PEPS Programs


PEPS programs are designed to strengthen families, build community, and connect parents through peer-support groups.


We are excited to be reintroducing selected PEPS Groups in person at community sites and homes for fully vaccinated adults. The majority of PEPS programming will continue to be offered virtually. We will continue to share updates on our News page and through email when there are changes.

PEPS Programs

Newborn
Neighborhood-based groups for new parents with babies 2-16 weeks old. Groups meet in the homes of group members, in daytime groups with one parent attending (the same parent attends each week), or evening sessions with one or both parents. PEPS Groups are offered online, in person at selected community sites, or in hybrid groups that meet in homes and virtually.

Second Time Around
Focuses on the newborn in a family with one or more older children. One parent attends with the newborn 2-16 weeks old in neighborhood-based groups. The same parent attends each week. PEPS Groups are offered online, in person at selected community sites, or in hybrid groups that meet in homes and virtually.

Baby Peppers
Baby Peppers is for one parent and their older baby, ages 5-12 months. The same parent attends each week. Groups meet at a community location. PEPS Groups are offered online, in person at selected community sites, or in hybrid groups that meet in homes and virtually.

Connecting the Expecting
Birthing people, their partner, and adoptive parents can register to join groups that align with their third trimester to attend a 6-week series that will include time to share highs and lows and feature topics for discussion each week. Connecting the Expecting groups will continue to meet virtually.

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. These groups are currently meeting remotely.

Parents of Adolescents and Teens
PEPS has developed a program to offer facilitated peer-support groups for parents with adolescents and teens (PAT). PAT groups will continue to meet virtually.

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


Additional Programs

We also provide a variety of other events and resources that support 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, which are facilitated by professional therapists, in partnership with Perinatal Support Washington. Registration is not required. These groups are currently meeting remotely.

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

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