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Program for Early Parent Support
4649 Sunnyside Ave N, # 324
Seattle, WA 98103

The first $5,000 donated to PEPS by 12/31/19 will be matched dollar for dollar by the Apex Foundation, a longtime PEPS partner and supporter. Please don’t delay! Your gift to PEPS is tax-deductible.

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Not too long ago there was not a Spanish-speaking PEPS group for Erica. Over the last several years, PEPS has been focusing on increasing access to our programs because ALL parents deserve support and connection. In addition to financial barriers that many families face, we have also heard from our community that Spanish-speaking parents want to join PEPS. Through partnering with community organizations like Open Arms Perinatal Services, we have been able to conduct PEPS groups in Spanish and offer those groups free of cost. Please consider making a gift by December 31 to ensure parents like Erica are able to find connection and community.

Erica's story

Erica and her husband fled Mexico City in a rush, in a daze. They arrived in Seattle not knowing the language, not knowing where to go. They had been here only a short time when Erica found out she was pregnant.

She was starting all over again in so many ways.

One winter morning, Erica and her little boy, Mateo, were playing at a park when they met Betty from Open Arms Perinatal Services. She told Erica about the new PEPS group she was leading. Erica wasn’t sure at first, but she joined.

“I wanted to be connected,” she said.

There she found people speaking her language. Two mothers who’d also had premature babies in the NICU. Playmates for Mateo. Access to food and other resources. A PEPS group leader she could count on.

“The group is like my family,” Erica said. “Every single meeting has been so helpful to me.”

Not long ago, there was no PEPS group for Erica and Mateo. Today, their PEPS group is in Spanish—thanks to a partnership with Open Arms in Beacon Hill.

The cost of a group leader, meeting space, and childcare is $3,740 and is 100% covered by PEPS, thanks to supporters like you.

Today, Erica looks forward to her PEPS group so much, she’s repeating it a second time. “It’s a space for me to talk. I don’t have a lot of people here to talk to.” She jokes: “Mateo is not talking yet!”

Life without her PEPS group? “I don’t even want to think about it.”

Will you help more families like Erica’s feel at home?

Right now, Spanish-speaking parents are coming to the Beacon Hill PEPS groups from as far as Everett and Issaquah. With your donation—of any amount—PEPS and our partners can offer groups closer to home.

Please donate today. Thank you for bringing families together.

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