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United Way of Pullman
Pullman, Washington, &
the Whitman County Area

Live United: Give. Advocate. Volunteer.


Serving our community's youth, families, the elderly and those with special needs.

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Dot-blu-soft.gif (852 bytes)  Child Care Resource & Referral
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ommunity Child Care Center
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ouncil on Aging - Senior Services
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astern Washington Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
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amilies Together of the Palouse
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irl Scouts, Inland Empire Council

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Dot-blu-soft.gif (852 bytes)  Palouse Industries - Boost Collabrotive
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Contact: 509-332-0552
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.

SERVICES PROVIDED: answered 3,063 hotline calls, provided 1,026 shelter nights for 60 children & adults, assisted 445 individuals  dealing with the effects of sexual abuse, 80 group sessions for domestic or sexual abuse sufferers, & provided 2,149 advocacy based counseling sessions.

Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse
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BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, Inland Northwest Council

Contact: 509-325-4562
The Boy Scouts of America serves others by helping to instill values in young people through educational programs that prepare them to make ethical decisions over their lifetime. All programs help prepare youth to reach their full potential through participation in individual and group character building activities, personal fitness and self esteem enhancing programs, and community service/citizenship training activities. All programs provide supplemental education designed to strengthen individuals and their families.

SERVICES PROVIDED: 526 Whitman County youth benefited from Boy Scouts in 2008.

Boy Scouts of America
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Child Care Resource & Referral is committed to the promotion of quality early learning and parent education programs in Whitman & Asotin Counties, and to the improvement of access to child care and other family services.

SERVICES PROVIDED: Some 30 licensed day-care providers and more than 2,000 children benefitted from training and support provided by CCR&R.

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about us at our
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Contact: 509-332-7005
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 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: Head Start & ECEAP 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.

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Contact: 509-397-4611
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 two 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.  A $20,000 state funding cut is affecting meal programs. 

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SERVICES PROVIDED: Washington State ranks 9th nationally in food insecurity with Whitman County among the state’s highest in terms of poverty. Two-thirds of the individuals accessing Whitman County food banks are seniors or children with up to 750 families served per month.  A total of 304,614 lbs. of food were distributed in 2008.  Information & assistance was provided to 3,614 elders, transportation to 297 individuals for 5,911 trips (excluding Medicaid) & nutrition services to 795 people in addition to other meal programs.

Council on Aging and Human Services


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Contact: 509-328-9220 Voice / TTY
Eastern Washington Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing promotes the general welfare of the deaf and hard of hearin in the Inland Northwest.

SERVICES PROVIDED: Two outreach presentations will be conducted this year & 13 individuals have received financial assistance with hearing devices. A total of 25 Whitman County residents are served currently.


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Contact: 509-332-2103
Families Together provides support to families with a special needs child  through family networking and education.  Families Together supports the entire family with education, support, access to opportunities and resources to learn and have fun together. Family unity is strengthened by meeting the needs of children with disabilities and their families in the areas of self-advocacy, advocacy, self-reliance, empowerment, information, emotional support, recreation, professional resources, and friendship.

SERVICES PROVIDED: Families Together provided supports to families having a disabled child through education & family weekends.  21 families participated in 2008 with a total enrollment of 125 Whitman County families.

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GIRL SCOUTS, Inland Empire Council
Contact:   800-827-9485
Girl Scouts is the world’s pre-eminent organization committed to girls, where in an open and nurturing environment, girls build skills for success in the real world. As 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 were provided. Program funding provides grants to girls attending activities..

Girl Scouts, Inland Empire
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Web site.


Contact: 1-800-422-7893
The Lilac Blind Foundation serves blind and visually impaired clients by providing specialized skills training for the blind and visually impaired with programs including in-home independent living skills training (communications, home management, activities of daily living, and use of residual vision, orientation and mobility instruction), low vision aids and appliances, magnifier loaner program, information and referral services, recreational activities and Braille transcription.

SERVICES PROVIDED: Services to 25 blind or partially sighted individuals in the Pullman area including training and adaptive equipment.

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Contact: 509-335-7347:

Sitting astride and controlling a horse is an empowering experience for an individual with physical, mental and/or emotional disabilities.   The mission of Palouse Area Therapeutic Horsemanship or PATH is to provide recreational, therapeutic horseback riding for people with these challenges. These experiences foster the development of confidence and self-reliance while riders learn the basics of caring for a horse.

SERVICES PROVIDED: Therapeutic riding for 120 disabled individuals supported by 107 volunteers in provided.


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Contact: 509-332-6561
Palouse Industries 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: Palouse Industries serves children with early intervention services in home or inclusive setting birth to 3 years old and adults 18 and older.


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Contact: 509-334-1133
Palouse River Counseling Services provides a wide variety of community based services -- including mental health and chemical dependency treatment, case management, prevention, and community mobilization against substance abuse -- in Pullman and throughout Whitman County. All of the treatment services are licensed by the State of Washington.

SERVICES PROVIDED: Palouse River Counseling: Chemical Dependency:  517 clients were served in Whitman County.

Whitman County Counseling


Palouse River Mental Health uses community support programming and available resources to increase the success of our priority population and underserved groups so they can live as independently as possible in the environment they choose. The acute, chronically mentally ill or seriously disturbed children in Whitman County are the populations served by this agency and services provided take into consideration the special needs of the underserved groups in the priority population including minorities, children, elderly, disabled and low income.

SERVICES PROVIDED: Palouse River Mental Health: 542 individuals served with United Way funding, providing services to children who would otherwise go unserved.

Contact:  509-332-2304
The Red Cross responds to emergency situations with disaster relief as well as conducting blood drives & numerous CPR trainings.

SERVICES PROVIDED: Check back for local details.


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Contact: 509-332-3524
The YMCA at WSU is founded on the ideals of leadership, volunteerism, honesty, and strength of character. We seek to foster and enhance these values in ourselves and others. The YMCA provides programs designed to develop the mind, body, and spirit through the interaction of diverse groups within the community. Programming includes the Buddy Program matching college and school age children in one-on-one relationships, and youth and government involving high school students in a mock legislative program.

Programming also includes Special Olympics provides disabled athletes with coaches and provides access to state competitions; special fitness program offers adults with special needs an opportunity to interact with the after school care program on play and fun time at Gladish Gym; and the after school/summer day camp program for children ages 5-12 with inclusive activities developmentally appropriate for each age group.

SERVICES PROVIDED: Services for 223 typically developing & developmentally disabled youth after school & kindergarten in Pullman & Colfax.  Summer day camp for 82 children.  Special Olympics participants numbered 250.  United Way dollars help provide grants for all programs.

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Contact: 509-335-3916
The YWCA is a women’s movement nourished by its roots in the Christian faith and sustained by the richness of many beliefs and values. Strengthened by diversity, the association draws together members who strive to create opportunities for growth, leadership and power in order to attain a common vision: peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people. Our one imperative is to thrust our collective power towards the elimination of racism, wherever it exists and by any means necessary. The YWCA sponsors a week without violence program, the Martin Luther King Jr. art and essay contest, scholars program, and the racial just conference.

SERVICES PROVIDED: Provides campus & communitywide activities & forums targeting violence prevention, racial justice, & leadership development for 800-900 individuals.

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