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Every child deserves to be safe, healthy and loved, which is why NW Children’s Fund dedicates itself to ending the complicated cycle of child abuse and neglect.
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.
A new service model is helping families escape abuse by focusing on quickly stabilizing housing, then providing flexible advocacy to recover and rebuild lives. Originally funded as a two-year pilot, Domestic Violence Housing First expanded to five years due to its promising results. The Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, which led the charge, is now working in partnership with multiple direct service providers and funders to expand the model. NWCF is proud to be part of the collaboration, investing $75k over three years – our first “Venture Grant” – in this important endeavor.
We had a great day on Friday, Sept. 16 as we teed off another year of making hope work at the annual NWCF Golf Classic at The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge. Thanks to our generous sponsors and golfers, we raised $83,000 to kick off our fall grant cycle and help our community’s most fragile children! Our warmest appreciation goes to presenting sponsor F5 Networks, Inc. and other Golf Classic sponsors.
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