9:00 AM09:00

Ending the Silence: Mental Illness and its Effect on Individuals and Families

Time: 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Location: Vashon Presbyterian Church

Join VYFS staff for a day-long seminar to help people who are dealing with family members who have a mental illness. We will begin with a keynote by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, then break into groups for smaller workshops on Support Groups, Family Dynamics, Suicide Prevention and more.  Lunch will be served and the cost is only $10. You may send an RSVP to Events Coordinator Charlotte Tiencken here:

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9:30 AM09:30

Saturday Wellness Day

In conjuction with the fall Dental Van visit to Vashon Island, VYFS will hold a wellness day for anyone who wants or needs to attend. Through partnerships with other island agencies, the Wellness Day will offer:

  • Vital health checks provided by Neighborcare nurses

  • Haircuts

  • Foot health checks, manicures, and pedicures

  • Chair massages

  • Care packages available for those in need

  • Children’s area

  • Information tables for other local organizations

  • Lunch will be served

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6:00 PM18:00

Home 2 Vashon

Location: Camp Burton Main Lodge

VYFS is happy to announce the Home 2 Vashon benefit, an evening of dining, singing, and festivities to support the VYFS Case Management and Wellness Voucher programs. Sponsored by Rich Osborne, along with the generosity of the Vashon Community, the evening will include:

  • A meal created by Gravy Restaurant Chef ‘Dre Neeley

  • Beverage pairings from Palouse Winery and Cliff’s Beer

  • Performance by Vashon’s own “The Curvettes”

  • Performance by Dunava Balkan Choir

  • Silent auction items including tickets to amazing events and experiences, art pieces, gift baskets, and more

The dinner is a ticketed event, with tickets priced at $100 per plate or $175 per couple. If you are unable to arrange your own transportation to Camp Burton, the Vashon Community Van will be providing transportation from the Valley Center Park and Ride. Contact VYFS for further details, or purchase your tickets here: 

The Home 2 Vashon benefit will provide support for the Case Management and Wellness Voucher program. This program provides vital assistance to Vashon community members who are otherwise unable to afford medical expenses, including travel to and from medical appointments for preventive and ongoing care, prescription costs, and over the counter needs. With your help, VYFS connects individuals to the resources needed, whether they are offered on Vashon or on the mainland.

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Family Place Open House
10:00 AM10:00

Family Place Open House

Come check out the new improved Family Place! Visit the VYFS Family Place, located just north of Ober Park, for an open house to chat, play, and explore what we have to offer.

  • Experience our new play room and resource center

  • Learn about parenting education and support programs

  • Enjoy activities, games, stories, and crafts

  • Play Kids’ gym, dress-up, trains, planes, and automobiles

  • Eat healthy, kid-friendly snacks

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