The Parent to Parent Support Programs provide emotional support and information to families of children with developmental disabilities, delays, and ongoing health care needs.
A Program for Parents
Learning that your child has a disability or chronic health need can be a traumatic experience. Parents have many questions and concerns when coping with their child’s need and their own feelings. You are not alone. We have been there.
Parents Helping Parents
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.
Free Services Offered
- Providing Personal Support – You are not alone
- Community Resources
- Matching parents in one-to-one relationships with trained, experienced parents, with similar diagnoses
- Support Meetings
- Social & Recreational Events
- Sibshops (sibling support)
- Educational Workshops & Trainings
- Training for parents who want to become Helping Parent peer mentor volunteers
- Lending Library
- Public Awareness & Outreach
Contact Parent to Parent
- Karlene Umbaugh, Program Coordinator: (360) 715-0170, ext. 302, or KarleneU@arcwhatcom.org
- Melissa Abraham, Parent Assistant: (360) 715-0170, ext. 301, or MelissaA@arcwhatcom.org
- Marta Mejia, Padres a Padres: (360) 715-0170, ext. 308, or Familia@p2pwhatcom.org
- Parent to Parent Facebook Page
Would you like an Arc Staff Member to reach out to you? While we follow the guidelines set by the Governor, Whatcom County Health Department, and the current “stay at home” proclamation, we are working remotely and will make every effort to connect you with the resources and staff who can assist your request! Submit your secure request below.