Transitions Spokane: From the Street to the Heart

A saying Edie Rice-Sauer holds close to her heart reads “life is made up of many oatmeal moments, nothing extraordinary and yet wonderful.” This quote fuels the passion of Rice-Sauer, the Executive Director of the Transitions non-profit in Spokane, WA. Transitions is a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to end homelessness

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Second Harvest: Taking a Bite Out of Hunger

20 percent of children in Spokane County face food insecurity every day.
 
Over 9,400 children have skipped meals due to lack of household funds. These children hardly ever know when their next meal will be.
 
Poor nutrition can negatively affect the growth, development, health, and academic success of

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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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