CHILDREN & YOUTH
The following is a list of Everett & Seattle-area children, youth and teen resources, the page is organized by type of assistance.
Please Note: This site will attempt identify religious affiliation and/or required religious participation in relation to assistance services wherever possible.
Please be advised: the Everett Social Services listed in the Everett Helplink index do not constitute an endorsement by our website, nor are they a guarantee of the services listed on those pages.
Support SERVICES and Programs FOR CHILDREN & TEENS
The Snohomish branch of the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18. Angeline, this website's founder was a little sister, she still maintains a close and loving relationship with her Big Sister of over 19 years, Shelia.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County is a non-profit organization providing young people ages 5-18 with a safe and positive place to spend their time before and after school and during the summer.
The Casino Road Futbol Academy runs every June for a weeklong soccer camp where over 2,500 area youth have learned soccer and life skills from talented coaches and volunteers. Enrollment is open now through the South Everett Boys & Girls Club (525 W. Casino Road, Everett, WA 98204). Registration is $20.00 per participant and includes breakfast and lunch for the week, a jersey and soccer ball.
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR CHILDREN & TEENS
Ryther is a in psychiatric and behavioral health services for children and their families facing complex challenges. They provide comprehensive services and innovative treatments.
TeamChild uses its legal expertise and community partnerships to break down barriers to community services in order to overcome the root causes of a youth’s involvement in the juvenile justice system.
Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center is a non-profit multidisciplinary team serving child victims of sexual or physical abuse in Snohomish County, Washington. Law enforcement, child protective services, medical, victim advocacy, prosecution, and mental health agencies all work together at Dawson Place.
SafeFutures is a community Youth organizations in Seattle that advocates and provides services for undeserved young people from low-income communities and communities of color to maximize their potential. The Youth Center’s prevention and intervention programs and services aim to reduce youths’ involvement in the juvenile justice system, gangs, and school truancy and drop out.
Meal & Food SERVICES FOR CHILDREN & TEENS
Teen Feed is an located in Seattle’s University District, this organization responds to the most basic needs of homeless and at-risk youth in the following focus areas: healthy meals and lives, youth support coordination, street outreach, healthcare access, and engaging the community through service. Teen Feed is the only consistent meal program designed to meet the needs of homeless youth in South King County and the only program to do so 365 days a year in all of King County.
The Washington School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP) is designed to promote the health and well-being of children by providing nutritious meals to children in public and private schools and residential child care institutions (RCCIs). Everett Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services provides a complete breakfast and lunch program for all students.
This program provides nutritious meals to children during the summer, who would normally receive free or reduced price meals when school is in session. This helps children to maintain a nutritious diet and helps their families to stretch their food dollars during the summer months. The program is offered in many and various locations such as parks, playgrounds, housing authorities, day camps, churches, community centers, etc.
YOUTH/YOUNG ADULT SHELTERS
Youth shelters generally serve adolescents ages 12-17. Some offer counseling, reconciliation, and other services for shelter residents. A parent or guardian may be required to provide consent for a youth to remain in a youth shelter program within the first few nights of their stay.
Young adult shelters generally serve clients ages 18-24 (though some accept clients up to age 29). These shelters may provide additional resources and support services to help young adults find and secure stable housing. In the event a young adult shelter has more applicants than they do available space for the night, it may conduct random drawings to determine who will be served.
Eligible youth/young adults are advised to call shelters directly for more information on application processes.
Friends of Youth's New Ground Transitional Living Programs provide safe housing, supportive case management services, life skills training, educational and employment guidance, counseling and parenting education for homeless young adults.
Cocoon House provides services to at-risk and homeless teens in Snohomish County. This program has two emergency shelters located in Everett and Monroe. They also operate a maternity group home in Arlington and transitional living center in Everett.
ROOTS provides safe emergency overnight shelter for young adults ages 18-25 located in Seattle WA, near University of Washington.
YouthCare provides short term shelter for youth and tries to support self-sufficiency for homeless youth by providing a continuum of care that includes outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling, education, and employment training. Unfortunately, this organizations resources are limited.
PSKS provides Shelter and support services. Prioritizing human safety, health and security for Seattle area homeless youth and young adults. They offer education, employment and housing support to help participants get back on their feet and become engaged, self sufficient members of the community
Clothing assistance FOR CHILDREN & TEENS
This organization provides vouchers to purchase suitable school clothing for children and teens. Operation School Bell provides new clothing, hygiene kits, and shoe vouchers for most students they contract with 15 school districts throughout Snohomish County. School staff refer students to the Operation School Bell program. In partnership with local Fred Meyer stores, qualified high school students are invited to shop for appropriate school attire. High schools are scheduled over 16 nights in the fall, with between 50 and 75 students participating per night. Students may choose clothing and shoes up to $125 in total cost.
This program is available to any child who qualifies for free/reduced lunch at a Snohomish County school. These students are automatically qualified for Clothes For Kids.
is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides shoes, socks and emergency assistance to local low income and homeless children. Any family can be added to the list, children ages 0-18 can participate.
Christmas House is a non-profit organization in Everett, Washington that provides an opportunity for qualifying, low-income, Snohomish County parents to select free holiday gifts for their children age infant – 18 yrs old.
The Ruby Room is a nonprofit organization providing formal attire to teens in financial need across the State of Washington, enabling them to participate in high school milestone events. Teens come from across the state to receive a dress they can keep, at no charge. The Ruby Room is now located in Downtown Bellevue in a spacious and bright boutique space across the street from Bellevue Square Mall.
This program from Comcast offers low-cost internet service, discounted computer equipment, and free digital literacy training. These services are available to families with at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program and to eligible seniors in Seattle. Low cost internet runs at 10 Mbps with in-home WiFi, and is priced at $9.95 a month + tax. Customers that are approved for the Internet Essentials program may also qualify to get a laptop or desktop computer for $149.99. There is no credit check, no installation fee and no term contract.
Career assistance & educational programs FOR Youth
Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through vocational and academic training. Funded by Congress, Job Corps has been training young adults for meaningful careers since 1964. Job Corps is committed to offering all students a safe, drug-free environment where they can take advantage of the resources provided. Job Corps’ mission is to set highly motivated young people on a pathway to education and training for successful careers in the nation’s fastest-growing industries.
Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skills development, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships, and support, to prepare students for success in professional careers and higher education. Participants earn a stipend throughout the program (both while you train and during your internship) and complete courses eligible for college credit. Experienced professional's give participants one-on-one attention and guidance.
This organization serves any low-income person under the age of 30 no matter their legal issues, parenting status, sexual orientation or immigration status. They offer FREE assistants for marginalized youth and young adults to gaining entry into colleges and completing degrees. They provide them with the resources they need to transition successfully to college, in order to finish their educations.
Providing Services For People With Disabilities And Their Families. Easterseals Washington serves over 4,100 children and adults annually throughout the state. We change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people's lives every day, helping our clients build the skills and access the resources they need to live, learn, work and play.
Learning Disabilities Association of Washington (LDA WA) promotes and provides service and support to improve the quality of life for individuals and families affected by learning and attentional disabilities. This Association provides a referral service to connect individuals – parents, children, teens, adults, and professionals – with resources throughout the Puget Sound. Learning Disabilities Association of Washington is a state affiliate of the Learning Disabilities Association of America.