Slide into a Joya Playgroup!

We are excited to announce Community Playgroups that are free and open to children of various ages! Storytime Join us for a community storytime with your toddler. Enjoy stories and playtime with your little one! Every Tuesday 9:30am – 10:30am All ages welcome Parents required to stay Contact: rebekah.edvalson@joya.org Family Playtime Movement and ans sensory…

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Help Kiddos like Ethan this Holiday Season

“When Ethan started at Joya, Steven and I felt uncertainty and fear about what this might mean. These feelings were quickly put at ease by the reassurance and kindness of the staff at Joya. It is because of Ethan’s dedicated therapists that we have witnessed remarkable growth and progress in his development. Ethan has overcome…

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Meet Lola

That smile. That spunk. To look at little Lola today, you’d never know how much she’s overcome in her short life.  Lola’s parents, Amanda and Derek, learned that she had a had a congenital heart defect, known as transposition of the great arteries, when Amanda was 24 weeks pregnant. Lola would need open heart surgery shortly…

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Support our Uncompensated Care Fund

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched…but are felt in the heart.” – Helen Keller   For more than 60 years, first as the Spokane Guilds’ School and now as Joya Child & Family Development, we have relied on the generous and caring hearts of so many in…

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Spring News from Joya

Joya’s Spring Newsletter and Annual Report has hit mailboxes. If you don’t subscribe, don’t worry, you can still catch up on all the wonderful things happening at Joya by clicking here to view the electronic version. Meet some of the amazing kiddos Joya is currently helping to thrive, and see what our alumni and volunteers…

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Joya Telethon Success!

It was a wonderful way to wake up! Heartfelt thanks to everyone who tuned in and donated to support our kiddos and families during Joya’s Telethon on KHQ last Saturday. We raised more than $32,000 during the Wake Up Show! KHQ shared many inspirational stories about Joya families and our pediatric therapy program. The annual…

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An Evening of Joy

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 42nd Annual Spring Gala & Auction! It was an incredible evening filled with generosity and celebration. Joya grossed $385,135 for our pediatric therapy program. If you missed the event, read on to learn more about the impact of Joya’s program, as shared at the auction by a…

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Colleen Fuchs Appointed to U-District Board

Joya Executive Director Colleen Fuchs was recently appointed to the University District Development Association (UDDA) board. Spokane’s University District offers opportunities to address economic development issues, smart urban growth, environmental restoration, transportation improvements, and housing needs. Joya’s new home on N. Superior Street is strategically located in the U-District to help foster and grow Joya’s…

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Uncompensated Care Appeal

Did you know that Joya Child & Family Development never turns a family away for inability to pay for services? For more than 60 years, first as the Spokane Guilds’ School and now as Joya, our team has focused on what a child needs to succeed, not on what therapies or care they can afford.…

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