The Y is Where Families Are Supported
Published: January 30, 2019, at 12:41 p.m. PT
Last updated: January 31, 2019, at 10:09 a.m. PT
In the winter of 2016, Alex* was having a hard time. His struggle with anxiety and depression took a turn, and his family decided to reach out to CCORS for help. Nearly three years later, we received an email from Alex's dad, expressing his gratitude for the support their family received:
In Spring 2016, our then 16-year old child was going through a severe crisis with anxiety & depression, such that we were seriously worried about our kid inflicting self-harm. CCORS staff worked with us a few times around Spring/Summer of 2016. Fortunately, things really turned around for us and Alex, and we did not need continued assistance from CCORS, however it was a really beneficial to our family to have CCORS involved at that time. CCORS made a positive difference, helping us and Alex navigate a dark and terrifying time.
Thankfully, I can say that Alex, almost 19, is a college freshman, excelling academically and socially, after having gone through a gender transition over the last couple years.
Anyway, if this email is received, then please accept our gratitude for what CCORS did for our family.
Children's Crisis Outreach Response System (CCORS) is a 24/7 support system provided across King County by Accelerator Y that helps young people and their families when they are going through a crisis. Trained interventionists work with families to provide short-term solutions and tools to help work through complex issues like suicide or violent behavior. Families develop the skills to improve communication, understand warning signs, and be more prepared when a dangerous situation arises.