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Register for a PEPS Group

    The PEPS experience strengthens families, increases family wellness, and prepares families to cope with life stresses by creating thriving new parent peer-support groups.

    PEPS Groups are fun and social, and each meeting includes time for sharing parenting highs and lows, time to focus on the babies' development and a discussion topic. Topics include feeding, sleeping, child development, balancing work and baby, self-care and many more.

    Read more about PEPS Groups and other programs below. Access answers to Frequently Asked Questions such as recommendations on baby's age at start, how to register, Flexible Pricing, financial assistance, and more.

    PEPS Programs


    Connecting the Expecting
    PEPS is excited to introduce a peer-support series for expectant parents! Birthing people, their partners, and adoptive parents can register to attend a 6-week series that will include time to share highs and lows and feature topics for discussion each week. All groups will continue to meet virtually until further notice.

    Newborn
    For new parents with babies ages 2-16 weeks old. Groups are available for one parent to attend with their newborn (the same parent attends each week), along with options for one parent plus a partner (and newborn!) to attend. All groups will continue to meet virtually until further notice.

    Second Time Around
    For new parents with babies ages 2-16 weeks old in a family with one or more older children. Groups are available for one parent to attend with their newborn (the same parent attends each week). All groups will continue to meet virtually until further notice.

    Baby Pepper
    For parents with babies ages 5-12 months old. Groups are available for one parent to attend with their baby (the same parent attends each week). All groups will continue to meet virtually until further notice.

    Parents of Adolescents and Teens
    PEPS is developing a new program to offer facilitated peer-support groups for parents with adolescents and teens. All groups will continue to meet virtually until further notice. 

    Affinity Programs
    PEPS is developing affinity programs for parents to meet and connect with families who share identities that intersect with their identity as parents, caregivers, and as a child. All groups will meet virtually until further notice.

    PEPS Network Groups

    The PEPS Network Groups provide parent peer-support groups to families, including Jewish Families, Adoption Families, and Twins & Multiples.

    Program fees for PEPS Groups vary and Flexible Pricing is available. Please contact PEPS staff at registration@peps.org for details.

    Additional Programs


    In addition to PEPS Groups, we provide a variety of other events and resources that support new parents.

    Adjusting to Parenthood
    Adjusting to Parenthood is a support group that offers additional support for the emotional changes and challenges of adapting to parenthood. We offer these drop-in sessions, facilitated by professional therapists, in partnership with Perinatal Support Washington. Registration is not required. All groups are currently meeting virtually.

    PEPS Community Events
    PEPS Community Events are for parents to continue to learn and share with others.

    PEPS for Grandparents
    PEPS offers involved and interested grandparents with events and lectures designed specifically for their needs.

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