4th Annual Children's VillageBuddy Walk®

The Buddy Walk is an easy walk around the Children’s Village campus to celebrate people with Down syndrome! This year, we’ll offer two walking paths: a short, easy walk and a longer endurance walk (which is less than 1/2 mile). Children and individuals with special needs will receive Buddy Walk medals upon completion of the Read more about 4th Annual Children's VillageBuddy Walk®[…]

The Amazing Izzy!

Izzy is 12 years old and in the 6th grade.  She likes hip-hop dance, choir, soccer, and is very busy for a young, almost teenager.  One of her favorite activities is the rodeo.  She started at 3 years old with her dad leading the horse as she rode.  Now she rides independently and this year Read more about The Amazing Izzy![…]

Children’s Village an asset to the children in our community

“ I am thankful for the visionary leadership and generous community that came together and built  Children’s Village twenty years ago.  Children’s Village has been a great partner and asset to the children in our community, giving a voice and second chance to those in our community that need it more than anyone, providing a Read more about Children’s Village an asset to the children in our community[…]

Children’s Village remains a unique facility 20 years on..

Since the doors at Children’s Village first opened 20 years ago, thousands of children with special needs and their families have been served in a welcoming place that unites multiple avenues of specialty care under one colorful roof. All with the goal of helping to ease the strain on families who are often overwhelmed, and Read more about Children’s Village remains a unique facility 20 years on..[…]

Reflections on 20 years, by Dr. Diane Liebe, Medical Director of Children’s Village

I was involved in the planning process for CV, so have been involved for 20+ years!  What I recall about the planning process was the excitement of community partners in supporting the concept of the Village, and the visioning by the initial Trustee partners.  When I have spoken about the CV model to other communities, Read more about Reflections on 20 years, by Dr. Diane Liebe, Medical Director of Children’s Village[…]

Swimming Towards Milestones!

Big Fish Little Fish Swim Group: Debbie Sheppard, Children’s Village early intervention therapy services, has discovered an interactive way for children with different needs the opportunity to play, reach milestones, and plain have fun! Swimming! After attending a summertime pool session with her own grandchildren, Debbie realized that many of the families she works with Read more about Swimming Towards Milestones![…]

Your Support Matters – #Giving Tuesday 2017

Meet Angel – He is reaching new heights at Children’s Village! Angel has been receiving physical therapy with Alison Longbottom, PT, for many years at Children’s Village. When he was very young, he was afraid to move and he would not let Alison touch him. But over the years, they have developed quite a friendship! Angel Read more about Your Support Matters – #Giving Tuesday 2017[…]

Children’s Village, a reason to move to Yakima!

“We were living in  LaGrande, Oregon when I  told my son’s mental health provider that we were moving.  He immediately said that we needed to send our son to Children’s Village in Yakima, WA because he felt it was the best on the west coast for what my son needs. I laughed and told him Read more about Children’s Village, a reason to move to Yakima![…]

Teens Pull Weeds to Raise Money for Children’s Village

By Ian Cull. Published Monday, June 20th, 2011 Spending a day of summer vacation doing yard work for a complete stranger is not most teenagers idea of fun, but a small group of teens in Yakima did just that Monday. If you’ve ever been in charge of clearing a patch of ivy, you know it Read more about Teens Pull Weeds to Raise Money for Children’s Village[…]