Fall 2019 Newsletter

5 September 2019, 08:08 AM PT

First Rule of Book Club…We DOTalk About Book Club!

Join us for engaging discussions after reading Anna, Age Eight by Katherine Orega Coutney, PhD and Dominic Cappello. Learn more about the work Childhaven does in our community and about the science that informs our work.

Join us as we talk about how we are working to create systems that prevent childhood trauma and strengthen both families and our community!

Group Discussions are on November 14th from 12:00-1:30pm and November 19th from 5:00-6:30pm. We hope you’ll join us! Contact to join and for details on how to get a free downloadable copy of the book!

Congratulations to Childhaven Class of 2019!

Every year Childhaven celebrates the journey and growth of children who have completed our early learning program and will continue on into Kindergarten. This August caregivers, families, teachers, case workers and friends gathered for our graduation ceremony where future kindergarteners sang songs, danced and showcased all they have learned. Congrats Childhaven Class of 2019!

We Love Our Volunteers!!

Childhaven would not be who we are without our incredible teams of  volunteers. Our classroom volunteers are dedicated and key to the success of each day here at Childhaven. They have performed over 7,000 hours of service in our classrooms, a value of over $100,000!

Tuesdays are the highlight of my week. I look forward to playing with the children and watching them grow…I’ve had the honor to volunteer here for over 10 years. I’ve had many fond memories at Childhaven and I plan on volunteering there forever.”     ~ Denise Laevast

We want to say THANK YOU to every volunteer at Childhaven, and especially take the opportunity to call special  attention to our classroom volunteers with OVER 100 hours of service! Thank you to: Arlene Hall, Bimal Wadhwa, Brittany Skeen, Carol Roxborough-Nakashani, Caroline Williams, Carrie Lovsted, Cathy Koch, Celestine Johnson, Christine Czark-Atkins, Cindy Doran, Cindy Lohman, Clayton Patmont, Dale Peschel, Darby Young, Denise Laevastu, Gillian Loya, Kris Hodge, LeAna Proffitt, Linda Ellis, Lindsey Narkchareon, Michael Brown, Mike Pierson, Nancy Kritzer, Nellie Allnut, Patti Marzano, Patty LeRoux, Peggy Kanaga, Rayna Quinn, Shannon Mills, Stephen Gillett, Susan Hobbs and Suzanne Kane. Thank you!!

Childhaven’s annual auction is approaching, and what better way to make a difference than a fun evening out! Join us for a delicious dinner, meaningful guests speakers and the opportunity to bid on exciting, unique auctions items. Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the items that will be up for bid:

Ethan Stowell’s Staple & Fancy Mercantile– Ballard Dinner for 12!Enjoy the multi-course chef’s menu in the private cellar room! This wine-paired dinner is served family style with sharable appetizers, pastas, entrees & desserts!

Seahawks Stat Booth Experience Ever wondered how the quarterback gets their rating? Go deep November 3, 2019 as the Seattle Seahawks take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers! Spend time in the Seahawks official statisticians booth as they create the official record of what happens on the field!

Alexa, Donate to Childhaven!

Supporting Childhaven is now as simple as….asking Alexa by Amazon™!

Bring Childhaven to Your Workplace!

Ask your employer if they currently have a workplace giving campaign set up, OR encourage them to start one today to support Childhaven! Contact Vince Mayofor more information or to set up a workplace campaign at

We believe that every human has equal and infinite value

If you do to, we invite you to partner with us.  Your support helps children and families overcome the effects of adversity and trauma.