Yakima County recognized by Champions for Inclusive Communities as a Star Community

Located in central Washington, Yakima County’s children are more likely than the average child to live in poverty, have a mother without a high school diploma, and speak a language other than English. Supported by Children’s Village and its partnerships, children with special health care needs in Yakima have been thriving for over a decade. Diane Patterson, director of the Children’s Village says, “The key is creating a vision that inspires your community to commit their time, resources, and energy.”

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