Around 20% of the world's children and adolescents are estimated to have mental disorders or problems, with similar types of disorders being reported across cultures. (World Health Organization)


We thank our Island businesses for providing work opportunities for our neighbors and friends through our Community Employment Service program.

AJ's Espresso

Chautauqua Elementary School

Frame of Mind

Granny's Attic 

IGA Market Fresh 

Islander Apartments

Mom's Deli

Pacific Research "Sawbones"

Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union

Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi Bar

RJ's Kids

RO Enterprises

Rock Island Pub and Pizza

Sarah's Salon

Sporty's Restaurant

The Hardware Store Restaurant

Vashon ACE Service Center

Vashon Island Baking Company

Vashon Chamber of Commerce

Vashon Island School District    

Vashon Library                                                                                                                     

Vashon Loop

Vashon-Mary Community Food Bank

Vashon Pharmacy

Vashon Thriftway



S4S deeply acknowledges these organizations for major funding:

The Glaser Foundation
The Hurlbut-Johnson Charitable Trusts, an advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation
The Puget Sound Energy Foundation

Governmental partnerships are the foundation of our programs:

King County Developmental Disabilities Administration
Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

“Disability is a matter of
 perception. If you can do
just one thing well,
you're needed by someone.”
- Martina Navratilova

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