We help educate and advocate for Child And Family Rights. The first thing to know is: Always
document everything. If it isn't in writing, it doesn't exist. We help families
understand what a dependency is and how to take control over your case. #2: Always
have a witness when you are talking to anyone from social services. #3: If you have
a public defender (OPD attorney) make sure that you ask for an OPD social worker, too. OPD social
workers can be a great support for families.
An advocate in your area may be able to offer support when you feel
you have nowhere else to go. Many members have been involved with the system in
one way or another. You are not alone in this struggle! Together we can make a
difference in the lives of children and families everywhere.
You can reach us at 360.705.3233 or our e-mail address: office@WashingtonFamiliesUnited.net.
Please let us know what your needs and questions are, we will be more than happy to help.
Washington Families United has an office located at 1063 Capitol Way South, Suite 206, in Olympia, the capitol of Washington State (zip code 98501).
Donations are appreciated to help cover basic expenses, and may be sent by mail to our office, or by PayPal to: Treasurer [at] WashingtonFamiliesUnited.net
information contained on this site is intended only to provide general guidance
and research opportunity for those dealing with CPS agents, agencies, state
"service" providers, courts, and lawyers. What is written on this
website is NOT LEGAL ADVICE. You are advised to consult a competent
lawyer to get help with your case. If you feel this is not possible, please keep trying. Remember, you make your own decisions whether or not you have an attorney. Washington Families United members and advocates are volunteers who can share their own experiences with you and what they have learned, but at this point we do not have lawyers on staff, nor any free source of legal help available.