Becki Lambert recently joined the staff of Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington as the Volunteer Manager. A former Yakima resident, Lambert moved back to the Valley from Wlier, Switzerland. She spent five years there serving with Youth with a Mission in the Justice Discipleship Training School. She led students on social outreaches to the most vulnerable in Romania, Bulgaria, Malawi, and more.
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PREPARES of Central Washington has been awarded a $25,000 grant by Our Sunday Visitor Institute (OSV) for PREPARES en español, a project devoted to developing leadership and support to Spanish speaking communities. PREPARES Pregnancy and Parenting Support, a program of Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington, serves families across Washington State, meeting essential needs by providing the formation of volunteer teams to support pregnant women and parenting families with young children. Nearly 1,400 low-income adults and children were impacted last year by PREPARES volunteer support in the crucial first five years of the children’s lives. In the Diocese of Yakima, where 75% of parishioners who attend Sunday Mass are Hispanic, PREPARES is now reaching out to potential volunteers and families in the Hispanic community through PREPARES en Español.Read more about this article