About Us

Northwest Youth Services provides housing and wrap-around support services to at-risk, runaway, and homeless young people ages 13-24 in Whatcom and Skagit counties.

Since 1976, Northwest Youth Services has been the doorway to safety and the pathway to progress for thousands of young lives. Much has changed in our communities in the past 40 years. What has not changed is our commitment to supporting the uniqueness of each youth served.

For runaway, homeless, “throw-away”, abused, neglected and other at-risk youth and young adults, we are their lifeline. Throughout the years, Northwest Youth Services has specialized in helping young people who have been marginalized in our society. We believe in the inherent dignity of each young person we serve.


Northwest Youth Services collaborates with at-risk, runaway and homeless youth to foster self-reliance.


Our vision is that all young people have a place to belong: to be safe, heard, and valued.