Working with our Partner Providers to respond to the highest rates of diaper need our community has ever seen

Working with our Partner Providers to respond to the highest rates of diaper need our community has ever seen

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Our Provider Partners: Part I Working with our Partner Providers to respond to the highest rates of diaper need our community has ever seen Who are WestSide Baby's "Provider Partners"? WestSide Baby envisions a day when all children are equipped with the basic items they need to grow into healthy, happy, and resilient members of our community. In order to do that, WestSide Baby partners with more than 100 social service agencies and 400+ agency workers throughout King County to provide essential items to local children free of charge.  WestSide Baby's 2020 Provider Partner Program by Focus Area: Our partners span multiple disciplines and social service sectors including public health, social work, food security, domestic violence, early learning, infant mental health, and more.  Why is this distribution model important?  Research supports that the agency partnership model has many positive implications for both the…
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The Diaper Need Crisis Continues In 2021: WestSide Baby Responds To An Increased Need Due To COVID-19 In King County

The Diaper Need Crisis Continues In 2021: WestSide Baby Responds To An Increased Need Due To COVID-19 In King County

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The Diaper Need Crisis Continues In 2021: WestSide Baby Responds To An Increased Need Due To COVID-19 In King County Basic Needs Gaps  Before the outbreak of COVID-19 in our community and the subsequent shutdown of businesses and community resources almost one year ago, we already knew that 21% of children in King County lived in families struggling with diaper need. We also know families are disproportionately impacted by diaper need:  Families are impacted by where they live: - Families living in South King County, for example, are 9% more likely to experience diaper need than average in King County.   Families are impacted by race and racism:- Compared to White families, families who identified as Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander were 31% more likely to experience diaper need than White families, and Black families are 22%…
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FAQ

FAQ

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How WestSide Baby Will Emerge:Frequently Asked Questions for our Operations during COVID-19: Updated May 13, 2021 What is the main factor driving WestSide Baby’s decisions for distribution, volunteers, and item collection?  WestSide Baby exists to provide basic essentials for children in need. Our operations during the COVID-19 pandemic have, and will continue to, center our community – families furthest from access to essential items. We will work through our network of 100+ partner organizations to find out what families need most immediately, and then we will focus our efforts to source and supply those items.   During this pandemic, we will also center the health & safety of our staff, volunteers, and donors by keeping volunteer and item collection within the social distancing guidance provided by Public Health Seattle & King County and the Washington State Department of Health.  King County in Phase 3 We…
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Black Lives Matter.

Black Lives Matter.

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Committing to Action. Black Lives Matter. At WestSide Baby this means black children, black families, and black health matters. We cannot be in alignment with our WestSide Baby values of humanity, of intentional action, and of resilience; our vision that all children have their basic needs met cannot be realized until black lives matter and until race no longer determines how likely it is that a child will have their most basic needs unmet. @ohhappydaniLawrence Bryant of [email protected] We acknowledge and apologize that we have stayed safe, we have avoided rocking the boat, and we are therefore complicit in allowing racism to persist. We at WestSide Baby mourn deeply and stand in solidarity with those in Seattle and beyond protesting and calling for justice for the murders of Ahmaud Arbery,…
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A Defining Moment: How WestSide Baby Will Emerge

A Defining Moment: How WestSide Baby Will Emerge

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A Defining Moment: How WestSide Baby Will Emerge “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other”Mother Teresa How will WestSide Baby re-emerge from this public health crisis? This is the question on our hearts and minds. At the center of who we are is a mission to meet the basic needs of children in our community. Before COVID-19 spread through King County, our social safety net had holes resulting in nearly 1 in 4 families unable to access the basic essentials they needed to keep children safe, warm, and thriving. Now, this crisis has laid bare these gaping holes, with more of us experiencing the stress of financial instability, and those already furthest from access being most impacted. WestSide Baby came…
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Announcing our NEW Executive Director!

Announcing our NEW Executive Director!

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Announcing WestSide Baby's new Executive Director: Sarah Cody Roth! Stay up-to-date with all our announcements here. On behalf of the WestSide Baby Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce that we recently offered the open Executive Director position to Sarah Cody Roth and she accepted! Sarah Cody Roth has served on staff at WestSide Baby for over four years, first as Director of Development and then as Deputy Director. As WestSide Baby has grown, Sarah has ensured we have the capacity we need to sustain a lasting impact, by leading long-term planning and staff development efforts while overseeing our development and marketing teams. Sarah has thirteen years of experience in leadership within the public and nonprofit sectors, focusing on policy and advocacy, public relations, fundraising and nonprofit management. She…
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Emergency Diaper Distribution: COVID-19 Response

Emergency Diaper Distribution: COVID-19 Response

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Emergency Diaper Distribution: COVID-19 Response Stay up-to-date with all our announcements here. While our community deals with the public health crisis of COVID-10, WestSide Baby is suspending our normal operations in order to focus our energy on rapidly adapting to what our partners and families need. We already know 23% of families with young children across King County experience difficulty affording enough diapers to keep their child safe, warm and dry and COVID-19 will have the greatest detrimental effects on the health and well-being of our community within families who are already struggling to make ends meet. On Thursday (3/12) we distributed 45,684 diapers and on Tuesday (3/17) we distributed 74,276 diapers for a total of 119,960 diapers as part of an emergency response to help families stock up on essential…
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