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Parent Support

Let's be honest, somewhere along the line every parent could use a little help.

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Parent Cafe

First and Third Fridays of the Month - BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2021, 12:30 - 1:30pm

Parent Cafe will begin October 1 and will meet in person at Skagit Valley Family YMCA. Childcare for children ages 3 years and older available, kids under 3 will join their parents/caregivers in group.


Discussions vary week to week and may include: self care, literacy, developmental concerns, parenting strategies, nutrition and more!

October 1:          Parent Regulation with Margaret Kotal
October 15:        Read Aloud with Allia Allen and Home Literacy Activities. 
                          Giveaway: We’re Reading Dual Language Books


November 5:      How to handle transitions, create meaningful routines with Heidi                                Mitchell Sanchez
                          Giveaway: Cuddle Bright

November 19:   Co-regulation with Margaret Kotal

This group is suited for parents and caregivers who are pregnant or have children under age five. 

Addelle Diedesch, Therapist at Little Mountain Counseling and Ana Rivas, Welcome Baby Coordinator for United Way of Skagit County will host. Moms, dads, caregivers - all are welcome!


360.922.2644 (call or text)

Location: Skagit Valley Family YMCA, 1901 Hoag Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273

From Expecting to the Unexpected

Three, eight-week sessions. Session 1 begins in October 4, 2021, meets Mondays from 11:00-12:30pm

This free group is an inclusive 8 week education and support program for parents in the perinatal period – pregnancy to age one. Group takes a modified GPS model.


This group seeks to serve parents across a spectrum of needs. The group will take an inclusive and culturally responsive lens - supporting BIPOC and the LGBT+ community. This group will be appropriate to support parents with pre-existing struggles with mental health and who are currently in SUDs recovery. This is not a therapy group but focus on education and peer support.

Group discussions will include the myths, realities, normalize the complexities of the parenting experience and emotional impacts of each topic.


Babies are Welcome!

Group Facilitator: T. Addelle Diedesch MA, LMHC




Location: 325 Pine Street, Mount Vernon WA 98270

In Person Spanish Parent Group

Bi-weekly beginning in September 2021.

More information coming soon!

Virtual Spanish Parent Group

Weekly beginning in September 2021.

More information coming soon!

Spanish Parent Group

Bi-weekly group starting January 2022.

More information coming soon!

Skagit P2P: EVENING Tea Talk via ZOOM (ONLINE)

Dates and times vary, check website.

We understand how isolating it can be right now, so we are hosting an EVENING Parent Support Meeting through ZOOM.

FOR: Parents and caregivers of children with developmental disabilities and ongoing health care needs.

REGISTER YOUR SPOT: Using Eventbrite link below or e-mail us at p2poffice@sparckids.org

After registering you will receive an email containing the link for you to join the Parent Support Meeting via Zoom. Please register early so you can get the link. You must be able to connect through a cell phone, tablet or computer with a camera. No blacked out screens allowed for safety reasons.

QUESTIONS: Contact Skagit P2P at 360.416.7570 x 2999 or p2poffice@sparckids.org

PO Box 451, Burlington WA 98233
Welcome Baby/Hello Kiddo Warmline: 360.922.2644 (call or text)
United Way of Skagit County PH: 360.755.9521, FAX: 360.755.9523