OUR 2021-2022 PARTNER AGENCIES:
Fighting for the health, education, and financial stability for everyone in Whitman County
Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse
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.
Circles of Caring Adult Day Health Services
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.
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 settings birth to 3 years old and adults 18 and older.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho
Girl Scouts is the world’s pre-eminent organization committed to girls, wherein 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.
Family Promise of the Palouse
Family Promise of the Palouse is a nonprofit organization that operates through an Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) to provide immediate shelter to homeless families in our community while helping people achieve lasting independence. Our IHN is a partnership of interfaith congregations in our community helping families who are facing homelessness. We are an affiliate of the national Family Promise program that has served over 400,000 people, with it mostly serving children over
the past 20 years.
SERVICES PROVIDED: We provide our clients with the resources to obtain permanent stable housing, financial education and sustainability, child care, employment and shelter services.
Council on Aging and Human Services
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
Community Childcare Center
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.
Palouse River Counseling
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.
Palouse Habitat for Humanity
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.
Pullman Area Robotics Team
The 4-H Palouse Area Robotics Team (PART) is located in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. Our team includes students from three high schools, two states, and all walks of life. We compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition.
What is 4-H?:
4‑H is delivered by Cooperative Extension—
a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. For more than 100 years, 4‑H has welcomed young people of all beliefs and backgrounds, giving kids a voice to express who they are and how they make their lives and communities better.
Through life-changing 4‑H programs, nearly six million kids and teens have taken on critical societal issues, such as addressing community health inequities, engaging in civil discourse and advocating for equity and inclusion for all.
Pullman Community Gardens At Kopple Farms
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, KRFP
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
Regional Theatre of the Palouse
Regional Theatre of the Palouse is a local, non-profit, semi-professional theatre company located in downtown Pullman. Our mission is to promote the Arts and Arts Education through quality theatre. Over the course of 13 years our venue has continued to grow and inspire regional artists. We rely heavily on a core team of dedicated individuals and vast network of volunteers to annually produce four Main-Stage Musicals, two contemporary dramas, three seasonal acting workshops and four week-long summer camps.
Our Performing Arts School is one of a kind in the area offering professionally staffed instructors and creatively tailored content and activities for youth, teens, young adults, adults, and seniors. RTOP’s Performing Arts School has expanded to include private voice and piano lessons, small group acting classes, and Foreign Language Conversation Groups in Spanish, French, German, and American Sign Language. We make quality training affordable and accessible through our need-base scholarship program.
Whitman County Humane Society
WCHS values the human/animal bond, provides stewardship for homeless pets, and promotes compassionate treatment of all companion animals.
Out of deep respect for companion animals, WCHS provides:
A modern, humane sheltering facility for homeless pets
Affordable spay/neuter program
Adoption services for homeless animals
Community education and opportunities for community service
YMCA of the Palouse
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.