How We Help

Guided Pathways – Support for Youth and Families serves 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.

We value every family and youth’s uniqueness and knowledge about themselves. We recognize each family and youth have their own values, lived experiences, challenges, struggles, circumstances and desired outcomes. Our parent and youth partners are committed to helping you define your personal goals and will work with you to develop a plan for success.

The majority of our services are free of charge.

Our Services

  • One-to-One Parent 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. Learn more.
  • Youth Peer Support – We provide trained youth support to guide youth through their hard times. Sometimes they just need to talk to someone closer to their own age. Learn more.
  • 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. Learn more.
  • Social Events – We schedule monthly social events for families to come together and have fun. Look for them on the 4th Fridays of the month all over King County. Learn more.

Cycle of Intake

Let’s get started

Fill out the confidential request for services form and a GPS staff member will contact you to schedule your first meet and greet.

Connect with a Parent Partner

Connect with a Youth Peer

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