The Washington Association for Children & Families is a non-profit association (Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code) of child welfare providers working to strengthen families and champion bright futures for children and families across Washington State.
Through collaborative advocacy efforts, WACF supports critical services for families so they can lead healthy, happy lives.
Advocacy — In partnership with its members, WACF drives administrative and legislative advocacy efforts to provide critical services to children, youth, and families. Those critical services ensure the safety, permanency, and well-being for children and families.
Training / Technical Assistance — WACF also informs and engages its members and partners through training programs specifically aimed at improving the lives of children and families.
Diversity & Inclusion - Washington State is home to families of all sizes, shapes, colors, cultures, and traditions. We are committed to every community. Celebrating the diversity of our membership directly helps to create a safer future for children, youth, and families in Washington.
Unified Voice - We take clear and straightforward positions about important issues and represent the voice of all members in a way that motivates action. We advocate for the application of accepted standards of care across the continuum of care.
Collaborative Community - The best solutions develop when numerous perspectives are brought together to address a problem. There is nothing better than working towards a common goal with others who have the same goal in mind. Together, we work to arrive at shared solutions that reflect lively debate and thoughtful discussion.