The Friends of Youth Foundation

…a powerful way to ensure that the youth of tomorrow have the safe places, caring support and healthy relationships that they need to succeed.

In November of 2015 we were honored to accept a gift from the estate of Joan Campbell, a much loved 22 year member of the Friends of Youth team and our CEO from 2009 to 2011. Joan’s gift is a testament to her love for the youth and children of our community.

In FY15, Friends of Youth provided services to more than 4,520 youth and their families through our three core program areas:

  • Homeless Youth Services, providing street outreach, overnight shelter, individual case management, employment and transitional housing programs for homeless youth and young adults, and supportive permanent housing throughout East and North King County and South Snohomish County;
  • Youth and Family Services, providing mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, school-based prevention education, parenting programs and Healthy Start in Issaquah and the upper and lower Snoqualmie Valley; and
  • Residential Services, providing therapeutic residential services, including emergency shelter and foster care, to youth under 18.

Your support of our work is much appreciated. If you would like to learn more about Friends of Youth, please let us know. We welcome the opportunity to show you the many ways your support makes a difference in the lives of the young people we serve.

Friends of Youth Foundation Board of Directors

  • Ellen Boyer, Chair**
  • Lorraine Cheng
  • Terry Hall
  • Asa Irwin
  • Alex Lee
  • Gary Maisel**
  • Terry Pottmeyer
  • Janet Turpen**
  • Justin von Gortler**
  • Tim Williams
**Also serve on the Board of Directors of Friends of Youth

Mission statement:
Providing a legacy of support for the programs and mission of Friends of Youth.