Charity ReviewIssued: July 2014 Expires: July 2016
Valley Cities Counseling
Standards for Charity Accountability
Valley Cities Counseling meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
The mission of Valley Cities Counseling is to strengthen communities through the delivery of holistic, integrated behavioral health services that promote hope, recovery and improved quality of life.
Incorporated: 1964 in WA
Also Known As: Valley Cities Counseling & Consultation
Valley Cities Counseling is a community behavioral health provider that operates comprehensive outpatient clinics in Auburn, Federal Way, Kent, Renton, Bellevue, Rainier Beach, and at HealthPoint's Midway Health Center in Des Moines. Valley Cities helps over 7,500 people a year through outpatient mental health, chemical dependency treatment and support services, with care coordination designed to link clients to the resources they need to achieve optimal health and quality of life.
Programs and services include:
Active Military and Veterans Services - Veterans, active duty, National Guard, reservists, and military family members have free access to program staff that can help connect clients to medical benefits, financial assistance, housing, unemployment, education, and counseling.
Adult Service - Program staff support individuals who are actively seeking wellness in their lives through a variety of services developed by professionals in partnership with individuals who suffer from mental illness. These services include: Business Partnership Program; Employment Services Program; Mental Health and Recovery Services; Chemical Dependency & Co-Occurring Disorders; and Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP).
Child & Family Services - Supporting children of all ages and their family with services that holistically address emotional and behavioral challenges, trauma, and basic needs. Services include individual therapy; family therapy; groups for children, youth and parent; and peer support for parents.
Domestic Violence Treatment Program - This program provides a minimum of one year of treatment to court-ordered perpetrators and other who are ordered into treatment. The goal of this program is to maintain victim safety, prevent repeat offenses, and to develop accountability by the perpetrator.
Family Support Program - A prevention and early intervention approach strengthens and empowers families with wrap-around services for youth and families, from after school programs for kids to parenting classes for adults.
Housing Services - Valley Cities' housing programs support individuals and families recovering from homelessness by helping them access stable, affordable transitional and permanent housing. Working with government and community agencies, the program helps people obtain safe, affordable housing and assists in addressing problems that led to homelessness.
Older Adults Services - Clinicians who understand the unique needs of older adults and the impact of physical changes and multiple losses offer services that include assessment; counseling; support and encouragement.
Outreach - Valley Cities provides outreach services to homes, schools, jails, hospitals, on the streets, shelters, other community service sites, and nursing homes. Through outreach, program staff can reach people whose disabilities or personal circumstances make it difficult to access program services.
Psychiatric Care and Medication Management - Clients have the opportunity to meet with psychiatrists or psychiatric nurse practitioners for a psychiatric assessment. After reaching a diagnosis, treatment options are discussed. If medication treatment is recommended, clients have the option to receive ongoing medication treatment with their psychiatric provider.
Community Resource Rooms - Both Valley Cities clients and the community at large are able to use the resource rooms for individual support, skill building and a variety of free resources. The goal of the resource rooms is to promote recovery by involving consumers in their own process of finding the support and resources they need.
CEO: Mr. Ken Taylor, Executive Director Compensation:* $184,188 Business Affiliation: Valley Cities
Board Chair: Mrs. Suzanne Smith, Chair Business Affiliation: Kent Arts Commission
Board Size: 8
Staff: 240* Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts and other allowances.
% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 26.41%
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
The following information is based on Valley Cities Counseling Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Wednesday, December 31, 2014.
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