A NURTURING RESPONSE OF THE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY
TO PROVIDE FAMILIES THE SUPPORTIVE SERVICES NEEDED TO HELP ENSURE
HEALTHY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT FROM PREGNANCY TO AGE FIVE.
PREPARES services include rapid response and referrals for urgent needs such as food, formula, diapers, and clothing. We also provide support services like Family Companions.
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!
Prepares is an Initiative and sponsored by the Catholic Church and open to to people of all ages and income levels. Prepares provides services to pregnant women and families with young children by walking the journey with them from them from conception to the child's fifth birthday. The Prepares statewide initiative creates the capacity within every Catholic parish, other faith communities, and collaborating agencies in Washington State to assist pregnant women, fathers, and their families by walking with them on the journey from conception to their child's fifth birthday. With Prepares Initiative, the Church is able to provide a highly visible, concrete and integrated demonstration of it's commitment to uphold the sanctity of human life it's most vulnerable early stages. It seeks not only to ensure healthy births and avoid the tragedy of abortion, but also to provide tangible material, psychosocial and emotional support to nurture healthy and flourishing parent-child relationships that uphold a Catholic vision of the family as the essential unit of society.