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 COVID-19 Resource List

Visit the DCHS COVID Response page for a list of local and state resources and information about coronavirus as well as information about our department's response to COVID-19.

We focus on early intervention, prevention and promotion of children and youth ages 5-24.

We provide justice system alternatives; and youth education and employment.

CYYAD is home to several youth and young adult programs as well as the Best Starts for Kids initiative. BSK is considered the most comprehensive approach to child development in the nation. Best Starts for Kids invests an average of $65 million per year to support King County families and children so that babies are born healthy, children thrive, and young people grow into happy, healthy adults.

Different Ways to Get Back on Track

Learning Center North

For young people who have not completed high school, but want to get their GED and go on to college, technical training, or seek employment. LCN operates in partnership with Shoreline Community College.

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Reconnect to Opportunity

Outreach and recruitment through Peer Connectors for young people ages 16-24 who are not in school. Peer Connectors link youth to education and employment programs that meet their needs.

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A one-stop service center with various offerings for young people ages 16-24 who have dropped out of school and are looking to complete their high school diploma or GED and move on to college or the workforce.

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Download: Latinx Youth Reengagement Project

King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) Children, Youth & Young Adult Division,
and the Latinx Youth Reengagement Project Team are pleased to present the Latinx Youth Reengagement Project

We are also grateful to the thirty Latinx youth who shared their experiences and recommendations, and took
time to participate in this study. As a provider of a wide range of employment and education services to youth and
young adults ages 16-24 throughout King County DCHS is dedicated to addressing education and employment
disparities faced by youth of color in our area.

Life Circumstances Can't Stop You

Youth and Family Services Association

Contracted community-based agencies provide a range of counseling and youth development services that seek to help young people develop healthier lives and futures. Agencies work with youth and/or their family to promote positive youth development and to reduce high-risk behaviors.

Primary goals
  • Prevent youth from entering or re-entering the justice system
  • Reduce the disproportional number of youth of color in the juvenile justice system

Each agency is connected to one of the 19 school districts in King County. Services vary by agency and may include:

  • Juvenile justice prevention and intervention resources
  • Youth development
  • Counseling
  • Case canagement    
North King County and Seattle:
East King County:
South King County:
Contact one of the agencies above for more information.

Juvenile Justice Initiative

The providers below have specific programs to serve youth involved or at-risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system.

Please contact one of the following providers to enroll a youth into a program:

New Family Services

The program provides education and employment support to young mothers/families enrolled in King County Public Health’s Nurse Family Partnership program. King County Department of Community Human Services staff provide education, training, information/referral and employment services. Public Health staff provide child development and family planning services.

To learn more about the program, contact Shereese Braun at Shereese.Braun@kingcounty.govor 206-477-4388

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These programs are not part of CYYAD, but could be useful to you.

Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) - Developmental Disabilities

Children and Youth Mental Health - Behavioral Health and Recovery

Youth Services Center - King County Superior Court

Starting in March 2020, households across our region and across the country will have the opportunity to participate in the 2020 Census. Your participation matters. Learn how you can promote a fair and accurate census at

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