Treehouse Eligibility

Who We Serve

To be referred for Treehouse services, youth must have an open DSHS Children’s Administration case, tribal case, federal foster case or be enrolled in a YMCA Young Adult program, and be in out-of-home care at the time of initial referral (foster, kinship, fictive kin, group care, suitable adult, shelter).

In addition to meeting our program-wide eligibility requirements noted above, youth must also meet the below program-specific requirements to access services.

Eligibility Requirements

The Wearhouse

Youth in foster care in King County are eligible for The Wearhouse.

OR, Youth must be enrolled in YMCA Independent Living/Transitional Housing program.

Graduation Success
  1. Youth in foster care in King County or one of the other districts we serve are eligible for Graduation Success.
  2. Youth must be in 6th through 12th grade in King County or 9th through 12th grade in any of the other districts we serve in Washington state.
    Districts Served
    King County: Auburn, Bellevue, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Highline, Issaquah, Kent, Lake Washington, Northshore, Renton, Riverview, Seattle, Shoreline, Snoqualmie Valley, Tahoma, Tukwila
    Pierce County: Bethel, Franklin Pierce, Tacoma
    Spokane County: Central Valley, East Valley, Mead, Spokane, West Valley
    Snohomish County: Everett, Marysville
Little Wishes

Youth in foster care in King County are eligible for Little Wishes.

Any youth enrolled in our Graduation Success program (in or out of King County) are eligible for the program as well.

Educational Advocacy
  1. Washington state youth in foster care are eligible for our Educational Advocacy program.
  2. Youth must have an immediate need, such as:
  • Student needs expansion/revision to existing IEP or help with the special education evaluation process
  • Student is at risk of retention or not graduating.
  • Student needs assistance with school enrollment or re-admittance.
  • Student has a current/preventative need regarding suspension or expulsion.
  1. 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 our Educational Advocacy program staff at 206.267.5144 or referrals@treehouseforkids.org.
Driver's Assistance

Washington state youth in foster care or under jurisdiction of tribal court ages 15-21 are eligible to participate in the Driver’s Assistance program.

Holiday Magic

Youth in foster care in Washington state (between October and December of the current year) are eligible for Holiday Magic. Kids also must fit under one or more of the following criteria:

  • Shelter Placement or Dependent children of the State of Washington.
  • Extended Foster Care: youth age 18 years and over that have chosen to remain in foster care.
  • Courtesy Supervision: a child/youth who is dependent of the State of Washington who resides in a different region or state.
  • Interstate Compact: a dependent child/youth of the State of Washington who resides out of state.

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