Resources for Partners & Families 

Youth and young adults have the greatest chance of success when a network of professionals and natural support work together. We can help to balance emotional and informational support for youth and manage transitions as they progress or lapse.

Over the next few months, we will expand frequently asked questions, increase training, streamline contacts, and share our learnings through this portal to further support you and the youth you care about and work with.


Additional Resources: 

The Y Social Impact Center is the leading provider of emergency behavioral health services for youth and young adults as a part of the Crisis Connections network. Learn More>

Crisis Connections for Individuals and Families

24 hour Crisis Line: (866) 427-4747

  • Serves all people in physical, emotional, and financial crisis, with an emphasis on King County residents
  • Reduces the immediate risk of violence to one’s self and others
  • Increases the ability of people to access the safety net, particularly for mental and emotional support services Services, by Aunt Bertha, The Social Care Network

  • Assistance with food
  • Help with paying bills
  • Locating free or reduced cost programs
  • New programs for the COVID-19 pandemic

Emergency Overnight Shelters for Young Adults: 

The Y Young Adult Shelter (Arcadia)

The Landing – Friends of Youth (15 beds) 

James W. Ray Orion Center – YouthCare (20 beds)

New Horizons (18 beds)

ROOTS – Rising Out of the Shadows (45 beds)

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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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.

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