Thank you for being a parent!

Statewide PREPARES is provided and coordinated through Catholic Charities of Spokane, Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington, and Catholic Community Services of Western Washington. Statewide through each of these agencies, the Catholic Church has provided a centry of life-affirming proffessional supportive services for infant children and their mothers and families including prenatal care, counseling, adoption services, and housing and medical care referrals.

Now, PREPARES enhances these cornerstone services by offering, free of charge, additional life-giving, life-changing tools that include the following offered support and activities. Please see our PREPARES ministry locator to find available support in your area. You do not need to be Catholic to receive anything through PREPARES. All are welcome.

PREPARES Support and Activities

HOW DO I ACCESS PREPARES?

PREPARES is a nurturing response from the Catholic community and is open to all people. Contact us by using the Parish Locator, found at the bottom of the page, or contact your nearest PREPARES Area Coordinator using the contact information below.

FAMILY COMPANIONS

Have the opportunity for you and your family to be connected with a trained Family Companion volunteer or team that is there to support you during your time of parenthood.

PARENT GROUPS

Some communities statewide offer parent groups that come together on a consistent basis for an evening of fellowship, discussion, and support.


PREPARES BAGS

PREPARES Bags are a gift from the Catholic church, assembled through donation, and distributed to families just like yours, offering support and comfort to your growing family.


PARENT/CHILD GROUPS

Join a group that is facilitate by a volunteer for parents and their children. Groups are offered on a regular basis to focus on fun activities with children and parenting support.

PREPARES EN ESPAÑOL

In some areas, PREPARES also offers support and activities in Spanish! Check out our PREPARES locator below for the closet PREPARES en Espanol.

... AND MORE!

PREPARES continues to grow based on the many talents of our volunteers and hopes to support your family in any way we can. Reach out to us today to see how we can help you and your family!