It’s Prime Time to Share a Book: Humanities Washington

An early indicator of educational success is kindergarten readiness: a system of measurement that tracks social-emotional, physical, language, cognitive, literacy and math skills in children. Children who show readiness in four or more domains are more likely to be successful in kindergarten. 
            In the 2017-2018 year, only 62 percent of

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Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday- On #GivingTuesday Support Women Helping Women Fund by donating to our endowment.  In 1996, we partnered with Innovia Foundation to help build our endowment and ensure that Women Helping Women Fund has a sustainable future. We are grateful for our partnership with the foundation because we know no single

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Create Your Statement: Teaching Girls about REDFLAG’s

Despite Spokane County’s high rate of child abuse/neglect, there are other types of abuse and violence that are correlated with risky behaviors in youth, suicide risk, and other adverse childhood events that have long-term effects.
Did you know that females are more likely to report dating abuse than males? 9.4%

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Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation: Education with Purpose

In 2017, one-third of all births in Spokane County were to mothers with a high school/GED degree or less. However, if these mothers were unpartnered/unmarried, there was a 52 percent chance they had a high school degree or less, according to the State of Woman in Children in Spokane

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Collective Philanthropy: A New Way of Giving

On November 7, Women Helping Women Fund held our annual Giving Circles Reception at Steamplant, located in downtown Spokane. Our Giving Circle Reception is one of two collective philanthropy events that our organization hosts each year. Our organization’s mission of working to create healthy families and vibrant communities for women

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Catholic Charities: Ending the Cycle of Neglect

In Spokane County, domestic violence issues are the most common call to authorities in Spokane. This data was found in a research report conducted by Women Helping Women Fund (WHWF), published in Spring 2019. This report also found that one in five youth have reported being physically abused by an

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Collaborative, Landmark Report on the State of Women and Children in Spokane County

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS COLLABORATIVE REPORT
TAKE A PEEK AT THE DASHBOARD WITH TOP INDICATORS
Women Helping Women Fund (WHWF) was founded in 1992 by six pioneering women passionate about developing a philanthropic fund focused on improving the lives of women and children in Spokane County. Their legacy continues

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The Most Valuable Restaurant in Spokane

Going out to dinner is something many of us take for granted. There are thousands of people in our community who can’t afford to go out to dinner, and the Women and Children’s Free Restaurant (WCFR) is a great way for low income women and children to have an

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Why Not Women in Construction?

The construction industry is one of the most male-dominated industries in the world. Roughly 9% of the construction trade is made up of women. If this wasn’t already an extreme divide, 8% of the 9% of women in construction are in secretary or administrative roles. Only 1% of construction laborers

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Inland Northwest Farmers’ Markets: A Summer Staple of Spokane

Farmers’ markets have become a summer staple of Spokane. One organization is changing the way we think about farmers’ markets and the many benefits these markets can have on our community.
The Inland Northwest Farmers Market Association (INFMA), established in 2017, is a collective of neighborhood farmers’ markets serving the

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Men of Quality Support Gender Equality: The GoodGuys

Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.
Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women–more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
Everyday in the US, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends.
Men who as children witnessed their

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2019-2020 Grantees Announced

An estimated $225,000 will be awarded to 15 local programs that are focused on helping ensure women and children have opportunities to reach their highest potential. The size of each grant ranges from $7,500 to $25,000, with the final amount determined based on funds raised at the Annual Benefit Luncheon,

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Campfire Inland Northwest Helps Kids Find Their Spark

Growing up, my favorite place in the world was Camp Reed. I used to say it was the “happiest place on earth” and that I’d rather go to Camp Reed than Disneyland. That goes to show how summer camps can have such a positive impact on children. I had

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Children & Parents Suffer Because Affordable Child Care Is Lacking

Did you know that 3 out of every 4 low income children in the Spokane area are not ready to enter Kindergarten? Lack of affordable, quality child care in Spokane has long been a challenge and has become more severe in the last few years, says Kathryn Garras and Nicole

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The Only Nursery Of Its Kind In Spokane

The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery is the only nursery of its kind in the Spokane area. It is a truly special place where children aged 0-7 are welcomed to be themselves in a safe, fun, and relaxed environment.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Kristena O’Hara, program director

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New Leaf Bakery: A place to grab coffee & support the community

Looking for a new spot to grab coffee in Spokane? Try New Leaf Bakery. A place where not only can you enjoy coffee and delicious pastries, you can do so while supporting Transitions, a non-profit organization supporting women by providing job training. New Leaf Bakery just happens to be

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