Lifelong Well-being

Healthy neighbors lead to happier communities.


Professionals provide individual, couple and family counseling to help Mercer Island families. The fees are on a sliding scale based on income.


Senior services are tailored to meet the unique needs of every individual including care planning, housing, transportation, grief and loss, increased dependency and other aging related issues.


Working in partnership with the Mercer Island School District, professional mental health counselors are on site at each public school to provide counseling services for children, adolescents and their families regarding personal difficulties, emotional and interpersonal development and substance abuse services.


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Frequently Asked Questions

MIYFS has served Island residents since 1973. It became a City Department in 1976. In 1989, the MIYFS Foundation was established to raise private funding to augment the services funded by the City of Mercer Island.

MIYFS Foundation funding is critical to the breadth and quality of services MIYFS can deliver. It provided about 10% of the funding for the MIYFS social services operating budget in 2018, as well as special project funding in the amount of $119,165.

The school-based mental health counselors at each of the Island’s elementary, middle and high schools are MIYFS employees. These counselors work in collaboration with school staff and the school’s academic counselors.

Please contact Senior Services and Geriatric Specialist Betsy Zuber at 206-275-7752

Fees are charged for mental health counseling services at the Luther Burbank office. These fees are calculated on a sliding fee scale and no one is turned away due to an inability to pay. There are no charges for any of the school-based services.

Counseling takes place in the brick building in Luther Burbank Park. Youth and Family counselor offices occupy a quiet upstairs wing.

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Islanders count on the services provided by MIYFS. MIYFS counts on the funds raised by the MIYFS Foundation. The MIYFS Foundation counts on the generosity of islanders.