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The Children's Fund
Many of the young people arriving for treatment bring very little with them - some arriving with just the clothes on their back. The Children's fund helps families to get their children to and from treatment, and provides essential basic needs like shoes, clothing, and personal care items like tooth paste, shampoo and deodorant. These items are not covered by the treatment funds we receive from Indian Health Services and Washington State's Department of Behavioral Health Resources. Your donation helps us to make these young people feel welcome and cared for when they arrive.
Your generous donation also assists us to fund GED testing, OTC Medications, Educational Field Trips, and Off-Site Recreational Activities.
The cost to support the basic needs for each child during their stay is around $50 (covers 90 to 120 days). By helping us to make sure these basic needs are addressed, the children and their families can then focus on getting to and participating in their individual treatment program - in some instances a life saving measure.
"Helping out a young person while they are in treatment, while they are working so hard at changing their life, tells them that the world out there cares about them. That does a long way in helping them realize they are not alone - that they matter."
- Martina Whelshula, PhD, Executive Director, The Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations
- $600 helps 12 children
- $300 helps 6 children
- $150 helps 3 children
- $50 helps 1 child
Please make a donation by clicking here or send your check or money order made payable to The Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations to the attention of:
Brad L. Meyers
The Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations
5600 E 8th Ave
Spokane Valley, WA 99212
Donations to the Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations are tax deductible as provided by law. The Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations is a registered 501(c)3 organization with the United States Internal Revenue Service.
Other Giving Options
The treatment programs are paid for primarily through funding provided by Indian Health Services and the Washington State Department of Behavioral Health and Recovery. Additional services such as resident recreation and expressive arts programs, Equine Assited Psychotherapy, and other enhancements directly benefitting the youth are expensive and we are constantly seeking additional funds and in-kind donations to provide enriched programming and services.
Direct contributions are always gladly accepted, and are fully tax deductible as the Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations is a IRS recognized non-profit program. In addition to cash donations, we gladly accept:
- Craft supplies like beads, material, yarn, hides (for making drums), leather lacing, thread, etc.
- Musical instruments like drums, guitars, percussion instruments (please call to make sure we can use)
- Gift cards to use for purchasing clothing for the residents
- Gently used clothing and winter wear for residents
- Sports equipment like basketballs, footballs, volleyballs, etc.
- Games like board games and puzzles
- X-Box games
- Native American regalia and supplies for making Native American regalia
- Porcupine quills
- Office and school supplies
- Employee recognition awards like restaurant gift certificates, gift baskets, blankets, etc.
Funds for future building projects like a Long House, additional residential facilities, and office space for growth plans on the 50-acre campus are needed. Contact the Brad L. Meyers, Development Coordinator regarding contributions to capital funds.
An endowment fund is being established as a safety net for the future. Contributions to the Endowment Fund will be invested with the interest available to fund future activities. Contact the Brad L. Meyers, Development Coordinator to find out more about how you can help secure the future of our programs.