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Since 1896, Children's Home Society of Washington has helped provide children with strong families, loving stable homes, and their best chance for happiness and success. 


We provide a comprehensive network of care to 39,000 children and families each year that builds nurturing and stable families; fosters effective parenting; improves school readiness; develops social and emotional competence; and works to keep children safe and secure.


Please join us as we continue to make a difference in the lives of Washington’s children and families!


Longtime supporter devoted life to children

For 45 years, John L. “Jack” Robins dedicated his time, talent, and energy to CHSW and the belief that all children deserve to live in loving, nurturing homes. He passed away on Sept. 10. He was 95 years old.

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Exploring a young baby's mind through play

Whitman College Professor and longtime CHSW supporter Melissa Clearfield has been exploring the impact of poverty on a child’s brain development in the first year of life. Her scientific instrument of choice is a rattle.

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CHSW shines bright at Light a Fire awards

CHSW has been selected as the Inspiring Our Next Generation winner for Seattle Met magazine’s 2015 Light a Fire awards.

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