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Our mission is to empower young people from communities of color and low-income communities in the Puget Sound area to realize their potential.

Our vision is that every young person in the Puget Sound area has the opportunity to become engaged community members while living safe and fulfilling lives. 


To achieve our mission and vision, we engage youth and their families through culturally responsive academic, prevention, and intervention services and programs.


Young people participating in SafeFutures programs gain access to the resources and support they need to navigate their futures.

Values & Cultural Intentionality Statement

SafeFutures recognizes the impact of institutionalized oppressions affecting our community. We support and advocate for young people from communities of color and low-income communities who are excluded, traumatized, and otherwise harmed by the system to create positive change.

Our staff is a highly skilled multiethnic, multicultural, multilingual team who provide a supportive family environment and who are mindfully employed to reflect the community we work within and alongside.


At SafeFutures we:


  • Foster and support strong, healthy, resilient youth and communities by working towards equity and social change

  • Provide a welcoming, friendly, supportive environment for everyone regardless of race, class, gender, sex, religion, and/or ideology 

  • Model the changes we seek to create in our communities 

  • Provide respectful and ethical services

  • Advocate for youth and their families

  • Value and understand differences within communities we serve

  • Listen and respond to feedback to best serve our communities  


SafeFutures Youth Center was founded in 1996 as a City of Seattle Human Services Department-operated program targeting at-risk Southeast Asian youth and families. SafeFutures became a non-profit organization in June 1999, received IRS 501c3 status, and expanded our services to better serve a broader community, including East African, African American, Native American/Alaskan Native, Latino, Pacific Islander, and other populations.



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    • Community Supports​

    • Theft 3 & Mall Safety (T3AMS)

  • Center for Children and Youth Justice

  • Tukwila SeaTac & Burien Human Services Joint Network

  • Youth Development Executives of King County

  • Seattle Human Services Coalition

  • SW Seattle Youth Alliance


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