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About this resource


Community Youth Services serves the South Sound of Washington. We have offices in Lewis, Mason, Thurston and Pierce County.


Community Youth Services empowers youth at-risk and their families to meet their goals for safety, stability, belonging and success by providing a continuum of individualized services and advocacy.


We envision every child growing up in a supportive home and community and achieving their full potential for personal growth.


We believe in strengthening our communities by empowering youth and families to create their own success.

Today, Community Youth Services is the largest child welfare agency serving southwest Washington. CYS has over 155 staff, 80 volunteers, and an operating budget of $10.8 million. A fifteen-member Board of Directors oversees policy for the agency. Twenty two interrelated programs serve more than 7,000 children, youth and families throughout Thurston, Mason, Lewis and Grays Harbor counties. The original programs — Juvenile Diversion, Haven House, and Therapeutic Foster Care — continue to be effective, vital components of the agency. Other current programs include Independent Living Skills, Street Outreach, Family Preservation, and integrated counseling. The agency also provides 80 AmeriCorps slots for public and non-profit agencies throughout six southwest Washington counties. The agency is supported through contracts and grants with the federal, state and local governments, as well as United Way of Thurston, Mason, Grays Harbor and Lewis Counties and private donations.

Community Youth Services is a member of the National Network of Youth, the Washington State Children’s Alliance, the Northwest Network for Youth, and the Washington State Coalition of Children’s Residential Services. CYS is largely supported through contracts and grants with the federal, state and local governments. Individual donations, private and corporate grants, and United Way chapters in Thurston, Mason, Lewis, and Grays Harbor counties also support CYS programs.

Monday-Friday Available by Appointment
711 State Ave, NE
Olympia, WA 98501
United States