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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.

Impact Blog

Co-Occurring Therapist

Kent Youth and Family Services is seeking a Co-occurring Therapist to provide assessments, individual, family and group counseling services to youth and families. This position will be located at the Maple Valley Community Center part-time and at the main

Youth and Family Homelessness Prevention

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

Ashley and Autism

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

56 Faces

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

Shining a Spotlight on Our Volunteers

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

Our Seattle Times Fund for the Needy Story

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

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