Washington State Community Connectors
Connecting families across Washington state to resources, training, and support.
Who We Are
We are a family-driven community of support for caregivers of children with a range of behavioral health needs, including mental health and substance use, as well as other disabilities and challenges within the educational and judicial systems and more.
We empower families by providing training on systems in Washington state, including system navigation, leadership skills, and advocacy. This helps create better access to local health, education, and judicial systems for their children and the family as a whole, connecting them to the resources and knowledge that will allow them to be better advocates for their own family members and the community.
In March 2021, WSCC was awarded a special funding grant from the Health Care Authority/Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery to create a community-based family program to develop Family Navigators across Washington State. These Family Navigators will be trained with the most up-to-date information around Substance Use Disorder (SUD), addiction and its effects on the adolescent brain, skills for families navigating their relationship with someone with SUD, and systems navigation.
WSCC is a diverse and inclusive community of Washington state parents, caregivers, and behavioral health professionals. While we come from all walks of life, we have something in common—a passion for advocacy and support of other caregivers to children with behavioral health challenges. We are committed to providing training, connection, and collaboration to Washington state families who are seeking family support as well as services and help for their children. Whether you’re interested in becoming a Community Connector or you need assistance connecting with services, we are so glad you’re here!