We’re here to support youth and young adults with outreach, mentorship, and case management to help keep them alive and free.
Our Alive & Free program serves youth and young adults who are involved with or impacted by groups, gangs, community violence, or the justice system. This work is done through street outreach and case management in partnership with several cities and organizations across King County. We have a skilled team who have strong community ties and specialize in engaging youth and young adults. Our goal is to support our communities and help young people to stay Alive & Free.
We don't expect young people to come to us. Rather we meet young people where they are. Using personal experience, strong ties to the local community, and extensive training, Alive & Free outreach workers go where youth are in their community.
Outreach workers support young people to identify goals, such as engagement in education and employment, and overcoming the barriers to achieving these goals. They provide early intervention and are trained in and expected to de-escalate conflict.
We work with a community coalition to provide wraparound services and eliminate risk factors, improve outcomes, and build healthier communities. If a youth is not engaging in referred services, the outreach worker plays a key role in getting the youth involved.
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.