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Child Care Referrals

Information and referrals for local child care providers.
Resource Name Location Contact
Child Care Aware of WA

Mon – Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm
Serves all of WA State; call or go online to search for child care providers in your area

Child Care Aware Services for Families Experiencing Homelessness

Families will only need to provide proof of income to start receiving this benefit. Homelessness includes situations such as living temporarily with family and friends, staying at a shelter or living in transitional housing or a vehicle. Families will have 12 months to participate in employment activities to reauthorize for Working Connections after the grace period ends.

Mon – Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm
Call 800-446-1114 or email us at to get started.

Margie's Crisis Nursery

Mon – Fri 8:00am – 4:00pm
Services are for Thurston County, provided free of charge and are generally for children 6 weeks to 6 years.

Olive Crest Safe Families

Parents experiencing a temporary crisis can arrange for their children (newborn – 18 years old) to stay with Safe Families volunteers

Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery

24/7 Intake for Crisis Nursery (Serves the Spokane County area)
Other services available during regular business hours. Call for more information.

Wellspring Family Services

Provides special care for young children ages 1 – 5 whose families are experiencing homelessness. They offer a safe, stable environment that helps children develop social and emotional skills, self-esteem, independence, language, conflict resolution, and to become ready for school.