Serving basic human needs in North Spokane County including the communities of: Riverside, Elk, Chattaroy, Colbert, and Mead.
Baskets for Babies now has a
Children's Clothing Bank, a Maternity Clothing Bank and a Diaper Bank!
Tuesday 9:30-3:30 ~ Wednesday 9:30-3:30 ~ Thursday 9:30-3:30
Open until 5 during the summer!
9410 E. Sprague Ave. ~ 509-214-2634
(items subject to availability) Please check our Facebook page for unexpected closures.
To speed up the process please make sure we have an application on file. (see our application above.)
If you have already filled on out in the past we do NOT need another one. Ask us how you can get extra visits!
If you are in need of emergency diapers please contact the following agencies;
Baskets for Babies 509-214-2634
Childbirth and Parenting Alone (CAPA) 509-455-4986
Spokane Valley Partners 509-927-1153 ext 24Mission Community Outreach Center 509 536-1084
Vanessa Behan 509-535-3155
Also try your local food bank, as sometime they carry them.
Need a car seat?On Medicaid?
If you are pregnant and a Community Health Plan of Washington member
who completes the Children First program, you can receive a FREE carseat.
The Children First™ car seat reward is available only to eligible pregnant members of Community Health Plan. Children First is a program that rewards members who get comprehensive prenatal care.You must:
Step 1. Be pregnant.
Step 2. See your prenatal services provider within the first three months of your pregnancy, and tell them you want to participate in the Children First program.
if you are new to Community Health Plan, see your provider within 42 days of joining Community Health Plan.
Step 3. Remind your provider to complete and submit your Children First application form at your first appointment in the third trimester.
Children who are Community Health Plan of Washington
members are eligible to receive a reward for getting care.
To be eligible the member must:
*See his/her provider for the scheduled well child exam; AND
*Be current on all scheduled immunizations; AND
*Be a Community Health Plan member on the appointment date and when the provider submits the form <-- click to download the form
the following rewards for the eligible member’s well-child appointment
(reward must link with the appropriate appointment):
Infancy (newborn – 9 months): certificate for free:
*Welcome Baby Kit *Cupboard Locks *Diapers *Thermometer *Car Seat (limit one)
Early Childhood (12 months – 4 years): certificate for free:
*Children’s Books *Diapers *Thermometer *Bike Helmet *Cupboard Locks *Dental Care Pack
Middle Childhood (5 to 10 years): certificate for free:
*Bike Helmet *Booster Seat *Backpack *Clothes *School Supplies *Dental Care Pack
Adolescent (11 to 13 years): certificate for free:
*Bike Helmet *Backpack *Clothes *School Supplies *Dental Care Pack
Please complete the following. Your provider’s office will fax this form to Community Health Plan. If you are eligible you will receive a certificate in the mail within 3 weeks to redeem your reward. If you do not receive your certificate after 3 weeks or if you have a question, please contact Community Health Plan Customer Service, 1-800-440-1561.
If you are pregnant and a Molina Healthy Options client, you may also qualify for a car seat.
Prenatal program with car seat or booster seat
To be in this program, you must see your provider in the first three months of your pregnancy or within 42 calendar days of joining Molina Healthcare, and you must be a Molina Healthcare Member at the time you have your baby. When you finish our program, and fill out a quiz, we will send you a a UPC Specific Gift Card for Wal-Mart. Our car seat safety program will help you learn how to safely use a car seat or booster seat for your baby.
Call Member Services at (800) 869-7165 for more on these programs.
In regard to both programs, you MUST be seeing a doctor,
and please ask them about your specific program, in order to qualify.
** If you have a car seat, please take it to one of the local car seat inspections to have it checked.
If it is expired or not found to be safe, they can hep you acquire a safe seat for your child.
Call: Spokane Regional Health District's
Child Passenger Safety program automated help line
to find a site near you.
