Giving Foster Kids a Childhood and a Future
We envision – and strive to create – a world where every child that has experienced foster care has the opportunities and support they need to pursue their dreams and become productive members of our community.
By 2022, youth in foster care across Washington state will graduate from high school at the same rate as their peers, with support and a plan to launch successfully into adulthood.
Treehouse is Washington’s leading nonprofit organization addressing the essential education and enrichment needs of youth in foster care. Treehouse helps 7,774+ youth in foster care each year through programs that help them succeed in school, fulfill key material needs, and provide important childhood experiences every child deserves.
Main programs include:
Graduation Success: Treehouse Education Specialists work with middle and high school youth in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Spokane counties to provide education planning, monitoring, coaching and support to keep them on track to graduate with a plan for their future.
Educational Advocacy: Treehouse Educational Advocates work statewide with schools, social workers, caregivers and youth of all ages to help resolve difficult issues and remove barriers to school success.
The Wearhouse: Youth in foster care can shop at The Wearhouse, Treehouse’s free store, for free new and like-new clothing, school supplies, books, toys and other essentials.
Little Wishes: Treehouse helps pay for extracurricular activities such as sports, clubs, music, dance and school and summer activities helping youth gain confidence, have fun and improve academic performance.
For more information visit their website.