PREPARES – Pregnancy and Parenting Support

PREPARES serves parents and their children from pregnancy to a child’s fifth birthday. Our trained volunteers walk alongside English/Spanish speaking families to provide support on their parenting journey and connect them with resources. PREPARES is free and open to all families regardless of their faith.

We partner with Catholic parishes and offer services in: Douglas, Chelan, Okanogan, Grant, Adams, Kittitas, Klickitat, Yakima, Benton, Franklin, and Walla Walla Counties.

How we help

  • Young Moms Support Groups
    • A safe place for pregnant and parenting moms that provides essential needs, activities with other parents to enhance parenting skills, and the opportunity to encourage to each other
  • Family Companions
    • Trained volunteers who offer support and encouragement and share an unconditional relationship with your family
    • Supplies and essential items for families and their children, including clothing and diapers
  • Parent-Child Play Groups
    • FREE playgroups for parents, grandparents, or other caregivers, where you can learn to guide your child through the developmental stages using play
  • Resource Referrals
    • In addition to our Catholic Charities services, we connect you to other community resources that best fit the needs of your family.

Building a PREPARES ministry

We assist parishes and our faith community to learn and grow a PREPARES ministry. We train committed volunteers to encourage, support, and recruit others to join them in serving our vulnerable families.

Other ways to help

PREPARES depends on donations from our generous supporters for us to be able to walk with vulnerable mothers, fathers, and their children. Your dollars will help a family through an emergency, covering the cost of an unexpected bill or other family needs. We also take in-kind contributions that go directly to serving vulnerable families including:

  • Diapers & Wipes
  • Bottles/Sippy Cups
  • Baby Hygiene Items
  • Feminine Hygiene Items

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Contact & Information

2139 Van Giesen, Richland

Cost: Free

Contact: (509) 946-4645 or email

5301 Tieton Drive, Yakima

Cost: Free

Contact: (509) 965-7100 or email

524 E 3rd Ave, Moses Lake

Cost: Free

Contact: (509) 436-7015 or email

625 S Elliot Ave, Wenatchee

Cost: Free

Contact: (509) 662-4569 or email

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