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Impatient Optimists, 1/16/13

Blog post based on a keynote speech that Tricia Raikes delivered to the Legislative Breakfast of the Committee to End Homelessness in King County on January 9, 2012. Because of the strong connection between youth and family homelessness, the Raikes and Gates Foundations are working in partnership in Washington state to address these issues.

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Tuesday, January 15 2013

2013 State Legislative Priorities

Our two lead priorities: A request for $6 million in continued support of the successful Washington Families Fund and continued support of the Housing Trust Fund.

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Tuesday, January 15 2013

$2.24M in New Grants Announced

Washington Families Fund grant awards support programs and strategies that lead to family stability and improved systems for addressing homelessness.

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Impatient Optimists, 11/14/12

Alice Shobe, Executive Director of Building Changes, reflects on what we're learning and how data is guiding the Washington Families Fund Systems Initiative.

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Impatient Optimists, 11/14/12

Lisa Gustaveson, Program Manager for Seattle University’s Faith and Family Homelessness Project, reflects on the "Big Tent" approach of the October 2012 Washington Families Fund Systems Initiative Data Convening.

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The Seattle Times, 11/9/12

Columnist Lance Dickie outlines a shared mission for lawmakers in 2013—invest in the Washington Families Fund to help end family homelessness. 

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USICH Blog, 11/7/12

Jennifer Ho, Deputy Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), reflects on systems change work and lessons from the October 2012 Washington Families Fund Systems Initiative Data Convening.

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Impatient Optimists, 11/6/12

David Wertheimer, Deputy Director of the Pacific Northwest initiative at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, reflects on the audacious goal of ending family homelessness in Washington state and lessons from the October 2012 Washington Families Fund Systems Initiative Data Convening.

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Impatient Optimists, 11/4/12

Melinda Woods, who is featured in the Building Changes' video "Open Doors," tells her story.

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Local stakeholders and national advocates gather in Seattle to engage in what we’re learning about promising practices for ending family homelessness.

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