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Changing Times, Changing Lives...

Mission: The Ballard Center partners with individuals and families to achieve stability through early childhood education and needs-based services by cultivating a strong network of organizations, businesses, and individuals dedicated to serving our community.

Vision: At Ballard, we envision a community where every individual, child, and family have access to resources and support to reach their goals of stability, safety, health, and well-being.

In addition to providing affordable high-quality early childhood education, we offer services to help families when they experience difficulties, so a stable family environment for children can be maintained. With the help of generous community donations, Ballard provides wrap-around supports to families through our food pantry, clothing closets, emergency assistance programs and other initiatives.

Annual Reports

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“Ballard’s commitment to supporting vulnerable families on their journey to overcome the obstacles they face remains steadfast in these challenging times. It is through community partnerships and your generosity that our commitment is sustained.” – Becky Price, Former Executive Director
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“I’ve always felt blessed to have a front row seat at witnessing the wonderful and compassionate giving of our community…a community where people are looking out for their neighbors as well as people they’ve never met…a community that puts the most vulnerable among us first, and finds new ways to stay connected to each other.” – Becky Price, Former Executive Director
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Our future begins with the child. Our future begins with early childhood education. Our future begins with health and family stabilization. Our future begins with community. Our future begins with you.

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