Do you believe that a child’s experiences in the early years have an effect on the child’s future mental, physical, and emotional health? Do you consider strong, positive child-parent relationships crucial to giving kids a chance to grow and develop into healthy adults? Do you know people who needed just a little bit of help to overcome trauma, depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues?
If so, WIN needs you!
The Westside Infant-Family Network (WIN) gives kids a fighting chance by providing in-home mental health care to children between the ages of zero and five and their caregivers. Our goal is to help families deal with mental health issues such as post-partum depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder before they permanently affect the mental, physical, and social-emotional growth of their children. Our work is rooted in neuroscience showing the critical role that childhood experiences play in brain development.
As a collaboration among five west Los Angeles agencies, WIN provides families not only with mental health care, but also ensures they have access to support services and basic necessities such as food and shelter.
WIN’s innovative cross-agency model has transformed thousands of families and garnered 4 national awards over the last decade. It was selected as one of only 12 programs in the country to advise Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child, the National Conference of State Legislatures, and other groups on a project to achieve breakthrough outcomes for young children.
Join our board or become a volunteer
WIN’s board members come from diverse walks of life but all bring a commitment to helping children. Board members participate in lively, two-hour meetings every other month to help guide WIN in achieving its mission and vision. WIN’s directors serve as spokespersons for the important work that WIN does, and have brought together supporters and donors with featured guests such as Dr. Dan Siegel, renowned psychiatrist and author; Evan Kleiman, chef and radio host; and Amy Wakeland, the First Lady of Los Angeles.WIN has always had a waitlist of families that need WIN’s services. We are looking to expand our board so that we can help WIN get even more recognition for its innovative approach to early childhood intervention, which in turn will allow WIN to transform even more families. If you are unsure whether you'd like to become a director, please consider volunteering with WIN.
- Social Media / Blogging
- Relationship Building
- Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
- Product Development
- Brand Development & Messaging
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Two-hour board meeting every two months
- Real commitment to helping kids