Building healthy communities
Supporting youth and families from birth
Successful communities, healthy familiesA strong community begins with healthy families. From birth to 22, YES helps youth and their families thrive, no matter their circumstances. Our services are available throughout the community, even in homes, to ensure every child, teen and parent has access to the care they need.
Early childhood mental health
YES has a suite of programs dedicated to promoting healthy development in children through positive parent-child relationships. Through evidence-based practices like Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Promoting First Relationships (PFR), clinically trained therapists and home-visiting staff address behavior and emotional issues, as well as ensure children are meeting developmental milestones.
YES’ Youth & Family Homelessness Prevention Initiative provides young people and families who are in imminent danger of losing their housing with flexible funding to prevent homelessness, plus support and resources to address the causes of housing instability and obtain permanent housing.
Physician support services
Through our Parent Navigator program, YES works with doctors and nurses at Allegro Pediatrics to provide specialized, on-site support for parents whose children are experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD and other behavioral health issues. These physician-support services provide one-on-one parent coaching, plus connections to critical family-support resources, such as mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment.
YES provides free counseling for teens at the Bellevue Boys & Girls Clubs Teen Center/TXL, Spiritwood Manor, Eastside Terrace, Kirkland Teen Union Building (KTUB), Crossroads Community Center, and the Old Fire House Teen Center in Redmond. Staff work with youth to address issues such as depression, substance abuse, homelessness, anxiety, family conflicts and more, as well as connect teens to community resources and longer-term clinical care.