Community Resources for Families and Children
The COVID-19 pandemic presents challenges for everyone and it can take an extreme toll on families. We are concerned about the possibility of domestic violence and other emergency situations. There is help.
YWCA 24hr Helpline
24 hour domestic violence helpline, 509-326-2255, will remain available for you to call at any time. This is the best number for you to contact if you need someone to talk to immediately. Through the helpline, confidential advocates are available to contact if you or someone you know has questions or concerns about intimate partner domestic violence at any time.
If it is safe to do so, you can also reach
confidential advocates via email at email@example.com, or through text messages at 509-220-3725.
Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery
School closures and unpredictable work schedules can present an especially challenging time for child care. The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery is a community
resource for families with children in critical situations
. They have helpful information about finding alternative child care on their
and how you can access services. Staffed with
Family Support Specialists, you can access resources at 509-535-3155 24 hours a day.
Frontier Behavioral Health
If you are feeling additional stress and anxiety, you are not alone.
Frontier Behavioral Health has resources available for assistance. M
ental health professionals are conducting intake assessments, clinical appointments and medication management appointments by phone during normal business hours. Crisis Response Services and Inpatient Services are also operational. To schedule an appointment call 509-838-4651.
If you are in crisis and need to speak to a mental health clinician immediately, please call the 24/7 Regional Crisis Line at 1-877-266-1818.