Recent News

  • Gov. Jay Inslee today announced applications will be accepted for the next round of assistance under the Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund starting April 21.

    The additional $65 million allocated by the Legislature this year will provide additional relief to support new applicants. Similar to the first round, the fund will rely on the continued partnership between the state and community organizations, including Scholarship Junkies and the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network, with the Department of Social and Health Services providing oversight. 

  • Dante Pollard is one of the Interagency Fatherhood Council’s Father Co-Champions, along with Kyle Paskewitz. Dante and Kyle were both nominated by Interagency Fatherhood Council Director Anne Stone and were honored earlier this month by Seattle’s Child magazine and the Department of Children, Youth and Families’ Strengthening Families Washington as part of their Unsung Heroes series.

  • Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families is working with a contractor team to develop better understand how Family Resource Centers (FRCs) are serving families in our state. This work will allow DCYF to better understand the capacity, services, and stability of FRCs and their potential role in preventing child abuse and neglect.

  • The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute $10-$50 toward the purchase price.

  • WA State Department of Children, Youth & Families hosted Engaging Fathers and Men in the Lives of Children the full webinar can be viewed here

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