Who do we serve?

Guided Pathways – Support for Youth and Families services King County families whose children or youth are experiencing serious emotional or behavioral problems and/or have substance abuse issues. Support is available to all families, but the focus is on families whose children are receiving services from publicly funded mental health and chemical dependency treatment providers, and families whose children are involved in the juvenile justice system, the child welfare system, special education, or services for developmental disabilities.

Our Services

  • One-to-One Support – We provide trained parent support to help guide parents through the multiple systems of care while their child is having difficulty and in recovery. We are a shoulder to lean on.
  • Youth Peer Support – We provide trained youth support to guide youth through their hard times. Sometimes they just need to talk to someone their own age.
  • Classes and Training – We offer parent classes and professional training on different topics related to raising children with behavioral issues, emotional or substance abuse challenges.
  • Social Events – We schedule monthly social events for families to come together and have fun. Look for them on the 4th Fridays of the months all over King County.


  • Technical assistance to other organizations.
  • Advocacy related to family oriented policies.
  • Other resources that fill gaps in care for families with mentally ill, substance using, and/or developmentally disabled children or youth who struggle with emotional, behavioral or substance use challenges.