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
- PREPARES Bags
- 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
Contact: (509) 946-4645 or email PREPARESCW@catholiccharitiescw.org
5301 Tieton Drive, Yakima
Contact: (509) 853-2731 or email PREPARESCW@catholiccharitiescw.org
524 E 3rd Ave, Moses Lake
Contact: (509) 436-7015 or email PREPARESCW@catholiccharitiescw.org
625 S Elliot Ave, Wenatchee
Contact: (509) 662-4569 or email PREPARESCW@catholiccharitiescw.org