Kids’ Chance – Providing Silver Linings for Families of Injured Workers

Kids’ Chance of Washington is a need-based scholarship program for the dependent children and spouses of workers killed or seriously disabled in a workplace accident in Washington. It was founded in 2001 as one of 20 states helping kids to achieve their desired future.

Serious work-related accidents can have a devastating impact on families, especially children. The financial impact can be life shattering. Kids’ Chance of Washington is a non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to provide educational scholarships to these families in need. Through the collaborative efforts of business and labor organizations, need-based scholarships are provided to the children and spouses of Washington workers permanently or catastrophically injured or deceased.

Scholarships are funded through donations from business and labor organizations throughout Washington, as well as individuals, employers, attorneys, other groups, and special activities sponsored by specific individuals or groups and grants.

Kids Chance of Washington is one of many states that offers this Kids’ Chance scholarship program. For more information on other states’ programs, visit the National Web Site for Kids’ Chance, Inc.

Causey Law Firm is proud to support Kids’ Chance of Washington.  Monica Bell and I attended the annual fund raising dinner on June 5th and were inspired to see the number of people, from all facets of workers’ compensation – claims management, vocational services, business and labor groups, and attorneys representing both claimants and employers – coming together for this common cause.

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