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Community Partners

OUR 2023-24 PARTNER AGENCIES:

Committed to the education, financial stability, and health access for all of Whitman County 

Circles of Caring Adult Day Health Services
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Circles of Caring offers a unique day program that provides a safe, caring, and nurturing atmosphere for the elderly, and adults living with dementia or chronic illness to be successful, secure, and surrounded by family and friends. The day program also provides necessary respite and support for caregivers.

Circles of Caring provides a wide range of services to assist 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 clients and strive to create a place where family and friends will enjoy returning again and again.

Boost Collaborative

The UWWC supports the work of Boost Collaborative as they seek to provide evaluations for infants 0-3 months old followed by therapy, family support, and services for children to age three experiencing developmental delays and disabilities to assist them toward their highest potential and education. Boost Collaborative makes every effort to provide services in personal homes, at childcare, or in another community setting.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho
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Girl Scouts is the world’s pre-eminent organization committed to providing an open and nurturing environment where girls build skills for success in the real world. Skills like strong values, social conscience, self-esteem, and a growing understanding of their potential and self-worth will serve these girls all their lives. Through Girl Scouts, participants discover the fun, friendship, and power of togetherness. Girl Scouts is for all girls regardless of income, race, or ability, who are between the ages of 5 and 17.​

Family Promise of the Palouse 
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Family Promise of the Palouse helps families with children facing crisis and homelessness to achieve sustainable independence for a more promising future. In collaboration with the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) families are provided immediate shelter, and through the day program clients receive financial education, child care, help securing employment, and opportunity for permanent stable housing. Rental assistance is a huge part of family independence. UWWC is grateful for the work of Family Promise and the opportunity to help fund rent for families in Whitman County.

Council on Aging and Human Services
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The Council on Aging and Human Services (CoA&HS) 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. Thousands of meals are provided each year throughout Whitman Co. UWWC is the conduit for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program which helps secure resources. 

TRANSPORTATION is key. Keeping older individuals mobile is important to ensure independence. CoA&HS coordinates volunteers and pays mileage to drivers so those unable to transport themselves can attend Doctor visits, pick up pharmaceuticals, and shop for basic needs.

For the 2023-24 Community Grant cycle, the UWWC matched funds for the purchase of a much-needed transport bus.

 

Community Child Care Center
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Community Child Care Center brings quality child care and early childhood education opportunities to Whitman County, serving children 18 months to 12 years through childcare, therapeutic childcare, Head Start, and ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program). Eligible families have access to free, comprehensive preschool programs, therapeutic inclusive childcare services, parent participation, support groups, developmental screenings, and home visits.

Restorative child care is available to at-risk families referred by Child Protective Services.

SERVICES PROVIDED: Programming for 165 families served in 7 Whitman County locations.

Palouse Discovery Science Center
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The Palouse Discovery Science Center exists to invest in children and science education. Exciting opportunities to engage with Interactive STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) exploration connects children of all ages to their families, communities, and the world within and beyond the Palouse.

Palouse River Counseling
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Palouse River Counseling has provided behavioral health services for the Palouse area for over 50 years. As part of the healthcare team in this community, the professional staff of psychologists, counselors, social workers, psychiatrists, and a nurse offer a holistic approach to healing with individual therapy, group sessions, and medication management. 

Palouse River Counseling believes in treating the whole patient, not just the symptoms, and treats issues of depression, anxiety, alcoholism, and drug dependence. We also create targeted treatment plans for patients with developmental disabilities, childhood and family problems, and geriatrics. All clinical staff are registered, licensed, and/or certified by the State of Washington. 

Pullman Community Gardens At Kopple Farms
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Pullman Community Garden at Koppel Farm is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization committed to building a sense of community through the preservation and enhancement of our natural, agricultural, and cultural heritage in Pullman and the Palouse

​Pullman Community Garden provides a low-cost opportunity to garden and includes hand tools, water, and educational support for all participants to be successful. Four plots are offered rent-free to low-income clients with an additional six plots provided for the CAC Food Bank and Backyard Harvest to raise produce. Public workshops and demonstrations add to overall community enrichment. Habitat for wildlife, insects, pollinators, bees, birds, reptiles, and native plants improves the environment for all of Pullman.

Pullman Schools Pantry Program
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Pullman Schools Pantry Program (PSPP) considers it a gift to help meet the needs of children facing food insecurity. Since the school closures back in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PSPP, at times, provided upwards of 360 weekend supplemental food bags for the children enrolled in the program and the Pullman school district. Working with local restaurants and food services, our creation of a food rescue program has enabled us to provide meals to 65+ of our most in-need families on an ongoing basis. This is in addition to the provision of the Farmers to Families fresh food boxes when they are available.

YMCA of the Palouse
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The YMCA of the Palouse currently operates Elementary After School programs at Pullman’s four elementary schools to build strong communities that foster youth development, healthy living, and support for family units. The Y also offers annual Spring Break Day Camp and Summer Day Camp corresponding with the Pullman School District breaks. Through unique partnerships, the YMCA of the Palouse provides internships, practicums, and service learning opportunities for university students.

 

Youth receive assistance with homework, service-learning opportunities, and seasonal STEAM activities/projects.

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