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get help: how to refer to friends of youth programs and services that support youth and families

Updated: Aug 23, 2023

We partner with youth and families to provide the relationships, resources, and skills they need to attain personal growth and success. Here are some ways you can partner with us, by referring youth and families to the resources we offer.

Youth Services Center. We operate the only youth overnight emergency shelter on the Eastside, providing safe temporary living alternatives to young people who are homeless or dealing with a crisis.

Youth Haven for youth ages 7 to 17. Call the Youth Haven Intake line at 206.236.5437.

For young adults ages 18-24. Call or text 425.449.3868.

Homeless Housing Programs. We also offer Transitional Living, Supportive Housing and Rapid Re-Housing Programs to help young people and families experiencing homelessness locate and successfully transition to permanent housing.

To learn more about Friends of Youth’s housing services for young adults 18-24 experiencing homelessness, call the Intake Coordinator at 206.409.6009 or email

King County Safe Place. Safe Place is a program that quickly connects runaway and homeless youth ages 12-17 to services, either by reuniting them with their family or providing assistance with emergency shelter placement.

Youth can go to a Safe Place site or call 1.800.422.8336 (TEEN), and Safe Place employees will be able to provide assistance. Youth can also email us at

To view all Safe Place sites in King County, check out our custom Google Map here!

Mental Health and Substance Use Counseling. We offer services and support for individuals between the ages of 4 and 24 with outpatient individual, family, and group counseling, as well as prevention and intervention services. To access these services or for more information, call 425.392.6367 ext. 2 or email

Healthy Start Parent Support. We offer Home Visiting for pregnant and/or parenting families with children younger than age six, to provide evidence and strength-based services. For more information call 425.785.8720.

Youth Engagement Team. The Youth Engagement Team (YET) provides case management, housing navigation and counseling services to youth and families experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of experiencing homelessness.

For YET Referrals, call 425.588.1021 or 425.588.1150.

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