Is there a PEPS group in my neighborhood? Why does PEPS charge a program fee? Does PEPS offer Moms-only/Dads-only groups?
From Our Families
"I met great people and received support when I needed it most. The network of new parents who were there to support me on a weekly basis kept me from feeling isolated."
PEPS groups bring new parents together to connect, share, learn and build critical support networks during the earliest days of parenting your new baby.
Join one of our neighborhood-based, volunteer-facilitated groups and share the parenting adventure.
PEPS offers groups throughout King County and south Snohomish County; over 200 groups each year for families with Newborns, Infants, and Siblings on the way, including a workplace group on the Microsoft campus.
Groups are formed within neighborhood zip code clusters in dozens of communities throughout King and Snohomish Counties. New PEPS groups form weekly depending on demand. Although groups are not running in every neighborhood at a given time, we are able to start most families within a few weeks to four months postpartum. Groups form regularly in the following areas. If your community is not listed here, we can create a nearby group, just give us a call!
- North County: Lake Forest Park, Mountlake Terrace, Shoreline
- Northwest Seattle: Fremont, Wallingford, Phinney Ridge, Ballard, Crown Hill, Greenwood
- Northeast Seattle: U district, Ravenna, Laurelhurst, Greenlake, Wedgwood, Maple Leaf, Northgate
- Queen Anne, Magnolia, and Belltown
- Central District: Beacon Hill, Columbia City, Brighton, downtown, Madison Park, Madrona, Seward Park
- West Seattle
- South County: Renton, Kent, Maple Valley, Burien, Des Moines, Tukwila
- Southern Eastside / I-90 corridor: Mercer Island, Bellevue, Medina
- Northern Eastside: Redmond, Kirkland, Woodinville
- North Bend / Snoqualmie
- Bothell, Brier, Edmonds, Everett, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Mukilteo
PEPS is a non-profit organization that depends on a mix of fees and contributions. Fees cover part of the cost of programs (about 66%), with the balance underwritten through the generosity of past participants and others who believe in what we do. No one is denied placement due to inability to pay; partial or full scholarships are available for qualifying families.
- PEPS evening groups are an even mixture of new mothers and new fathers as both parents usually attend together.
- PEPS daytime groups are primarily mothers, although some dads attend as well.
- PEPS for Dads groups are for fathers who are the primary caregivers.