Children's Home Society of Washington Programs
A nationally recognized and accredited agency, Children’s Home Society of Washington offers the highest quality of services for children and families to face life’s most difficult challenges. Our continuum of care ranges from support and prevention services to intervention and treatment programs. After a century of service, we continue to evolve and adapt programs to meet the growing and diverse needs of children and families while remaining committed to our mission and vision.
Children’s Home Society of Washington focuses on strengthening families in the home (early learning, family support, child and family counseling, and advocacy) and children when they cannot remain with their birth parents (adoption, out-of-home/foster care). These life-changing programs are offered free of charge or at low cost.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
The Great Recession has challenged our children, families and communities in every conceivable way. Agency-wide, staff continue to serve more struggling families who need help meeting their most basic needs. These turbulent years have seen many families walk through our doors for the first time looking for compassion, care and understanding.
Nichole’s story is one of the many examples of parents seeking our services in times of hardship. In 2012, Nichole lost her job and was experiencing delays with her unemployment benefits. As a result, she was unable to pay her rent and utilities on time and faced growing late fees and disconnections while trying to manage a single-parent household.
She was directed to Children’s Home Society of Washington to seek assistance. Nichole found a caring network of staff that treated her with respect and wanted to get her on the path toward self-sufficiency.
“What I appreciated most was the fact that they did not simply give me monetary assistance,” Nichole said. “Children’s Home Society of Washington genuinely wanted to make sure I had a plan and provisions regarding a successful start as well as getting me ‘back on my feet.’”
A staff member devoted time to speak with Nichole one-on-one about her challenges and gave her the direction she needed. She now has a permanent job.
Nichole’s story represents one of many during our 117-year history where we made a positive impact. Because of you, we have continued to strengthen families and provide children with the love and support they deserve. We appreciate your support—now and in the future.