A 13-year old client, who we will call Lyle, began coming to therapy due to behavioral problems at school and home. He reported having no joy in participating in any activities with other people and felt as if there was no one in his life he could trust.
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.
Once again, KYFS is honored to be the beneficiary of funds raised from Kent Station’s Ladies Night Out event. Now in its fourth year, this fun and festive event is an opportunity for the women of Kent and South King County to gather for an evening o
Luis reported feeling anxious, stressed, frustrated, and easily irritated when he first came to KYFS for counseling. He told his counselor that he had been fighting with his parents since starting high school. Many of the arguments stemmed from the fact t
Hello, my name is Gina. I’m an undergraduate student at the University of Washington. I volunteered for KYFS for 2 and a half months for my psychology of gender class. Some of my duties at KYFS included helping the teaching staff with classroom act
Last night, a small group of donors, supporters, and community members gathered at Sweet Themes Bakery in downtown Kent. Everyone came with a book in tow, ready to read quietly, and give this idea of a Silent Reading Party a try. At 6 PM, the music stoppe
Yesterday, was a good day at KYFS. Between the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG day of giving and our Chipotle Restaurant Night Fundraiser, we raised nearly $3,500. If we quantify the impact of those dollars, it means to 269 kids in South King County no