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Can I talk to another parent who has a child with a similar diagnosis?

Parent To Parent Information Washington StateConnect with another parent who has had a similar experience thru a program called Parent to Parent (P2P). They can connect you with another parent of a child with the same or similar diagnosis as your child. These are volunteer mentors are trained to help support you. You can talk with them over the phone, via email or make arrangements that work best for you.

To get connected with another parent, contact the P2P coordinator in your area. The P2P programs also offer family support activities and education programs.

Here are the Washington State Parent To Parent programs listed by region:

Chelan/Douglas Counties

ERIN KING-LUCE, Coordinator
GABRIELA C AVINA, Hispanic Outreach Coordinator
23 South Wenatchee Avenue, Suite 203
Wenatchee, WA  98801
Program Activities: Support, information, Sibshops, newsletter, social activities, and referrals provided. Helping Parent trainings once per year.
(509) 630-2370 – Hispanic Outreach (509) 860-8961
E-MAIL: erin@chelandouglasp2p.com & espanol@chelandouglasp2p.com
Website: www.chelandouglasp2p.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chelandouglasparent2parent/

 

Grant/Adams Counties

JENNIFER NEWHOUSE, Coordinator
CHRISTI DIERINGER, Outreach Coordinator
ANNA ALVAREZ, Hispanic Outreach Coordinator
605 Coolidge Street
Moses Lake, WA  98837
Program Activities: Family Social Events, Mom’s Night Out, Café Chat, Weekly Parent Meetings, Home Equipment Loan Program, Lending Library, Quarterly Newsletter, Disability Awareness Training, Facebook Pages & Groups
(509) 764-7424, to reach Anna Alvarez: (509) 346-5523
E-MAIL: jnewhouse@mlchc.org & cdieringer@mlchc.org
Website: www.mlchc.org

 

Kittitas County

MICHELLE WILLIAMS, Coordinator
PO Box 837
111 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA  98926
Program Activities: Parent Support Meetings, Family Social Events, Newsletters, Workshops, Information and Referral
(509) 929-7277
E-MAIL: kittitascountyparent2parent@gmail.com

 

Okanogan County

NO PROGRAM

 

Yakima County

TRACIE HOPPIS, Coordinator
AMY BERKHEIMER, Program Specialist
GLORIA URNESS, Program Specialist
LIZ CRUZ, Program Specialist
JOHN MAHANEY, Event Support
MARIA PULIDO, Hispanic Outreach
3801 Kern Road
Yakima, WA  98902
Program Activities: English and Spanish Parent Group, Hispanic Outreach, Sibshops, Recreational Program, Teen Club, Disability Awareness, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Support Project, Newsletter, Autism Support Group, Family Social Events, New Diagnosis Support Group,
(509) 574-3200
E-MAIL: traciehoppis@yvmh.org , elizabethcruz@yvmh.org , amyberkheimer@yvmh.org , mariapulido@yvmh.org , GloriaUrness@yvmh.org
Website: https://www.yakimamemorial.org/

Benton/Franklin Counties

MELISSA BROOKS, RN, Coordinator
MARIA RAMOS, Hispanic Outreach Coordinator
1455 Fowler Street
Richland, WA  99352
Program Activities: Parent Support group with Educational classes, Activities for families, quarterly newsletter with The Arc of Tri-Cities, Senior Caregiver Project, provide education and social activities for parents and youth.
(509) 783-1131, ext. 108
E-MAIL: p2p@arcoftricities.com & mariar@arcoftricities.com
Website: www.arcoftricities.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/p2ptricities/?fref=nf

 

Spokane/Lincoln/Whitman Counties

JENNIFER LEE, Coordinator
320 East 2nd Avenue
Spokane, WA 99202
Program Activities: Parent Support Group & Workshops, Parents 4 Life monthly meetings, Newsletter, Lending Library, Transition Support, Guardianship & IEP referrals, Annual Holiday Party & Summer Picnic, Annual Family Support Conference in the spring

(509) 328-6326, ext. 8323
E-MAIL: jlee@arc-spokane.org
Website: www.arc-spokane.org
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SpokaneP2P/

 

