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: (360) 457-8355
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Kaleidoscope Play and Learn Port Angeles
Port Angeles Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

Parents and children come together to hear stories, do crafts, enjoy healthy snacks, and participate in circle time and supportive discussions! This is a great place to have FUN with your children, to interact with other families in playtime, and enhance the bond with your family and the community. Sessions are free and open to everyone!

When: Port Angeles Play Group will start again this Fall 2023
Where: First Step Family Support Center, 325 E 6th Street
Contact: (360) 457-8355

Parenting Classes

A 12-week course for parents with children of all ages and stages. Hands-on activities and guided discussions help you develop knowledge and skills that support you as a parent and as a role model.

When: TBD
Where: Classes held In-Person, Dinner and Childcare Provided
Contact: Deidra Delgado (360) 457-8355 to register
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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 Heagy at 360-457-8355
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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: This is a self-driven, anytime class
Where: Fathering in 15 in English / Fathering in 15 in Spanish
Contact: Jeanene Heagy (360) 457-8355