Here for Youth, Here for Young Adults, and Now Here for All Ages

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.

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Key Social Impact Center Contacts

Housing and Homelessness Services

  • Monday-Friday between 9:00 am-5:00 pm (except Federal holidays)
  • (206) 749-7550

Youth Emergency Shelter

Young Adult Emergency Shelter

  • Auburn (ages 18-24)
  • Everyday, all hours except 8:00 am-1:00 pm
  • (253) 740-7189

Counseling & Behavioral Health Services

Employment and Education Services

  • Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm (except Federal holidays)
  • (206) 749-7550

Foster Alumni and Transitions

Foster Care Services

Violence Prevention and Intervention Services

  • Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm (except Federal holidays)
  • (206) 749-7550

Young Adult Services at Tacoma's Arlington Apartments

Arcadia Shelter and Drop-in

  • 932 Auburn Way S., Auburn, WA 98002
  • Hours:
    • Daytime Drop-in: Everyday, 2:30-6:00 pm
    • Overnight Shelter: Everyday, 9:00 pm-8:00 am
  • (253) 740-7189 (anytime except 8:00 am-1:00 pm)

Social Impact Center Main Office

  • 2100 24th Ave S. Suite 260, Seattle, WA 98144
  • Secure Fax: (206) 382-4967

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STAY ENGAGED WITH THE Y

Counseling Services

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.

Are you experiencing a crisis?

For immediate assistance with a behavioral health crisis or a young person’s safety or shelter, call the King County 24-Hour Crisis Hotline at  866-427-4747.

Join the Y!

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. 

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