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Pullman Family Housing

WSU provides seven apartment complexes designed for students with children. These complexes offer affordable rent and safe, family-friendly living settings conveniently located on the University campus. For more information about on-campus family housing, view the following websites here.


Pullman Childcare

WSU Childcare Resource and Referral

This agency provides a variety of information and services for families. Trained parent counselors are available to help you with your parenting questions and concerns, including:

-Assistance in locating child care providers in Pullman that meet your family’s specific needs
-Information about high quality care for children
-Child care check lists to assist you on visits to child care programs
-Help determine whether your family is eligible for subsidized care, and information about how to locate and hire in-home caregivers.

For more information, go here.

WSU Children’s Center

WSU’s Children’s Center serves WSU students, faculty and staff, children age 6 weeks through 12 years. The Children’s Center offers a developmentally appropriate learning environment advocated by the National Association for the Education of Young Children led by trained professionals in child care. For more information click here.

Evening Childcare Options

The WSU Children’s Center provides evening child care for children of any enrolled WSU student, staff or faculty, Monday through Thursday, 5:30 to 9:30 pm for children ages 4 weeks to 12 years. There is a one-time $50 registration for children of graduate students who use the GPSA subsidy. Space is limited on a first-come, first served basis. All Pullman Campus WSU Graduate and Professional students who have enrolled in the WSU Children’s Center are eligible for subsidized evening care. A one-time $50 registration fee per family is required. GPSA will then pay for nightly tuition ($18) for the children of graduate & professional students after the registration fee has been paid. MORE INFO

Community Child Care Center

This non-profit agency provides a number of childcare programs and family support services to Pullman and the surrounding community. Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide comprehensive services to income-eligible families at no cost.  For more information, please click here.

Pullman School District

The Pullman community avidly supports education and values the effective learning experiences of all children. The community demonstrates interest and commitment to public education with widespread involvement through a district-wide volunteer program, a Pullman Education Foundation, strong parent/teacher associations, and the Pullman High School Boosters. Students consistently have some of the highest state scores on standardized assessments. For more details click here.

Pullman Food Resources

Moscow Food COOP – Locally grown food with a student discount
Cougs Feeding Cougs – an anonymous food assistance program.
WSU Office for Access & Opportunity Food Pantry
Rosario’s Place: Food Pantry at the Women’s Resource Center
On-Campus Dining
Palouse Fresh Food Project
Farmers Markets

  • Pullman: Every Wednesday from May 14 – October 22, 3:30 – 6:00 pm.
    Location: 240 N. Kamiaken St.
  • Moscow: Every Saturday from the first weekend of May to the last weekend in October, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Local musicians entertain local produce and crafts for sale.
    Location: Main Street in Moscow

Pullman Thrift stores in the area

Palouse Treasures
Lilly Bee’s
Goodwill Stores
Hope Center
Affordable Consignments
Habitat for Humanity
Salvation Army

Health Care

Medical and dental insurance plans

Medical and dental plans are available to certain graduate student assistants (GSA) as a benefit. Talk with your appointing department to determine your eligibility, or visit HERE. International students are required to enroll in the iSHIP, unless they waive out.  Domestic students who are ineligible for the GSA plan must buy insurance off the insurance exchange for the state.  Spouses/partners can enroll in the GSA or iSHIP plan if the student is enrolled in the plan.

Health care services for families

Health and Wellness Services (HWS) offers a Grad Student Health PASS (Partner and Spouse Services) for partners and spouses of graduate students. Graduate students may enroll their spouse or partner in the Grad Student Health PASS program and pay a fee each semester for access to the on-campus medical clinic. For more information, eligibility and coverage details, click HERE.

Health and Wellness medical clinic services
Visit HERE

Washington Recovery Centers

Washington drug and alcohol addiction treatment facilities can help you get your life back on track. While there are many top programs, it’s critical to locate one that will meet your requirements. By looking at our addiction treatment facility reviews and ratings, you can get ahead as you search. When you’re ready, finding help to book rehab is just a toll-free phone call away at 1-888-501-9571.  For more info, visit the website.

Graduate Student Study Center

  • Terrell Library 4/35, open during library hours
  • Accessible with your Cougar Card
  • Computers, printing, tables and chairs for meetings, white boards, and a wall-mounted TV for practicing presentations

Family, Community & Civic Organizations


Community Action Center

A multi-service nonprofit charity working to empower people and communities to be self-sustaining

Follow them on Facebook

Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse

Provides 24-hour emergency and supportive services to family and sexual violence victims, and their survivors and children. It is also an outreach and education program focused on increasing understanding, awareness, and prevention of family and sexual violence. You can volunteer!

Jewish Young Adults of the Palouse

The Jewish Young Adults of the Palouse is a burgeoning community that welcomes Jewish adults in their 20s and 30s interested in Jewish tradition, holidays and celebrations, tikkun olam (improving the world), socializing with other Jewish young adults on campus and beyond, and more. You can connect with them on Facebook by searching “Jewish Young Adults of the Palouse” or by following this link:

Affiliated with Jewish Community of the Palouse.
Learn more here:

Palouse Cares

Fund-raising and food drives for the local community. Learn more about volunteering on their Facebook page, Palouse Cares Facebook Page.

Rotary Club

Promoting high ethical standards in professional life through service and volunteering.