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CYS, a United Way affiliate, has been a successful and established non-profit in downtown Olympia for more than 45 years, providing an array of services to help a wide range of youth: those in foster care, those who need help finishing their educations or getting a job or finding a safe place to live, and those seeking meaningful ways to connect with society in a positive way. About 4,000 youth – and their families – seek our services annually. We offer 20 different programs that work singly and together to help young people become independent, successful adult members of society.

Want to help? We’re always looking for donations of time, funding or needed gently used items. Call us at 360-943-0780 to learn more.


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Our main office
is located
in downtown

711 State Ave NE
Olympia, WA 98506

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Brighter Futures Youth Center*
520 Pear St SE
Olympia, WA 98501

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*Rosie's Place, Young Adult Shelter, and Transitional Age Youth Program

CYS - Pierce County*
Beacon Senior Center
415 South 13th St
Tacoma, WA 98402

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*Young Adult Shelter

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POSTPONED until 10/22
Brighter Futures Run
Trick or Trot

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After thoughtful consideration, conversations with officials and some research, we have decided it is in the best interest to POSTPONE OUR RUN TO NEXT WEEKEND, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22. 9am. Same location.

Safety is our #1 concern. Although forecast models call for a lull in subsided wind, there is still lots of rain in the forecast and it will be very wet in the morning while the next storm moves in, of which it could move earlier than predicted. As it stands now, there are lots of leaves along the route that may present a slipping hazard in additional to some flooding. We also don’t want kids out in the wet, cold elements, risking getting sick. In addition, we want to make sure EVERYONE has FUN. Tomorrow will not be fun. The forecast for next weekend looks much better.

We hope to see everyone then and look forward to another FUN Trick or Trot! Stay safe!


KAOS radio has featured our newest prosocial program in a current show broadcasting now! Listen here to learn more about InkWell, a writing program that helps youth share their voices AND promotes healing.

click here for BRIDGE program application



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