Healthy Families | WithinReach WA

Healthy Families

Families are why we’re here. Whether it’s a mother with her newborn, a single dad with his teen, or grandparents with their grandkids, we’re here.

We are most concerned with making sure that families in need know all their options. There are many types of barriers they face: language, literacy, location, transportation, and technology, just to name a few.

Food Access

Connecting families with nutritious food. LEARN MORE >

Health Care Access

Health Care Access
Navigating families through health care enrollment. LEARN MORE >

Child Development

Child Development
Providing developmental resources to all families. LEARN MORE >

WithinReach has a talented, skilled, multi-lingual, professional staff – experts in public health, public administration, community-building and nutrition. Our staff takes an “above and beyond” approach to breaking down barriers.

A few examples of what we do:

  • Our AmeriCorps volunteers and staff go out in the community with iPads in hand and complete applications for families so they can get benefits. The use of iPads removes the barriers to enrollment, allowing families to apply and submit for multiple benefits programs on the spot.
  • Before, it was extremely difficult for counties to see where they had immunization gaps. This left them vulnerable to outbreaks. Through a partnership between WithinReach, the University of Washington and Washington State Department of Health, counties can now instantly see where there have gaps on an easy-to-read and understand map.
  • Health care concerns vary by community and culture. Knowing this, we developed an Immunity Community Parent Advocate program. These advocates know the facts and they know how to make them make sense for families in their communities.

Breastfeeding and  immunizations—if there’s a barrier, the WithinReach staff will do everything in their power to overcome it.

Healthy families make for healthy communities. Learn more about our work at the community level >>