We believe in supporting children and families who have entered the child welfare system so they can fully realize their potential.

Parents for Parents program connects parents who have successfully navigated the child welfare system to parents who have recently become engaged with Child Protective Services.

Our goal is to provide early outreach, education and support to parents who have entered the dependency system so they can be reconnected to their children. We also provide parent allies with leadership and gateway employment opportunities as they provide support, knowledge and mentoring to parents new to the system.

Parents for Parents programs are currently active in the following counties:

  • King County (King County Superior Court)

  • Pierce County (Multicultural Child and Family Hope Center)

  • Kitsap County (Kitsap County Superior Court)

  • Grays Harbor and Pacific County (Grays Harbor Court Appointed Special Advocate agency)

  • Thurston and Mason County (Family Education and Support Services)

  • Snohomish County (YWCA)

  • Spokane County (Spokane County Superior Court)

  • Whatcom County (Whatcom County Superior Court)

FOR MORE INFORMATION on starting a parents for parents program in your state, Policy Manager Alise Hegle CAN BE REACHED AT 206-695-3215 OR Alise.Hegle@CHS-WA.ORG.