Our Collective Commitments

In Generations Forward, we commit to the following in all of our work:


  • Honoring and supporting all families in Whatcom County with equal opportunity through building on cultural strengths, celebrating diversity and working across generations

  • Intentionally building neighborhood/community capacity and resilience through place-based gathering to celebrate, health and grow thriving individuals, families, neighborhoods and communities

  • Developing coordinated support, mentoring and education for parents, families and guardians in order to strengthen and foster safer, more stable and more nurturing relationships with growing children

  • Improving access and reducing barriers to family-centered services in centralized physical and virtual cooperation

  • Pursuing an integrated healthcare system, including prevention, wellness, specialty care, and behavioral healthcare that is affordable, accessible and provides care that families need when they need it

  • Responding to widespread need within Whatcom County for affordable, quality child care services and early learning programs

  • Removing barriers and creating opportunities for families to achieve upward economic mobility and stability with support through a gradual transition out of services and benefits

  • Advocating for initiatives that increase safe, affordable, low-barrier, non-segregated family housing opportunities that are integrated into all neighborhoods and communities throughout Whatcom County

  • Investing in every Whatcom County child and family through reliable efficient financing that people understand