Munchkin Music

Every Thursday little ones and their parents from Children’s Village gather at the Yakima Valley YMCA for Munchkin Music. The class, taught by Early Intervention Educator Melissa Van Troba, is designed for toddlers, who spend time experiencing a variety of music, instruments, lyrics, and friends. Munchkin Music is a part of the Children’s Village Infant Read more about Munchkin Music[…]

Happy First Year Anniversary Cottage in the Meadow!

Cottage in the Meadow welcomed its first patient one year ago on September 7, 2012. Filled with the hope of providing our valley’s hospice patients with comfort, assurance and peace , we opened our doors and hearts serving  301 patients and growing.  One patient’s family put into words beautifully what we have often heard by Read more about Happy First Year Anniversary Cottage in the Meadow![…]

Our hospice team is well trained and ready to serve in a variety of ways.

“I will be forever grateful for the skillful way our hospice team drew us together to help bring closure and peace between us and our father during his last illness.  What a gift of unity we were given, just by being gently prompted to resolve our issues and express our love.  Thank you for taking Read more about Our hospice team is well trained and ready to serve in a variety of ways.[…]

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

This year, thousands of American women—our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, daughters, and friends—will die from ovarian cancer. During September, we observe National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month to recognize those who have died and recommit ourselves to helping the women who are fighting for their health. Every year, more than 20,000 women in the United States are Read more about National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month[…]


Hello again my friends. The ride home from that wonderful reception at North Star Lodge was, I dare say, yet another adventure for your Intrepid Cancer Cure Rider. After a fantastic escort by my fellow North Star Lodge riders from Ellensburg to Yakima: Yours Truly hit the road under escort by Mission Control and “Wingnut”. Read more about HOME SWEET HOME![…]

Would you like to help stock our cupboard?

Sometimes a family member is unable or reluctant to leave Cottage in the Meadow to go out for a meal break.  Perhaps their loved one is restless or in need of company; perhaps death is imminent and the family member doesn’t want to miss a moment of opportunity to comfort their patient. There is a Read more about Would you like to help stock our cupboard?[…]