At Childhaven, we value partnerships

The only way to solve the urgent, complex, and growing problems we face as a society is through a multi-sector partnership approach. Partnerships provide a path to sustainable, community-level improvements in the well-being of children and families. Childhaven catalyzes and participates in innovative partnerships with cross sectoral mission-aligned entities in the nonprofit, private, and public sectors.

Childhaven has joined together with the following organizations to help kids and families where they live, learn and play.

Healthcare Integration Program

Catalyzed by Childhaven, this innovative interdisciplinary partnership brings early learning and healthcare closer together to improve outcomes for families with young children. Harborview Pediatrics, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, Swedish Pediatrics, and Childhaven are the core entities of the Healthcare Integration program. To learn more about our Healthcare Integration Program, we invite you to watch our program spotlight: Integrating Services to Promote Equity. Watch now >

“Kids and families are better served, both individually and at a community level, when organizations across the sector collaborate creatively. Working together is the only way to transform the systems so that they work better for everyone,” said Childhaven’s CEO Jon Botten. Read The Seattle Time’s article featuring Childhaven’s Family Navigator Program.

Skyway Coalition

Childhaven is honored to be a member of the Skyway Coalition, working in partnership with fellow community-based organizations on anti-displacement, affordable housing, and economic development in Skyway (Unincorporated King County). Skyway Coalition is committed to building a collaborative model for community development through relationship building and trust-building among coalition members and strengthening community connections in Skyway. Learn more about the Skyway Coalition.

Childhaven is partnering in Skyway to build an affordable housing and early learning center, to open in 2026. Click here to sign up for Skyway Affordable Housing & Early Learning Project updates.

Learn more about our partnership with Skyway Coalition

Pathways Washington

Childhaven is honored to be a placement site for an innovative new public policy fellowship. Pathwaves Washington was created to build collective power to transform early childhood systems. The two-year fellowship creates pathways for leaders of color to hold decision-making roles in early childhood systems so they can equitably drive and shape policies that affect kids, families, and communities.

Fernanda Martinez Novoa, Childhaven’s new Public Policy Specialist, is one of 9 Pathwaves fellows in Washington state.  Fernanda and Childhaven were selected by Pathwaves Washington in a competitive process earlier this year. Prior to her fellowship, Fernanda served as Family Navigator Project Lead at Childhaven where she was a founding member of Childhaven’s Healthcare Integration Team. Click here to learn more.

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