Wonderland has been an advocate for children and families for more than 50 years, and our work has helped shape the Early Support system as it exists in our state today.

Now, we’re continuing that tradition by working to make sure the impacts of prenatal substance exposure (PSE) are understood and fully recognized so those affected are able to receive the therapy and support they need to thrive.

Recognition Matters

Hope RISING Clinic offers evaluation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), but what does that mean? Unfortunately, it means very little if it isn’t recognized by social service agencies or medical providers as a condition needing attention, therapy, and support. That’s why recognition of the effects of prenatal exposure to drugs and alcohol, and inclusion in public policy, are so vital.

Taking PSE to the halls of Olympia

We know the trauma-informed, evidence-based therapy and support families receive at Hope RISING Clinic changes lives, but we can’t meet the demand for these services alone. So we’re taking what we’ve learned to the halls of Olympia and fighting for the recognition and funding necessary to ensure all children in our state have the opportunity to live full, happy lives.

In January of 2023, House Bill 1168 was introduced to begin expanding prenatal substance exposure services for families across Washington State. We are thrilled to share that this legislation passed both the House and Senate unanimously, and was signed into law on May 4th, 2023, by Governor Jay Inslee.

Make your voice heard!

Raise your voice to support children and families impacted by prenatal exposure to drugs and alcohol. Here are some ways to get involved:

1. Thank you for making your voice heard in the state capitol!

We are so grateful for the diligent work of our staff, allies, and legislative partners to pass HB 1168!

  • While passing HB 1168 was a huge win, it only lays the foundation for expanding these critically needed services. Become an advocate and community ally by learning more about prenatal substance exposure and the importance of early diagnosis, treatment, and support — we need you!
  • Want to be involved, but not sure where to start? Contact us at info@nullwonderlandkids.org
2. Advocate at the Federal level

The FASD Respect Act dedicates funding for FASD prevention efforts, screening, identification, research, and FASD-informed services nationwide. Sadly, the bill did not pass before the close of 2022, but efforts are underway to reintroduce and pass the bill during this Congressional session!

Learn more and become a change-maker!

3. Donate

Donating to support our work at Hope RISING Clinic is a direct investment in kids and families affected by prenatal substance exposure.

Help us serve more families regardless of their income or ability to pay. Any amount makes a difference, and even a small monthly donation is an easy way to provide sustainable support for families in need of life-changing services.

Invest in our work

Community Education

Prenatal substance exposure is sometimes called a “silent epidemic” because stigma and shame have led to the isolation of many families. Community education on the effects and impacts of PSE is an important first step in building support for children and families who have struggled alone for far too long.

Learn more about the impacts of PSE in our community, Hope RISING Clinic’s impact, and what you can do to help by visiting our Media page.
Recordings of previous webinars are also available on our YouTube channel.