We feed hungry families and protect the most vulnerable.


Family Assistance
The MIYFS Family Assistance Program serves low-income Mercer Island residents. Resources include case management and short-term emergency assistance with such basic needs such as food, rent, childcare and utilities. An Emergency Assistance Fund, supported by community donations, provides limited financial assistance to Mercer Island families in crisis.  MIYFS staff assists families and individuals to gain access to resources and develop long term plans.   -more-

  • Rent and Utility Assistance
  • Holiday and Back-to-School Programs
  • Child Care and Summer Camp Scholarships
  • Resource and Referral Services                                                                                                                 

Food Bank
Located at at the Luther Burbank Administration Building in Luther Burbank Park, the Food Bank is used by hundreds of Mercer Island families throughout the year, and depends on the contributions of local churches, families and service clubs to replenish the pantry.  -more- 

Police and Fire Collaboration
As a department of the City of Mercer Island, Mercer Island Youth and Family provides on-call support to City of Mercer Island police and fire staff as they respond to calls that require mental health support. This continuity of emergency response and mental health services offers Islanders a safer community.