Local Parenting Resources & Supports

 

Parenting Classes:

  • Incredible Years Parenting Classes: Next IY class starting July 17th.  The Incredible Years classes are available to families with an open case with the Division of Children and Family Services and are parenting children ages birth-8 years. Incredible Years promotes children’s social and academic successes and prevents the development of child problem behaviors. The parent enrichment component of the program emphasizes parenting skills designed to promote self-confidence and cooperation in children with respectful discipline and interactions to strengthen the parent-child relationship. A family meal is served and free childcare is provided. For more information and register call Linda Williams 360-334-5658 or Lindaw@chs-wa.org
  • Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is a specialized treatment for children aged 0-5 who have experienced at least one traumatic event and exhibit emotional or behavioral problems. The intervention focuses on helping to strengthen the relationship between parent and child as a means of building resilience and overcoming whatever the event may be. This intervention is one that is being promoted by our Frontiers of Innovation work with Harvard University as a next step in the work being done around Adverse Childhood Experiences. Contact Mindy Davis 360-695-1325 or Mindyd@chs-wa.org
  • Attachment Vitamins: Next class starting Sept 2017.  Class is for parents of children ages 0-5. This program teaches parents about their newest family members and aims to increase skills that foster children’s abilities to love and feel love. Parents will learn to speak “child” and understand their child’s temperament and how to support them as individuals. Additionally families will learn how to overcome trauma and stress to increase resilience in the children – setting them up for a lifetime of success. The class is 90 minutes a week, for 10 weeks. Space is limited. If the class is full, a waitlist is available for the next session. Contact Mindy Davis for more information 360-356-1326 or MindyD@chs-wa.org
  • Conscious Fathering Workshops-Dads 101:   Are you a new or expectant Dad? Then Conscious Fathering is for you. More than just basic baby care, the Conscious Fathering Program offers men insight into preparing for those precious first few months of baby’s life. This 3 hour program provides a “hands on” overview of baby’s basic needs, the “things every parent needs to know,” and how to build a solid relationship with your child from the very first day. This could be the most important three hours of your life! Workshop costs $30.  Next class is in August 31st from 6-9 PM at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, 400 N.E. Mother Joseph Place, Register by calling 360-514-2229.
  • Guiding Good Choices:  Empowered parents, healthy kids.  Every parent/guardian knows communicating with your child can be a challenge. Unite! Washougal Coalition is sponsoring a FREE workshop that aims to equip parents with tools to keep connected with their preteens as they are encountering new challenges. Guiding Good Choices is a five session program for parents of children in grades 4-8.  Register today for our FREE, 5 week workshop.  For more information: deborahconnors@unitewashougal.org or call 360-713-1232  Website: UniteWashougal.org
  • WSU Clark County Extension:  Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) This research-based program offers free classes in Clark County WA for limited income families with children living in the home. Parents who are eligible for assistance programs such as School Lunch, SNAP, WIC, or Head Start/ECEAP are also eligible for EFNEP. Our curriculum is called “Eating Smart ● Being Active”. Each series runs 9 weeks; lessons are between 1 1/2 to 2 hours long. Participants learn how to: Save money on groceries, Menu planning, Read food labels and make healthy food choices. Lessons include: Nutrition education, Moderate physical activity, and a Cooking/tastings each week. Participants will receive an incentive for attending each week’s lesson. Incentives include: water bottle, cutting mat, grocery list pad, produce brush, measuring cups and spoons, cook it safe magnet & refrigerator thermometer, exercise DVD, and cook book. We offer English and Spanish speaking classes with literature in both languages. For more information and registration call Tarin (360) 397-6060 ext. 5704 or tarin.efstathioy@wsu.edu For more information in Spanish call Yolanda (360) 397-6060 ext. 5717 or Yolanda.Garcia@clark.wa.gov
  • Developing our Children’s Skills: For families of children with Challenging Behaviors:  Join us for this six-week parenting class for families and caregivers of children with special needs, including autism spectrum disorders. The program provides parenting strategies in an interactive group setting. Class topics include, early childhood development, routines and rituals, prevention tools for challenging behaviors and new parenting skills and stress reduction techniques. Class occur every Wednesday, June 28th-August 2nd, 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Location Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, East Pavilion, room 11, 9135 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR. Register 503-215-2429 or toll free at 800-833-8899 ext. 52429
  • Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of SW Washington:  The Kinship Navigator Program provides support for grandparents and other relatives raising relative children with resources and navigating systems. Contact the Kinship Navigator (360) 759-4317
  • Nurturing Parenting for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery is a parent education class specifically focused around the issues that parents and families encounter when there is substance abuse in a family. The class is 11 sessions long and covers issues such as child guidance, the recovery process and its effect on families, child development and how recovery leads to renewed development in the parent. For more information or to register, please contact Dave Taub at 281-2378.
  • Educational Service District 112: 1-2-3 Grow & Learn:  1-2-3 Grow and Learn are groups that meet at neighborhood schools for families with children birth – 5 years of age. Parents and caregivers learn effective techniques for fostering school readiness skills. Children experience structured group activities with focused parent-child time. Children and adults attending these groups gain valuable literacy and social skills as well as build positive relationships with school staff. These groups are offered weekly at multiple elementary schools, Monday-Friday at a variety of times. For more information go to www.esd112.org/ece or call (360) 952-3378.
  • Educational Service District 112: The Clark County Parent and Truancy Project provides proven strategies for parents raising today’s children and teens. Proven results that have helped to reduce the most difficult adolescent problems including drug and alcohol use, attendance issues and poor school performance, family conflict and violence, gangs and other criminal behavior, and other “out of control” behaviors. With this program parents will learn new solutions and receive emotional and practical support. No cost for Clark County Parents For more information, call: (360)952-3408  www.TheLearningCommunity.us a non-profit parenting education website with information to help schools and families work together on behalf of children.
  • Trauma in Life- Women’s Support Group:  A high percentage of women in the criminal justice system are impacted by past and current trauma. The Women’s Support Group uses interactive journaling to help female clients build resilience and learn coping skills. This is a partnership between Clark County District Court – Corrections Division and Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC). Appropriate referrals must have past or current criminal history; however, they do not need to be on active supervision with one of these agencies to participate. The group meets once a week for 5 weeks. Please contact the group facilitators if you have any questions: Melanie Pine 360-397-6119 x4155 melanie.pine@clark.wa.gov, Lisa Paradis 360-397-6119 x4155  lisa.paradis@clark.wa.gov, or Caroline Melhuish at (360) 571-4373 or caroline.melhuish@doc.wa.gov
  • YWCA of Clark County -Where we live: a parent involvement project:  The YWCA Clark County offers a 4-week series for adults who want to learn skills to help keep children safer. This program helps parents and caregivers of children ages 0-10yrs old learn skills that can help prevent abuse. Topics include learning warning signs of potential perpetrators and their tactics, effective ways to address suspicious adult behaviors and tools for comfortably discussing healthy relationships with children. For more information, contact YWCA Sexual Assault Program 360-696-0167
  • YWCA Clark County – Where We Grow:  Where We Grow is a FREE multi-session group for youth ages 11-14 to build knowledge and skills around healthier relationships. Sessions include activities and discussions around setting boundaries, healthy communication, and recognizing unhealthy behaviors. Where We Grow is offered several times a year at the YWCA and can also be brought to community settings. For more information or to register for the next in-house group, contact Michelle Polek at 360-906-9146.
  • Clark County Crime Victim’s Service Center:  Our mission is to work in a restorative way within our community to help stabilize victims of crime through empowerment, education, and support in order to help people move forward with their life in a positive and healthy way. We work to help all victims regain their sense of dignity, safety, and personal power. We offer educational crime prevention workshops and support groups for victims of crime. We also facilitate victim-offender meetings if desired by the victim. If you need help, call our toll free number 1-888-425-1176 or (360) 694-5624!
  • Centerpoint Mediation, LLC– “Parents Forever” class in English:   Beginning in May 2016 in Spanish. Reduce the Harmful Impact of Divorce on Children; “Parents Forever” class for parents experiencing divorce or separation. Learn how to reduce the harmful impact of divorce on your children by attending this 4-hour, single session class. Parents will learn specific ways they can increase the resilience of their children and help them more effectively cope with the trauma of divorce. Saturday Classes: Every 3rd Saturday of each month, 10 AM-2:30 PM, Location: Peace Health Southwest Medical Center Campus, Cost: $85; sliding fees based on income are available; inquire when you register. Court certificates are provided upon completion. Pre-registration is required. Registration and information: Centerpoint Mediation, LLC 360-892-2992 or online: Centerpointmediation.net email: admin@centerpointmediation.net
  • NW Family Psychology is now offering a research based divorce education class to meet the requirements for a 4-hr court referred parenting class. The purpose of this course is to help parents minimize the amount of hurt their children experience and promote healthy development in divorce/separation. To meet this aim parents will be provided specific tools they can use to protect their children from the trauma of divorce. Parents who complete Parents Forever™ will be provided skills and tools to help them reduce the effects of divorce on their children and themselves. Classes are held once a month on the second Tuesday of every month. The cost is $75/person. Pre-registration is required. For more information on the class and how to register call (360) 910-1522 or visit http://www.nwfamilypsychology.com/#!registration/cpau
  • Woman’s Divorce Workshop: What Women need to know about Divorce. The Second Saturday workshop explains dispute resolution models that are typically used to resolve divorce issues, such as property and debt, child custody and child support, and spousal maintenance. Register for the monthly class at: www.swwashingtonsecondsaturday.com For information, call 360-694-9550
  • Affordable Parenting Plan Mediation services:  Are you seeking ways to promote the best for your child even though you aren’t living with the other parent? Community Mediation Services (CMS) partners with Innovative Services NW to provide affordable parenting plan mediation services to income-eligible parents.  When parents separate or divorce, their children can suffer lasting ill effects. Even the best of parents may feel overwhelmed as they try to figure out how to successfully co-parent. A carefully worked out child-centered parenting plan can be priceless in reducing stress for the children and their parents. Mediation is a confidential and voluntary process facilitated by professionally trained neutral mediators. Parents get the opportunity to design a parenting plan together that reflects the unique needs of their own children and family. Most parenting plans can be completed in 1-2 sessions. Community Mediation Services also offers a sliding fee scale for parents that do not fit within the poverty guidelines.  For more information, contact CMS at (360) 334-5862, or info@mediationclarkcounty.org  www.mediationclarkcounty.org
  • SafeChoice Domestic Violence Class:  The SafeChoice Domestic Violence class is 8 weeks in length. Participants attend class on Mondays 6:30-8:30pm. There is a $15.00 materials fee due at sign-up. Class is limited to 12 participants. Childcare is provided. Please call 360 696 0167 for more information, sign-up and start dates. Pre-registration is required. This class is for victims and survivors of domestic violence. It is recommended that participants attend support groups and/or one-on-one advocacy appointments prior to attending this class. Topics covered in the class include: personal rights and the impact of abuse, family roles and abuse, dysfunctional childhood legacy, anger, boundary setting, grief, fear and guilt, goal setting, and healthy relationships.
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program:   provides free legal advice to low-income persons with civil matters in Clark County. You can get help with divorce, custody, parenting plans, child support or non-parental custody (3rd party custody). We also help with bankruptcy, eviction and other civil matters. We make appointments for you to meet with an attorney face to face. We do not have a staff attorney, so we cannot give legal advice over the phone. To get information please call 360-695-5313.  To get legal advice over the phone, call the CLEAR Hotline. The number is 1-888-201-1014 and they are open Monday thru Friday from 9:15 AM to 12:15 PM. It is a very busy number. You should hang up and redial over and over until you get through. Mondays are their busiest day. You could be on hold for 30 minutes. A landline is better than a cell phone.  They will give you legal advice and if further services are necessary they will refer you to one of the local programs. If they refer you to the VLP we will call you in 3 or 4 days.  For legal information on the Internet go to www.washingtonlawhelp.org. They have legal information as well as forms and instructions for many areas of law.
  • Educational Opportunities for Children and Families Head Start, Early Head Start and ECEAP: Educational programs for pre-natal to 5 year olds.  Looking for a comprehensive early childhood experience for your child? EOCF offers free pre-school programs (for 3-5 year olds) and home visiting programs (for pre-natal-5 years old) to qualifying families. EOCF also provides full day child care for families participating in the Working Connections Child Care subsidy program who have children ages 1 month – 5 years. Childcare is available in the 205 corridor area. EOCF accepts applications for all programs ongoing throughout the year.  Call us today at (360) 567-2720 for an eligibility appointment or look us up on line at www.eocfwa.org to see if your child qualifies!
  • ESD 112 Early Head Start:  Making a Lasting Difference in the Lives of Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families.  Free Services to Eligible Families: Comprehensive child and family development services for income-qualifying pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers ages birth-three years. Home-Based Service Delivery with weekly home visits by a qualified Family Service Specialist, Parent-Child Play Groups twice per month, Parent education, leadership opportunities, and coordinated referral services. Serving the following neighborhoods in Clark County: Ridgefield School District, La Center School District, Battle Ground School District, Vancouver Public School District and Hockinson School District. Call now to apply for enrollment – Clark County: 360-952-3369
  • Early Support for Infants and Toddlers | Educational Services District 112, 2500 NE 65th Ave., Vancouver, WA 360-750-7507.  Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) offers FREE developmental screenings for all children 0-3 years along with an informational meeting for parents to discuss their concerns with a Family Resources Coordinator. If referred to Early Intervention (EI), families choose an EI Provider to work with to develop an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). All services are designed to enhance the child’s development in natural settings. Find us on Facebook – Early Support for Infants and Toddlers-Clark County
  • Innovative Services NW Early Learning & ECEAP Program:  ECEAP offers a comprehensive preschool program (extended 10 hours a day and 3 hours a day with wraparound subsidy care), that provides FREE services and support to eligible children, age 3 to 5, and their families. Also providing full day child care for families participating in the Working Connections Child Care subsidy program who have children ages 18 months – 5 years. For more information or to enroll, call us today at (360) 823-5144.
  • NAMI Family to Family is a free 12-week course for family and caregivers of an adult with severe mental illnesses. The material covered discusses the clinical treatment of these illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively. The teachers are also family members who have been trained to teach the materials.To sign up, call 360-695-2823 and leave your name and phone number and indicate which class you are interested in attending. An instructor will call you back.
  • NAMI Basics is a free 6-week education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. The material discusses illnesses and their potential treatments; resources for parents and care givers; and teaches the knowledge and skills that all family members can use to cope more effectively. To sign up, call 360-695-2823 and leave your name and phone number and indicate which class you are interested in attending.  An instructor will call you back.
  • NAMI Peer- to-Peer consists of ten two-hour classes led by mentors who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness. The material provides many tangible resources: an advance directive; a “relapse prevention plan” to help identify tell-tale feelings, thoughts, behavior, or events that may warn of impending relapse and to organize for intervention; mindfulness exercises to help focus and calm thinking; and survival skills for working with providers and the general public. To sign up, call 360-695-2823 and leave your name and phone number and indicate which class you are interested in attending.  An instructor will call you back.
  • Maternity Support Services (MSS) is a free program for any pregnant woman with Medicaid insurance. Our care team of nurses, social workers, and community health workers provides support, education and resources for moms throughout pregnancy and the immediate post-partum period. We also serve families meeting certain criteria through baby’s first birthday. We can assist clients with resource needs, provide health education, connect them with community programs and much more! Locations include Vancouver, Salmon Creek, Battle Ground, and Washougal. Contact us at (360) 852-9092 for more information, to set up an enrollment appointment or to refer eligible clients. For more information, you can also contact Program Manager Connie Head, at (360) 397-4366
  • Nurse Family Partnership: a free intensive program where our nurses can meet up to once/week with a first time mom of any age and provide services until the baby’s 2nd birthday. Mom must enroll before her 28th week of pregnancy. Contact (360) 397-8440.
  • The Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) program provides public health nurse support and linkage to community resources for families who have children, birth to 18 years, with a chronic health condition. Contact (360) 397-8440
  • Skamania Klickitat Community Network:   Here is the new toll free number people can call to learn about parenting support (classes, workshops, support groups, other activities) in Skamania and Klickitat County. Call toll free to 509-426-4813 to learn about offerings.

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center offers the following classes.  All classes are also listed on our website www.peacehealth.org/baby 

  • FREE Car Seat Class and Clinic: 3rd Saturday of each month. Learn the basics of car seat buying, installing, and using. Bring your car seat to be inspected by nationally certified technicians Free. Register at (360) 450-8997. Registration begins at 7:30, class 9am-1pm.
  • Your Baby, Your Way – Southwest –New online resource for information about classes, support groups, and topics including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, safety, wellness, and more!
  • Bright Beginnings (Breastfeeding & Baby Care Accelerated) What expectant parents need and want to know about their babies’ first months. Explore your newborn’s talents, needs, development, & breastfeeding for optimal health. Includes tools for nurturing & bonding with a newborn, and support resources for new families. If you are signing up for this class, you will not need to sign up for Breastfeeding 101 or Life with Your Newborn. We recommend you attend by your 30th-34th week of pregnancy. Support person encouraged to attend. Registration required.
  • New Grandparents 101: How-to Be Helpful:  Are you becoming a new grandparent? Attend this fun and informative class to discover how things have changed since your babies were born. You will learn the latest information about effective communications between you and the parents-to-be, newborn care, current guidelines for car seats and safety in the home, vaccines, the 5 8’s to calm a fussy baby and much more. Most of all you will gain insight about establishing a positive relationship with your new grandchild! 2 hrs, Free
  • Baby Care:  Learn about the unique and wonderful world of living with a newborn. Learn about physical care, emotional care, when to call for the doctor and safety issues. Registration required.
  • Breastfeeding Support:  Every Thursday at Family Birth Center.    Birth to 1 month: Noon-1:15 pm – 1 month and up: 1:30-2:30 pm  For the breastfeeding mom and her new baby; facilitated by lactation specialists. Due to space limitations, no siblings please.
  • Infant CPR for friends and family:   Learn the basics about CPR for infants up to one year of age. Acquire the skills needed to perform CPR and how to clear an obstructed airway. For this class only, it is advised not to bring babies due to the need to practice on mannequins. This class can be taken before or after baby is born.
  • DAD 101: New Dad Workshop:  Are you a new or expectant Dad? Then this workshop is for you! More than just basic baby care, the New Dads Workshop offers men insight into preparing for those precious first few months of baby’s life. This program is for men and taught by a man it provides a “hands on” overview of baby’s basic needs, the “things every Dad needs to know,” and how to build a solid relationship with your child from the very first day.

Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital offers the following classes.  To register for the following: go to https://www.eventsvc.com/legacyhealth/ choose Pregnacy and Newborn Education, then filter by class type and location to complete the registration. For questions, call 360 487-3500.

  • Newborn Essentials:  Increase your confidence in better understanding the needs of your newborn. Learn to interpret the cues your baby will use to communicate with you, their states of awareness and insight into the amazing development of their brain. We will cover bathing and diapering, as well as explore many other topics including: safety and sleep issues, calming a crying baby, coping strategies and parenting styles. Parent’s who have taken this class often say that they feel far more confident and better prepared for their transition to parenthood. Salmon Creek Main Hospital, Cost: $35
  • Newborn Essentials and Breastfeeding:  a day long class that combines the information taught in both the Newborn Essentials and Breastfeeding classes. Salmon Creek Medical Center, Cost: $75
  • Come to Baby and Me for your first outing with baby!  This is a great place to meet other parents, share and ask questions. We welcome diaper changing, infant feeding and everything else! $35 for continued attendance.  Happy or sad, good day or bad, bring your baby and join us at any of the following locations for Snugglers and Gigglers.
    • Legacy Emanuel Medical Center– Wednesdays
    • Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center –Tuesdays
    • Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center – Tuesdays
    • Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center – Thursdays
    • GROUP MEETING TIMES:  Snugglers: Newborn to 6 months 2:00- 3:30pm Gigglers: 6 months and beyond 12:00-1:30pm

Support Groups:

Children’s Home Society of Washington:

