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Vashon Island WashingtonThe Basics

Vashon Youth and Family Services is a non-profit organization that has been providing social and wellness services to clients and the Puget Sound community for over 30 years. Located on Vashon Island, Washington just west of Seattle, clients have access to both rustic Northwest nature with the resources of Seattle just a ferry ride away. VYFS offers an outpatient substance abuse treatment program for young people and their loved ones.

Treatment and Staff

Treatment at VYFS has a strong emphasis on individualized treatment and potential clients are given a mandatory full diagnostic evaluation prior to entering the program. Following the evaluation, a unique treatment plan is developed and clients may attend any of the group therapy scheduled in the evenings, seven days a week. Although VYFS does not host on-site 12-step groups, clients are encouraged to participate in the program and to attend meetings outside of treatment.

VYFS provides a well-rounded selection of group topics including addiction/abuse process, relationship counseling, anger management, stress management, wellness, co-dependency, grief counseling, recovery planning, coping for antisocial behaviors and self-medication. All groups utilize evidence-based methods, primarily CBT.

The staff credentials at VYFS include a B.S., a B.F.A, an MS, an MA and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC).

Extras

In addition to the substance abuse counseling and treatment services, VYFS also offers a variety of other social services to clients and their families. Additional programs include general mental health counseling for adults and adolescents, childcare services, an LGBTQ youth program, parenting classes, education and prevention programs and vocational services.

In Summary

Vashon Youth and Family Services demonstrates a strong commitment to the care and recovery of young people in the small Vashon Island community in Washington state. The wide range of specialty group topics available allows each treatment plan to be tailored to the specific recovery needs of the individual. These unique plans are also managed and re-evaluated throughout the length of the treatment to determine if changes are necessary as clients progress in their recovery. This dedication to meeting each young person’s needs helps to create a solid foundation for lasting recovery and an ability to function and meet the challenges of daily life.

Vashon Youth and Family Services
20110 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon, WA 98070

Vashon Youth and Family Services Cost: Sliding scale. Reach Vashon Youth and Family Services by phone at (206) 463-5502. Find Vashon Youth and Family Services on Facebook

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