Friends of Youth to Host Ribbon Cutting and Groundbreaking for New Homes


On Thursday, April 17, Friends of Youth will celebrate the creation of new housing for homeless young adults and foster youth in extended care. King County Executive Dow Constantine, First Lady Trudi Inslee, Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen and State Representative Roger Goodman will speak at the event, which begins at noon on Friends of Youth’s Kirkland campus, 13116 N.E. 132nd Street.


A ribbon cutting will celebrate the completion of two new transitional living homes to house 10 homeless youth and young adults, ages 16-21. At the same time, a groundbreaking ceremony will celebrate the start of construction on two new extended foster care homes for youth ages 18-21. Construction on these homes is expected to conclude in October.


The event is open to members of the public and will include beverages and light refreshments. RSVP to


Friends of Youth delivers a comprehensive range of therapeutic services for youth, young adults and families.  With over 60 years of experience, national accreditation and 20 program sites, the agency provides safe places to live and emotional support for youth and families in challenging circumstances.

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