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Our Programs

Brightening the Future of Our Youth

Friends of Youth delivers a broad range of services to youth and their families to improve their emotional stability and self-sufficiency. We envision all youth having every opportunity to succeed.

Residential Services

Residential Services were an essential part of our original charter more than 60 years ago and remain at the heart of our mission. (more)

Homeless Youth Services

Friends of Youth provides support and stability to youth and young adults who are experiencing homelessness and/or at-risk of homelessness. Each night in King County, as many as 779 youth are homelessness or unstably housed, as according to King County's 2014 Count Us In Report. Friends of Youth delivers a range of services to help youth on their path towards independent living, self-sufficiency, and adulthood. (more)

Youth and Family Services

Since 1986, Friends of Youth has offered counseling and support services to youth and their families in the Issaquah, Snoqualmie and Duvall school communities. Our services include:

The counselors at Friends of Youth believe that helping individuals and families identify and build on strengths is the most important component of the counseling process. Our counselors are experienced in dealing with many issues including: behavior problems, school difficulties, depression and anxiety, survivors of sexual and/or physical abuse, post-traumatic stress, anger and conflict management, divorce and blended family challenges, and illness and death of loved ones.

We focus on connecting with our clients, building trust, and helping them develop new coping skills. We also engage the entire family, building on their strengths to teach new ways of interacting with each other while developing strategies to help their child stay healthy. (more)