The Exchange Club of Spokane Foundation

has added Partners with Families & Children as one of two new additional beneficiaries of child abuse prevention funds raised by the Annual Holiday Crab Feed and Benefit Auction for Kids. The annual crab feed, an Exchange Club of Downtown Spokane event, observes its 50th anniversary December 3rd, 2016. Under the theme of “Come Join the Party! Celebrating FOUR Key Child Abuse Prevention Agencies in the Community,” the event features a holiday crab feed (with non-seafood alternatives), live and silent auction, Gil Cooley Matching Fund, merchant gift cards, jewelry raffle and card draw. Tickets are available here.

Partners is honored to be a recipient of a 2016 Women Helping Women Fund grant

For the second year in a row, the generous community advocates at the Women Helping Women Fund have gifted Partners $15,000 in support of our Guiding Good Choices parent education series, intergrated into our Substance Use Disorders treament program. Guiding Good Choices increases the efficacy of our treatment program, supports the healthy mental and physical development of the family, and promotes healthy choices and healthy relationships for women and children.

Meet one of the newest members of the Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame: Dr. Alan Hendrickson

Partners is proud to congratulate our founder, Dr. Alan Hendrickson, and all the great citizen honorees who have made significant contributions to our city, recognized by the Spokane Public Library Foundation at the Historic Davenport Hotel on Thursday, April 14. Dr. Hendrickson is recognized for his contributions in the field of Science, Health and Medicine. To read about all the honorees, visit

Partners with Families & Children is a 2016 AGORA Awards Finalist!

Partners is honored to be recognized among such great contributors to the Spokane community! We were a finalist in the Large Non-Profit category, along with Northwest Christian Schools and Shriners Hospitals for Children. Congratulations to all the AGORA Award winners, and see you next year!

Congratulations Karen Winston - Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital 2016 Advocate of the Year

Karen joins founder Dr. Alan Hendrickson, former Executive Director Mary Ann Murphy, Teresa Forshag ARNP, Board Member Peggy Mangiaracina, and co-founder Dr. Deb Harper as honorees representing Partners with Families & Children.

Teresa Forshag and Peggy Mangiaracina Receive Top Honors from the March of Dimes

In recognition of nurses whose extraordinary efforts stand out, the March of Dimes Washington Chapter honored Teresa Forshag ARNP for her Advocacy for Patients and Board Member Emeritus Peggy Mangiaracina with the Legend of Nursing award.

HSSA Awards $235,000 for Annual 2016 “Access to Care” Grants

Partners with Families & Children will receive $35,000 to fund the Partners’ Children’s Advocacy Center medical team for its innovative pediatric services.

Number of child abuse cases rising in Spokane

Partners with Families and Children responds to a dramatic increase in the number of child abuse cases in Spokane.

Jeff Humphrey KXLY 4 - 4/2/2015

Broken Babies: Lives forever changed by abuse

Partners' Fussy Baby Network, a national program designed to support new parents, seeks to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome by connecting frustrated and worried parents with the help they need.

Kalae Chock, KHQ - 12/23/2014

All in The Family

More children in Spokane County are being abused and neglected. Partners with Families & Children helps to break the cycle .

The Pacific Northwest Inlander - 8/20/2013