ATVP provides services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and their non-offending family members and friends, at no cost and without discrimination. ATVP is the only organization in the area that provides such services, including crisis intervention through a 24-hour hotline and in-person assistance; a secure, confidential emergency shelter that can house 13 individuals; advocacy-based counseling; legal and medical advocacy; domestic violence and sexual assault support groups; child advocacy; community outreach and education; information and referral.
Boost Collaborative provides education, training, and employment opportunities for people with disabilities in order to assist them in attaining their highest possible economic and social level in the community.
SERVICES PROVIDED: Serves children with early intervention services in home or inclusive setting birth to 3 years old and adults 18 and older.
Circles of Caring makes it possible for adults living with dementia and chronic illness to be successful, safe, and surrounded by family and friends. We offer a unique day program that provides a safe, caring and nurturing atmosphere for adults and elders.
SERVICES PROVIDED: Circles of Caring Adult Day Services is a unique day-use program that provides a safe, caring and nurturing atmosphere for adults and elders. We make it possible for adults living with dementia and chronic illness to be successful, safe, and surrounded by family and friends. Circles of Caring provide a wide range of services specialized to assist out participants with their medical, social, and family needs while improving or maintaining their physical, social, and cognitive functioning. Circles of Caring staff members provide a loving and welcoming environment for our clients. We strive to create a place where your family and friends will enjoy returning again and again.
Community Child Care Center brings quality child care and early childhood education opportunities to Whitman County, serving children from ages 18 months to 12 years of age through child care, therapeutic child care, Head Start, and ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program). We emphasize services that are physically, intellectually, emotionally, culturally, and developmentally appropriate for every child. Eligible families have access to free, comprehensive preschool programs, therapeutic inclusive child care services including free child care services, intensive intervention through parent participation, support groups, developmental screenings, and home visits. Therapeutic child care is available to at-risk families referred by Child Protective Services.
SERVICES PROVIDED: Programming for 165 families served in 7 Whitman County communities. 100 other children access childcare services. 40 percent receive a DSHS childcare subsidy for low-income working parents, foster parents, or mandatory Child Protective Services placement.
The Council on Aging and Human Services enhances lives and supports communities with transportation, nutrition, information and assistance, care management, and home care services. The nutrition program focuses on eliminating hunger and malnutrition by providing congregate and home-delivered meals, dietary supplements, food distribution and coordination, nutrition information, and training. Learn more at our Web site.
SERVICES PROVIDED: Senior nutrition programming funds congregate meals in Pullman each week. Throughout the county, 25,270 meals were served in a congregate setting and 12,400 meals were provided for homebound individuals.
FOOD BANK SERVICES: Two-thirds of the individuals accessing Whitman County food banks are seniors or children with up to 750 families served per month. A total of 304,614 lbs. of food were distributed in 2008. Information & assistance was provided to 3,614 elders, transportation to 297 individuals for 5,911 trips (excluding Medicaid) & nutrition services to 795 people in addition to other meal programs.
FAMILIES TOGETHER FOR PEOPLE WITH DISIBILITIES
Families Together provides support to families with a special needs child through family networking and education. Families Together supports the entire family with education, support, access to opportunities, and resources to learn and have fun together. Family unity is strengthened by meeting the needs of children with disabilities and their families in the areas of self-advocacy, advocacy, self-reliance, empowerment, information, emotional support, recreation, professional resources, and friendship.
SERVICES PROVIDED: Families Together provided supports to families having a disabled child through education & family weekends. 21 families participated in 2008 with a total enrollment of 125 Whitman County families.
Girl Scouts is the world’s pre-eminent organization committed to girls, where in an open and nurturing environment, girls build skills for success in the real world. Girl Scouts build skills that will serve them all their lives – strong values, social conscience, self-esteem, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. Through Girl Scouts, they discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Girl Scouts is for all girls regardless of income, race, or ability, who are between the ages of 5 and 17.
