January 6, 2023
Check Out Our 21-22 Impact Report!
This was an important year of learning, growth and new initiatives for WithinReach. We stayed focused on our north star – the belief that every family across Washington state deserves to be healthy. Despite the unsettling realization that the pandemic is going to be a marathon rather than a sprint, our commitment to this work has only strengthened.
We are reaching deeper to serve families experiencing health inequities. In collaboration with birthing hospitals, WithinReach helps parents and babies identified at birth with substance exposure connect to basic needs resources, such as behavioral health support, free or low-cost health insurance, and parenting and breastfeeding resources. We led innovative efforts around food access, which you can read about in this report. We are partnering with rural communities to build out Help Me Grow, so that more families can access the health, food and child development resources they need, when they need them.
As we innovate to meet the needs of Washington families, additional growth on our team was needed. In the 2021-2022 fiscal year, we passed our largest budget ever and hired for 10 new positions. WithinReach employees are our most important resource – our impact couldn’t happen without their hard work, collaboration and steadfast dedication to service.
Throughout this development, the board and staff have been committed to the important work laid out in our 10-priority anti-racism action plan, which you can read more about here. By centering Black, Indigenous and other voices of color in our work, and ensuring that our internal practices, policies and programs center equity, we aim to promote the ability of both our staff and the families we serve to thrive.
It is the generosity of supporters, like you, that bring this great work to life. Thank you for being a champion for ALL Washington families!