We are very excited to announce the consolidation of Childhaven, Renton Area Youth and Family Services (RAYS) and Art with Heart. Our three organizations are exceptionally well aligned in mission, vision, values and strategy and feel confident that together we will be able to better serve more children and families.
As you know, the needs in our community are growing, a trend that has been intensified by the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, far too many of our youngest citizens are growing up in adverse childhood environments, driven by systemic factors such as institutionalized racism and poverty that have lifelong consequences for their health and well-being. In order to address these growing challenges, we believe we all must seek out additional ways to cooperate, collaborate and even consolidate when it better serves our missions and our communities.
Our partnership also means that your support for Childhaven is going further than it ever has before! Contributions to Childhaven are investments in the healing power of relationships, in making comprehensive care easier to access, and in making systems easier to navigate for families affected by trauma and adversity.