Renton Area Youth & Family Services’ (RAYS) program will increase the availability of primary healthcare services and health education of people in Skyway, Renton, and South Seattle. The community of Skyway is often referred to as an urban island; situated in between Renton, Seattle, and Tukwila, the unincorporated community has few services and limited transportation into and out of Skyway prohibit individuals from regularly accessing medical services. There are no medical healthcare providers in Skyway.
The program will address the health disparities and lack of access to health care by placing a Medical Provider and Behavioral Health Therapist in the Cynthia A. Green Health Center twice weekly. Prior to opening the clinic to patients, RAYS and HealthPoint will complete renovations on the Family Center to create an examination room, lab and bathroom. HealthPoint will provide initial funds for the Capital Project with additional funds coming from a small RAYS Capital Campaign. The current estimate for the renovations is $150,000.
Renton Area Youth & Family Services (RAYS)
RAYS' mission is to strengthen the lives of children, youth and families by restoring hope and stability in the face of emotional conflict, substance abuse and poverty. In partnership with their community, RAYS transforms the lives of kids and families through comprehensive counseling, training and support. RAYS' vision is for all youth and families in their community to have the resources, support and strength they need to recover from substance abuse, mental health issues and other serious life challenges.To strengthen the lives of children, youth, and families by restoring hope and stability in the face of emotional conflict, substance abuse, and poverty.
Visit Renton Area Youth & Family Services (RAYS) website here.
HealthPoint Community Health Center was the pilot partner on this work. HealthPoint is a community health center that provides medical and dental care at 17 clinics in 11 King County locations. They also work beyond their clinics to promote healthy communities.