6337 35th Ave SW
Seattle, Washington, WA 98126-3003
(206) 938-9606

Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative: Department of Education and Early Learning
700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1640
Seattle, WA  98104

Phone: (206) 233-7915
Fax: (206) 233-5142


Sound Transit

  1. 512 - Downtown Seattle:
    off at S Jackson St & 5th Ave S (1 h 12 min (14 stops) then walk (3 mins) to 3rd Ave S & S Main S

  2. Then from that stop take the: 21-Westwood Village Via 35th Ave SW (24 min (19 stops)

  3. Off At: 35th Ave SW & SW Morgan St and Walk (About 1 min , 299 ft) to: 6337 35th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98126 (Destination will be on the right)



SafeFutures Youth Center

SafeFutures is a community Youth organizations in Seattle. AAdvocating and providing 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. They try to ensure that young people emerge confident, resourceful, engaged community members with the tools and support to navigate their futures.


SFYC offers daily homework assistance, various activities to increase youth academic skills, and individualized academic plan to address identified barriers and challenges.


Through multicultural case management SFYC supports youth and families, creating intensive, long-term support for high-risk youth and works with partnering agencies to guide youth into positive social programs. This type of support helps youth to make positive choices in their lives.

The Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI)

Is a system of neighborhood- based interventions and services aimed at keeping youth and communities safe. Youth enter this system through a variety of ways. They may be identified by schools as being truant, suspended for fighting or otherwise at risk of violence. They may be arrested, detained or on probation for truancy, civil or criminal offenses. Or, they may be recognized by SYVPI outreach workers as involved in gangs or in violence with firearms. Case managers meet with SYVPI youth and, together, they craft an individual plan that will put youth who have gone astray on a track to success.

Youth who are referred to case management complete an intake and assessment process to identify needs and strengths and to develop an Individual Service Plan (ISP). The ISP is developed in partnership with each youth and identifies the youth’s strengths, prioritized needs, goals and action steps related to one or more of the following areas:

  • reduced criminal involvement and behavior,

  • improved school success,

  • increased involvement in pro-social activities,

  • increased employability skills,

  • engagement in treatment,

  • improved housing stability; and

  • improved family functioning.

The type and scope of services provided varies depending on the needs, strengths and goals identified in each youth’s service plan. SYVPI case managers provide individualized, culturally responsive and relationship-based services that include, but are not limited to:

  1. Intake and assessment

  2. Individual Service Plan development

  3. Advocacy

  4. Information and referral services

  5. Service connection and coordination

  6. Assistance with navigating the school, court, social service and employment and training systems

  7. Home visits

  8. Case consultations

  9. Case monitoring and documentation

Case managers maintain regular contact with youth, and monitor and document youth progress towards reaching their ISP goals.  They will also serve as role models, advocates and life coaches.


The Initiative empowers youth by engaging them in the Initiative to explore new and exciting opportunities that can include a wide variety of activities such as lifeguard certification, career job readiness, job skills, or athletic activities. Youth are also encouraged to help in the design and creation of their own recreation and arts programs best suited to them.

Network & Agency

Southeast Recreation Calendar - Boys and Girls Club of King County

Southwest Recreation Calendar - YMCA of Greater Seattle

Refer a Youth

Eligible youth are between the ages of 12 and 17; who live or go to school in Central, Southeast or Southwest Seattle; and who:
Have been convicted of violent offenses and released

  • Have been arrested but not detained

  • Are middle school students at risk of chronic truancy or multiple suspensions due to violent behavior

  • Are victims of violence and their friends and associates who may be at risk of retaliation

  • Are gang involved.

Fax the completed referral form to the appropriate Neighborhood Network.

Many of the events and activities posted on this site are also open to youth in the Seattle/King County Area. Go to our Events section to view more. The Resource section features information for Youth, Young Adult (18-24), Parents and Service Providers.



All of the information provided on this page including logo comes from the SafeFutures website. & the location images above is from google maps.