The Bishops of Washington state INTRODUCE PREPARES


Who We Serve

PREPARES meets the basic needs of families with young children by providing support services.

If you are an expectant mother or a parent of children younger than 5 years old and living in Washington State, we’d love to serve you!

Some of the services PREPARES provides include rapid response and referrals for urgent needs: food, formula, diapers, and clothing. We also provide support services like mentors for moms and dads.

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Prepares Spotlight


St. Gabriel's Parish

St. Gabriel Life, Justice and Peace Commission member Dan Smallwood introduces our community to PREPARES: The Pregnancy & Parenting Support Program, as parish children and others help “fill the crib” with items needed by new babies and their parents. Dan told the parish “The idea is that we want to be able to walk next to then and help them on the path from pregnancy to school. We will be there to help with food emergencies, or to assist with clothing, we will be there when the family or single mother or father just need some support.”


Central Valley High

PREPARES was the lucky recipient of beautiful blankets made by students at Central Valley High School in Spokane Valley.

The PREPARES program is thrilled to be collaborating with different community organizations in efforts to best support the needs of families. Thank you Central Valley High School for your contribution!


Mentoring Program launched

Launching our PREPARES moms mentor program within the Tri-Cities in March was a huge milestone for PREPARES of Central Washington. Through the commitment and desire of six parishioners, we have been able to truly "walk the journey" with mothers in need of support.