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Causes: Family Services, Human Services

Mission: Restoring hope, building futures, and strengthening our communities through programs with youth, young adults and families. We support the behavioral health of at-risk and in-crisis youth across the greater south king county area. We take an integrated, holistic approach to assisting youth and their families, connecting them with a wider network of services to best fit their needs.

Programs: Behavioral health-nexus youth & families' behavioral health department integrates mental health counseling for individuals, groups and families, with chemical dependency prevention, treatment, and aftercare. We provide a continuum of programs designed to provide families and youth residing in south king and northern pierce counties access to a consistent level of professional services that meet the needs of community youth and their families. Mental health counseling-nexus youth and families' outpatient counseling program offers a variety of mental health, prevention and intervention services for children, youth and families experiencing emotional and behavioral problems. Our services include individual, group and family counseling utilizing recognized, proven, evidence-based practice models that are offered in our agency, at schools and at our clients' homes. Many of these services are offered for bilingual spanish-speaking families. Substance use-our treatment, intervention and prevention service (tips) provides a continuum of programs ranging from prevention to aftercare. The overall goal of the program is to prevent and reduce youth substance abuse in our communities. Tips has been a washington state-licensed substance abuse treatment provider since 1983. Our prevention and treatment programs rely upon evidence-based best practice models of prevention, intervention and treatment. Tips provides services in king and pierce counties, in schools and in our agency locations in auburn and enumclaw.

nexus youth and families at enumclaw is a satellite office of nexus youth and families serving the enumclaw and plateau area since 1980. They strive to assist youth, families, and individuals on the plateau with counseling support services to help them on the road to becoming healthy, effective, loving members of the community. In addition to services provided in enumclaw, the office has access to many other resources available at the auburn campus. Supports in enumclaw include:individual and family counseling- we help families build strong structured households, enhance parenting skills, increase communication, and provide assistance in finding outside resources. We offer services in our agency and in the school setting. Substance use services- we offer drug/alcohol assessments and state certified outpatient treatment for youth ages 10 to 24. We provide drug and alcohol educational curriculum and court ordered diversion substance evaluations and treatment. Supportive housing, low-income apartments and case management-operates a two year transitional housing program in enumclaw for families to help them learn to live independently. We also operate a low income apartment building and provide case management services. Dental van- we offer a free mobile dental clinic to low income, individuals without insurance, and/or means to pay for dental care. This van comes once a month and provides check-ups, fillings, and extractions. Youth activity center: the enumclaw youth center is a safe, drug free, adult supervised area for youth ages 8 to 18. Village tutors-provides free tutoring and educational case management to those who wish to improve their academic performance.

homeless services- too often youth find themselves in difficult situations with no place to go and no one to call. Whether it is crashing on a friend's couch for a couple of nights or setting up a tent in the woods, once a youth enters into homelessness they begin wrestling with a host of challenges. Nexus youth and families understand these challenges and offer a variety of services to help young people meet them. From education to basic needs, nexus youth and families is client focused and client driven. We believe that young people are the experts in their own lives and know what support they need; and what support they are ready for. We are here to provide youth in crisis with a place to go and someone to call. Supportive housing-programs include:severson program-the severson program is a 10 unit transitional housing program located in auburn, wa. The program is designed to help homeless young adults and families, ages 18-24, transition from homelessness to independence. The severson program blends housing, case management, and life skills, to assist in the young adult's transition to independent living. The focus of the program is to further the young adult's education and employment skills to support participants becoming responsible, productive, and independent young adults. Severson housing is accessed through cea. United way case management-united way of king county funds a part-time case manager for homeless young adults ages 17-24. This service is not time-limited and can conduct cea assessments during enrollment. This case manager can work in tandem with other programs or case managers. Emergency housing-arcadia youth shelter-young adults ages 18-24 can access shelter 7 nights/week. Arcadia drop-in center-drop-in serves a variety of youth and young adults in the community. Direct access to case management, basic needs, laundry, lockers, recreational activities, meals and more are provided to help stabilize youth immediately. Connections to other services throughout the youth and young adult provider continuum are also provided.

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