January 3, 2022
Check Out Our New 20-21 Impact Report!
We’ve all been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and it continues to create challenges and obstacles that keep families from being healthy. As we reflect on the year, we are thankful for the learning and growth that took WithinReach from coping to thriving in this difficult environment. We are proud to share our accomplishments with you.
With fully remote work came an opportunity to help more families by growing our staff in local communities throughout the state. As illustrated in this report, greater local representation has helped us better serve Central Washington and Skagit Counties. We were also able to expand our team to help people exposed to or diagnosed with COVID and their families – a need that arose around basic needs support while people safely quarantined at home.
We continued to mobilize with our partners around essential vaccine promotion, and in a variety of ways around food access. WithinReach hosted a well-attended and inspiring Learning Series event on Early Childhood Development. An illuminating panel discussed how systemic, racial and social barriers prevent too many children from reaching their fullest potential, and how it takes a community-focused approach to make a difference.
Truly, by uniting and innovating together, we create better health outcomes for families. If anything, this pandemic has helped people understand that families need a coordinated system of resources, especially in a crisis. Our work on the statewide expansion of Help Me Grow, co-designed with many dedicated partners, is a key solution that families need to easily access vital support when they need it, such as food, health and resources for new parents and caregivers. We are grateful to be able to do the work we do, and to have you as our partners in creating healthy, equitable, vibrant communities in Washington. Thank you for your support!