Founded in 1966, Navos is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to helping children, youth and adults of all ages with significant mental and emotional health issues so they may realize their greatest potential for recovery and self-sufficiency.
In 2010 and 2012 respectively, Navos joined with legacy organizations Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center (RDCC) and Seattle Children’s Home (SCH) to increase and improve our child and family services and to provide a continuum of care for at risk children and youth in our community. In Spring 2017, Navos became an affiliate of MultiCare Health System creating a stronger system of behavioral health services focused on healing and treating the whole person to meet their physical behavioral needs.
Over 90% of the people we serve live at or near poverty level. Roughly half of the people served by Navos are people of color.
One of the largest community mental health and substance use disorder treatment providers Washington State, Navos offers a full spectrum of mental health, substance use disorder and physical care programs and services to more than 12,000 children, youth and adults each year.
We are proud to be a leader in using a trauma informed care (TIC) approach to treatment. TIC an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma.