Renton. Call 206-575-2229 or see ValleyMed.org/services/healthwellness/birthprep.asp. (GP, $20, $30/couple)
Monthly. Lynnwood, 10:30 – noon. Call or email Brenda Smith, 425-977-6688,SmithBL@DSHS.wa.gov. (FP, CG, GP, free, Q/A, speakers) See dshs.wa.gov/altsa/home-and-community-services-kinship-care/kinship-care.
Many support groups and other resources, including Caregiver Core Training throughout the central Puget Sound area for potential foster and adoptive parents and relative caregivers (24 hours, for locations and schedules see AllianceforChildWelfare.org). A three-hour Orientation is recommended before attending the Caregiver Core Training (call 206-923-4942 for schedule). (CG, FP, GP, free)
Shoreline, 3rd Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – noon. Call Mechelle Elliot, 425-298-8523. (GP & other relatives raising children, free, potluck)
Many support groups (Newborns, Baby Peppers, Little Peppers, Second Time Around, While You Are Waiting, Adjusting to Parenthood, PEPS for Dads, PEPS for Grandparents, and PEPS Network Groups). See PEPS.org. (PI, PY, GP, free/$, scholarships)