Help Me Grow System Model

We believe that all children should be able to grow, develop and thrive to reach their full potential.

Help Me Grow is a nationally recognized resource and referral linkage system that guides families through a complex web of services to connect them to appropriate community supports. It helps communities maximize existing resources to make sure everyone feels supported. Through Help Me Grow, parents and caregivers can easily access the resources they need, when they need them. A successful Help Me Grow system requires communities to work collaboratively, identify resources and think creatively about how to make the most of strengths and opportunities.

Help Me Grow Washington has expanded the Help Me Grow System Model to include two additional Core Components to build capacity, knowledge and community around them. These two additional components are Policy & Advocacy and Equity. Help Me Grow Washington has a responsibility to center equity in our work and this means listening, learning, and supporting communities whose connections to these resources and supports have been limited or blocked.

To learn more about the Help Me Grow National Model and the work happening across the nation, please visit the Help Me Grow National Center website.

To actualize the full potential of Help Me Grow, four cooperative and interdependent core components work together:

Coordinated Access

Coordinated Access is the system of connecting children and their caregivers to the services they need, when they need them and how they need them. Check out a map of our sub-affiliates across Washington State. 

Family &
Community Outreach

Family and Community Outreach builds parent and provider understanding of healthy child development, supportive services available to families in the community, and how both are important to improving children’s outcomes.

Health Provider Outreach

Health Providers have a lot of opportunities to support healthy child development in both the work they do to serve children and their caregivers, as well as in changing the systems that impact child health and development. Health Provider Outreach calls on providers to be champions of Help Me Grow and strengthen relationships that increase screening and early support for children and their caregivers.

Data Collection & Analysis

Data Collection and Analysis supports evaluation, helps identify systemic gaps, bolsters advocacy efforts and guides quality improvement.