Educational Advocacy

  1. Youth must be placed in Washington State.
  2. Youth must have one or more of the following immediate needs:
    1. Student needs expansion/revision to existing IEP or help with the SpEd evaluation process.
    2. Student is at risk of retention or not graduating.
    3. Student needs assistance with school enrollment or re-admittance.
    4. Student has a current/preventative need regarding suspension or expulsion.
  3. For youth who do not meet eligibility requirements, Educational Advocacy may be able to offer a one-time conversation (to provide information, resources or referrals for appropriate agencies or services to youth, caregivers or social workers) Please contact Nicole Toth, Educational Advocacy Coordinator, at 206.267.5149 or
  4. For Youth involved with Educational Advocacy – Once a permanent plan is established or children have returned to their birth home, they will be transitioned out of the Educational Advocacy Program, but they will still be eligible for other Treehouse services through the referral year. 

Graduation Success

  1. Youth must be placed in King County.
  2. Youth must be in 6th through 12th
  3. Youth must be attending a middle or high school in a school district served by the program.
  4. For Youth involved in Graduation Success- we will continue to serve that youth in all Treehouse services as long as they continue to actively engage in the Graduation Success Program, regardless of the legal status of the case. Upon completion of the Graduation Success program, youth will continue to be eligible for Treehouse Enrichment programs through the age of 24.

The Wearhouse/ Little Wishes

  1. Youth ages 0-24 are eligible for the Wearhouse/Little Wishes.
  2. Youth must be placed in King County, or their case must be held in King County.
  3. OR, Youth must be enrolled in YMCA Independent Living/Transitional Housing program. Youth can be 18 or older, but must have formerly been in foster care.

Summer Opportunities

  1. Youth must be age 5 or older.
  2. Youth must be placed in King County, or their case must be held in King County.

Please Note: Referrals are active from the date of submission to the following July 31st of that year. If a youth’s placement changes (even if a permanent plan is established) they are still eligible to receive Treehouse services for that referral year. However, they will not be eligible for Treehouse services during the following service year.

Exceptions are youth who are engaged or have successfully completed the Treehouse Graduation Success program or youth actively engaged with the YMCA young adult program. Youth actively engaged in our Graduation Success program will automatically be rolled over into all programs for the following services year and do not require a new referral.

At the time of the yearly referral, youth must have an open DCFS case, tribal case, federal case placed in Washington or be enrolled in a YMCA young adult program.

Click here to submit a referral for a foster youth today.