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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.

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Leading By Example

The following was prepared by an After School staff member. As Lighthouse nears its 20th year of existence, a common theme and cycle becomes more evident. On a yearly basis, kids age in and out of our teen program. It’s fascinating to see younger ki


Finding Peace

The following was submitted by Behavioral & Mental Health Program staff member. Andrew came to Kent Youth and Family Services in the midst of a panic attack. Providing swift crisis intervention, two KYFS counselors attended to Andrew’s needs ove


Sally & Mom

The following was prepared by a Behavioral and Mental Health Services staff member. Sally and her mother’s relationship was difficult, to say the least. Arguments between the two seemed constant and their ability to get along seemed impossible. Addi


A Burden Too Heavy

The following was prepared by a Behavior and Mental Health Services staff member. Matt started intensive outpatient treatment in September of last year. He was referred to KYFS by Diversion. He was placed on Diversion after he was found with multiple bags


Always A Warm Meal

The following was prepared by a Behavioral & Mental Health Services staff member. I recently had a family come to KYFS after being referred to us by the court. They were referred, because of multiple placements and concern for the trauma and losses ex

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