Walla Walla/Columbia/Garfield/Asotin Counties

MICHELLE MEYER, Coordinator
YSABEL FUENTES, Hispanic Parent Outreach
PO Box 1918
Walla Walla, WA  99362
Program Activities: Support, information, newsletter and referral provided. Helping Parent trainings once per year.
(872) 701-0007; to contact Ysabel, (509) 301-0679
E-MAIL: p2p@wwvdn.org & p2pespanol@wwvdn.org
Website: www.wwvdn.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WallaWallaParent2Parent/

Island County

TIFFANY WHEELER-THOMPSON, Coordinator
PO Box 5000
Coupeville, WA 98239
Program Activities: Support, resources, networking opportunities and referral options, monthly newsletters and events, latest research, legislative activity and support group information, Sponsors or Co-Sponsors several support groups including Spanish all over Whidbey Island.
(360) 632-7539
E-MAIL: t.wheeler-thompson@co.island.wa.us
Website: https://www.islandcountywa.gov/Humanservices/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/islandcountyparent2parent/?fref=ts

 

Skagit County

HEATHER MILLIREN, Coordinator, ext. 401
AMANDA SLOAN, Assistant Coordinator, ext. 403
TBA, Hispanic Outreach Specialist, ext. 414
320 Pacific Place
Mt. Vernon, WA  98273
Program Activities: Resources, lending library, (Autism, mothers, general, teens, support meetings Anacortes) educational workshops, recreational activities, annual Helping Parent Training, annual moms’ events, annual Buddy Walk, monthly Hispanic family event (support, education and/or social), and Spanish translation available.
(360) 416-7570
E-MAIL: p2p@sparckids.org  Amanda@sparckids.org & Hispanicp2p@sparckids.org
Website: www.p2pskagit.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SkagitP2P/

 

Snohomish County

JAMIE COONTS, Coordinator, ext. 104
ALAINA KUBE, Coordinator, ext. 111
MELY CERVANTES, Hispanic Outreach Coordinator, ext. 114
LYNNEA RIMANDO, Coordinator, ext. 106
2500 Hewitt Avenue, Suite 300
Everett, WA  98201
Program Activities: Helping Parent, Mothers Network, Fathers Network, Autism Support Group, English & Spanish Parent Groups, Monthly Parent Speaker Night, Lego Club, Family Activities, Sibshops, Special Education Speakers & Support, Caregiver Support Group, Weekly/Bi-weekly Arc Happenings e-mail Newsletter with events & resources, Website Calendar, Book & Video Lending Library
(425) 258-2459
E-MAIL: jamie@arcsno.org  alaina@arcsno.org  mely@arcsno.org  & Lynnea@arcsno.org
Website: www.arcsno.org

 

Whatcom County

KARLENE UMBAUGH, Coordinator, ext. 1
MELISSA ABRAHAM, Parent Assistant ext. 3
MARTA MEJIA , Latino Community Coordinator, ext. 2
2602 McLeod Road
Bellingham, WA  98225
Program Activities: Bi-Monthly Newsletter, Monthly Support Meetings, Family Inclusive Events, Parent Workshop, Super Sitter Training, Helping Parent Training, Sibshops, Hispanic Outreach Family Events, Book & Video Lending Library, and Parent Matches.
(360) 715-0170
E-MAIL: karlene@p2pwhatcom.org  melissa@p2pwhatcom.org  info@p2pwhatcom.org & familia@p2pwhatcom.org
Website: www.p2pwhatcom.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ParenttoParentWhatcom/

Clallam County (NEW)

SHAWNDA HICKS, Coordinator
PO Box 3081
Sequim, WA  98382
Program Activities: Parent support, seminars, social activities and information
(360) 406-1215
E-MAIL:  shawnda.mosaic@gmail.com
Website:  www.clallammosaic.org
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/750626038422099/

 

Grays Harbor/Pacific Counties

CHARLENE McCARTY– P2P/Sr. Parent Coordinator
523 West First Street
PO Box 1794
Aberdeen, WA  98520
Program Activities:  Parent and Family emotional support and guidance in navigating our complex system, Informational Resource & Referral via phone, e-mail, Facebook and website.  Quarterly newsletter and bi-monthly email bulletin.   Educational workshops and presentations on schools I.E.P. (Individual Education Plan) and 504 plans, Transition Services, Guardianship, Wills and Trusts, and other topics.  Life Skills and Social Events, Summer youth employment program.  Annual Helping Parent Training.
(360) 537-7000
E-MAIL: charlenem@arcgh.org
Website: www.arcgh.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/515908978594356/ and www.facebook.com/arcgh

