Last updated: 9/18/2007

CHERISH Program (425) 747-4004 ext. 4290
Last Updated: 9/18/2007
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Degrees:
MA
MEd
MSW

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:

English
Spanish

Licensing:

Credentials and Certifications:
Early Intervention Provider, Certified

Office and Contact Information
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CHERISH Program
Kindering Center
16120 NE 8th St.
Bellevue, WA 98008  
www.kindering.org
(425) 747-4004 ext. 4290

Contact: Kristie Baber, MSW, LICSW

Office Hours:
Mon: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Wed: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Thu: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Organization Type:
Adoption
Foster Care
Home-Based
Outpatient - Mental Health
Physical/Social
Prevention
School, Day

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 12 Hours
Weekends: N/A

Accessibility:
Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Evening Office Hours
Home Visits

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Adoption/Foster Care Attachment Disorders Behavioral Problems Child Abuse and Neglect Developmental Disability Family Issues Grief/Loss Infant Mental Health Interpersonal Relationships Neurological Parenting Issues Trauma/PTSD
Also serving:
Anxiety/Panic Disorders Asperger's Syndrome Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Autism Spectrum Couple or Marital Issues Depression Education/Personal Development Multicultural Issues Stress Traumatic Brain Injury
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Evaluation/Diagnostic Parent Guidance Prevention Psycho-Educational Psychodynamic Relational
Other theoretical approaches:
Advocacy Cognitive/Behavioral Crisis Intervention Feminist Information and Referral Narrative Therapy Occupational Therapy Outreach Play Therapy Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Systemic
Methods - focus areas:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Group Individual
Other methods:
Couple/Marital Peer Support
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Preschool (Under 6)

Specific populations:
Caregivers Grandparents
Biracial Brain/Head Injured Children of Divorce Chronic Illness Disabled Immigrants/Refugees Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Step Families Twins
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Jewish LDS/Mormon
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Alaskan Native Asian Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander
Professional Associations
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: N/A
Couples: N/A
Group: $0
Family: $0

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: N/A

Medicaid (or equivalent state insurance): Yes

Free Services:
Community Education
Counseling
Crisis Intervention
Information & Referral
Prevention Programs

Insurance:

Groups
Fostering Hope
Fostering Hope is a support group for foster parents with children enrolled in the CHERISH program at Kindering Center. Childcare is provided; by reservation only.
Group Focus: Adoption/Foster Care
Parenting Issues
Child Abuse/Neglect - Survivors
Group Status:
Group Type:
Active
Support
Member Age: Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Any
Location: Kindering Center
Bellevue, WA 98008
Phone: (425) 653-4290
Meeting Time: Evening
Meeting Frequency: Every 2 weeks on Tuesday

Mamas & Papas
Mamas & Papas is a support group for relative caregivers with young children in King County. Childcare is provided; by reservation only.
Group Focus: Adoption/Foster Care
Family Dysfunction
Parenting Issues
Group Status:
Group Type:
Active
Support
Member Age: Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Any
Location: Kindering Center
Bellevue, WA 98008
Phone: (425) 653-4314
Meeting Time: Evening
Meeting Frequency: On the first Tuesday of the month