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2014 Post-Session Recap

The 2014 Session a dramatic victory for youth

Mockingbird priorities find success despite many barriers



Your support helps youth become their own best advocates.


Mockingbird Times

September 2015

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Mockingbird Society gives foster kids a voice in the system

Jody Lawrence-Turner writes about The Mockingbird Society and our Spokane Advocate William Mendoza. 

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Exciting Extended Foster Care Victory in 2015

We are thrilled to report that several of Mockingbird's priority issues passed – with bipartisan support -- during the 2015 state legislative session and received funding in the final budget.

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Mockingbird Society

At The Mockingbird Society, we believe a world-class foster care system is within our reach.

When we first opened our doors there was widespread belief that little could be done to improve the child welfare system. We disagreed. We said publicly that through advocacy, innovation and collaboration we can transform foster care – and the lives of the families impacted by it.

Our mission is bold, and some say it can't be done. But we believe permanent change is not only possible, but imperative. The accomplishments of young people like Samantha and Deonate – who testified successfully for safe housing for youth in Washington state – is proof enough.

Our name is as unique as we are. The great American masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird provides our inspiration, our moral muscle.

Find out more about what The Mockingbird Society, alongside inspiring youth like Samantha and Deonate, does every day to change the world.