YMCA Grows in South King County with the Acquisition of Nexus

Last updated: July 1, 2020, at 5:19 a.m. PT

Originally published: January 2, 2020, at 2:16 p.m. PT

GREATER SEATTLE, WA – This week, we completed the acquisition of Nexus Youth and Families to preserve and grow critical services for youth, young adults, and families in South King County. The Y is proud to welcome Nexus’ talented professionals and their depth of services and community engagement to the Y Family. The integration of the Accelerator Y and Nexus into the vast YMCA footprint is a logical next step of our closely aligned missions, to tackle youth homelessness and mental illness in an even bigger way. As One Y we will achieve greater sustainability, reach, and breadth of programs in South King County. Ultimately, this effort will enrich our collective platform for even greater engagement and success in the region.

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Mark Putnam
Executive Director
Accelerator YMCA

Michael Jackson
Interim Executive Director
Nexus Youth and Families

Jeff Rainey
Chief Operating Officer
YMCA of Greater Seattle


About the YMCA of Greater Seattle

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is the Northwest’s leading nonprofit organization strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Founded in 1876, the Y reaches more than 253,000 people of all backgrounds, abilities and financial circumstances annually through 13 branches, two overnight camps and more than 200 program sites throughout King and south Snohomish counties. It nurtures more than 142,000 kids and teens to develop their gifts and give back to our community and engages nearly 23,000 volunteers who contribute more than 372,000 hours of service each year. Visit seattleymca.org.

About Nexus Youth and Families

Nexus Youth and Families is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that offers an array of social services in over 17 communities throughout South King County, including the Muckleshoot Reservation. Nexus offices are located in Auburn, Enumclaw and Maple Valley. For over four decades, Nexus has been the leading provider of shelter, housing and behavioral health services to youth and families experiencing homelessness and other trauma in South King County. Visit nexus4kids.org.

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