Walla Walla


Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)


Health & Emergency

Washington Basic Health Care Plan

1220 Eastside SE, PO Box 9014
Olympia, WA 98504
Toll Free: +1-800-826-2444
For people under age 65 who do not qualify for Medicare and are low income. Covers doctor care, hospital care, lab and emergency care.

Medicaid (through SSI)

Toll Free: +1-800-772-1213
TTY: +1-800-325-0778
Web: www.ssa.gov
Youth with disabilities may qualify for SSI at age 18 and therefore receive Medicaid based on their income (not parents) and disability. Medicaid pays for mandatory health services. In Washington, it also covers optional services.

Healthcare for Workers with Disabilities (HWD)

Toll Free: +1-866-272-7630
Web: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/esa/community-services-offices/apple-health-workers-disabilities-hwd-program

HWD is a Medicaid buy-in program for people with disabilities who work. The worker pays a small monthly fee (premium) based on his/her income.

Regional Support Networks -- County Mental Health Crisis Lines Mental Health Division

PO Box 45320
Olympia WA 98504-5320
Phone: +1-360-902-8070

The Department of Social and Health Services provides care and treatment for people with severe and recurring mental illnesses and children with serious emotional disturbance and the families, operates a crisis response system for all of Washington's citizens, regulates the individuals that provide mental health services and develops mental health policy for all providers. County government agencies and 145 private and non-profit organizations, supported by state and federal money, provide treatment for most of Washington's children with mental illnesses. The agencies are organized into 14 Regional Support Networks.

Department of Human Services -- Crisis Response Unit

310 W Poplar St, 2nd Floor
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone: +1-509-522-4278
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Department of Human Services -- Children's Mental Health Unit

310 W Poplar St, 2nd Floor
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone: +1-509-527-3278
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

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Postsecondary Education

Columbia Basin College

Web: www.columbiabasin.edu

Walla Walla Community College

Web: www.wwcc.edu  

Whitman College

Web: www.whitman.edu  

Job Corps

Web: https://www.jobcorps.gov/

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Recreation & Leisure

Special Olympics

Toll Free: +1-800-752-7559
Provides training and competition opportunities for developmentally disabled youth in 19 Olympic-style sports, including aquatics, athletics, bowling, gymnastics, soccer, etc.

Boy Scouts of America

19 E Poplar
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone: +1-509-525-7578 (Nelson Hatch)
Toll Free: +1-800-821-4939
Core programs build integrity, honesty, leadership in fun learning environment. "Learning for Life" program based on SCANS skills to help schools develop stronger entry-level workforce at completion of High School. 3 resident camps.

Camp Fire Boys and Girls

414 S Park
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone: +1-509-525-3180
Email: wwcouncl@bmi.net
Camp Fire provides education/recreation opportunities for youth through the club program, self reliance programs, resident and day camps, after-school care and short-term programs.

Community Center for Youth

Meets in old Armory Building / PO Box 2291
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone: +1-509-526-2571
Email: ccy@highspeed.com
Teen activity center for middle and high school students who are enrolled in school. Youth Navigators support groups, blues lab, recreation activities, arts. Numerous community partners involved with program activities.

Girl Scouts Regional Service Center

1424 Main
Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: +1-208-743-3468
Toll Free: +1-800-967-8113
Web: http://www.gsewni.org/
Core programs build integrity, honesty and leadership. Learning for life program based on SCANS skills to help schools develop stronger entry level workforce at completion of High School.

Walla Walla Parks and Recreation

PO Box 478
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone: +1-509-527-4527 (Andy Coleman, Recreation Supervisor)
Email: acoleman@ci.walla-walla.wa.us
Partner in Community Center for Youth, offering recreational activities on drop-in basis. Also sponsors dances, battle of bands, arts, sports and swimming pool.

WSU Extension -- 4-H Youth Development Program

328 W Poplar
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone: +1-509-524-2685
Email: wallawalla.4h@wsu.edu
Traditional 4-H program, livestock showing and home economics. Workshops according to youth interest including camp, horse camp and dog obedience classes. Teen 4-H conference.


340 S Park
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone: +1-509-525-8863 (Susan Anfinson, Youth and Family Director)
Email: Susana@wwymca.org
Sponsors day outings for teens, extensive fitness programs, computer access. America Reads/Counts tutoring program. Scholarships available for memberships.


213 S 1st. Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone: +1-509-525-2570 (Anne Marie Schwerin, Executive Director)
Women's and family shelter, support group for teen sexual assault survivors, Mariposa group for middle school girls to promote good decision making in a culturally appropriate manner. Family centered activities. Ice rink with affordable admission, lessons and daycare. Mentors throughout community. Bilingual staff and counseling.

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