With the recent opening of its first King County team, youth and families can now receive the support provided by the WISe (Wraparound with Intensive Services) program from Therapeutic Health Services. The new team will be based at Therapeutic Health Services’ Youth & Family Services location at 1901 Martin Luther King Jr. Way South in Seattle.
WISe (Wraparound with Intensive Services) is an approach which provides children, youth and their families with intensive mental health care. Services are available in the home and in community settings and offer a system of care based on the individualized need of the child or youth. WISe is a voluntary service that takes a team approach to supporting families in meeting their goals via a dynamic, individualized care plan based on the strengths of the youth and the family.
Each team is comprised of a Clinician, a Care Coordinator, a Parent Partner and a Youth Partner. The team convenes regular meetings with natural supports (such as family, friends and religious leaders) and the professionals who work with the youth and their family (such as counselors, schools, Child Protective Services (CPS) and probation officers). These regular meetings provide an opportunity to communicate, collaborate and coordinate care across all parties involved.
“There’s so much need for wraparound services in King County and not enough providers. I’m excited that THS is able to offer WISe to King County youth and their families,” said Tamara Galbert, WISe Program Lead.
In addition to the new King County WISe team, THS currently has two teams in Snohomish County. These teams operate out of the THS Youth & Family – Everett location and an additional team in King County as well as in Snohomish County are planned before the end of 2023.
To learn more about the WISe program and/or to get help for a youth who you know that is struggling with mental health problems, click here.