Community-Minded Enterprises COVID-19 Updates


8:00am – Tuesday, March 31, 2020

In response to the growing crisis among child care providers who are remaining open during the statewide “Stay at Home” order, Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington will be collecting and distributing much needed supplies to area providers.  More information is available HERE.

4:30pm – Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Following Governer Jay Inslee’s “Stay at Home” Proclamation on Monday March 23, 2020, Community-Minded Enterprises will continue to close our locations to the public.  Additionally, all staff will be working remotely until further notice.

Recovery Cafe Spokane will still be able to provide sack lunches to members from 12:00 – 1:00pm Tuesday thru Fridays.  Cafe staff has also begun providing virtual recovery circles for members.

Early Achievers coaches in Spokane and Pasco have suspended all on-site coaching visits with early learning providers. All Child Care Aware of Washington Professional Development trainings are postponed.  Our team is working with Child Care Aware of Washington and the Department of Emergency Management to assess the immediate needs of child care providers during this ongoing crisis.

CMTV14 Studios remain closed.

Plan to Work and Child Care Assistance Programs will be able to continue services to clients via telephone.

 Early Connections Play & Learn sessions have been suspended.

Southwest Community Center ECEAP program  will remain closed through April 24, 2020 in alignment with Spokane Public Schools.


11:30AM- Monday, March 16, 2020

With the increasing public health crisis facing our country, Community-Minded Enterprises continues to value the safety and long-term well-being of our staff, their families and our community.

Following this morning’s declaration from Gov. Inslee that temporarily closes all restaurants, bars and recreational/entertainment facilities, our Executive Team has decided to suspend public access at all CME locations.

Beginning Tuesday, March 17 we will be closing Recovery Café Spokane to the public and our members/volunteers. All our Recovery Services teams will be looking at ways to meet with members and clients virtually or via phone.

Our Early Achievers coaches in Spokane and Pasco will suspend all on-site coaching visits with early learning providers. All Child Care Aware of Washington Professional Development trainings will be postponed.

We are closing the CMTV14 studios to the public.

Our Plan to Work and Child Care Assistance Programs will be able to continue services to clients via telephone.

The Early Connections Play & Learn sessions have been suspended.

Our ECEAP program operated at Southwest Community Center will close beginning tomorrow, 03/17 until at least March 24.  This may be updated upon further instruction from Washington State Department of Children, Youth & Families.

We have plans in place for employees to work remotely when possible.  We are encouraging our staff to practice social distancing in order to stem the spread of the virus.  This includes holding meetings online or rescheduling when appropriate.

This health concern is a fluid and rapidly changing situation and we will likely update protocols as new information becomes available. We will continue to follow leadership of Spokane Regional Heath District, Benton-Franklin Health District as well as State and Federal governments.


4:00pm – Friday, March 13, 2020

With the emerging and ongoing public health crisis facing our country, Community-Minded Enterprises values the safety and long-term well-being of our staff, their families and our community above all else.

Currently all CME offices will remain open, including the Recovery Café Spokane.   Our Early Connections Play & Learn groups held at the Maple Street Community Service Office will be suspended until further notice.   At this time the status of our ECEAP program at Southwest Community Center is still being determined.

We are currently making plans and putting protocols into place for employees to work remotely when needed and when possible.  We are encouraging our staff to practice social distancing in order to stem the spread of the virus.  This includes holding meetings and trainings online or rescheduling when appropriate.

This health concern is a rapidly changing situation and we will likely update protocols as new information becomes available. We will continue to follow leadership of Spokane Regional Heath, Benton-Franklin Health as well as State and Federal governments.

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