Y + Nexus = Better Together

Thank you for joining us to celebrate Arcadia! If you were unable to attend the event, you can watch the recorded video below to learn about the first housing and shelter program in South King County that integrates wrap-around services for homeless youth and young adults, such as individualized case management and primary and behavioral health care on-site. 

Thank you to all of our staff who made this event possible:

  • Caress Pina, Accelerator YMCA, Case Manager
  • Diane Dewbry, YMCA of Greater Seattle Board of Directors, Treasurer
  • George Zeno, YMCA of Greater Seattle, Chief Development Officer
  • Kato Camacho, YMCA of Greater Seattle, Community Growth Manager
  • Loria Yeadon, YMCA of Greater Seattle, President/CEO
  • Madison Jaramillo, Accelerator YMCA, Arcadia Shelter and Housing Director
  • Mark Putnam, Accelerator YMCA, Executive Director
  • Melissa Pederson, YMCA of Greater Seattle, Director of Development
  • Michael Jackson, YMCA of Greater Seattle, Director of Development

Thank you to all of our community partners and volunteers who joined us:

  • Aana Lauckhart, Medina Foundation, Program Officer
  • Alan Spicciatti, Auburn School District, Superintendent
  • Andi Smith, Ballmer Group, Executive Director of Washington Programs
  • Kollin Min, Gate Foundation, Senior Program Officer of the Pacific Northwest
  • Lori Guilfoyle, Kent Human Services, Human Services Coordinator
  • Lori Coppenrath, YGS Board Member and Former Nexus Youth and Families Board Member
  • Nancy Backus, City of Auburn, Mayor
  • Paul Hollie, Premera Blue Cross, Head of Social Impact Programs
  • Senator Mona Das, 47th District, Kent, WA, Legislator
  • Stephen Norman, King County Housing Authority, Executive Director
  • Trudi Inslee, First Lady, Washington State

Learn more about the recent integration of the YMCA and Nexus Youth and Families. 

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Impact Webinar Series

Join us this summer for our free Impact Webinar Series to see your gifts at work. Hear from panelists about their experience on the frontlines and how they are innovating to meet the needs of the community in the current environment.  

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Learn More About Arcadia

As we celebrate Y + Nexus and Arcadia, the new shelter and transitional home, find out why this is history in the making!

Many thanks to our public, philanthropic, and private partners: 

  • King County  

  • King County Housing Authority 

  • State of Washington 

  • Ballmer Group  

  • Premera Blue Cross 

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation  

  • Medina Foundation  

  • Muckleshoot Indian Tribe  

  • Rita and Fred Poe 

  • Lynda and Kim Anardi 

  • Sue and Larry Benedict 

  • Ann and Doug Happe 

  • Lisa and Charles Poe