Parent to Parent Support Programs

The Parent to Parent Support Programs provides emotional support and information to families of children with special needs and/or disabilities.

Personal support from another parent, who has a child with similar needs, can be helpful in coping with many challenging experiences and feelings. Helping Parent volunteers have completed a training program and are available to provide support and information to other parents. All information will be kept confidential. There is no cost for this service.

Services provided:

·         Emotional support for parents of children with special needs

·         Information and referrals to community resources

·         Trained Helping Parents whose parenting experiences match yours as

           closely as possible

·         Social and recreational events

·         Current information on disabilities, medical conditions and

           community resources

·         Support meetings

·         Newsletters

·         Sibshops (sibling support)

·         Public awareness and outreach to the community regarding people

           with special needs and/or disabilities

Whatcom County Parent to Parent Staff

Karlene Umbaugh, Program Coordinator
(360)255-2056 ext. 1

Marcela Jimenez, Latino Community Coordinator
(360)255-2056 ext. 2

Melissa Abraham, Community Outreach Coordinator
(360)255-2056 ext. 3



Parent to Parent is sponsored by Whatcom Center for Early Learning
2001 H Street Bellingham, WA 98225 (360)671-3660

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