The mission of Navos is to improve the quality of life of people vulnerable to mental illness by providing a broad continuum of care.
Since 1966, Navos has been responding to the needs of people with mental illness in King County. We offer a full spectrum of services to more than 11,000 low-income children, youth, and adults from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds annually. With our partners, we are the public mental health provider for over 40% of all youth served in the King County community mental health system and are one of the largest providers of community mental health services in Washington State.
The mergers with Ruth Dykeman Children's Center and Seattle Children's Home, in 2010 and 2012 respectfully, have enabled us to broaden and deepen our child and family services and accelerate progress toward a more integrated delivery model of child and family services in King County.
Navos is recognized as a leader for its efforts to transform services into care focused on recovery and wellness, and on the strengths of individuals with mental illness. We believe that all our clients can lead meaningful lives and successfully manage their mental illness. Every client receives individualized support to help them address their psychiatric and psychosocial needs, understand their medication, develop coping strategies, and connect to critical resources such as housing and employment. Even the most seriously ill patient participates in his or her own care.