Resources for Families and Partner Agencies

Youth and young adults have the greatest chance of success when a network of professionals and natural supports work together. Working together, we can balance emotional and informational support for youth, manage transitions as they progress and 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 

Crisis Connections for Individuals and Families 
24-Hr Crisis Line 866-427-4747

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>

In general, Crisis Connections serves all people in physical, emotional, and financial crisis, with an emphasis on King County residents. The network reduces the immediate risk of violence to one’s self and others and increases the ability of people to access the safety net, particularly for mental and emotional support services.
Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic, by Aunt Bertha - The Social Care Network

Emergency Overnight Shelters for Young Adults 

The Y Young Adult Shelter (Arcadia)
(253) 740-7189
932 Auburn Way South, Auburn

The Landing - Friends of Youth (15 beds) 
16101 NE 87th St, Suite 110, Redmond 98052 (Kimmel Building)
Get Help: Shelter (

James W. Ray Orion Center – YouthCare (20 beds)
Immediate help: 800.495.7802
Questions: 206.622.5555 ext. 234
1828 Yale Avenue, Seattle (the green building on the corner of Denny and Stewart)
Get Help - YouthCare

New Horizons (18 beds)
2709 3rd Avenue, Seattle
Get Help (

ROOTS – Rising Out of the Shadows (45 beds)
157 Roy St., Seattle (directly across from the Metropolitan Market)
Shelter — ROOTS Young Adult Shelter (


Key Social Impact Center Contacts

Housing and Homelessness Services

  • Call (206) 749-7550 between 9am - 5pm, Mon – Fri (except Federal holidays)
  • Youth Emergency Shelter in Auburn (under 18) call (253) 350-0836, anytime
  • Young Adult Emergency Shelter in Auburn (18-24) call (253) 740-7189, anytime except 8am-1pm, 7 days a week

Counseling/Behavioral Health Services

  • Call (206) 382-5340 between 8:30am - 4:30pm, Mon – Fri (except Federal holidays) or email  
  • 24-Hour Crisis Hotline at (866) 427-4747

Employment and Education Services

  • Call (206) 749-7550 between 9am - 5pm, Mon – Fri (except Federal holidays)

Foster Alumni and Transitions

Foster Care Services

Violence Prevention and Intervention Services

  • Call (206) 749-7550 between 9am - 5pm, Mon – Fri (except Federal holidays)

Young Adult Services at Tacoma's Arlington Apartments

Arcadia Shelter and Drop-in

  • Address: 932 Auburn Way S., Auburn, WA 98002
  • Phone: (253) 740-7189 anytime except 8am-1pm, 7 days a week
  • Hours:
    • Daytime drop-in: 2:30pm - 6pm, 7 days a week
    • Overnight shelter: 9pm-8am, 7 days a week

Social Impact Center Main Office

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

Subscribe to Text Updates: Receive updates about Social Impact Center activities, events, and programming texting the letters YSIC to 55678.



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.

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