Southwest Youth & Family Services (SWYFS) is a crucial stop for individuals in Southwest King County to transform their futures.

For nearly 40 years, anyone who walks through our doors has access to all of our services and receives integrated, individualized support. From behavioral health and education to family advocacy and youth development.

Our programs see successes everyday – sometimes it’s a huge event that affects the whole community, sometimes it’s a small detail that shows a positive change in a person.

This ranges from…

Knowledge and skills to develop and achieve personal goals around education, mental health, wellbeing, parenting, and self-sustainability.

Hope to persevere and resilience to continue, despite challenges and barriers.

A sense of agency to use their Voice and take on opportunities to be heard.

We are at a moment in time where it is important to stand as neighbors, partners, and friends with those who face an increasingly unjust system.

We believe when we all commit to equity and understanding that we can build a community of acceptance, belonging and hope, where all families thrive.

This is why we place the creation and support of relationships among individuals, families and communities at the forefront of all we do. Our beliefs encompass not just those we serve and who live in our communities, but those we employ or who serve as volunteers.

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We sometimes only have one opportunity.

Many of our families want to lead rewarding and meaningful lives, but because of some of the challenges they face, it can be difficult to overcome some of those barriers.

Sometimes a family that walks through our door, this might be their first, second, third, fourth time coming to different systems or services, so we really believe that it’s important that we have our systems in place.

Our mission is to partner with youth and families to transform their futures.

We take a holistic approach, creating a web of support that wraps around the youth and family, which helps them not slip through the cracks. Even if we don’t have the services, we will refer to ensure that families get what they need to succeed.

SWYFS believes that just, equitable, and respectful relationships between people are the heart of all growth, development, learning, and healing needed for people to lead lives of fulfillment and meaning.

Our vision is that all residents of Southwest King County flourish and actively participate in the success of the community.