What We Do
We believe that people come first, and we work to make our institution, systems, and procedures fit the needs of people, rather than make people fit the institution.
All People, Families, and Communities Have Strengths
We believe that people’s inherent strengths are the most important resource in their own lives, in their lives together; and in the lives of their own communities, and that through their own voices they bring essential resources to their work with us.
We affirm and work to strengthen our community’s many cultural, ethnic, racial, and linguistic identities, and believe further that building equitable relationships within and among these identities create a better community for all of us.
Southwest Youth & Family Services (SWYFS) is a leading resource for low-income families and youth in Southwest King County. Since 1979, SWYFS has continually adapted to the changing landscape of the region while remaining dedicated to offering education, counseling, youth and family development services within a welcoming environment.