Here For You
Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.
The Y Social Impact Center, formerly Accelerator YMCA and Nexus Youth and Families, is the social services division of the YMCA of Greater Seattle.
For over 48 years, we have specialized in serving youth and young adults who have experienced trauma such as homelessness, foster care, exploitation, systemic poverty, and racism. Our approach addresses the whole person by offering a wide array of services in the following areas: housing, behavioral health, education, employment, and violence intervention and prevention.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, our communities’ need for mental health support and substance use services has skyrocketed, leading us to adjust by expanding our counseling services to persons of all ages so that we may better serve our community.
We are the largest provider of housing for homeless young adults in King County and the contracted agency providing specialized case management for young adults who have aged out of the foster care system. We are also the leading provider of emergency behavioral health services for youth and young adults as a part of the Crisis Connections network.
6,486 participants enrolled in our Social Impact Center programs.
21% of our program participants resided in Seattle.
30% of our program participants resided in South King County.
61% of our program participants were people of color.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our drop-in offices and clinics are temporarily closed except for the Arcadia Shelter & Drop-in location. All our services are still available by phone and virtually with some in-person appointments as needed.
Our staff will work with you to find the best location, whether that’s at your local YMCA, online or one of our dedicated Y Social Impact Center drop-in sites, we’re here for you. View branch locations>
932 Auburn Way South
Auburn, WA 98002
Phone: (253) 740-7189
Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30-10:00 pm
2100 24th Ave S. Suite 260
Seattle, WA 98144
1356 Cole Street
Enumclaw, WA 98022
24930 224th Avenue SE
Maple Valley, WA 98038
1000 Auburn Way South
Auburn WA, 98002
Housing and Homelessness Services
Youth Emergency Shelter
Young Adult Emergency Shelter
Counseling & Behavioral Health Services
Employment and Education Services
Foster Alumni and Transitions
Foster Care Services
Violence Prevention and Intervention Services
Young Adult Services at Tacoma's Arlington Apartments
Arcadia Shelter and Drop-in
Social Impact Center Main Office
We’re here for you with counseling services that span mental health, substance use, and psychiatric care for people of all ages in King County.
There are opportunities to volunteer, donate supplies, host or foster a young person, and more.
With a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and supporting our neighbors, your membership will not just bring about meaningful change in yourself, but also in your community.