Remember, Vanessa Behan is open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us ANYTIME, for ANY reason!

Call us anytime at 509-535-3155 for any reason and ask to speak with a Family Support Specialist.

The Family Support Specialist will ask you a few questions about your situation and determine how we can best help you and your children.

All requests for child care are accepted as space and need allow. If space is available, we will schedule a time for you to bring your children to Vanessa Behan.

Vanessa Behan cares for children ages birth through six years of age. In some situations, Vanessa Behan may be able to care for children in an increased age range of seven through age twelve. *

*Please note: While we strive to care for every child and parent in need, at times we may find we do not have the skills and tools necessary for every child’s needs. We base our decisions on our ability to keep children safe, keep our staff safe and protect our environment. This is always done in conversation with parents and we will do our best to help find referrals and additional support systems.

Upon arrival:

Our Family Support Specialist will talk with you about your situation in a confidential and non-judgmental manner. With you, we will determine how long your children will need to enjoy the comforts and safe environment of Vanessa Behan. This might be just a few hours, or up to three days if necessary. This also is an opportunity for us to refer you to other community services that may be helpful to you and your family.

During this intake session:

We will ask for pertinent information about how to best care for your children during their stay. This will include a brief medical history, special dietary needs, or any other special needs your children might have.

After Intake:

A house parent or volunteer will help your children get settled in. Here our staff of trained house parents and volunteers will give the children the nurturing care that will make their stay at Vanessa Behan a fun and relaxing experience.

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