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The support of local government and school districts makes a difference

Lidia Harding
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Youth Eastside Services (YES) is immensly grateful to have local government and school district support, and we want to recognize these invaluable partners who positively impact our core behavioral health services, as well as our community outreach and prevention programs.

Without the support of these key community stakeholders, children and youth in East King County, and their parents and caregivers, would not have the opportunities that they do to improve their health and well-being, and to achieve their full potential.

Local government and school districts help support the full integration of YES counselors and therapists into more than 50 elementary, middle and high schools across the Bellevue and Lake Washington Schools Districts, and in local teen and community centers. These funders are partnering with YES in 2019 to launch the SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) Project across elementary schools in our school districts, to catch youth with emotional and behavioral health issues early and help them get on the path to healthy living. Local government supports programming for some of the most vulnerable youth in our communities, such as our BGLAD drop-in program for LGBTQ+ teens.

Because of all of this, and more, our warm thanks to: King County, including the Best Starts for Kids Initiative; the City of Bellevue Human Services; the City of Redmond Human Services; the City of Kirkland Human Services; the City of Sammamish Human Services; the Bellevue School District; and the Lake Washington School District.

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