Family Advocacy

Our Family Advocacy department includes full access to our programs, basic needs support, parenting classes, and more.


Family Advocacy ProgramsRequest Enrollment
Call: (206) 937-7680
Office: 4555 Delridge Way SW Seattle, WA 98106


Our Resource Specialists, who live locally and speak multiple languages, offer services like Family Advocacy Support at all of our Community Resource Centers. The centers are located at our Delridge office, Alcove at Seahurst Apartments, Arbor Heights Apartments, Coronado Springs Apartments, Windsor Heights Apartments, and Woodridge Park Apartments. Each office’s Resource Center helps families, especially young parents, immigrants, refugees, and seniors, with resources and cultural diversity celebrations. Facing rising living costs, families receive support through:

    • Community gathering/training rooms for workshops
    • Weekly meetings
    • Community events and cultural celebrations

Our Programs

Resource Specialists

In order to help families be healthy, stable, and self-sufficient, our Resource Specialists build relationships based on respect and cultural competency.  We conduct home visits and partner with families to find resources, problem solve and meet family goals.

Resource Specialists also assist with basic needs such as translation, transportation, mediation, resource referrals, and helping families navigate the many systems they interact with every day including medical, legal, immigration, and school systems. We also have a wide variety of classes and programs available in languages other than English. Family Advocacy Support, Family Management Services, and Systems Navigation are all services available at all of our Community Resource Centers.

Community Building

Developing community and building engagement are essential at SWYFS. The Community Resource Centers are particularly suited for this by their physical and cultural embedding within the communities that we serve. 70% of staff are bilingual and represent the many racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds of the youth and families served. Additionally, a majority of the CRCs are located on-site of the housing complexes where students live, and some staff are former program recipients and have or continue to live in the apartment complexes.

Help Us Meet Our Goals!