Creative storytelling + not-for-profit community organizations = The Healthy Futures Project.

“Partnering for healing and a healthy future” is MultiCare’s mission, and it inspires us to form connections that help improve the quality of life for our communities.

Community organizations all around us are doing amazing work, from providing affordable homeownership to low-income families in need, to using art to connect people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds to better their futures.

Our storytelling team wanted to learn more about the nonprofit organizations doing this work in our communities, so we brought cameras and notepads and asked questions. The stories you’ll find here are the result of that effort.

Some of these organizations are recipients of MultiCare’s Community Partnership Fund, which awards funds to nonprofit organizations working on initiatives, programs and projects that improve our community.

Ultimately we’re inspired and excited by the good work being done in our communities and the fact that we’re helping support some of it. Imagining a healthy future isn’t so hard when you see how many dedicated individuals are putting in the time and effort.

You can help, too. Volunteers are the lifeblood of many of these organizations. At the end of each story you’ll find a link with more information on how to volunteer for that particular organization.