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.

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OUR WORK

NW Children's Fund works to end the cycle of child abuse and neglect. We know that breaking this complicated intergenerational cycle requires a multi-faceted strategy: We must intervene and help fragile victims heal when maltreatment has already occurred, and must also work to keep it from happening – both now and in the next generation.

That is why NW Children’s Fund impacts several critical points in the cycle.  

Through our EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH AND CONVENING, we facilitate systemic change. Bringing together diverse players in the field to learn and connect, we create collaborations that ultimately lead to a more cohesive community framework for preventing and addressing the underlying causes of child abuse and neglect.

Enjoy the resources from our 2017 Forum, The Amazing Adolescent Brain: Opportunities, Challenges and Promising Interventions, January 31, at the Washington State Convention Center.

Through our GRANTMAKING, we help local agencies that provide the support systems children need to be in a safe, nurturing environment, alleviating the stresses and deficiencies that can lead to abuse and neglect. We provide grants to programs that:

Heal Abused Children by providing counseling and treatment for our youngest victims of abuse and neglect.

Help At-Risk Youth by teaching them how to make good decisions and fulfill their potential through mentoring, tutoring and other opportunities.

Strengthen 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.

Learn more through our Impact Road Map.

IN THE NEWS

Be the Spark at the NWCF Gala!

sparkstdimagePlease join us at Spark!, the 32nd annual NWCF Gala & Auction. Enjoy exceptional wine donated by premier Washington state wineries, food from celebrity chef John Howie and scintillating silent and live auctions with auctioneer John Curley. Best of all, your support enables us to invest in critical interventions that improve the lives of vulnerable children and families and create a brighter future for all. Join us on Saturday, April 29, at Fremont Studios for a night to remember!

Learn more about our Gala here.

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NWCF 2017 Forum Video and Resources

Our 2017 Forum on January 31 was a great success! A special thank you to Dr. Linda Chamberlain and our speakers from Cocoon House, SafeFutures Youth Center and Treehouse for a lively, engaging conversation about the amazing adolescent brain. Visit the Forum Resources section of our website for the full set of resources, including the Forum video and PowerPoint deck.

To learn more, click here.