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Grants will go to eight organizations working to move families out of homelessness into housing, school, and economic stability in Clallam, Clark, King, Pacific, Snohomish, Thurston, and Walla Walla counties.

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A baseline assessment reveals that the Washington Families Fund High-Needs Family program is serving families with a greater degree of complex needs than previous studies of homeless families have identified.

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With a special session of the 2010 Washington State Legislature underway to help fill the $2.6 billion budget shortfall, Building Changes continues to take a prominent role in ensuring that Washington state addresses critical issues around housing and homelessness.

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The Seattle Times, 2/4/10

An editorial by columnist Lance Dickie encourages lawmakers to support the work of the Washington Families Fund, reminding them that this dynamic public-private partnership uses state money to leverage philanthropic dollars to successfully address homelessness in Washington State.

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Newly available data on the Washington Family Fund’s first five years of operation demonstrates how the Fund has met the needs of homeless families through housing stability, increase in income, and stability for school-age children.

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Distressed areas map Learn how this new infusion of funding is allowing Building Changes to shore up and expand the capacity of agencies serving homeless people throughout the state with a combination of grant making and expert advice.

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Today, Building Changes announced it has been selected for a $1 million Federal grant to provide capacity-building technical assistance and grants to nonprofits serving the homeless and at-risk or very low-income households.
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Jeff Raikes, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEOIn a speech to the Seattle Chamber of Commerce on September 24th, Jeff Raikes, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, spoke of the foundation's most important local project -- ending family homelessness. Raikes spoke of the work of the Washington Families Fund led by Building Changes. // Read more...

Julia K. Dinsmore, author of the poem, My Name Is Not "Those People", is a storyteller, artist, social change maker of twenty-five years, working to end poverty and homelessness.

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If you’ve ever wondered exactly how the work of Building Changes is impacting individuals and communities across the state, the Washington Families Fund grant awards announcement that took place on April 7th in Cowlitz County is a great example.

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