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Every child deserves to be safe, healthy and loved, which is why NW Children’s Fund dedicates itself 100% to ending the complicated cycle of child abuse and neglect—and ensures that 100% of individual donations go directly to programs doing just that. By finding and funding a network of the most effective and innovative organizations in Western Washington, we’re changing the lives of our community’s most fragile and vulnerable. Join us. Together, we are making hope work.
The mission of NW Children's Fund is to end the cycle of child abuse and neglect by investing in programs for at-risk children and their families, and inspiring informed philanthropy devoted to improving child welfare.
We know that breaking this complicated cycle requires a multi-point strategy. Not only must we intervene when abuse or neglect has already occurred and help the fragile victims heal, we also must work to keep it from happening at all.
That’s why NW Children’s Fund impacts several critical points in the complex cycle of abuse and neglect. By supporting therapeutic foster care, youth mentoring, family stability and so much more, we’re providing the support systems children need to be in a safe, nurturing environment, and alleviating the stresses and deficiencies that can lead to abuse and neglect.
We provide grants to agencies that are dedicated to:
HEALING ABUSED CHILDREN by providing counseling and treatment for our youngest victims of abuse and neglect.
HELPING AT-RISK YOUTH by teaching them how to make good decisions and fulfill their potential through mentoring, tutoring, and other opportunities.
STRENGTHENING FRAGILE FAMILIES by reaching out to those coping with homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse, and domestic violence—some of the strongest risk factors for child abuse and neglect.
We also provide education to the child welfare community through our annual Forum, as well as hosting other events and opportunities to explore best practices and new research in the field.
Your support of NWCF can make a lasting difference in the life of a vulnerable child. Please donate today.
Our 2016 Forum on January 29 was a great success! A special thank you to Linda Chamberlain and our speakers from Encompass, Sound Mental Health, and Wellspring Family Services for a lively, engaging conversation about childhood trauma, toxic stress and building resilience. Visit the Forum Resources section of our website for the full set of resources, including the Forum video, speaker links and PowerPoint deck.
With the theme “Together,” NWCF’s 2016 Gala & Auction will be a fun and festive celebration not to be missed. Enjoy exceptional wine and food, exciting silent and live auctions and touching presentations that honor the work of our community’s child welfare agencies. Best of all, your support enables us to invest in critical interventions for children and families that create a brighter future for all. Register now for our April 30 Gala & Auction; it will be a night to remember!