Families Connected to
Food Stamps in 2014
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 2014, we’ve been part of an effort that helped increase the number of summer meals served to kids in Washington State by 554,307 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.
- In 2014, we convened approximately 350 immunization leaders from across the country in a conference dedicated to improving the health of communities through immunization partnerships. In addition, we distributed childhood immunization schedules to 14,500 healthcare providers in Washington, helping them keep their patients on track and in good health. These activities increase the degree to which families, and therefore communities, are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases.
- 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.