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.
Since 1973, 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 in 2020, our communities’ need for mental health support and substance use services 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.
1,216 youth accessed employment, education, and violence prevention services.
618 youth in foster care or transitioning out of foster care received support through Y programs.
The Y served 2,761 people and in response to community needs.
Housing continued to be a major need for youth. The Y was able to serve 1,526 young people in finding housing or preventing eviction.
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
Drop-in Hours: Sunday-Saturday, 1:00-4:30 pm
Shelter Hours: Sunday-Saturday, 9:00 pm - 8:00 am
1356 Cole Street
Enumclaw, WA 98022
Phone: (360) 825-4586 Ext: 5655
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 3:00-7:00 pm and Fridays 2:00-6:00 pm
2100 24th Ave S. Suite 260
Seattle, WA 98144
Phone: (206) 382-5340
1000 Auburn Way South
Auburn WA, 98002
Phone: (206) 382-5340
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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.
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.