The Watson Manor Transitional Living Program provides up to 18 months of transitional housing and support services to single, homeless, extremely low-income teenage and young adult mothers and their children.

The target age range is 16 to 25 at the time of program entry. Each young mother is parenting one to two children or at least six months pregnant. Program participants each receive a furnished apartment in Watson Manor, a small apartment building.  Services include case management, parent education, life skills training, counseling, substance abuse services, and referral to childcare and educational/vocational programs. The overall program goal is to increase self-sufficiency among homeless young mothers and equip them with the skills necessary to obtain and retain permanent housing.

Watson Manor receives government funding as well as support from United Way, local service clubs, businesses, and individual donors. The program also receives assistance from numerous volunteers.

Watson Manor Transitional Living Program Location is Confidential.

A Safe Place

Tucked away in a neighborhood, not far from downtown Kent, sits Watson Manor. For almost 25 years now, it has welcomed its fair share of homeless, single moms and their kids. Each and every young woman comes with a story. Some are pregnant. Others have a

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To read the 2014 Annual Report, click here.  In September KYFS moved into its 45th year of making a positive impact on children, youth and their families.   That “impact” has grown over those years from a nucleus of volunteers joining together to p

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    • De'Angenique

      Hi I was interested in your trnasitonal housing program Watson manor and was wondering how I would go about applying if you could please give me a reply back it would be greatly appreciated thank you

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      • Nathan Box

        Hello De’Angenique, please call 253-859-0300 for assistance or email info@kyfs.org for details.

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    • Irena

      I am trying to get my child back from c;ps , I need to find housing . I am currently taking parenting classes at kent youth and family services. How do I apply for your transitional housing

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      • Nathan Box

        Our receptionist on the second floor will be able to get you an application packet.

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    • Ono

      I was wondering if there is a transitional housing for my parents n brother… My parents are elderly n they need a place to stay that’s close to my mom’s appointment n her dialysis center

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      • Nathan Box

        Ono, our transitional housing is homeless single moms between the ages of 16-25, but if you call 211, they will be able to connect you with some resources.

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