RAYS provides high-quality, integrated behavioral healthcare and prevention services to children, youth and families, to restore hope for a healthier future.


Since 1970, RAYS has been the trusted place for youth and their families who need support to triumph over life’s challenges and to grow a happy and healthy future.
At RAYS, we have a holistic approach to all of our services. Because of our small caseloads, our highly-trained staff are able to build deeper relationships with the families we serve. We work to help our clients develop new skills and strategies that will help them achieve their personal goals. We understand that if basic needs aren’t being met, families don’t thrive in other areas of their lives. We help clients gain access to medical care, food, clothing, housing and more.
We work hard to reduce the barriers that prevent people from accessing the high-quality of care they deserve. Over 95% of our clients access their counseling services through Medicaid. No client is ever turned away because of an inability to pay. Our programs are affordable and are offered at little-to-no cost to all of our families. We meet our clients where they are; in their schools, their homes and in the community.
We have long-standing relationships with the school districts, the court system and professional partners. We are proud to be looked to as a leader in our field.

Due to the risks associated with COVID-19, Renton Area Youth & Family Services has

CLOSED our offices to the Public until Monday, April 27th.

We hope this closure will protect our clients, their families, and our staff.

Current Clients:
RAYS is ready to continue to support you with virtual services. If you are a current client, please contact your therapist, home visitor or youth life coach via their cell phone to schedule an appointment. If you have an emergency, please call NAVOS at 206-248-8676, or call Crisis Connections at 206-461-3222. Thank you.

New Clients:
We are still taking referrals at this time.

If you are trying to set up new Counseling or Substance Use services, please call our main office at 425-271-5600. You can find our counseling referral form on our counseling page, under the programs tab. If you want to enroll in Healthy Start, our young parent support program, please contact healthystart@rays.org. You can find our Healthy Start referral form on that program's page. If you are interested in other RAYS programs, please contact our main office at 425.271.5600 or via email at info@rays.org.