About us

Challenging Mental Health In Real Time.

To reimagine transform, pioneer, and persevere in the early prevention and intervention of youth mental health challenges.

Breaking the cycle of gun violence, felony violence, hate crimes, and self-harm committed by youth.


We believe that speaking up to receive help takes courage – a willingness to show vulnerability in your weakest state.


We believe in the value of working with others to achieve what may not be possible alone. We aspire to bring a collaborative spirit and strategy to all that we do, learning from the insights and leadership of others, and sharing openly what others may be able to learn from us.


In our interactions with one another and with the community at large, we strive to be welcoming of all perspectives and experiences. We seek to be the model of diversity, inclusion, and equity in all that we do.

The ACCESS Project is a “Referral Hub.” This referral hub has an “Intake” process that assess the mental health challenges the youth is experiencing and coordinate an in-person referral appointment with the most appropriate professional and/or community service organization(s) for treatment and/or service(s).

About Us

The Access Project

The ACCESS Project, initiated in late 2022, stems from a collective effort of officials, educators, faith leaders, and industry professionals addressing the escalating felony violence and self-harm among South County youth. As a nonprofit organization, we’ve strategically positioned ourselves to serve underprivileged youth grappling with mental health challenges, with a specific emphasis on the BIPOC youth population in the Edmonds school district. Our mission is to act as a comprehensive information and referral hub, orchestrating community and mental health resources to create a supportive network tailored to the unique needs of youth in South Snohomish County. 

Collaborating with Scriber Lake High School and other local partners, The ACCESS Project is gearing up to organize and sponsor a variety of positive activities, including sports, art, poetry, and music, commencing in January 2024. These initiatives are meticulously designed to not only engage youth positively but also to enrich their lives. Acknowledging the surge in crime rates, particularly in Lynnwood and Everett, we are laser-focused on supporting youth aged 12-17, actively working to diminish the allure of gang involvement through alternative activities. The ACCESS Project is poised to convene youth focus groups, collaborate closely with the community, and forge partnerships with law enforcement to provide impactful solutions. Our multifaceted strategy encompasses social media campaigns, website development, and community presentations, ensuring a comprehensive outreach to effectively engage both youth and parents. By addressing the prevailing mental health crisis and fostering robust community collaboration, The ACCESS Project is committed to making a substantial and lasting impact in South Snohomish County.