Parent to Parent

Learning that your child has a special health or developmental concern can be a frightening and isolating experience.

Parents may have questions and concerns as they learn about new information and services that can help their child and family.  Parents also need time and support to navigate their own emotions and adjust to raising a child with special needs.  Personal support from another parent, who has a child with similar needs, can help. You are not alone.  We have been there.  Volunteer Helping Parents are available to provide support and information.
Helping Parent volunteers have completed a training program and are available to provide support and information to other parents.  All information is kept confidential.  There is no cost for this service.
Services Offered:
  • Emotional support for parents of children with special needs.
  • Information and referrals to community resources.
  • Trained Helping Parents whose parenting experience match yours as closely as possible.
  • Social and recreational events.
  • Current information on disabilities, medical conditions and community resources.
  • Training for parents who would like to become Volunteer Helping Parents.
  • Public awareness and outreach to the community regarding individuals with special needs and/or disabilities.

Click to link to our Washington State Parent to Parent page

Contact your local Parent to Parent Coordinator, organized by region and County. (P2P Coordinators Information)

Our Multi-Cultural Programs offers culturally relevant services. We can direct you to community resources for your entire family, oranized by county. 

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Free Services Include:

  • Emotional support for parents of children with special needs.
  • Information and referrals to community resources.
  • Trained Helping Parents whose parenting experience match yours as closely as possible.
  • Social and recreational events.
  • Current information on disabilities, medical conditions and community resources.
  • Training for parents who would like to become Volunteer Helping Parents.
  • Public awareness and outreach to the community regarding individuals with special needs and/or disabilities.
Parent to Parent of Washington State is a member of the Parent to Parent USA Alliance.
Washington State Parent to Parent (P2P) maintains confidentiality and does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, creed, sex, or national origin.
Learn more about E-mail support and information groups for parents, Sponsored by Parent to Parent of King County.
Are you looking for past issues of the Parent to Parent E-Newsletter?
You can find them at the P2P Newsletter Archive Page.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION about Parent to Parent please contact Tracie Hoppis, Washington State P2P Coordinator at:  1.509.907.0873 or by e-mail parent2parentwa@arcwa.org 

Your tax deductible donations are welcome and encouraged.

Washington State Parent to Parent (P2P) is funded by The Arc of Washington State, Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration, and the Department of Health/Children with Special Health Care Needs. County programs may also receive funding from various agencies including the Developmental Disabilities Administration (at the county level),  United Way, local grants and donations.