Ryther provides safe places and opportunities for children, youth and young adults to heal and grow so that they can begin to reach their highest potential. Through intensive mental health and substance use services, our compassionate and highly trained staff provide effective treatment to help young people overcome the effects of trauma, mental illness, substance use and Autism.

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Website: http://www.ryther.org
Address: 2400 NE 95th Street
Seattle, WA 98115
Email: development@ryther.org
Phone Number: 206-517-0215
EIN: 91-0564983
GiveBig 2018 donors will help bring back one of the most effective therapies for children receiving treatment in our residential Cottage Program: Experiential Therapy in the Lee E Grogg Challenge Course on our campus. The Cottage Program is one of the last in Washington, treating nearly 100 children referred by the State each year. Weekly sessions help children who have suffered trauma, neglect and abuse, and have moved on average nine times prior to entering the program. On the Course, they learn how to build trust, cooperate, deal with frustration, problem solve, communicate effectively, identify feelings, learn what it feels like to be a leader and enjoy being a child all at the same time. Colin Powers and Dr. Michael Freeman have been managing this program and work with our teachers to build resilience and confidence. The Course recently closed due to safety hazards and will need new poles purchased and installed, as well as new equipment to make it functional again. We are ready to build now that old protruding tree roots have been removed. You can have a real and lasting impact on children's lives through GiveBig to bring back the Challenge Course. Thank you!

Ryther's Cottages serve children ages 6-14, who suffer from severe emotional and behavioral challenges due to extreme neglect and/or abuse (both physical and sexual). We provide individualized and evidence-based treatments, coupled with education from our on-campus Seattle School District K-8 program. Best Buddies, canine friends, drumming, equine therapy, art, music and yoga are all part of our Experiential Program that includes the Challenge Course. At discharge, prepared with new behavioral, social, and educational skills these children are able to manage and move beyond loss, grief, and trauma. 87% of children discharge to a less restrictive setting after an average length of stay of 11 months.
Ryther thanks the following Match Pool donors who are supporting Givebig 2018 to rebuild the Lee E. Grogg Challenge Course!
Anonymous, $5,000
Bloch Family Foundation, $2,500
Cobb Foundation, $4,000
Paige & Mario Otero, $1,000
Sabrina & Bill Friend, $1,000
Carolee & Bob Nunn, $500
Alissa & Eric Tanaka, $500