First Step Family Support Center

About Us

We support parents and families so that they can maximize their individual potentials as they progress throughout their lives. ~ Nita Lynn, Executive Director, Retired

 

First Step Family Support Center believes that parents are their child’s first teacher as well as their first emotional “home”. In an effort to support parents in their crucial role, we offer maternity support, parenting education classes, home-visiting programs, and center-based activities so that families have the advantage in raising healthy and happy children.

Since 1972, First Step Family Support Center has worked for and with families in Clallam County and are now expanded to Jefferson County.

We actively evolve our services as the needs of the community and the families we serve change. Today, the relevance and importance of family support is stronger than ever.

In 2021, we touched the lives of over 3,900 individuals by providing parenting education, home-visiting programs, advocacy, support groups, and access to vital health and safety information and supplies. All of our programs are free or paid for by Medicaid.


Coordinators, Advocates & Educators

Child Passenger Safety

Coordinator: Emily Rosado, BA

First Step Diaper Bank

Coordinator: TBA

Infant Case Management

Supervisor: Kelsi Millet, BA
Case Managers: Krista Hanan, BA; Pattie Tuck, RN; Danielle Kaufmann, BA; Kristin Rowland, BA

Kaleidoscope Learn & Play Programs

Clallam County Coordinator: TBD
Port Townsend: Jennifer Brevik, MS
Port Hadlock: Jennifer Brevik, MS
Brinnon Coordinator: Lizzie Nelson, MS

Maternity Support Services

Supervisor: Kelsi Millet, BA
Behavioral Health Specialists: Elisia Anderson, BA; Kristin Rowland, BA
Community Health Workers: Krista Hanan, BA; Jeanene Heagy; Deidra Delgado; Danielle Kaufmann, BA
Nurse Home Visitors: Pattie Tuck, RN

Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP)

Clinical Supervisor: Christina Miko, MS
PCAP Advocates: Vianey Cadenas BA; Carmen Ortiz, BA; Riley Slonecker, BA; Neilu Naini, BA; Holly Eiland, BA; Anne Grover, MS; Cindy Deford, BA; Tobi Perrault, BA
PCAP Administrative Assistant: Tracey Grover

Parents as Teachers Program

Supervisor: Krista Hanan, BA
Parent Educators: Emily Rosado, BA; Danielle Kaufmann, BA; Jeanene Heagy; Deidra Delgado; Maddie Tefft, BA; Yvonne Bolstrom

Parent Education Classes

Instructor: Krista Hanan, BA

Port Angeles Drop-In Center

Coordinator: TBA

Safe Sleep Program

Coordinator: Deidra Delgado

Supportive Parenting Program

Family Support Workers: Stephanie Steinman, RN, Izumi Noda, AA

Family Well-Being Navigation

Family Well-Being Navigators: Kristin Rowland, BA


Board of Directors

President: Tracey Hosselkus
Vice President: Tyrone Beatty
Secretary: John Wegmann
Treasurer: Don Hoy
Orville Campbell
Kathy Murphy-Carey
Tina Smith
Laurie Szczepczynski


Administrative Team

Executive Director: Elisia Anderson, BA
Program Manager: Kelsi Millet, BA
Fiscal Manager: Priscilla Schaefer, BAS
Office Manager: Amber Hosken, BAS
Administrative Assistant: Devan Columbus
Billing & Data Specialist: Shannon Petitjean