Continuing to support the community during COVID-19
YES COVID-19 RESPONSE
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, YES has closed it’s office locations and suspended in-person services and programs. Instead, we are providing virtual, HIPPA-compliant TeleHealth services.
We are currently accepting new clients who are able to participate in virtual TeleHealth services. Services for TeleHealth include individual and family counseling services, psychiatric services and group programs. See below for a list of available services, programs, and resources.
If you are in a life-threatening emergency or health crisis please call 911. For an immediate personal or family behavioral health crisis please call Crisis Connections at 206-461-3222.
The current situation has increased isolation, anxiety and stress, and we know it’s more important now, than ever to receive support for mental health and substance use services. YES continues to provide 1-to-1 Youth and Family and Substance Use counselling services though HIPPA compliant web-based technology.
Please call our voicemail box at 425-747-4937 and leave a message if you would like to schedule an appointment, get a hold of your counselor or need to reschedule.
School-Based Counseling Services
Are you a student in the Lake Washington or Bellevue School Districts? Would you like support with the challenges of dealing with being at home, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, loneliness, irritability, self-doubt, depression, or are you worried about a friend?
Schedule a time with your school’s YES Behavioral Health Support Specialist today!
Ongoing YES Programs
Alcohol Drug and Education Class (ADEC)
A four-hour, virtual Zoom intervention class that teaches youth and their parents/caregivers about the impact of substance use, including nicotine, alcohol, cannabis and other substances. The class is $75, with financial aid available.
Register for Saturday, May 30, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at youtheastsideservices.org/ADEC
Fourth Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Call 425-747-4937 to enroll.
Nicotine Diversion Program
Part of YES’ school-based substance use treatment services this class provides youth with facts about the risks of vaping and nicotine consumption.
For questions about enrollment please call 425-747-4937 and leave a message with the program name, your name, and phone number.
YES’ LGBTQ+ youth support group will continue to meet weekly Thursdays at 5 p.m. using HIPAA compliant Zoom sessions.
A continuing, weekly program for substance use and co-occurring disorders clients that engage and educate youth equipping them to identify problems and solutions, and find motivation for positive change. Contact your counselor to get virtual access.
Tuesdays 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Seven Challenges Group
A continuing, weekly program for substance use and co-occurring disorders clients that assists youth to gain insight, learn skills, evaluate how their choices impact their lives, and develop an action plan for a healthy life. Contact your counselor to get virtual access
Mondays 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Life in Recovery
Weekly support for clients that provides professional facilitation by YES co-occurring therapists and peer support to develop skills to meet the challenges of living a life in recovery. Contact your counselor for virtual access.
Mondays 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Parent/Caregiver Support Group
A weekly group for parents. This group presents information on substance use, mental health, and other challenges facing their youth. The group assists parents/caregivers to effectively communicate with and support their youth in making positive changes while setting healthy boundaries, and practicing self-care. To join call YES at 425-747-4937.
Tuesdays 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Community-Based Counseling Services
YES Community-Based Outreach Services are offering outreach mental health and substance use support services through virtual video or phone. We provide virtual 1-to-1 counseling and education and prevention programs.
Counselors work with youth to address issues such as depression and anxiety, substance use, homelessness, family conflicts and more. They also connect teens to community resources and longer-term care.
For more information and to schedule an appointment visit our Community-Based Services page.
Weekly Teen and Parent Virtual Chats
These events are presented in partnership with the Lake Washington School’s Foundation Balance in Mind.
Join Balance in Mind and a YES counselor every Tuesday at 4 p.m. on Instagram @bimteens as we discuss mental health during COVID-19.
Every Wednesday at 7 :30 p.m. join other parents, YES counselors and Sheri Gazitt to discuss parenting and self-care during COVID-19.
Register for the Zoom meeting at http://tinyurl.com/BiMParentChat
COVID-19 East King County Resources
This PDF COVID-19 Resource list contains information on:
- Up-to-Date County information
- Tenant Rights and legal assistance
- Bills assistance
- COVID-19 Testing locations, no insurance needed
- Basic needs support
- Insurance enrollment
- Unemployment assistance
- Job opportunities