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Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe)

Ryther’s Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) program is for individuals up to 21 years of age with complex behavioral health needs who would benefit from a higher level of care or are at risk of out-of-home placement. This program uses a team approach to provide intensive mental health services to support youth and their family to meet their goals. Team members include natural support (such as family, friends, and religious leaders) and the professionals who work with the family (such as counselors, schools, CPS, and probation officers).


This program requires a time commitment from the youth and family of at least 10.5 hours per month.​ To learn more about WISe, visit the Washington State Health Care Authority.


*Note: We are only able to accept referrals from King County.

The focus of WISe is to:

  • To provide intensive mental health services designed to assist children, youth, and their families in achieving wellness, and safety, and to strengthen relationships within their community.

  • To develop an individualized care plan, based on strengths and needs that respect their family culture, norms, and preferences.

  • To offer services and support in locations and at times that work best for children, youth, and families (including at home or a public location of choice, and on evenings or weekends).

  • To identify or provide resources and support for children, youth, and their families.

  • To provide help during a time of crisis.

  • To provide a CANS (Children Adolescent Needs & Strength) assessment that summarizes important areas related to the child/youth needs — in school, at work, at home, and in relationships with friends and others. The CANS also captures information on the strengths of the child/youth and of the caregivers. 

Other King County WISe Providers:

  • Center for Human Services

    • CHS - North & East King County

    • Sound - North, South, & East

  • Seneca:  South King County​

  • Catholic Community Services:  South & East

  • Therapeutic Health Services  

  • Childhaven:  Seattle & South King - ages 0-5 & 6-12​

  • Y Social Impact Center:  BRS & transitional youth - all King County 

  • You Grow Girl:  All King County

School Districts Served by WISe:

  • Shoreline​

  • Seattle​

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