Gratitude to our Foundation Partners
We would never be able to offer the breadth of support for children and youth that we do if it weren’t for the generous participation of our foundation partners.
Foundation grants have allowed us to enhance our walk-in services, Open Access, and decrease the average wait times for young people to receive mental health and substance use assessments from 8 days to 1 day. As of June 2018, nearly 5,000 young people, and their families have walked through our doors and received comprehensive behavioral health services, whether they could pay or not.
While there is a serious shortage of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists across the US, our two on-site psychiatrists saw a 12% increase in clients last year, serving 141 children and youth with serious mental health issues. Most of these young people would not have been able to afford these specialized services without the support of our foundation partners.
By engaging with YES, foundations additionally impact community education and prevention efforts. This year, nearly 40 LGBTQ teens have been participating in our BGLAD support group. More than 100 Hispanic youth at risk of dropping out of school have re-connected to school and gained critical leadership skills through our Latino HEAT and Latinos Unidos programs.
Together, we can ensure that all young people in need receive the services they need to thrive.
For their support this year, a millions thanks to: Ballmer Group Philanthropy, Windermere Foundation, Seattle Times Fund for the Needy, Wells Fargo Foundation, Price Philanthropies Foundation, Tulalip Tribes Charitable Fund, Sammamish Rotary, Microsoft Philanthropies, The Norcliffe Foundation, NW Children’s Foundation, Premera Social Impact Grant, RealNetworks Foundation, MUFG Union Bank Foundation, The Glaser Foundation, Paul M. Anderson Foundation, Tableau Foundation, Robert Vasen Foundation, Elizabeth A. Lynn Foundation, Price Philanthropies Foundation, Ash Grove Charitable Foundation, Robert Vasen Foundation, and Schultz Family Foundation.