Legislative Priorities

Wellspring Family Services supports legislation that advances the safety, well-being, and stability of individuals and families in King County, and across Washington State.

On any given night in King County, there are more than 8,000 people who are homeless, including 2,000 children.  Statewide, this number increases to more than 20,000, nearly half of which are families.  Four out of every ten children in Washington live in families that stuggle to meet basic needs.

What does this all mean?  We have work to do.

Each year, Wellspring works with legislators, community stakeholders, donors, coalitions, and partner agencies to develop and advance policies that address the root causes of homelessness and instability for individuals and families.  To learn how you can lend your voice for vulnerable children and families in our community, click here.

We are currently developing our priorities for the next legislative session, which we will announce in January 2014.