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PEPS partners with organizations locally – and across the country – to provide PEPS Groups to their communities.

PEPS provides training, curriculum and support to organizations who want to provide peer-based parent support to their clients, organizations and communities. If your organization is interested in joining the PEPS Network, please fill out the PEPS Network Inquiry Form.

PEPS supports 9 partners locally and nationally through our Network Partners program. The PEPS Network was created in 2014 to give other non-profit organizations the ability to use the PEPS model by licensing the PEPS curriculum to offer peer-support groups to their specific community or geographic region. These Network Partners offer groups to families in their region with a variety of diverse identities, needs, and communities.

FIND A PEPS GROUP FOR YOUR FAMILY


 Early Parent Support Anchorage Logo

Early Parent Support - Anchorage (EPSA) wants every new parent in the Anchorage area to have the community support needed to begin building a healthy, strong family. Small groups of new parents meet weekly, in person, for 10-12 weeks after their babies are born. Each weekly meeting includes a sharing time, developmental activity (e.g., songs and games for babies), and discussion of a relevant parenting topic such as sleeping, anxiety disorders, and balancing work and family. EPSA facilitators are nonjudgmental supporters and know that there is no one right way to be a good parent. EPSA is sponsored by Alaska Family Services.  

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Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawai'i (HMHB) was initially established as a statewide steering committee and became a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization in 1992. We are a local nonprofit agency that is part of a national network of organizations and individuals committed to improving Hawai‘i’s maternal, child and family health through collaborative efforts in public education, advocacy and partner development.

Today, the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition is a recognized leader and resource in maternal and child health, reaching an estimated 10 million health care professionals, parents and policymakers through its membership of over 100 local, state, and national organizations. HMHB offers Piko Pals, peer support groups for new parents. Piko means belly button in Hawaiian, which symbolizes the life connection to our family. Our relationships with our babies are precious, and extending our friendships to other new families is one of the keys to finding support.

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Martha's Table logo

For 41 years, Martha’s Table has been committed to advancing a more equitable Washington, D.C. We stand firmly alongside Washingtonians day-in and day-out on both sides of the Anacostia River by operating nationally accredited education programs, pairing healthy food access with physical and mental health services, and promoting family success by investing in family leaders.

As part of an initiative to extend and expand support to our community, Martha’s Table has developed the Baby & Me program, created to assist pregnant parents and parents of infants (birth to 12mos). Through the Baby & Me program, families will be connected with early learning programs and community resources, be able to access pre and postnatal care resources along with fresh and healthy food, and have opportunities to participate in parent peer-support groups based on the PEPS model.

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with Mercer Island Healthy Youth Initiative and City of Mercer Island Youth and Family Services logos

Mercer Island Healthy Youth Initiative (MIHYI) is a part of Mercer Island Youth and Family Services in the City of Mercer Island. Our Community Coalition serves youth, young adults, and families living on Mercer Island. MIHYI coordinates programs and initiatives to increase the positive outcomes for Mercer Island youth. In the Fall of 2021 and in collaboration with the City of Mercer Island Youth and Family Services, we have introduced a 9-week virtual program to support parents of adolescents and teens living on Mercer Island. To learn more about this program partnership, visit Program for Parents of Adolescents and Teens (PAT).

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PIP logo

Partners in Parenting (PIP) improves the well-being of Austin’s new parents so they are confident, connected, and have the tools to blossom into their full potential. Our proven approach connects parents of babies with peers, trained facilitators, and experts so they can share the joy and weather the storms of new parenthood together. PIP believes that we build the foundation for healthy families by supporting parents in this early phase of parenthood. By helping Austin’s parents thrive, we help our entire community thrive.

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Twins & Multiples

Seattle Families of Multiples (SFOM) is a local organization that supports families of multiples. SFOM has partnered with PEPS to offer facilitated peer-based parent support groups for their families, including a modified curriculum for their meeting discussion topics.

PEMS groups often span a larger geographic area. Families who want to build connections in SFOM and in their local neighborhood community may choose to do PEPS and PEMS. 

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Temple B’nai Torah logo

Temple B’nai Torah (TBT) offers an inclusive home for Reform Jews and interfaith families in a diverse and vibrant community with the mission of building an inclusive sacred community of Reform Jews.

TBT provides a distinctly personal and welcoming environment to explore connections to Judaism through worship, study, and acts of loving-kindness via services, education programs for all ages, social action, holidays, and more. TBT is located on the Eastside and is offering PEPS Groups through the lens of Jewish culture.

To learn more about this program, feel free to contact Temple B’nai Torah directly at contact@templebnaitorah.org or (425) 603-9677.

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Triangle Area Parenting Support

Triangle Area Parenting Support (TAPS) is an IRS designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that exists to connect, inform, and empower parents by facilitating inclusive, research based, non-judgmental, sustainable support programs. We organize and facilitate community-based, peer support groups for new parents across the Triangle area in North Carolina. When we looked at the spectrum of services for families at the beginning of their journeys, we noticed a gap in the area of facilitated cohort based groups for families to join that would both provide opportunities for education and help them build trusting communities of support.

Using evidence based programs that incorporate consistent group membership models, we emphasize the power of personal reflection, parental autonomy, and consistent relationships to create sustainable, life-long capacity for resilience and preventative family structures that buffer the adverse effects of life’s unforeseeable challenges. Read more about TAPS navigating parent support in the pandemic on the PEPS blog.

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