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To assist youth and families in Southeast Seattle by providing diversified, culturally sensitive, community based services that facilitate and empower them to make healthy choices.
Southeast Youth and Family Services (SEYFS) was founded in 1974 as part of the city wide community based juvenile offense diversion program, funded by the federal Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA), and administered by the City of Seattle. Between 1974 and 1982, funding shifted from LEAA to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). On March 1, 1982, the City of Seattle ceased its operational involvement, and the agency became a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, governed by a Board of Directors. SEYFS provides ten programs that vary in services and intensity, to respond to client and community needs.