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Affinity Programs

For over 40 years, PEPS has been providing opportunities for parents to build community and find support through programs and events. Families have shared their highs and lows of parenting and have connected during their many weeks together and sometimes, beyond that!

Many families have expressed to us a desire to meet and connect with families who share identities that intersect with their identity as parents, caregivers, and as a child. We have been listening and recognize the need for this form of connection.

At PEPS, we know that bringing parents together in groups can help families know that they are not alone. Social connection is critical for our mental health and PEPS is committed to displacing a one-size-fits-all approach to creatively build community for parents around specific identities.

At this time, PEPS is offering the following parent peer-support programs for families with children ages 0-3 years:

All Affinity programs are being offered virtually.

Interested in joining an Affinity program in the future or would like to suggest an affinity? Fill out our interest form to be contacted about the next available series or other series we develop to connect families with similar interests.

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Read more about PEPS Affinity programs from the perspective of participants, Group Leaders, and staff in this article by ParentMap.

We acknowledge that there are multiple other organizations in King and Snohomish counties who support families with identities that intersect with parenting and we wholeheartedly encourage families to also join programs from these organizations.

Here are a few to get to know:

  • The Arc of Washington StateThe Arc of Washington State advocates for quality services and necessary funding to meet the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Arc of Washington offers parent support groups for parents of children with special needs and/or disabilities.
  • Cambia Health Solutions - Cambia Health Solutions is an organization focused on one thing: helping people. Through health plans and innovative technology, Cambia provides solutions that help people achieve better health and well-being.
  • Families of Color Seattle (FOCS) – Families of Color Seattle offers virtual parent groups for families with newborns, waddlers, and multi-age affinity groups for families of color.
  • MAIA Midwifery & Fertility – MAIA offers midwifery, fertility, and pregnancy support and expertise specializing in LGBTQ+ family building and gender inclusivity.
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital – Seattle Children’s Hospital offers a variety of support groups to connect families sharing similar challenges in the care of their children with ongoing health needs.

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