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Youth & Police Initiative

Police. Youth. One room. Five days. Inspirational. Enlightening. Honest.

When at-risk high school students open up and have honest dialogue about issues they are facing, are allowed to share their stories and learn about the men and women behind the badge, anything is possible. Thanks to the Youth & Police Initiative, officers and at-risk teens meet for a week to break down barriers and stereotypes and have honest conversations about issues facing youth and the role of law enforcement.  Jennifer DeRuwe, the Youth & Police Initiative Director for the Spokane Police Department will be presenting at the February 1, 2018 meeting of the Northeast FYSPRT.

Where: Spokane County Community Services Bldg. 312 W. 8th Ave. Spokane, WA 99204

Time: Noon-1:30 PM (lunch is provided)




No Shame in Taking Care of Mental Health

When stress got to be too much for TED Fellow Sangu Delle, he had to confront his own deep prejudice: that men shouldn’t take care of their mental health. In a personal talk, Delle shares how he learned to handle anxiety in a society that’s uncomfortable with emotions. Click below to see more.



Making Mental Health Essential Health

Patrick J. Kennedy will be speaking at the Spokane Convention Center, Sunday January 31st, 2018.  This community health forum is open to the public and free of charge! You don’t want to miss it.



Ted Talks

TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech, creativity, and more. Here is a great video by Nikki Webber Allen on subject of depresson.



Kidz Club Outing

Our “Kidz Club” outing at the Fire Station on May 18th was great success! The kids LOVED IT and had so much fun. This is a wonderful example of the variety of activities we do in our groups to enhance socialization and community involvement.

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Passages’ New Job Opportunities Page

Current Job Opportunities


Crisis Text Line


Have you heard about the new Crisis Text Line? It serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text. AND it’s completely free. Click the link below to learn more about this. Please click the link below to learn more about this


Congratulations to Passages Family Support’s Executive Director, Becky Bates

Congratulations to Passages Family Support’s Executive Director, Becky Bates. She was honored yesterday by Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital for her work in advocating for children in the public policy realm. She spends countless days/hours in Olympia lobbying for mental health services for children and families.

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ACA Replacement

Whether you’re for or against the potential replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it is important to understand what is being proposed. Families USA has put together a fact sheet that highlights many of the important issues. This is information that you can utilize if you plan to attend any of the Town Hall meetings occurring in Washington state or if you plan to speak with your Congressional representatives.

Fact Sheet



3-Day WRAP Workshop

Here are some pictures of another successful 3-Day WRAP workshop.

Passages Family Support fully utilizes WRAP recovery workshops. The Wellness Recovery Action Plan or WRAP, is a self-designed prevention and wellness process that individuals can use to get well, stay well and begin living their life the way they would like it to be. The workshops aim to offer help to individuals facing mental health challenges and just as important, the individuals who help care for them. If you would like to learn more about our WRAP workshops, please call our office at 509-892-9241.





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