Creating a

BRIGHTER FUTURE

for Washington Families

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Who
is WACF?

The Washington Association for Children & Families is a non-profit association (Section 501(c)(4) 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.

What
does WACF do?

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 — WACF also informs and engages its members and partners through training programs specifically aimed at improving the lives of children and families.

Learn more by selecting one of our divisions below:

Our Commitment

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.

Current WACF Members:
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April 8, 2021
Secret Harbor is seeking a Foster Home Licensor
What is a home licensor? It’s a vital part of the foster care process! The Foster Home Licensor works on securing, training, and licensing foster care individuals and homes for the placement of children. For more information please check out our flyer:...
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March 31, 2021
New CPA webpage and video
Check out how Child Placement Agencies support children and foster families and partner with state social workers and DCYF in this new WACF CPA webpage and video: https://wachildrenandfamilies.org/cpa/. This page is dedicated to clarifying the roles and...
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april, 2021

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