Announcing 30 Home-Based Services Awardees 

At Best Starts, we know that relationship-based support and early positive interactions between caregivers and their children can help establish a strong foundation and have a great impact on success later in life. Through our Home-Based Services (HBS) strategy, trained home visitors support pregnant people and caregivers of children birth to age five to have healthy births, increased parenting knowledge, strengthened parent-child attachment, and positive child development. Learn more about our Home-Based Services strategy by reading our one-pager. Through the Home-Based Services request for proposals (RFP), organizations shared how they provide relationship-based support through HBS programs, including: 

  • Community-Designed Model (CDM) Programs which use approaches that are designed for, and/or implemented in, a specific King County community. They are valued by that community, culturally reflective, and/or serve groups for which nationally-implemented models have not been developed.  
  • Nationally-Implemented Models (NIM) Programs which use a standardized, well-defined model that has been proven effective through rigorous research design when implemented with fidelity or use a documented model that has been shown to produce positive outcomes in at least one comparison study.  

We’re excited to announce the 30 awardees for our Home-Based Services request for proposals! 

CDM Programs 


Communities of Rooted Brilliance  

East African Community Services 

Hummingbird Indigenous Family Services* 

Iraqi Community Center of WA 

Manos Unidas International 

Mother Africa 

Open Arms Perinatal Services 

Perinatal Support Washington 

Somali Health Board 

St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle/King County 

*Received more than one CDM program award

NIM Programs 

Atlantic Street Center 

Chinese Information and Service Center 

Congolese Integration Network 

Denise Louie Education Center 

El Centro de la Raza 

Encompass Northwest 

Friends of Youth 

Global Perinatal Services 

Horn of Africa Services 

InterCultural Children & Family Services 

Iraqi Community Center of WA 

Neighborhood House 

Open Arms Perinatal Services 

Southeast Youth & Family Services 

Southwest Youth & Family Services 

Vashon Youth and Family Services 

Voices of Tomorrow 

YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish 

A look at the work ahead 

Over the next three years, Home-Based Services partners will support building a system that meets the needs of all families through implementation of both CDM and NIM programs.   

Read about the 30 awarded organizations and the work they’re doing in their own words:  

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