As the Child & Family Therapist for the Sammamish Community Y, Allora Tvedt hopes to break down the stigma of mental health by offering counseling and education services in the Y’s less traditional setting.
“Life is meant to be lived in a community,” says Allora. “You shouldn’t have to bear something alone.”
This new position, funded by donors like you, was created upon discovering the growing need for mental health services for kids. According to a 2016 survey of students on the eastside, about 75 percent of high school students had recently felt anxious or nervous.
The new services are offered to youth and families identified through programs and school partnerships, as well as those who seek out assistance.
Our campaign will raise $165,000 to make sure that all in our community have access to these programs and services.
Annual Fund Drive: blog.sammamishymca.org/give