Location: S Massachusetts & MLK Jr. Way S
Size: 10,000 SF commercial
Completion: 1991

Central Youth and Family Services (CYFS) is an agency that provided greatly needed counseling and intervention services for at-risk juveniles in the Central Area of Seattle. Some of their programs included the prevention of high school dropout, gang intervention, substance abuse counseling and overall family counseling.

Maria Barrientos served as the Owner’s Representative during the development and construction of the CYFS new home in 1991. Maria was hired to manage coordination between the architect and general contractor, the development budget and to help CYFS through the decision-making process. Maria was instrumental in obtaining 20% of the funding through a private loan guaranteed by the Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC). Maria later served on the Board of Directors for several years and as Board Chair for two years.

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