Putting children first



November 4, 2016

We joined the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, and other members of the Philanthropy Forum in support of Governor Inslee’s executive order to create a Blue Ribbon Commission on the Delivery of Services to Children and Families. This new cabinet-level agency would oversee the services provided to vulnerable children and families, who are currently served through the state Department of Social and Health Services. The creation of a separate department could result in better outcomes for this population, through improved focus and accountability for children’s services.