Empowering Young People

The Social Impact Center supports young people from ages 0-25 to help them reach their full potential through homelessness services, behavioral health services, foster care services, and young adult services.

We provide support for young people at dozens of locations, including YMCA Branches, housing sites, behavioral health clinics, shelters, foster homes, high schools, colleges, teen centers, outdoor expeditions, and more.

We are dedicated to supporting youth and young adults who have been impacted by systemic issues such as poverty, foster care, homelessness, racism, and the justice system. 

COVID-19 UPDATE - WE ARE OPEN AND TAKING NEW ENROLLMENTS: While some sites and clinics are temporarily closed per the state’s mandate, we have rapidly transitioned to remote connections such as phone, video chat, video messages, and text to continue supporting young adults and their families. This includes 24/7 crisis support, outpatient mental health, substance use counseling, and violence prevention.

The Y's Equity Promise

The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to communities who have been marginalized by creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally competent and respectful manner. 

The Y + Nexus: Better Together

The Social Impact Center was born from a merging of Nexus Youth and Families with the Accelerator Y in 2020. The combined expertise of each organization comes together now to increase our impact in South King County as the Y Social Impact center, which serves young people across King County. Learn More >


After-Hours and Weekends

Get immediate help at any time of day for you or someone you know by calling the 24-Hour Crisis Line at 866-427-4747, managed by our partner Crisis Connections.


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Diversity, Inclusion & Global Programs

Join us each month as we explore the cultures, traditions and contributions of different cultures.

Youth & Government

Nurturing innovation, fostering a sense of responsibility and building leadership skills, we ensure our future leaders will be active and engaged servant leaders.

Discover Your Impact

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