Seneca Washington


Seneca Washington provides a continuum of care ranging from school-based to community-based programs. Seneca’s programs in Washington State represent the agency’s first full-time presence outside of California.

Seneca currently partners with Seattle Public Schools and charter schools in the Puget Sound area to provide assistance in designing inclusive school-wide practices and systems with a focus on early identification and intervention. Our work is guided by Seneca’s Unconditional Education model, which offers a framework for integrated and multi-tiered systems of support that promote the academic, social-emotional, and behavioral development of ALL students at each school.

Seneca Washington’s community-based programs offer a continuum of supports that span the fields of child welfare, juvenile justice, and mental health. Seneca provides comprehensive mental health services through an outpatient clinic and Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) throughout King and Pierce Counties. Seneca also partners with King County and other community-based organizations in implementing an outreach program for commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) and works as part of the Juvenile Justice Assessment Team at the Children and Family Justice Center.

Washington Services

Technical Assistance: Implementation of the positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) model, and trainings in trauma-informed practice.

Community-Based Mental Health & Juvenile Justice Services: Juvenile Justice Assessment Team (JJAT), Outpatient Clinic, Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe), Therapeutic Case Management (TCM), Supervised Visitation, Mobile Response Team (MRT), and Short-Term Assessment of Resources and Treatment (START).

Student Supports, including:

Behavioral: Crisis management and re-integration of students with behavioral needs back into the classroom as quickly as possible so that they can continue to learn.

Academic: Generating and implementing specially designed instruction that is aligned with and enriches the grade-level curriculum.

Mental Health: Treatment planning and provision of individualized therapeutic services for students with emotional challenges.

Community-Based Programs

Outpatient Clinic – King County

For local young people and families impacted by trauma, anxiety, depression, and other profound challenges, Seneca’s outpatient clinic offers individual and family therapy, intensive social-emotional support and crisis services, and psychiatry services. Our main service areas are: South Seattle (below I-90), West Seattle, White Center, Burien, Tukwila, SeaTac, Des Moines, and Renton. We prioritize seeing clients in our clinic located in Tukwila and depending on clinician availability, may be able to see clients in the school or home environment.

To submit a referral for a Medicaid-eligible child or youth ages 5 to 18, click here:
Outpatient Referral Form (English) or
Outpatient Referral Form (Spanish).

Have questions? please contact:
Phone: (206) 490-0865 - Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Email: [email protected]

Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) – King County

The King County WISe program is a family-centered, individualized, and strengths-based intensive service for Medicaid-eligible children and youth from birth to 21 years old, that live within our main service area (see above). This program uses a team-based approach to address complex needs for youths and families and support them in meeting their identified goals.

For questions or to make a referral, please contact the King County WISe line at (206) 490-0985 or (877) 949-4647, or email [email protected]. To access our King County referral form, click here. 

Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) – Pierce County

The Pierce County WISe program has the same program structure as our King County program, providing family-centered, individualized, and strengths-based intensive services. Our Pierce County WISe program accepts non-Medicaid eligible children and youth from birth to 21 years old. Services are available to youth who live within Pierce County; however, we are unable to serve youth residing within the Tacoma city limits.

For questions or to make a referral, call the Pierce County WISe line at (253) 356-8459 or email  [email protected]. To access our Pierce County referral form, click here.

Community-Based Programs, Continued

Juvenile Justice Assessment Team (JJAT) – King County

In partnership with Ryther Center for Children and Youth, Seneca conducts mental health assessments and provides referrals and resources for youth ages 12 to 20 that enter the juvenile justice system. JJAT works to divert youth with behavioral needs from further involvement in the juvenile justice system and decrease incidences of mental health diagnosis in young people. To learn more about JJAT, please call (206) 948-0096.

