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Youth Mental Health Counseling

The Seattle Human Services Department funds nonprofit agencies to provide youth mental health counseling services. These services support City of Seattle goals to improve the social, emotional, peer and family functioning for all children and youth. They also support the Citys Healthy Communities Initiative goals to eliminate health disparities, promote access to health care, protect and foster the health and well-being of residents, end homelessness, close the academic achievement gap and confront domestic violence.

Youth mental health counseling programs provide culturally appropriate services to low-income youth of color and their families who are not eligible for Medicaid and do not have private mental health insurance. Programs focus on youth who are at risk of dropping out of school; are between the ages of 9 and 19 years old; live in central, southeast or southwest Seattle; and have limited access to mental health services. This includes youth of color; immigrants and refugees whose first language is not English; homeless or low-income youth; and young people who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

Programs have been funded by City of Seattle General Funds since 1983. Funding awards are determined through a competitive process that is conducted by the department at least once every four years. Funding for 2014 is $645,391.

2014 Funded Agencies and Programs


For more information about this program and other Seattle Human Services Department-funded youth programs, call 206-386-1017 or e-mail

For information about our partners and related programs, contact the agencies listed above or the 211 Community Information Line by dialing 211 or 1-800-621-4636.

Seattle Human Services Department
Street address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5800, Seattle, WA 98104
Mailing address: PO Box 34215, Seattle, WA 98124-4215

Phone: 206-386-1001
Fax: 206-233-5119
TTY/TTD: 206-233-2778

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