 

Kitsap/Jefferson Counties

3243 North Perry Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98310
Program Activities: newsletter, workshops, resources
360) 377-3473, ext. 103
Website: www.arckj.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thearcofkitsapandjeffersoncounties/


Thurston/Mason Counties

SYLVIA DAVENPORT, Coordinator
South Sound Parent to Parent
1012 Homann Drive SE
Lacey, WA  98503
Program Activities: Spanish Language Line, Helping Parent, P2P Support Groups, Down Syndrome Support and activities, Mom to Mom, Sibshops, Family Activities, Annual Family Picnic, Buddy Walk, Infant/Toddler Early Intervention Program (ESIT), SPO Support, Transition/IEP Support, Angels and Butterflies Grief support, Toy/Equipment/Book lending program, Information and referral, website, monthly newsletter, Parent Education
(360) 352-1126 (main line & Spanish Language Line),
Toll Free: (877) 352-1126
E-MAIL: sdavenport@ssp2p.org
Website: www.ssp2p.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SSP2P/

King County

233 6th Avenue North
Seattle, WA  98109
Program Activities: Parent Support groups, Information and referral, Email support and information groups, Parent education, family events in English, Spanish  & for African American families
VOICE: (206) 829-7053
SPANISH: (206) 829-7030
Contact info
Rachel Nemhauser: (206) 829-7046 or rnemhauser@arcofkingcounty.org
Patricia Gonzalez: (206) 829-7027 or pgonzalez@arcofkingcounty.org
Program Supervisor Robin Tatsuda: (206) 829-7011 or rtatsuda@arcofkingcounty.org
Website: www.arcofkingcounty.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arcofkingcounty/

 

Pierce County

MICHELE LEHOSKY, Coordinator ext. 104
DOREEN VANDERVORT, Co-Coordinator
6316 South 12th Street
Tacoma, WA  98465
Program Activities: Community Inclusion Program, List serve support , Information and Referral, Down Syndrome Support group , Mom’s Night Out, Person Centered Planning Workshops, Spanish Support Group, Conversations & Coffee, PURPAS Autism Group
(253) 565-2266, Mon.-Fri. 1:00 – 4:30
E-MAIL: MLehosky@wapave.org & dvandervort@wapave.org
Website: http://wapave.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpave/

Clark County

BRENDA TYRRELL, Coordinator
MARIA RANGEL, Spanish Speaking Outreach Coordinator
PO Box 2608
Vancouver, WA  98668
Program Activities: Social Gatherings, Support Groups, Newsletter, Lending Library
(360) 953-1597
E-MAIL: brendat@arcofclarkcounty.org & mariar@ccparentcoalition.org
Website: www.arcswwa.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Parent-to-Parent-of-SW-Washington-183154595037015/

 

Cowlitz County

LACEY CAIRNS, Coordinator
906 New York Street
Longview, WA  98632
Program Activities: Monday Parent Stay and Play Playgroup, Weekly Respite Program, Case Management, DDA Eligibility, IEP/504 School Support, Transition Services, Guardianship & Trust Support, Lending Library, 1:1 Parent Support
(360) 425-5494
E-MAIL: laceycairns@lifeworkswa.org
Website:  http://www.lifeworkswa.org/

 

Klickitat County

DONNA TIFFAN, Coordinator
9414 NE Fourth Plain Road
Vancouver, WA  98662
(971) 236-8791
E-MAIL: KlickitatCountyP2P@gmail.com
Lewis County

SARA PALM-SONS, Coordinator
PO Box 870
203 West Reynolds Avenue
Centralia, WA  98531
Program Activities: Monthly parent support meetings, newsletter, resource & referral service, video & book lending library, Helping Parent Training, educational trainings and family events, Transition support, Sibshops, Community Education
(360) 520-9299
E-MAIL: spalm@reliableenterprises.org
Website: www.reliableenterprises.org
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/lewiscountyparent2parent/

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