Therapeutic Case Management (TCM) – Pierce County

In partnership with Pierce County Behavioral Health, Seneca’s innovative Therapeutic Case Management (TCM) program provides behavioral support and case management services to non-Medicaid eligible youth, ages 5-18. Services are available to youth that live within Pierce County; however, we are unable to serve youth residing within the Tacoma city limits. TCM participants include youth who do not quality for Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe), youth who may be stepping down from WISe services, or youth who would benefit from additional behavioral support and case management services. For more information or to make a referral, please call (253) 356-8459 or email [email protected]. To access the TCM referral form, click here.

Visitation Services – King County & Pierce County

Seneca’s Visitation Services program provides comprehensive supervised visitation services for families, including dependents from birth to 18 years old within King and Pierce County. The purpose of this service is to promote stability, encourage parent-child relationship building, and provide visitation services that are planned, purposeful, and supportive. All supervised visitation services are provided free of charge to children and families. Supervised visitation services take place at our office locations in Tukwila and Tacoma. For more information or to make a referral, please
call (253) 356-8459 or email [email protected]. To access the Visitation referral form, click here.

Mobile Crisis & Stabilization Services (MRSS)

Seneca Washington in partnership with Health Care Authority and Carelon Behavioral Health, provides MRSS to youth under 18 in Pierce County. Our MRSS teams can be read about below.

MRT (Mobile Response Team) - Pierce County

The Mobile Response Team (MRT) is a team of Crisis Response Staff who provide community-based support to youth and their families. The service is intended to offer families and providers an alternative to calling 911 or use of hospitalization when the presenting concern may not warrant use of these restrictive interventions. The goal of MRT is to provide proactive, early intervention before crises escalate, to divert youth from more restrictive interventions, and reduce criminalization of mental health for children. MRT Crisis Staff provide these same-day urgent crisis intervention services in homes, schools, and community locations within Pierce County. Crisis Response Staff conduct a risk assessment and work with youth and caregivers to develop a safety plan. Crisis Response Staff collaborate with any existing treatment team members and/or can provide linkage and advocacy to support youth in connecting to other mental health services. For more information on the Seneca Washington MRT program please reach out to [email protected].

START (Short-Term Assessment of Resources and Treatment) - Pierce County

The START program provides up to 8 weeks of crisis stabilization support for youth and their families following a crisis response. This innovative new program follows the MRSS model of service and works to truly meet youth and families where they are and allows youth and family voice in defining what a crisis is for them. Each youth and family enrolled in this program works with a START clinician as well as a START peer support specialist to best meet the comprehensive needs of each family. Services are provided within homes, schools, hospital settings and community settings as well. The goal of the START program is to help youth and families achieve greater stability, resource connection, and service linkage within 8 weeks of service. This service is available to all youth under 18 years of age in Pierce County following a crisis response. For more information on the Seneca Washington START program please reach out to [email protected].

School-Based Programs

Unconditional Education – King County & Pierce County

Implemented in California and Washington State, Seneca’s Unconditional Education (UE) model empowers the entire school community with the skills and resources they need to implement a multi-tiered system of academic, behavioral, and social emotional supports for all students.

  • Seneca provides direct service support to multiple Seattle Public Schools, as well as school- and district-level systems development.
  • Seneca partners with Highline School District and Tacoma Public Schools to provide mental health services to children and adolescents within designated schools.
  • Seneca works closely with charter schools in the Puget Sound area to provide a range of systems-level services, behavioral and mental health services, and Special Education services.

For more information on the Unconditional Education Program in Washington schools, please email [email protected].


Washington State Administrative Headquarters Address: Seneca Family of Agencies 13925 Interurban Ave S Suite 120 Tukwila, WA 98168 Phone: 206-948-0096 Fax: 510-830-3596 Email: [email protected] Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Seneca Washington is committed to practicing cultural humility and fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within our workplaces, schools, and communities. To read more about Seneca Washington's DEI commitment, click here. Our Staff

Seneca staff are committed to providing high-quality care in partnership with the children and families we serve. In accordance with WAC 388-877-0640(1) and RCW 18.19.060, please see our Counselor Disclosure for a list of our staff and their credentials.

For information on current Seneca Washington employment opportunities, click here. Questions? Our recruiting team can be reached at [email protected] or (510) 317-1437.