Best Starts is trying something new for King County. We are piloting a Language Community Liaison Project. The Language Community Liaisons help Best Starts strengthen connections to specific language communities, many of whom have been historically underserved or underrepresented in King County. Embracing a relationship focused approach, the liaisons act as a bridge between their communities and the County. Learn more!
Congratulations to Open Arms Perinatal Services, our awardee for both the Prenatal Support and Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Services funding opportunities!
Congratulations to our recent awardees for Capacity Building for Prenatal to Five Home-Based and Community-Based Services! These partners will provide capacity-building supports to our Home-Based Services and Community-Based Parenting Supports partners.
Forty years of collective experience has shown that high-quality, community-based support during pregnancy, birth, and early parenting saves lives. The struggle for equity and the wellbeing of our children begins before birth. This is urgent and there is no time to waste.
We are very excited to announce 24 awardees to expand or establish new Kaleidoscope Play and Learn groups across King County. With a total investment of $1.7 million over three years, these awards to community-based organizations will support play groups that promote positive and healthy outcomes for young children and support parents and family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) caregivers.
The request for proposals to fund Parent/Caregiver Education and Support services is now open. This RFP for Parent/Caregiver Education and Support, is one of five Community-Based Parenting and Peer Supports RFPs that Best Starts is releasing to partner with community-based organizations to promote positive and healthy outcomes for young children and to support parents and family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) caregivers. Applications are due June 14.
Best Starts for Kids is excited to announce our three community partners who received Basic Needs Resource Brokering Funding. Congratulations to the Tilth Alliance, WestSide Baby and Eastside Baby Corner. In total, Best Starts awarded $961,000 to help meet basic needs in King County. Read on to learn more about the good work Best Starts is supporting through these partnerships!
For those interested in applying to the RFP for Capacity-Building for Prenatal to Five Home-Based Services and Community-Based Services, you can now view the recorded info session here.