Thank you MultiCare for your continued support!

Chris Wherity, Director of Regional Community Outreach (left) and Heather Crownhart, Pediatric Clinic Manager, joined Partners' CEO Carol Plischke (right), ARNP Teresa Forshag (center) and Stephanie Widhalm, CAC Program Director to tour the Children's Advocacy Center and to present a $25,000 donation from MultiCare's Community Partnership Fund to support the ongoing work of the CAC.

We bought a building!

After more than a year-long search for more space for Partners' wrap-around services for families and children, we have found a new home! Yes, there is is remodeling to be done, so we're not packing our boxes yet - but by later summer 2019, Partners will be calling 106 West Mission Avenue home! Read about our plans in the Spokaen Journal of Business here.

Congratulations Karen Winston - YWCA Women of Achievement Award for Community Enhancement

"I was totally overhwelmed, " Karen said. "I'm extremely flattered. It's wonderful to accept an award that was given to my mother years ago. She was my role model in so many things."

We continue to be so proud of retired CAC Program directro Karen Winston. Karen continues to demonstrate the importance of family in the Spokane community!

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

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.

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