Our Youth Development program is designed to lift young people in our communities over those hurdles. We offer after-school tutoring, service learning programs to support the connection youth have to their communities, and a range of leadership, educational, and support groups for youth with specific circumstances and interests. The Youth Development program is also home to our acclaimed Teens as Parents Program (TAPP), where pregnant and parenting youth can find the support and education they need to be capable parents and engaged members of society. Our Youth Development staff are young people themselves who serve as positive role models and mentors for youth in need. Our programming is diverse and varied, responding to the diverse needs of our youth.
These services are available to all youth between 10 and 24 living in the Seattle area.
Our Family Resource Center offers a wide array of classes, programs, and support groups to help our participants develop the skills to best support themselves through these challenges, so they can better support their children. We design our free programs as a means for families to develop self-sufficiency and maintain independence while becoming better parents and providers. From parent education and life-skills classes, to Kinship Care support groups for those providing for the children of relatives, to monthly community gatherings and events, the FRC addresses the needs of the community as they arise, as Atlantic Street Center has done for over a century.
Free counseling services are available to anyone enrolled in Medicaid or eligible to receive Medicaid funding. Our team can help you apply for this benefit. If you are not eligible for Medicaid, we may be able to provide services through other funding areas, or to offer a sliding pay scale. Unfortunately, we do not accept private insurance.
If you or a child in your care are in need of mental health counseling services, please download, complete, and submit our Counseling Intake Form and we will schedule you as soon as possible. If you would rather speak with someone directly, either for intake or any counseling-related information, please call our front desk at 206-329-2050, or our intake coordinator Beth Goodman at 206-454-3913.