Tag Archives: special needs

The Power of Community

Read Samantha Monterrey‘s story first hand as a new resident to Yakima, as a teen and her involvement in YouthWorks pageants, and now as the Volunteer Coordinator for North Star Lodge, ‘Ohana, and Children’s Village. “I knew from a young … Continue reading

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My Journey in Holland

Holland – A support group for families who have received a new diagnosis for their child. At the beginning of the year my (then)fiancé and I were in such a terrible place in our relationship.  Family outings were a struggle.  … Continue reading

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Children’s Village an asset to the children in our community

“ I am thankful for the visionary leadership and generous community that came together and built  Children’s Village twenty years ago.  Children’s Village has been a great partner and asset to the children in our community, giving a voice and … Continue reading

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Erik Halvorson – Then and Now

In 2011, Erik Halvorson presented Governor Gregoire one of his famous hand-made lanyards on a special visit to Children’s Village. Erik is an entrepreneur with a big heart. For years, he has beaded and sold lanyards. At age 13, Erik … Continue reading

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