Utilizing Best Starts for Kids funding made available through King County, Kent Youth and Family Services is partnering with the Kent School District to prevent homelessness in South King County. Who Qualifies? The program is designed to assist unaccompan
Welcome to the KYFS Impact Blog! This is your one stop shop for KYFS success stories, updates, issues we’re wrestling with, and yes, even a few things sending us back to the drawing board.
It is our solemn hope that this blog will make us more transparent. We want to show you your donations at work through powerful stories about the youth and families we serve, but we also want to be honest about the things we try that don’t work. So, read on and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment sections.
Ashley was referred to counseling through Cedar Heights Middle School. She was getting in trouble for her behavior toward other students. Ashley was obsessed with male students and hassle them to the point where teachers and administrators would need to
Being a new intern, I was intimidated to write a success story. “Who am I to know if this is a success story or not?” was my thought before submitting this story. However, recognizing a need to take me out of the equation I thought about my cl
Reaching 8,000 South King County youth and families on an annual basis isn’t something we do by ourselves. It takes a community of supporters, donors, advocates, and, of course, volunteers. Every year, hundreds and hundreds of volunteers from all over K
Each year, The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy raises money for a group of charities that help children, families and senior citizens. Throughout the fall and winter, The Times is telling how the 12 organizations make a difference in the lives of thousan
Susan was a 9-year old girl who came to KYFS struggling to process some news about her biological father. She had just discovered that her step-father was not her biological father and was having a hard time making sense of it. She found herself unable to