Skagit Valley outreach
In Western Washington, one of our most exciting PREPARES projects includes collaboration between PREPARES and the Farmworker Initiative, as well as the involvement of several archdiocesan parishes. PREPARES has an outreach worker, Guillermina Bazante, who is helping to increase services to Farmworkers in Skagit Valley. Thank you to those who donated to the Mother's Day PREPARES bag drive! Here is Guillermina with one of the families who received bags at the CCS Farmworker Center.
Central Washington is building community
When Tammie completed her volunteer training she was asked to evaluate her sense of readiness for her match with a young mother. Tammie explains that she was inspired through our training, opening the door to her own personal experience of being young and alone in the world with two young children. Tammie further explained that she believes her match is out there and would be praying for this young woman. Another month passes and she is finally matched with her mentee, Bonnie. During our first check-in with Bonnie she explained to staff that when she met “her Tammie” she felt very comfortable with her, “… like we were two people who had known each other a long time”. Tammie wholeheartedly agrees.