mckngbrd lnchn-9761

Join Us!

Fri Jan 29
Youth Advocacy Day 2016

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

November 2015

emockingbird pick-2014

Mockingbird Society gives foster kids a voice in the system

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

Read more... Link  


Taking Good Care of Care Givers

By Degale Cooper, Director of Family Programs

About a year ago, new Mockingbird Family Model Constellations were established in Kent, Carnation, Shoreline, Marysville and Bellingham to supplement two existing Constellations in Rainier Valley and Kirkland. These seven Constellations have served 85 foster families and 168 children and youth in foster care.

The MFM offers an alternative method for delivering foster care.

Read more... Link  


Request a Speaker!


Experience the Culture of Foster Care


Youth engaging their communities


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.