Our Impact: Breaking Down Barriers

Last year, Help Me Grow Washington served a growing number of families. We fulfilled 16,999 requests for support, helping 12,850 children and 1,456 pregnant people gain access to nutrition and basic needs resources, such as transportation and financial assistance, and to adult and pediatric health and child development supports. Countless others were able to find support through our ParentHelp123 Resource Finder and WIC clinic and food bank texting tools.

Learn more in our accomplishments and data report

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How We Serve Families

We serve all families in Washington. Help Me Grow coordinates access to the essentials: food security, family supports, medical care, and child development. We build connections with the families we serve and, over multiple interactions, ensure they are connected to helpful resources and programs. We also identify targeted populations that experience racial, systemic, or structural barriers to accessing services, and work to make sure these families have access to the resources they need, when they need them.

How We Serve Communities

We know it is essential to have a coordinated approach and centralized access to resources that support families. We work with local communities to find gaps in services, and plan and implement Help Me Grow in a way that honors the unique needs and resources of their regions. We provide access to funding, data, and resources to innovate and system-build. We collaborate with early childhood and learning coalitions, health care and social service providers, parents and caregivers, Tribal communities, and others to better serve families.

Building a Better System

We advocate on behalf of families, communities, and our partners to build a better future. Help Me Grow is strategically positioned to both define and support a shared agenda that promotes the optimal healthy development of all young children. Through advocacy and funding efforts, we coordinate requests from regional and local Help Me Grow systems to reflect localized needs with funders and legislature. We build a process for communities to access catalytic funding, resources, and support to develop local Help Me Grow systems.

How We Create Impact

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We welcome all who are interested in learning more about Help Me Grow Washington and who support building an organized system of community resources to help children grow up healthy.

News + Updates

April 30, 2024

April 2024 Help Me Grow Washington Network Newsletter

We are excited to share progress made on three of the strategic initiatives in the Help Me Grow WA Strategic Plan.  Establish New Partnerships Paid Family Medical Leave: The Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML)/Equity Leadership Action Initiative (ELAI) Project recently created a set of learnings and recommended targeted strategies after over a year of exploratory research, collaboration, and analysis.
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April 18, 2024

April 2024 Help Me Grow Washington Parent Newsletter

Join us for this year's virtual Learning Series! WithinReach, the Washington state affiliate for Help Me Grow, is excited to invite you to our spring learning series on pregnancy and postpartum support throughout May. We will spotlight topics of connection, partnership, and advocacy as we explore ideas and innovations in communities throughout Washington.
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2024 Learning Series: Pregnancy and Postpartum Support

WithinReach is excited to host a spring learning series, Pregnancy and Postpartum Support, throughout the month of May. These free weekly webinars will spotlight topics of connection, partnership and advocacy as we explore ideas and innovations in communities throughout Washington.
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March 19, 2024

March 2024 Help Me Grow Washington Network Newsletter

Announcing the NEW Help Me Grow Washington Website We are excited to announce HelpMeGrowWA.org, our fully revamped online hub where families, providers and partners can find all the essential resources they have come to rely on for health, food, basic needs, child development, parenting, pregnancy and childbirth.
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