I found a treasure!  by Beth Palmer 

Eighteen years ago I received a call from Tracie at Children’s Village asking if I would reach out to a new mom whose son had Down syndrome.  I guess you could say it was the beginning of a “beautiful friendship”.  As corny as that may sound, it is so very true. Having a baby with Read more about I found a treasure!  by Beth Palmer […]

The Power of Community

Read Samantha Monterrey‘s story first hand as a new resident to Yakima, as a teen and her involvement in YouthWorks pageants, and now as the Volunteer Coordinator for North Star Lodge, ‘Ohana, and Children’s Village. “I knew from a young age that I wanted to understand what it felt like to belong to a community. Read more about The Power of Community[…]

My Journey in Holland

Holland – A support group for families who have received a new diagnosis for their child. At the beginning of the year my (then)fiancé and I were in such a terrible place in our relationship.  Family outings were a struggle.  Our home life was busy and complicated.  We couldn’t agree on     parenting our 3 year Read more about My Journey in Holland[…]

Can you help children with special needs in Yakima?

The gift of growing up. From updated equipment in Memorial’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to early diagnosis and treatment of special needs, you have given the incredible gift of growing up to thousands of children in our region. Your support has taught families how to work together to ensure vulnerable babies reach their fullest potential. Read more about Can you help children with special needs in Yakima?[…]

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[…]

Erik Halvorson – Then and Now

In 2011, Erik Halvorson presented Governor Gregoire one of his famous hand-made lanyards on a special visit to Children’s Village. Erik is an entrepreneur with a big heart. For years, he has beaded and sold lanyards. At age 13, Erik used his earnings to purchase Christmas gifts for children attending the Holiday Festival at Children’s Read more about Erik Halvorson – Then and Now[…]

Somebody here has been through what you’re going through. You’re going to be OK.

“Somebody here has been through what you’re going through. And somebody here is surviving what you’re going to go through. I think that to me is the most important part. I watched a mom try to use therapy and it was time to leave and the he did not want to leave. She had to Read more about Somebody here has been through what you’re going through. You’re going to be OK.[…]

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..[…]

A Grateful Dad 

  “We really appreciated having the Children’s Village Kid’s Club at Toys R Us recently.  What a wonderful experience to see my Toys R Us team interact with the kids and see those smiles. As we wrapped up the event, I received multiple comments from my team about how that reminds us of the joy we Read more about A Grateful Dad […]