Uniting Together for Children and Families

We’ve all heard the old adage: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” At the Seattle Foundation, a group of local philanthropists have come together to not simply ‘go far,’ but to ‘go deep’ in the impact they’re making for children and families. Wellspring is thrilled to announce we are playing an integral role in creating this impact.

This July, Wellspring Family Services was selected to receive a $50,000 grant from the Seattle Foundation’s recent GiveTogether: Child Welfare grant program, a collective giving approach through which individuals come together to learn about and fund strategies that address pressing community needs. Wellspring was awarded as one of seven King County agencies who are either working to prevent families from entering the child welfare system, or providing high quality, supportive placements to those already involved in the system.

This work is front and center within Wellspring’s Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Division. Every day, our trained therapists work with parents and young children, who have been homeless and may be at risk of involvement in the child welfare system, to build healthy attachments. These relationships are essential for a child’s healthy development, as well as the stability and well-being of all families. Therapists lead parenting groups, conduct in-home visits, and deeply engage with parents whose children are enrolled in our Early Learning Center.

When children are surrounded by safe, nurturing relationships and environments they need to thrive, our entire community is stronger.

Thank you to the entire Seattle Foundation GiveTogether: Child Welfare team for coming together and making a deep impact in our community, so children can grow up to go far!

Read the Seattle Foundation's announcement