SERVICES PROVIDED: Services for 124 girls & 71 adults provided. Program funding provides grants to girls attending activities.
The importance of a safe, decent place to live is well documented. Health improves, school performance improves, and often income
improves when an individual or family is able to focus on something other than the challenges of inadequate shelter. The elderly, in particular, benefit mentally and emotionally from being able to continue residing in their own home, provided it is safe and meets their needs. Further, considering the volunteers, who are often retirees, these projects offer a way to engage in a meaningful way in their community, to share expertise or learn a new skill. Through their work on these projects, they are staying mentally stimulated and socially engaged – all elements documented to promote health and longevity. Habitat Home Build and Repair programs benefit not only
the recipients, but the volunteers who carry out the projects as well.
SERVICES PROVIDED: Palouse HFH builds one affordable home and completes 20-25 home repair projects each year. These programs serve very low to low
income residents of the Palouse.
Palouse River Counseling Services provides a wide variety of community-based mental health services, including chemical dependency treatment, case management, and community mobilization against substance abuse. All treatment services are licensed by the State of Washington and use community support programming to increase the success of the underserved. The acute, chronically mentally ill, or seriously disturbed children in Whitman County.
SERVICES PROVIDED: Serving minorities, children, elderly, disabled, and low income. Chemical Dependency: 517 clients; Palouse River Mental Health: 542 individuals served with United Way funding, providing services to children who would otherwise go unserved.
Pullman Community Council on Aging improves the quality of life for local seniors through advocacy and action: identifying needs, developing solutions, connecting resources.
SERVICES PROVIDED: Meals on Wheels provides a hot, nutritious, noon-time meal for homebound seniors who have difficulty shopping for and/or preparing nutritious meals for themselves. Senior Chore Service matches university and community volunteers with seniors who need a helping hand around the home, such as seasonal indoor or outdoor chores, light housekeeping, and companionship. “Guide to Senior Services for Pullman and Whitman County” is distributed free of charge throughout Whitman County to help local seniors identify appropriate agencies and programs that can assist them in leading a healthier life.
Pullman Community Garden at Koppel Farm is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization committed to building a sense of community through preservation and enhancement of our natural, agricultural and cultural heritage in Pullman and the Palouse
SERVICES PROVIDED: Provides gardeners a low-cost opportunity to garden and to provide the hand-tools, water, and support for them to be successful. We offer 4 plots rent-free to low-income clients and offer 6 free plots to the CAC Food Bank and Backyard Harvest, to raise produce to the local food banks. We also provide a benefit to community members through our education, workshops, and demonstrations and to the environment of Pullman, by providing habitat for wildlife, insects, pollinators, bees, birds, reptiles, and native plants
Radio Free Moscow operates KRFP, a listener-supported community radio station serving Moscow, Idaho and surrounding areas. KRFP reflects Radio Free Moscow’s values by broadcasting news and opinions, civic affairs, diverse music and multi-cultural programming seldom heard from mainstream media outlets. KRFP strives to develop and disseminate programming that fosters our community’s ethical, social, and intellectual awareness while advocating education, the arts, and cultural diversity. KRFP nurtures our community’s capacity to think independently, skillfully, and critically
Through values-based programs and services, the YMCA of the Palouse develops civically-engaged staff, student leaders, and volunteers through involvement with those we serve, to build strong communities that foster youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Special Olympics of Whitman County, three seasonal sports for individuals with special needs ages 8 and up; Young Athletes, an early division Special Olympics program geared towards 2 to 7 year-olds with and without disabilities, Lincoln Middle School Mentoring program for students in grades 6-8 where the focus lies within academics, homework assistance, service-learning opportunities, and special collaborations with university and community groups; elementary after school programs in Pullmans three public elementary schools for children ages 5-12; and Spring Break and Summer Day Camp programs for children ages 5-12.
SERVICES PROVIDED: More than 200 clients within Whitman County, many of whom participate in multiple programs. The Y’s programs work with over 100 volunteers during the year who provide service in programs and events.