Have a Heart for Kids Day rally, 2015

Immigrants

What we do for kids now

This year’s election will bring immense change to our nation and our state. Because we know you love kids as much as we do, we want to take a moment now to share our initial thinking about the impacts of the election on children and on our work as child advocates. 

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Restore State Food Assistance

Washington’s success depends on great educational outcomes for all children.

But one in 5 Washington children lives in a household that doesn’t have enough food to get by. It's hard to learn when you are hungry. That’s why more than one million Washingtonians receive federal food stamp benefits, and approximately 15,600 legally residing immigrants use State Food Assistance (SFA).

Dental Therapists: Bringing Care to Communities

All Washingtonians should be able to get dental care when they need it, regardless of where they live or how much money they have. Yet many can’t. Dental Therapists are licensed providers that extend the reach of the existing dental team. They can help people get the care they need to be healthy.

Dental Therapists will:

•    Expand dental care access to families and communities.
•    Save money by providing high quality routine, cost-effective care and preventing dental emergencies.

MEDIA RELEASE: Community Organizations Speak Up for Equal Benefits for Hungry Families


Seventy-one community based organizations from across the state have joined together to call for full restoration of State Food Assistance for Washington children, elders, and families.

The organizations, representing people in communities of color and anti-hunger organizations like food banks, are asking state legislators to restore full funding to State Food Assistance, a crucial form of food support for children in immigrant families.

Fight Childhood Hunger: Restore State Food Assistance

A reduction in State Food Assistance in 2012 put nearly 14,000 children in immigrant families at greater risk of hunger. This session, we ask lawmakers to add $4.6 million to State Food Assistance to restore full benefits for the 2014-15 budget. Read more.

Protegiendo el Programa de Apple Health for Kids

Apple Health for Kids es un seguro médico integral para los niños del Estado de Washington. 

Los tiempos económicos difíciles están impactando los presupuestos familiares y también el presupuesto estatal.  La gobernadora y los legisladores de nuestro estado tienen el trabajo de equilibrar el presupuesto estatal.

La gobernadora ha propuesto un recorte para Apple Health for Kids lo que significaría que quitaría la cobertura a 27,000 niños y los dejaría sin acceso a tener un seguro médico accesible. 

Protecting State Food Assistance

The State Food Assistance (SFA) program helps put food on the table for nearly 15,000 Washington kids.  

SFA mirrors the rules and benefits of the federal food stamp program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP); with the exception that SFA covers documented immigrants who are barred from the federal program. State Food Assistance Benefits average about $114 per month.

Vota por los niños en 2010

Las elecciones están ya ante nosotros y éstas pueden ser algo bueno en medio de estos tiempos difíciles económicos, pero también podrían empeorar las cosas.  El Children’s Alliance ha tomado una postura sobre seis de las medidas en las papeletas que tienen la posibilidad de beneficiar o de dañar a los niños.

Lee un folleto sobre las iniciativas en la papeleta.