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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

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

Questions About Dad

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

Ruby

Ruby and her mom came to counseling hoping to change the conflict that had been escalating in their home recently. Like many parents of pre-teens, Ruby’s mom was reporting an increase in “attitude” and “disrespect” as they st

The Difference A Year Can Make

Last year, we had a young boy that came into our preschool program as a three-year-old. He was a dual-language learner and didn’t speak much English. He was very shy and didn’t speak or engage with his classmates or teachers. The teachers sta

Never Doubt Mom

  As with any of our life stories, this one is still in progress… Enrolled in our early learning program this school year, were two sisters. They are daughters of a single mom who has recently migrated from Mexico. Mom was pregnant with her fou

The 2016 Holiday Campaign

Over the course of the last month, donors from near and far have proudly put their donations to work for the youth and families of South King County. Now, it is your turn. http://kyfs.org/weworkforthem  Your gift will ensure infants, toddlers, youth and

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