What’s New at MIYFS Foundation

The Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Foundation’s exclusive mission is to support the programs and services of the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (MIYFS) Department.

Special Announcement:



2019 MIYFS Foundation Annual Breakfast Raised $377,480 raised so far…

A sincere thank you to all of our Mercer Island Youth & Family Services (MIYFS) Foundation Annual Breakfast supporters for donating a total of $377,480 so far, in connection with the breakfast.   MIYFS Foundation is grateful that our Mercer Island community continues to support all of the essential services provided by dedicated and talented personnel at MIYFS.

We aren’t finished yet.  We have a considerable amount still to raise before we can fill the gap caused by City budget shortfalls.

Right now we have a very special match opportunity for people who could NOT attend the Breakfast: any gift of $500 or more will be matched dollar for dollar up to $50,000.  DONATE NOW

As ambassadors for the work of MIYFS, please share this offer with your friends, families and neighbors so that we can exhaust this generous match and help meet our goal to maintain a mental health counselor in every public school as well as a fully funded senior services position.

This brand new $50,000 Matching Gift Incentive Donation, from a Mercer Island family who chooses to remain anonymous, has been offered specifically to those who could not attend the Annual Breakfast, yet still care deeply about the work YFS does in the community and schools, for seniors, families and youth.

Thank You,
– Lisa Katsman, 2019 Annual Breakfast Chair

Watch our Breakfast Video
Thank our Sponsors and Shop Local Business Partners
Gift of Stock Instructions

The 15 member volunteer Board of Directors resolve to support the Department is buoyed by their faith in you – Mercer Island residents – and your understanding of the value of MIYFS services, as well as your generosity.

Click to read the MIYFS Foundation Board Post Levy Message to the Community


Click Here for the 2018 Annual Report “Here to Help”


The work of MIYFS fosters well-being across the lifespan of our fellow residents.

Mercer Island Youth and Family Services is a Department of the City of Mercer Island. Mercer Island Youth and Family Services is a public/private partnership of the City and the sole full service provider for social and human services in the City. The work of MIYFS fosters well-being across the lifespan of our fellow residents.

The Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Foundation

The Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Foundation raises funds for MIYFS and provides critical support for the annual operating budget.

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MIYFS Eight Programs and Services:


Licensed Mental Health Counselors at MISD Public Schools

Friendship, stress & anxiety, self-esteem, family concerns, anger and crisis counseling; drug & alcohol prevention/intervention experts at IMS and MIHS.


Voice & SVP

Teens participate in an 8-week summer program and learn firsthand the importance of giving back through volunteer opportunities.


Thrift Shop

Give. Shop. Volunteer. Focus on work-skill development and sustainability.


Healthy Youth Initiative

Preventing the harm caused by youth drug & alcohol use, depression, anxiety and other risk behaviors.


Mental Health Services

Counseling for individuals, couples and families on a sliding fee scale.


Diversion & Early Intervention

Arrested youth are re-focused on positive learning experiences while being held accountable for illegal behavior.


Senior Outreach and Advocacy

Full range of geriatric services for issues related to aging including consultation, counseling and care management.


Family & Emergency Assistance & Food Pantry

Supports for rent, utility, holiday, back to school and employment assistance. Food Pantry at Luther Burbank Park offices.