First Step Family Support Center

Center-based Activities

Port Angeles Drop-in Center at First Step
Port Angeles Drop-in Center

The Port Angeles Drop-In Center at First Step offers a safe place to find what you need for your family. We have a free clothing and equipment closet, information and referrals, a children’s play area, emergency diapers and formula, access to phones, computers, fax and copier, healthy snacks, and free children’s books.

When: Monday-Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Where: First Step Drop-in Center
325 East 6th Street, Port Angeles
Contact: First Step (360) 457-8355
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Kaleidoscope Play and Learn Port Angeles
Port Angeles Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

Babies and toddlers learn through playtime, story time, games, and music activities. Age appropriate learning activities for pre-schoolers are provided through art, music, song and dance, circle and story time, literacy, science, and other activities.

Covid 19 Vaccine Card required for all adult attendees per Peninsula College

When: Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. September 22nd – November 24th
Where: First Step Family Support Center, 323 E 6th Street
Contact: Melissa G. (360) 912-1305
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Parents of Teens: A Parent Support Group

This support group is for parents & caregivers in families with teens! Let’s talk about your role in the journey as your adolescent prepares for adulthood. Join us and be heard, get inspired, share your story, connect with other parents like you, learn, and share wisdom with others.

When: Thursday Evenings, September 16th through November 4th, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Where: First Step, 323 E 6th St, Port Angeles
Contact: Jeanene at (360) 808-0287
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Parenting Classes

Parenting classes are offered throughout the year to provide a safe place to learn how you can enhance your relationship with your child.

When: Thursdays 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. October 21 – December 9th
Where: Classes held online via Zoom
Contact: Krista (360) 640-4003
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Perinatal Support Group
Mothering Together Support Group

Are you a new mom? Wondering if it’s supposed to be this hard? Looking to be a part of a community of other parents who get it? Those first weeks & months are so hard…

Anxiety, depression, birth trauma make it even harder… We get it! And we offer new hope that it will get easier. We are a virtual Peer Support Group for mothers during pregnancy and/or the first years of their child’s life. Free to participate.

When: Wednesdays from 1-2pm
Where: Offered via Zoom
Contact: Jeanene at 360-808-0287 or click here to join the group.
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Fathering in 15

A unique, flexible, convenient resource that will help dads to become the best dads they can be. Fathering in 15 contains 15 topics focused on increasing a dad’s awareness and knowledge about what it takes to be a good dad, and the capacity, or skills, to carry out what he learns, building a dad’s self-worth and building a good man and a good dad.

Dads can complete each topic in only 15 minutes. To receive a certificate for your participation, please contact First Step before beginning the program for details.

When: Any Time!
Where: Fathering in 15 in English / Fathering in 15 in Spanish
Contact: Jeanene (360) 808-0287

Summer Adventure Camp
Summer Adventure Camp

Summer Adventure Camp is a kindergarten-readiness program held during the summer for students entering Kindergarten. Arts and crafts, story time, songs, and games are used to help children prepare for the transition to public education.

When: July 12th – 23rd 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: First Step Family Support Center
Contact: Elisia (360) 457-8355
Registration: email or
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