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…
Information for Joya families
Joya Child & Family Development provides more than care for children. We help build families that become advocates for their children for the rest of their lives. These families aren’t just moms and dads. They’re brothers and sisters, friends and neighbors, grandparents and aunts and uncles. They’re groups that support children and build paths for them to follow as they grow and thrive.
Empowering parents to be life-long advocates for their children is at the heart of our work. We are here to help you celebrate your child’s little milestones and comfort you when fear and uncertainties arise. Families have lots of questions, and we’re here to help. Please see some commonly requested resources listed below or connect with us if you need more help.
The Arc of Spokane – The Arc of Spokane provides life-changing support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families at every stage of life.
Spokane Regional Health District Infant Toddler Network – Parents who have concerns regarding the growth and development of their child, birth to three years of age, may consider calling the Infant Toddler Network at 509-324-1651 to receive information about the Child Find program provided by the Spokane Regional Health District.
Down syndrome resources
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From parent programs to family fun nights, there is always something going on for the families of Joya. View our calendar for upcoming events that may be of benefit to your family.