direction the department also offered activities for young people such as the popular babysitting course and the Hot Summer Nights program, designed to give teens fun options during the summer vacation. And each December, WYFS, along with the Rotary Club of Westborough, has run a Holiday Store that allows families who are facing financial hardship to select gifts to give to their children.

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