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CROWDRISE : Mar 21, 2012
Tax ID: 91-0564983
BASED: Seattle, WA, United States



Healthy Children. Stronger Families.

Ryther is a recognized leader in behavioral health services for children and their families facing complex challenges. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive services and innovative treatments. We guide, coach and teach so that every child and family we work with may experience new ways of thinking, develop positive relationships and realize a better life.


It was 1885 when Mother “Ollie” Ryther promised to care for her dying neighbor’s four children, and, having found her calling, she then vowed to never turn an orphan away. Fifty years and 3,000 children later Mother Ryther said, “The essential thing is to love the children and understand them.” Today, these sentiments still guide Ryther’s work and have led us to become one of the region’s most enduring nonprofit organizations. As a thought-leader in our field, we evolved beyond the traditional orphanage model and refocused our mission to treat vulnerable children and families using innovative and proven therapeutic techniques.


Today, we serve children and adolescents referred by parents, physicians, state agencies, courts, schools and other providers working with children. We have expanded our services to include programs and solutions for families with children who have challenges stemming from trauma, mental illness, substance abuse, Autism Spectrum Disorders, or adjustment issues with school, peers or parents.

Tax ID: 91-0564983 •


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