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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Homeless & Housing, Housing & Shelter, Job Training, Vocational Counseling, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Community Youth Services empowers youth at-risk and their families to meet their goals for safety, stability, belonging and success by providing a continuum of individualized services and advocacy. We envision every child growing up in a loving home and supportive community and achieving his or her full potential.

Target demographics: At-risk youth in South Puget Sound

Programs: 20 different programs serving a wide array of youth needs

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CYS has a long, sustainable history of programs and services for youth and families in our community. This agency stewards hope and recovery for youth and families, while also working hard to provide community and staff engagement and support. As the agency continues to grow and add more programs, their effectiveness for care coordination and preventative care will grow and benefit participants and our communities. I have a deep respect and investment in CYS and am so excited for their future growth, both internally and in their physical locations.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Community Youth Services is a top long performing nonprofit that meets and exceeds community expectations support youth and their families across the Southwest Washington region. Their programs and staff are innovative and effective. So many youth and families in our communities have benefited greatly by this progressive social safety net. There isn't a better more professional staff and volunteer staff. The Thurston region supports CYS and it's mission.

Comments ( 1 )


bwakefield 08/14/2012

Thank you, Jackie! We appreciate your support and positive feedback!


General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

I was involved with community youth services as a teen and was very appreciative off what they did for me. I was about of the housing program they provided to me as a teen mom. I completed training and classes that were very helpful to my sucess and they supported me in making good choices in life. I now have been sober for almost ten years!! The only thing I have to say that was very disappointing was that i tried to get involved with CYS as an adult and volunteer many different times and was denied to do so. I have no criminal history, or conflict of doing so. Wasn't even given the chance to fill out a form. :-(

Comments ( 1 )


bwakefield 05/18/2011

missamazing: First of all, heartfelt congrats on all the good changes you have made in your life! Hearing that CYS helped means so much. Secondly, we are sorry you hit snags when trying to volunteer. We are updating our volunteer process and hope to have updated forms available through our website, www.communityyouthservices.org, by mid-June. Should you still have trouble, please contact me directly, [email protected] We so appreciate those who want to volunteer!