The YMCA of Greater Seattle has announced that it will acquire Nexus Youth and Families, a nonprofit organization that provides youth homelessness and behavioral health services in Auburn and South King County.
Financial terms of the deal, which is expected to be finalized in the coming months, were not disclosed.
Nexus approached the YMCA with this opportunity based on both organization’s reputations, the relationship between the two agencies, the YMCA’s longstanding presence in South King County, and aligned missions: The YMCA is the largest provider of housing and holistic services for young adults experiencing homelessness in King County. In 2018, it provided behavioral health and crisis support to more than 2,000 youth and their families.
Earlier this year, the YMCA partnered with Nexus to build a new facility in Auburn that addresses youth and young adult homelessness. The facility, named New Arcadia, will provide transitional housing for 15 young adults and provide emergency shelter and holistic services for 12 more. The housing portion will include storage space and common areas, a community kitchen, office and conference spaces, and a drop-in center during the day. The YMCA and Nexus broke ground on New Arcadia in June and expects to open the facility in spring 2020.