Groundbreaking Celebration

Joya Child & Family Development held a groundbreaking ceremony on March 31 for our brand-new home in Spokane’s University District. The facility will allow Joya to double annual enrollment, improve the quality of care, increase support for parents and caregivers, and expand professional education and research in the field of early intervention. The new construction…

Enriching Client Engagement

Joya has had great success going digital over the past 12 months and in the process, we have learned a great deal about overcoming finite thinking and challenging barriers. Our adaptive strategies will continue to improve services for Joya families well into the future. Read the recent case study from OhMD, Joya’s new platform for…

Improving Services for Visually Impaired

Clare Sykora was immersed in the world of education growing up in a small town in Washington state, where both her parents taught in local schools. From an early age, she wanted to be a teacher. After graduating from Gonzaga University, Clare got that opportunity, and quickly developed a love for working with, and learning…

Alum Leads Effort for New Home

Ann Pirttima recalls watching the local news a few years back and marveling at the reporter on her screen. She recognized the name for sure. And the big bright smile. But could that really be the boy she provided speech therapy to over three decades ago?   Turns out the grown-up reporter speaking so eloquently, was…

Joya Lights up the Night!

Joya is thrilled to participate in the Holiday Tree Walk presented by Numerica Credit Union. The event is in Spokane’s Riverfront Park and features up to 40 trees decorated by local non-profits and businesses. Be sure to add a walk through Riverfront Park on to your holiday to-do list! It’s a must see! Joya’s tree…

Young Alum Gives Back!

Joya was honored to be part of a unique fundraiser put together by a Joya alum, Joey, and his family! Joey and his twin sister, Lily, attended Joya due to a premature birth leading to developmental delays. After receiving therapies and special education as part of our early intervention program, they reached their age-appropriate milestones and…

Support Joya on GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday is a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Your support of Joya allows us to continue to provide comprehensive care to children age birth to three years. To make a contribution, text GIVE to 509-588-0515 or visit this website to make your secure donation. Thank you…

Limiting Services to In-Center and Telehealth

Yesterday, Gov. Inslee announced a four-week statewide set of restrictions in response to the recent rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus in Washington and across the country. To align with the intent and efforts of this order, Joya has made the decision to restrict in-person services to in-center only until further notice. If your child…

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Friends of Joya, check out the message below from current Joya mom, Alicia. Bundle up and head over to Spokane Riverfront Park (tomorrow, 10/29) after tuning in to our virtual Hearts of Joya Event! “Did you know you yourself or an organization can light up the Pavillon at Spokane Washington’s Riverfront Park?! I had no…