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Our Mission

Room One is a community voice, powerfully advocating for the health and well-being of all people living in the Methow Valley.

Our strength is our community. Those living in the Methow Valley - including the first Methow people - have learned to look out for each other and work together to get mutual needs met. Room One has advocates who walk alongside community members with limited access to safety-net programs and offer crisis support and connections to resources. Rural communities are susceptible to health disparities, including high rates of teen pregnancy, domestic violence, substance abuse, and mental health needs. In addition to direct service, we work through creative prevention programming and advocacy for meaningful change throughout the Methow Valley and strategically across Okanogan County.

Through a continuum of direct services, prevention education, and advocacy for change, we are building power among those who are most marginalized, and working to end the social and economic inequities that put particular communities at greater risk than others.

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We believe all people have inherent strengths and should have the ability to create meaningful change in their lives and communities.


We believe social change requires people with privilege to stand with and support the power of those placed in the margins.


We believe our success is measured by the depth of our relationship with and support of those who face systemic barriers to opportunity and wellbeing.


We believe every person has innate worth and our work should reinforce a sense of belonging and value, especially among those whose voices have been marginalized.


We believe joy is part of real social change and is carried forward by our appreciation of each other and ourselves, authentic connections, and shared struggles.

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Staff & Volunteers

Our strongest asset is the incredible people who make this organization work. We believe in a caring and inclusive culture where all employees are valued.

Click HERE to meet our staff and volunteers


Our Board

We have a Board of Directors who believe in us, our work, and this community.

Click HERE to learn more about our Board.

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Impact Reports

Want to read about what we've been up to the past few years?

Click HERE to check out our impact reports.

Our History/Herstory

In 1998, Room One organized to prevent domestic violence and teen pregnancy in our rural community. Founding board members identified poverty and the lack of access to meaningful resources, particularly for girls and women, as a primary barrier to preventing pregnancy and finding safety.

Since that time, we have built strong partnerships, networks, and collaborations in the Methow Valley and across the state. Our staff has joined county conversations on housing policy, food access, and domestic violence prevention. We have built partnerships with DSHS, our area Community Action Council, and local mental health providers. Today, we use our core foundation and learnings from the domestic violence movement to provide a broad and critical safety net for our most vulnerable neighbors, including marginalized youth and girls, new mothers, families living in poverty, those struggling with mental illness or addiction, youth without safe or stable homes, and vulnerable aging adults. Room One serves several hundred of our neighbors annually, working to move upstream of the intersecting social and health disparities underlying poverty and violence across Okanogan County and in the Methow, and to build a connected community in which all people have the opportunity to thrive.