The VYFS Case Management service offers Islanders in need a support system to stabilize their lives. Our experienced case managers serve individuals or families. Case management is useful for people who face challenges that impact their ability to meet their goals in life. The program can connect you to support for basic needs, including employment skills, financial support, food, shelter, and other resources available on and off Island.
Case Management is offered to all Islanders, regardless of whether they participate in any other clinical service at the agency and regardless of insurance coverage. New clients will be asked to participate in an intake meeting before being assigned to a case manager. To access services call the VYFS Main Office at (206) 463-5511.
Case Management Staff:
Meagan FitzGerald, bilingual in English and Spanish, is an experienced case manager who has served homeless and emotionally distressed youth in Costa Rica and the United States. Meagan will be working with families, youth and Latino clients.
Debbie Rieschl has been with VYFS since 2008 and has worked in case management for much of her career. She also heads up the Wellness Voucher component of the case management program.
Elba Ocasio joined VYFS in 2018 as part of the case management team. Elba is bilingual and staffs OASIS at the Vashon Senior Center on Thursday afternoons.