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Meet the Newest Members of Amara’s Leadership Team

We are excited to introduce the newest members of our leadership team, Xuan Chung, Chief Innovations and Program Officer, and Joey Ashenbrenner, Chief Development Officer. Both bring to Amara decades of experience helping children and families, and both are passionate advocates for helping families grow their resiliency. Xuan and Joey join Amara as our organization

Amara CEO Scarlett Aldebot-Green speaking at podium at Museum of Flight for Together We Thrive 2024

A Message from Leadership: Gratitude and Transition

It is with sadness and gratitude that the Amara Board of Directors announces the departure of our Chief Executive Officer, Scarlett Aldebot-Green, effective May 7, 2024. Scarlett will return to the East Coast to be near her extended family and has recently accepted a role as the Policy Advocacy Director of the ACLU-DC. Scarlett has

Together We Thrive audience at the Museum of Flight

Together We Thrive Raises Over $420,000 to Help Families Soar

All of us at Amara are filled with gratitude for the amazing turnout and show of support at our Together We Thrive event. It was a truly magical evening at the Museum of Flight, featuring inspiring stories from our work and the extraordinary David Ambroz, who encouraged us all to keep moving forward with hope.

Families gathered at Amara's Family Resource Center

Amara Celebrates a Generous Grant from the Ballmer Group

Amara received a generous multi-year grant totaling $2 million from the Ballmer Group earlier this year. This grant is supporting Amara’s mission to help children and families most impacted by Washington’s child welfare system. Together, Amara and the Ballmer Group intend to help transform the child welfare system in ways that reduce systemic injustice and


Local Barber Making a Big Difference for Kids in Foster Care

Tommy Andrade’s mantra is: “If you want to make an impact, you don’t have to change the whole world. You can plant a seed in your own community.” For him, this means supporting kids and families in foster care. Tommy is a barber and will offer free haircuts to kids in foster and kinship care

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Amara Presents to Pierce County Council Human Services Committee

We love being in community and sharing about our work for kids and families. Nicole Mazen, Amara’s Chief Program and Policy Officer, and Julie Hoffman, our Pierce County Early Childhood Court Program Coordinator, recently presented about our programs and impact in Pierce County to the Human Services Committee at the Pierce County Council. Amara and


Amara Opens New Family Resource Center

Essential concrete goods and helpful information about local resources can be difficult for families to find. Last week Amara opened our new Family Resource Center in our Tacoma office. On our first day we provided groceries for a family and provided housing resources to help keep another family in their home. By providing families with


Amara Launches Parent FOCUS Program

This week, in partnership with the state Department of Children, Youth, and Families, Amara launches a new program to strengthen families in the Spokane area and help prevent the need for foster care. Our Parent FOCUS (Family Outreach, Connections, and Unconditional Support) program supports families who have been referred by the state for services designed