  • Parents Again: A support group for relatives raising relative children. (Grandparents Raising Grandchildren) – For more information call Sandy at 334-5578  Beginning Friday July 7th and each Friday through summer at 11:30-1:30  Meet at Leroy Haagan Memorial Park, NE 9th St., West of NE 136th Ave
  • Triple Point Support Group:  A support group for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans* and Questioning youth ages 11-17. Like-minded youth, coming together to talk about today’s issues, tomorrow’s solutions and a future without limitations. Mondays Triple Point 5-6:30 pm. Mondays Gender Blender (Trans* support group) 6:30 -8 pm.Tuesdays Drop-In 4:30-7:30 pm (dinner served) and the 3rd Wednesday of the month in Washougal 5:30-7:30 pm. Thursday Middle school group 11-14 years of age 4:30-6pm. Children’s Home Society, 1112 Columbia Street, downtown Vancouver. Group is free snacks provided. For more information drop-in to our group or call Stephen (360) 334-5560.
  • PFLAG Southwest Washington-Parents and Friends of Lesbians, Gays and Transgender People:  We are a supportive and educational group of family members, friends and allies of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ). We provide support and education for families including peer-to-peer support, educating people on the issues that are important to the community, and advocating for inclusive policies and laws. Group meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at Children’s Home Society, 1112 Columbia St. For more information call 360-562-0491 or email pflagswwa@gmail.com
  • Spanish Speaking Mom’s Support Group:  A support group for Spanish speaking mothers. Group is focused on education, information and referral, domestic violence issues, legal issues and much more. FREE childcare is available (arrive no later than 11:45 for childcare). No registration required. Thursdays, Noon-2 PM, YWCA, 3609 Main Street in Vancouver. For more information contact Irma Magaña 906-9118.

YWCA of Clark County:

  • Support group for non-offending parents and caregivers of children who have been sexually assaulted. The YWCA Clark County offers a closed support group for non-offending parents and caregivers of children who have been sexually assaulted. This group will offer a curriculum that includes topics such as helping children and families though the legal process, coping through difficult and emotional times, understanding children’s behaviors after a sexual assault, and the grooming process used by abusers. This group meets for 5 weeks and offers parents a chance to connect with other parents and gain support from each other as well as opportunity to acquire knowledge about sexual assault issues to better help themselves and their families and children. Please contact Kai Hill at 360-906-9156 to learn when the next group starts; preregistration required.
  • Spanish Speaking support group for parents who share the unique experience of raising children who experience special needs. During the school year we meet weekly on Tuesday from 10am – 12:00pm. Once a month we have a guest speaker join the group to present on various topics. In summer months, the meeting changes to monthly and includes activities for the kids. Group held at ARC of SW WA Family Center, 6511 NE 18th St, for more information contact Maria Rangel, 360-823-2247, ext 106
  • NAMI/ADAPT – Family Support Group:  Providing support and education for any family members of persons living with a psychiatric diagnosis. Group meets on the second Wednesday of the month, 7-8:30 PM, ADAPT Living Room, 3rd Floor, SWMC Memorial Campus, 3400 Main Street.

Autism Empowerment Community Support Network:  Has lots of support groups.  Check their website for more information at www. autismempowerment.org

Additional Mom Support Groups:

  • Multiples Support Group:  A support group for mothers of twins or more. This group is held in the PeaceHealth Southwest Health Education Center and is facilitated by other local moms who have twins. To find out meeting times please go to www.peacehealth.org/baby
  • M.O.M.S:    A support group for mothers of young children. Group meets each Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 AM, New Heights Church, 7913 NE 58th Avenue, Vancouver. On-site childcare is provided and a small donation is requested for childcare. ($2 per child with $4 max per family) For more information contact Karen Faust 503-358-2526 or Rhonda Oathes 360-909-6275.
  • MOMS Club of Vancouver:  Weekly support groups for stay at home moms of children birth-preschool age. 4 Chapters in Clark County. $30 annual fee that includes monthly newsletter. General information available at www.momsclub.org
  • Baby Blues Connection – MamaCare Group: A mom-to-mom support group.  Our MamaCare groups address common concerns many new mamas face including depression, anxiety, birth trauma and stress related to becoming new parents. We’ll discuss your new role, your symptoms and your fears. Group is also appropriate for pregnant women and post-adoptive mamas struggling with depression or anxiety as well. All information shared at meetings is kept confidential in our judgment free, safe space. We are LGTBQ friendly too!  Please call 800-557-8375 (toll-free) prior to attending (if possible). For more information call, visit our website babybluesconnection.org or email us at info@babybluesconnection.org.

Groups meet in Vancouver, SE & NE Portland, Gresham and Portland West-side.