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Share : Learn : Change

The North Sound Youth and Family Coalition (YFC) gathers every month to share our thoughts, listen, and learn from others. Here, different perspectives work together to build relationships and create change in behavioral health/mental health services.



YFC meets over Zoom the 2nd Monday of every month from 4-6 PM. Please click here for agendas and minutes from previous meetings. As a bonus, fill out our meeting evaluation and get a $25 GrubHub gift card. Youth and family participants will get an additional $10 for household members 10 and under and $25 for household members 11 and up.
Dial in: +1 253 215 8782 US
Meeting ID: 998 2685 4384
Password: 655199

Part of the Children’s Behavioral
Health Governance Structure

North Sound YFC is the regional Family, Youth, System Partner Round Table (FYSPRT) for the North Sound area (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island, and San Juan counties). FYSPRTs inform and provide oversight for high-level policy-making, program planning, and decision-making in the child and youth behavioral/mental health system in Washington state.

Whatcom Child and Family Well-Being Task Force

Would you like to serve Whatcom children and their families as a member of the Whatcom Child and Family Well-Being Task Force? This role will include meetings twice a month with other Task Force members. The goal of the task force is to identify ways that the Whatcom County government can better meet the needs of young children and families, with particular attention to low income and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) families. The below PDF document contains more information, including some tips and advice as to how to complete the application.

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Have a Voice. Be Heard.

“The North Sound Youth and Family Coalition helps me to stay in the loop with what's happening in the behavioral health system at the county, state and federal level. This impacts all of us on an individual level and I appreciate the opportunity to have my voice among the conversations happening in Washington state.”

- Nina Weaver

“As a community member of Skagit County, I am moved by the ideas and conversations that are generated within the Coalition. It is wonderful to see the commitment to improving the well-being of families and youth from so many people in our region.”

- Alicia Hughes

Latest News & Articles of Interest

Forefront Cares

 25 JULY 2017  Alicia Hughes

I recently learned about Forefront Suicide Prevention wanted to share this resource out to our community. Here is a little more about Forefront: Mission: Forefront advances innovative approaches to suicide prevention through policy change, professional training, campus...

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The History of WISe

8 MAY 2019

Washington State’s Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) began in 2014 and is designed to provide intensive support and services to assist youth and families in achieving wellness and safety, and to strengthen communities.

WISe is now statewide as of June 30, 2018.

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