12 East 5th. Ave., Spokane, WA 99202
Hours of Operation: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday
Clothing bank ~ Emergency diapers ~ Counseling
Doula Mentor project ~ Childbirth Education/ Preparation classes ~Support groups
1906 East Mission Avenue. , Spokane, WA 99220
Walt Shields Infant Center For Spokane County :
Life Services provides whatever support is necessary for a woman to carry her child to term
and plan constructively for her future. Our services are FREE*, CONFIDENTIAL, AND AVAILABLE TO ALL.
24-Hour Child CareWhen parents find themselves in distress, (emotional, domestic violence, homelessness, depression, financial, etc.) they call the Crisis Nursery to ask for help. Nursery staff members schedule the family for an immediate intake session where every effort is made to assess the cause(s) of the parental stress. These parents bring their children between birth and age 6 to the Crisis Nursery where they are taken care of in our safe and nurturing environment. Children can stay at the Crisis Nursery for up to 72 hours, or longer if circumstances are dire. Care is provided by a staff of house parents trained in early childhood development with support from numerous volunteers. While they are at the Crisis Nursery, children receive food, clothing, diapers and anything else they might need. The Crisis Nursery is licensed to care for up to 23 children day and night. Accessibility to parents is enhanced by the fact that we remain open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call us anytime at 509-535-3155 and ask to speak with a Family Support Specialist.
Parent EducationVanessa Behan offers a series of 10-week parenting classes multiple times throughout the year. The classes are offered free of charge, during the day, at night, and on weekends to accommodate all parents who need our services. In our classes parents learn about what is developmentally appropriate for their children, how to discipline effectively and how to access social services that can be of assistance in easing their day-to-day stress load.
Crisis CounselingSometimes parents just need someone to talk to about their parenting difficulties. If you find you are feeling stressed out and don't have anyone to talk to, please call us anytime, day or night, at 509-535-3155. Our staff will welcome your call and take the time to talk to you about your parenting concerns, and offer advice and support.
ReferralsOur staff understands that problems parents face can be complex. Solutions often require help and support from a variety of local support agencies. When you bring your children to the Crisis Nursery for short-term care, our staff can help you determine what other local agencies might be able to help you solve whatever crisis you may be experiencing. Click here for a list of area resources.
H.O.P.E (Holistic Opportunities Providing Empowerment)Our new H.O.P.E follow-up program is designed to provide extended support to new families as well as families facing more complex situations. H.O.P.E was designed to ensure that every family who contacts VBCN for services is cared for in some way, and never slips through the cracks. Through this program our Family Support staff will work with families to determine the root of their crises, solutions to aid them, resource referrals, and help set goals to better their lives.
10814 East Broadway Ave.
509-927-1153 ext 24
Hours of Operation: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Thursday
New and used clothing, diaper bags, and layettes.
Services: Eligible pregnant women and breastfeeding women,
infants, and children up to age 5 receive WIC nutrition services, including:
* Nutrition evaluation, education, and counseling
* Breastfeeding tips and support
* Help finding health care and other social services
* Free food checks to purchase healthy foods.
These foods provide high levels of protein, iron, calcium, and vitamins A and C -
promoting health, growth, and development.
For more information, locations, and guidelines Click here.
God's Closet is a non-profit organization. We collect new and gently used children's clothes and shoes,
then once a quarter we have a Free Shop-Day Event and give the clothes out free of charge!!!
We charge only a $1.00 entrance fee per family.
The fee is used exclusively to pay for any expenses we incur.
Currently, there are no requirements to receive donations from God's Closet.
If you live in Spokane or any of the surrounding areas and you need clothes for your little ones,
we invite you to join us for our Free Shop-Day Event where you can take -free of charge- clothes for your children.
If you have lost a child...
The TEARS Foundation is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization that seeks to compassionately assist bereaved parents with
the financial expenses they face in making final arrangements for their
precious baby who has died. Many of the founders and volunteers at The TEARS Foundation
have experienced the loss of their own baby, and want to reach out in
this way to support newly bereaved parents in their time of devastating
Getting help and helping others!
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