On any given night, 250 young people are housed by the Accelerator YMCA. Our services go beyond just a place to live—we provide the support and tools they need to be independent, especially for those exiting foster care and/or experiencing homelessness.
We are aligned with All Home's plan to end homelessness by making it a rare, brief and one-time occurrence.
Support for young people aging out of foster care and/or experiencing homelessness
Family crisis response
Short-term community based housing
Transitional housing (the Y operates 7 housing locations throughout King County)
Rental assistance and Section 8 Vouchers
Connecting young people with landlords
Life skills and financial literacy workshops
Intensive case management
Drop-in resource center for education and employment
Short-term and long-term specialized case management and rental assistance support for young people ages 18-24 experiencing homelessness and/or exiting foster care to secure their own affordable permanent housing in King County
Short-term case management and financial support to young people ages 18-24 at risk of homelessness. Financial assistance can support young people avoid evictions and/or assistance to move into affordable housing in King County.
Short-term, supportive housing for young people ages 18-24 transitioning out of foster care or homelessness. Programs include Host Homes, which connects young people with supportive adults/families in our community, and our seven transitional housing facilities throughout King County.