Youth Haven homes serve as short term emergency placements for homeless youth under a federal grant and for state involved youth in short term BRS Assessment for WA Children's Administration. The agency owned Youth Haven home in Kenmore is a licensed staffed residential home for up to 5 boys. The agency owned Youth Haven home in Bellevue is a licensed foster home for up to 5 girls but may also accept a girl with a male sibling as a pair. Both homes provide safe, stable, temporary living alternatives to youth who are dealing with family crisis. The agency offers counseling and referral services to assist in the first steps toward family reconciliation or finding a safe, stable housing alternative.
For immediate help, youth may call the 24-hour hotline listed on this page. It connects them with trained staff who determine whether the caller is eligible for placement and make referrals, when appropriate, to other programs. The same hotline is used for all Assessment beds in the Foster Care program.
Youth Haven Kenmore is staffed with a live-in house supervisor and Youth Haven Bellevue is a two parent foster home. In both cases we provide guidance, supervision, and support for youth. Family-style living offers youth an opportunity to learn how to become positive participants in their own homes, making the transition back to family life easier. Youth attend school and participate in social activities and weekend outings. Additionally, a Master's-level Therapeutic Case Manager meets with each child and his or her family to work towards reconciliation and reunification.
Ages served: Youth age 11-17.
Requirements: Youth may remain for approximately 21 (for homeless youth) and 30 days (for BRS Assessment youth).
Friends of Youth operates The Landing, an emergency young adult shelter for people between the ages of 18 and 24. The Landing is open 7 days a week and is located in Redmond. It is the only emergency young adult shelter on the Eastside. In addition to being a safe place in times of crisis, it provides young people with resources and referrals needed to exit homelessness.
Line-up for the shelter is at 8:30 PM and intake begins at 8:45 PM. Guests are provided with dinner, showers, laundry service, clothing and breakfast in the morning. Guests may stay at the Landing up to 30 nights within a three-month period, with the possibility of extension. The Landing closes at 8:00 AM each morning.
Case managers and shelter staff help guests find resources including transitional living programs, food and clothing, pregnancy support, employment, medical care, education, and counseling.
Address: 16225 NE 87th Street, Suite A-1, Redmond WA 98052 (map it)
Bus Routes: Route 542; Route 545; King Co. Metro to Redmond Transit Center (8178 161st Avenue NE, Redmond, WA.)
Ages Served: Homeless Young Adults ages 18-24
Phone: (425) 449-3868
Program E-mail: Landing@friendsofyouth.org
- National Runaway Switchboard
1-800-RUNAWAY, 24 hour crisis line (anonymous, confidential, and free)