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PEPS in the News

Learn more about the difference PEPS has made in our community with a few informative clips from our news archives.

Parenting and Loneliness

This KUOW interview features Jessica Lawmaster, the Executive Director at PEPS alongside Seattle Mama Doc, Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson discussing how becoming a new parent can be incredibly isolating and what we can do about it.

KUOW, October 24, 2018 [more]

Teen moms lean on one another in peer support program

The Daily Herald, August 4, 2018 [more]

Strengthening Young Families with PEPS

News from The Canopy, Verdant Health Commission, serving South Snohomish County • Fall 2017 [more]

PEPS Was the BEST Choice We Made as New Parents

Find Connection, Resources and support in a PEPS Group —JOIN A PEPS GROUP!1 [more]

1Queen Anne Neighbors, (Best Version Media, July 2017), 10-11

PEPS Outreach in South Snohomish Earns Funding

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS) has received a grant from the Verdant Health Commission to continue to reach new parents in the growing south Snohomish County region. [more]

Partners in Parenting helps new Austin parents get needed support

Friday, March 4, 2016

Read a story from our PEPS Network Partner in Austin, TX. [more]

Save, Baby, Save! Budget-Friendly Tips From Baby Gear to Child Care to Outings and More

April 1, 2016

ParentMap article from shares great money-saving ideas for parenting - and they include PEPS! [more]

A Welcome Letter from the New PEPS Executive Director, Jessica Lawmaster

Monday, March 14, 2016

Dear PEPS Friends and Supporters,
It is with great pleasure that I greet you as the new PEPS Executive Director! As I reflect on my first month at PEPS, I am filled with gratitude and excitement. [more]

PEPS Hires New Executive Director

Tuesday, December 10, 2015

Dear Friends and Supporters of PEPS,
We have exciting news! After an extensive search process conducted over the past several months, we have hired Jessica Lawmaster, MSW, as the PEPS Executive Director. [more]

PEPS Executive Director Last Newsletter

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Dear PEPS Community,
It is a bittersweet time for me at PEPS. This will be my last newsletter I write as the Executive Director. For the second time, PEPS has offered me so much and made such an impact in my life. [more]

PEPS Executive Director Bids Farewell

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Dear PEPS Community,
We are reaching out to you with the announcement that after six highly successful years, LB Kussick is resigning from her position as Executive Director to spend time with her family and explore new possibilities. [more]

First PEPS mothering group a success at Room One

Methow Valley News, February 19, 2015

New moms Cara Godwin, Sara Steele, Sam Soodak, Talitha Parsons and Dani Golden met at Room One in Twisp on Friday (Feb. 13) for the final session of a 12-week mothering group based on the PEPS framework, or Program for Early Parent Support. [more]

Support groups help new moms adjust to life with baby

Everett Herald, August 2014

People with infants face many challenges, including some that involve their own perceptions of what society expects of parents. Enter the nonprofit Program for Early Parents Support (PEPS). [more]

PEPS Birthed a Parenting Village

ParentMap, 2013

Many new parents are not prepared for the feelings of isolation and inadequacy that often comes with the joy of welcoming a new baby. It is these first, critical months of parenthood that the Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS) guides parents through. [more]

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