Parent and Caregiver Support Resources
Being a parent or caregiver is hard work. Support groups and classes can give you the tools you need to be the best parent or caregiver you can be.
Many different classes and groups are available depending on where you live. Classes cover topics like effective parenting skills, sibling rivalry, discipline and nutrition. Support groups are a great place to share experiences and learn from other parents and caregivers.
Other places to find a support group in your community include: libraries, community centers, local churches and hospitals.
Education and support services for families in Washington State. For more information, call the Family Help Line (800) 932-4673.
2-1-1 Community Information Line
Call or search online for parent support resources in your community.
Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS)
Support groups in King and Snohomish Counties for parents of newborns and second children.
Search for parent support groups in Snohomish County.
Skamania Klickitat Community Network
Information and support for parents living in Skamania and Klickitat County in Southwest Washington State. For more information, call 1-866-631-1997.
Health Insurance Programs for Children
Children in a relative’s care may be eligible for state-sponsored coverage of medical, dental, and mental health services. Learn more about the children's health insurance program, Apple Health for Kids.
There is a Washington State law that allows kinship caregivers to consent to health care for a child when the parents are not available. View the Consent to Health Care for a Child.
Information and Support for Children with Special Needs
Talking with families who are going through similar experiences can often help you to address concerns and cope with your child’s special needs. To learn more about support groups, workshops and resources to help your child in school, visit Learn more about support for children with special needs.