Youth Eastside Services
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Meet Irma, a 17-year-old high school student and YES client.

In the fall of 2013, Irma was referred to YES by her school counselor. Her anxiety and anger management issues strained her friendships and school was chaotic because of her outbursts.

"Before I came to YES I was always angry and didn't feel happy," says Irma. "I couldn't maintain my friendships. At home, I was always fighting with my mom."

Irma started weekly sessions with her YES counselor and made remarkable progress toward managing her issues. "Everyone at YES is friendly and welcoming and my counselor is fun and very supportive."

Just one year later Irma has good friends, is getting better grades and has improved her relationship with her parents. She is even able to hold a part-time job, an accomplishment that would not have been at all possible 12 months ago.

Irma's mom says, "Irma has made a lot of progress -- at home, at school and at work. We are getting along so much better. She's even teaching me techniques she's learned!"
 
"I'm happy," says Irma. "I have friends and people to sit with at lunch. All thanks to my counselor and YES."

YES helps youth like Irma overcome their challenges through one-to-one counseling, group support and mentorship. You can help, too.

Get involved today:
1. Become a youth mentor.
2. Select Youth Eastside Services during your workplace giving campaign or donate now.
3. Schedule a tour to learn more.

Please email or call 425.747.4937 for information.

Volunteers lighten our load
 
Thank you to the volunteers from Clarisonic, who spent a day in June at YES assembling fun kits for our Summer Explorers program and making thank you calls to donors. We truly appreciate this extra help on projects we don't have the staff capacity to do efficiently.

If your company is looking for group volunteer opportunities, please email or call 425.586.2326.

A nest egg for YES

Thank you to the Giving Chicks, a Kirkland-based group of philanthropic women (and a few "roosters")for choosing YES as its charity of the month for May. The $1000 donation will go toward our Summer Explorers program, which provides fun and therapeutic experiences for youth ages 10 to 14.

If your group has a similar monthly giving opportunity, please email or call 425.582.2326.

About Youth Eastside Services
And what we do for kids & families on the Eastside

YES is a nonprofit organization and one of the largest providers of youth & family counseling and substance abuse treatment services in the Puget Sound Region. Our staff are trained and experienced in working with youth and offer a depth of expertise that is hard to surpass. They use proven, evidenced-based and best-practice approaches to help youth become healthy, confident and self-reliant and families to become strong, supportive and loving. We offer comprehensive mental health and substance abuse treatment, prevention and education programs, as well as wrap-around services to help families with basic needs when necessary.

Our services are available in multiple locations around the Eastside and we enjoy partnerships with many nonprofit and government agencies. Since 1968, Youth Eastside Services has been a lifeline for kids and families in East King County, helping to save lives. 

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