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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October 1, 2021
Welcome to our new board president of the WACF 501(c)(3)
Welcome to Dave Newell, our new board president of the WACF 501(c)(3), which is also titled the Institute for Practice Improvement. Dave is the CEO of Children’s Home Society of Washington, serves on the board of directors of the Children’s Home Society...
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August 16, 2021
Free Members-only Training
Trauma Basics for Providers September 17, 2021 9am – 12:45pm Join us for this free virtual training and earn your Continuing Education Credits.  Registration deadline is Sept. 10th.  Click here for more...
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october, 2021

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