Six Decades of Resiliency

For the past seven weeks we have all had to adapt, whether we wanted to or not. At Joya, we are uniquely positioned to face such adversity. Overcoming obstacles and helping families thrive when the unexpected happens has been a key part of our mission since our founding back in 1960. While our therapy looks…

Support the 24th Annual Penny Drive!

This Saturday, April 25, students from area high schools will join forces with other community volunteers to help drive donations for Joya Child & Family Development’s Kids for Kids Community Day Penny Drive. But this year, you won’t see them at 13 Spokane County locations waving signs and cheering for support. This year, the annual…

Annual Penny Drive Goes Digital

Give your pennies safely and securely here! For the past 23 years, high school students and community volunteers have gathered on the last Saturday in April to support Joya Child & Family Development. It’s a springtime Spokane tradition that has hundreds of volunteers waving signs and collecting donations at familiar intersections throughout Spokane County. But…

Rising to the Challenge

It’s hard to believe how much and how rapidly our world has changed in these past few weeks. As you can imagine, it has been a very stressful time for families who rely on us for vital birth to three services. Many of these families are already isolated by the nature of their children’s needs…

COVID-19 Update for Parents

Effective today, March 19, 100% of our services will be provided through telehealth. Parents, you will be receiving an email update this morning. If you had an in-person appointment scheduled, someone from your team will call you today to arrange a telehealth visit.

Home Programs Now Canceled

PARENTS AND FAMILIES PLEASE TAKE NOTE: This situation is evolving and Joya management has made the decision today (March 15) to cancel all home programs, effective Monday, March 16. This is in addition to the previously announced cancellation of in-center group programs. Please note home programs include pool therapy at the YMCA, as well as…

COVID-19 Impact Update

Dear Joya families, staff, boards, and community: Joya remains vigilant in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington State. We are following the guidance of the CDC, our Spokane Regional Health District, Washington State Department of Health and our Medical Director. We will continue to update our response as new information and guidance becomes available.…

Dick Boysen Receives Providence Humanitarian Award

Providence Health Care awarded Dick Boysen as the 2019 recipient of the Sister Peter Claver Humanitarian Award. After 41 years of service, Boysen recently retired as executive director of Joya Child & Family Development Center, formerly Spokane Guilds’ School. Boysen spent his entire career advocating for children and people of all ages who experience a…