Continuing to support the community during COVID-19
YES COVID-19 RESPONSE
We are currently accepting new clients who are able to participate in either virtual Telehealth services OR in-person services.
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.
YES continues to provide 1-to-1 Youth and Family and Substance Use counseling services.
We are currently accepting new clients for either in-person or virtual Telehealth services.
Services for Telehealth include intake assessments, individual and family counseling services, psychiatric services and group programs. In-person services include intake assessments, as well as individual and family counseling services. Please note psychiatric and group services are only available to current YES clients enrolled in our services.
Please call 425-747-4937 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 Education Class (ADEC)
A three-hour 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 open to the community for $75 and financial aid is available.
Classes are from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (currently virtual only)
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
BGLAD is a free, open, weekly drop-in support group for youth ages 13 to 19, focused on being a welcoming and affirming space for people exploring or seeking support for their identities.
YES’ LGBTQ+ youth support group BGLAD continues to meet weekly Thursdays at 5 p.m. using confidential, HIPAA compliant ZOOM sessions.
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