Vashon Youth and Family Services was started 42 years ago by an amazing group of civic-mind Islanders who perceived a deep need to provide social services to the Island. These services at VYFS included mental health counseling, social service support, and advice for things like housing, food, and other vital needs.
Today, 42 years later, we continue to support a large range of essential needs for the Island and are pleased to be working with 20% of Vashon Islanders.
In recent years, we have increased our services and now provide behavioral health counseling for individuals, children and families. Our team of counselors is experienced and we have bilingual (Spanish) counseling available. We take Medicaid as well as having a sliding fee scale.
We have staff available for crisis calls along with Crisis Connections- the County crisis intervention team. Any crisis call is responded to immediately. Our crisis number is (206) 463-5511 during business hours, and after hours is 206-461-3222.
Our case management team is available to provide support and assist islanders with essential needs for their daily lives, including providing vouchers for medical transportation and medicine when needed.
We have a new robust drug and alcohol recovery program, called Elements of Recovery. With three groups available- morning, afternoon and evening, and individual counseling with a seasoned counselor we are open to all who want to move forward on their recovery.
Our Family Place division supports families in parent education with home visitors, programs at Family Place on Gorsuch Road, free ‘Baby Boxes’ for newborns and support for children in early developmental stages.
Our Vashon Kids division provides vibrant before and after school and summer support for working parents, giving school aged kids a rich environment between school and home.
Vashon Youth and Family Services is here for you! Do not hesitate to call: 206-463-5511