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Family and Parenting

Resources to help insure children, assist parents with college costs, improve family nutrition, and get parenting info. 

Parents and Children

Children's Home Society of Washington 
Children's Home Society of Washington has been a dynamic leader in child welfare since 1896, and it is Washington's oldest and largest statewide non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children.

Parent Trust for Washington Children
Parent Trust for Washington Children creates lasting change and hope for the future by promoting safe, healthy families and communities., a program of WithinReach, helps Washington State families apply for health and food programs online, and locate resources in their local communities. The Web site has health information for pregnant women, parents of new babies, and families with children. NEW! Find Summer Meal Sites!

Child Care Aware of Washington
Child Care Aware of Washington was created to support families and caregivers, shape policy, and build communities that promote the learning and development of children and youth throughout Washington State through a strong statewide network of local child care resource and referral programs.

Washington State Department of Early Learning
The Department of Early Learning (DEL) strives to help create safe, healthy, nurturing learning experiences for all Washington children. They focus on the earliest years in children’s homes, child care, school programs and communities. The DEL offers information and resources for children's first and most important teachers—parents—as well as others who care for and teach young children.


Family Counseling Resources

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
Information on problems facing today's families. - Psychotherapy and Counseling: Getting the Most out of Therapy
Psychotherapy can be a very effective treatment for mental and emotional problems. But in order to reap its benefits, it is important to choose the right therapist — someone you trust.