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WACF Membership Application

The Washington Association for Children & Families (WACF) is a growing association of large and small providers working toward a safer and improved future for the children, youth, and families in Washington State.

  • Agency Location:

  • About Your Agency:

  • Level of Participation – Choose One

  • Agencies or entities that have DCYF child welfare serving contracts including in-home services, child placing agencies and behavioral rehabilitation services. (This excludes agencies who primarily serve early learning- see supporting organization).

  • Agencies or entities whose primary focus is legislative, administrative, and/or local advocacy on behalf of children and families.

  • Agencies that support families involved with or at risk of involvement with the child welfare system, whose primary sources of funding are not through DCYF contracts.

  • Main Contact Person/CEO/ED:

  • WACF is composed of three divisions:

    Choose one or more (if applicable). If you are a Supporting Organization this does not apply. Please skip to the Form Submitter section below.


  • The Child Placing Agencies (CPA) Division, is composed of private, community based foster care agencies that recruit, license, train and support foster families. Child Placing Agencies work collaboratively with DCYF to ensure timely permanency.


  • The Intensive Services Division, is composed of agencies that provide Behavioral Rehabilitation Services, Crisis Residential Centers, HOPE beds, Regional Assessment Centers, therapeutic foster care and other services designed to serve children, youth, and their families with multidimensional and complex needs.


  • The Family Preservation and Support Services (FPSS) Division, is composed of agencies that provide in-home and community-based services to families, with the goal of stabilizing families to prevent children from entering more intensive services, including out-of-home care.


  • Form Submitter:

WACF advocates for children and families on legislative issues in Washington State

State of Washington