Community Based Programs

Our community based programs provide a variety of supports to children and families in the places where they live, learn, and play. Supports include Healthy Starts, RAYS UP youth mentoring, Kaleidoscope Play and Learn groups, Kinship, and Healthcare Integration services that are embedded within pediatric primary care.

Healthcare Integration

Our Heathcare Integration program bring early learning and healthcare closer together to improve outcomes for families with young children.

Healthy Starts

Our Healthy Start program partners with parents to ensure a safe environment for their child, learn the milestones of child development and develop independence through educational and career planning.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Groups

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn groups are free and open to the public, all community members with children age newborn to 5 years old.

RAYS UP

RAYS Up promotes student success in school and in the community by providing one-on-one coaching, group support and skill building opportunities for middle and high school youth.

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 Project.

To learn more about the Healthcare Integration Program, we invite you to watch our program spotlight: Integrating Services to Promote Equity. Watch now >

Healthy Starts

Healthy Start is designed to partner with to ensure a safe environment for their child, learn the milestones of child development and develop independence through educational and career planning. The program utilizes the Parents as Teachers (PAT) curriculum and conducts home visits by a certified Family Support Specialist, providing resource connections and group engagements.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn groups works with children and the adults in their lives. Groups are free and open to the public, all community members with children age newborn to 5 years old are encouraged to attend.  Kaleidoscope Play & Learn groups:

  • Provide caregivers and parents with information, resources, support, and connections to promote optimal development of the children in their care.
  • Build connections, friendships, and a circle of mutual support among people who care for children.
  • Provide children with intentional, developmentally appropriate learning experiences with their peers and caregivers.
  • Foster the love of – and quest for – life-long learning.

Children and caregivers engage in story time, art activity, sing-alongs, show-and-tell, and more. Currently, Kaleidoscope Play and Learn meet in-person and virtually for groups. Click here for schedule.

RAYS Up

RAYS Up promotes student success in school and in the community by providing one-on-one coaching, group support and skill building opportunities for middle and high school youth, with a high quality programming standard. Through weekly one-on-one sessions with a Youth Life Coach, skill-building groups and out-of-school enrichment activities, RAYS Up students build self-awareness, confidence, and motivation to pursue their goals.

RAYS Up Youth Life Coaches (YLCs) help young people in our schools to set individual goals like showing up to school on time, turning in homework, and hanging out with positive groups of friends. We meet with our RAYS Up clients once a week at school for 30-45 minutes. Our students participate in groups to talk about self-image, decision making, substance abuse, anxiety, anger management, and communication. Youth Life Coaches work to create group discussions that focus on topics that all young people struggle with such as bullying, racial and ethnic identity, cultural formation, gender-specific topics, and team building.

Eligibility

Who is eligible for our community-based programs?

Interested in our community-based programs?  Visit our referrals page and fill out a form to let us know.