On Mar. 13th, join our Executive Director, Mike Heinisch, for coffee and conversation on issues ranging from youth development, opportunities for South King County and the future of Kent Youth and Family Services. The coffee is on us, but the engagement,
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.
The following was prepared by an After School staff member. For this month’s submission, I would like to discuss my work with Hassan Mugaza. Hassan has difficulty staying on top of his work in school. The further he progressed in school, the more challe
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
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
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
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