Through the Ben and Myrtle Walkling Memorial Trust we have hired a new volunteer coordinator, Pamela M. Wise comes to us with extensive experience as a Program Liaison in a healthcare setting and a love of people. She is looking to orient potential volunteers to increase their understanding of Healthy Families of Clallam County, its clients, its services and the role and responsibilities of volunteers. There are many roles volunteers can take on to help strengthen the organization and carry out its mission including crisis line coverage, fundraising activities, court watch, babysitting, donation procurement, front desk coverage, health fairs and language interpretation. Pamela can be reached at (360) 452-3811
Run For Safe Families 2015 https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=29065&owner=1#wsbtnsec 5K/10k
When: October 3, 2015 at 10AM, registration open at 9AM
Where: City Pier, out and back on the Discovery Trail
Why: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, all proceeds benefit local adult and child survivors of domestic violence. All runners, walkers, joggers, strollers, and dogs on leashes welcome.
There will be family friendly pricing again:
Single Child under 18-$10
Family of three-$45
Family of four-$50
Family of 5+-$55
Healthy Families of Clallam County proudly announces our Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) has been accredited by the National Children’s Alliance (NCA). Accreditation assures the highest standard of effective, efficient, consistent care is provided to all victims.
The NCA is the accrediting body for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs). Formed in 1988, NCA has been providing support, technical assistance, and quality assurance for CACs, while serving as a voice for abused children for more than 25 years.
A Children’s Advocacy Centers is a child-friendly facility in which law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy professionals work together to investigate abuse, help children heal from abuse, and hold offenders accountable. These efforts are critical in minimizing the trauma child victims face following abuse.
Why is the Children’s Advocacy Center model so important? At its core, the model is about teamwork – bringing the agency professionals involved in a case together on the front end – and about putting the needs of the child victim first. So rather than having a child taken from agency to agency throughout the law enforcement and child protection systems, and having to endure multiple, sequential interviews, the CAC model brings the system to the child, and brings the agency professionals together to work in a collaborative approach that results in effective, efficient and child-centered casework.
Healthy Families’ Children’s Advocacy Center opened in April of 2012 and in the 148 weeks since then have conducted 162 child interviews by local, trained law enforcement officers.
Thank you to all who participated and supported us during the accreditation process!!
Save the Date!! Announcing the 2nd annual Healthy Families 5k/10k run in honor Domestic Violence Awareness month. This year the run will be October 18, 2014 at 10AM along the Discovery Trail starting at the city pier. This year participants will receive a commemorative water bottle. Online registration will be coming soon and registration will also be available the morning of the event. We will be having family pricing again. Hope to see you all there. More details to follow.
Children under age 18: $10
To register online go to:
I am trying to write some flowing and outstanding thank you for all the generosity you have, once again, demonstrated to our agency! Instead of anything brilliant I can only tell you that I peek into that BEAUTIFUL family room every time I come in to work. I have witnessed each staff member taking someone into that room just to show them what our “new room” looks like.
The room has now been inspected, “test-driven”, and approved by a number of small clients. You all received an A+++. Yes, I have seen 2 staff playing in the kitchen, too.
Thank you all for your time, money, gifts, efforts, creativity, and most of all your commitment to always thinking of ways to make our work better!
Becca Korby, Executive Director and the Board and Staff at Healthy Families