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Speaking of Change: How Parent and Caregiver Partnerships Can Help Children Thrive

“Relationships are what change people.” Shrounda Selivanoff, a parent and kinship caregiver who also is the Director of Public Policy at the Children’s Home Society of Washington shared this important truth as a panelist at our Speaking of Change conversation on “How Parent and Caregiver Partnerships Can Help Children Thrive.”   Amara’s Speaking of Change

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Speaking of Change in Foster Care and Adoption Series

We’re peeling back the curtain on foster care and adoption! Join us on March 30th from 12:00-1:00pm as we take a deep dive into what our foster care program actually does for kids and families, what makes Amara’s approach unique, and what we’ve learned as we’ve transformed our approach over the past decade.

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Amara in Community – South Seattle

When community cares for one another, incredible things happen. Our first Community Resource Giveaway event helped dozens of families get the supplies they need for back-to-school and beyond. An additional 200 families got much-needed supplies like diapers and books, thanks to another nonprofit that attended ours to gather items for them. It was wonderful to

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Reunification Events Celebrate Families

“We’re here to honor your persistence and your triumph,” said King County Superior Court Judge Marshall Ferguson at King County’s Reunification Celebration July 22, 2022. Celebrating family reunifications is one of the highlights of our work with kids and families involved in the foster care system. Recently we participated in both King County’s and Pierce

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A message of solidarity

As an open and affirming child welfare-focused organization, we at Amara stand in solidarity with women, girls, and all people who can become pregnant and their fundamental human rights to bodily autonomy and reproductive health care. The World Health Organization defines abortion care as health care. Today’s Supreme Court decision to end the constitutional right

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Together We Thrive Spring Luncheon

Wow! Our first hybrid Together We Thrive luncheon was simply incredible! Thank you to everyone who braved the wild weather to attend in person and thank you to all who attended virtually! Together we raised $185K to help improve the lives of children and families involved in the child welfare system! Thank you!! Special thanks

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Amara Stands With Trans Youth & Families

Amara stands with our partners at Human Rights Campaign (HRC) who “envision a world where every member of the LGBTQ+ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear” and we stand with the United States Children’s Bureau in their call for equity and inclusion throughout Child and Family Services work. We know that

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Amara Program Manager Named an Unsung Hero

Katie Biron, Family Connections Program Manager at Amara, has just been named a 2022 Unsung Hero by the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families. She was nominated by her colleagues in the child welfare field, a coworker and Amara leadership. As part of Washington’s annual celebration of Unsung Heroes in February, Seattle’s Child