When families thrive, communities flourish. That’s why, for 27 years, we have broken down barriers and built up communities, one family at a time.
Here are few ways we break down barriers and build up communities:
- Kids need to eat year-round. This sounds obvious, but many—if not most—food programs are tied to the school calendar. That means that when summer comes along, kids go hungry. To us, that’s unacceptable. In the past 3 years, we’ve been part of an effort that helped increase the number of summer meals served to kids in Washington State by 267,458 meals.
- In the last year, our call center staff and family friendly website ParentHelp123 screened nearly 32,000 people for free and low-cost health care.
- More than 1,100 health care providers and clinicians were trained in immunization protocols and procedures in 2012. These trainings up the degree to which families, and therefore communities, are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases. In addition, we distributed annual immunization schedules for 13,000 kids and 1,800 adults keeping them on track and in good health.
- We not only collect great data, through badges, widgets, and a comprehensive Resource Finder, we make it easy for families to find the information they need by sharing our technology tools with them and with other organizations. No matter where families ask for help, we are helping them get answers.
- Withinreach is committed to reducing health disparities and eliminating health inequities. We do this by training our staff to be sensitive of institutional processes (e.g. racism) that create vulnerability for certain populations, working to elevate everyone to a healthier status.