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: Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. April 14th – June 16th
Where: First Step Family Support Center, 323 E 6th Street
Contact: Melissa G. (360) 912-1305
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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: Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. April 13th – June 15th
Where: Classes held ONLINE
Contact: Krista (360) 640-4003 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 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: Any Time!
Where: Fathering in 15 in English / Fathering in 15 in Spanish
Contact: Jeanene (360) 808-0287

Around the Table Healthy Foods
Around the Table

Around the Table is an 8 week food, nutrition, and cooking course for school-aged children and their caregivers. Participants cook and eat together, share memories and stories about food, explore their personal relationship to food, plan their own menu, and practice mindful eating, grounding, and gratitude. Mature teenagers aged 14 & up may participate without an adult.

When: July 5 – August 23, 2022 Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: First Step Drop In Center, 325 E 6th St. Port Angeles
Contact: Victoria (360) 460-3506
Registration: or use the QR code on the flyer pdf
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Lactation Support Group
Babes & Bumps

A group for breastfeeding, chest-feeding, lactating, pumping, bottle-feeding and pregnant families, facilitated by International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Pattie Tuck, RN.

When: Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (starting June 2022)
Where: First Step Drop In Center, 325 E 6th St. Port Angeles
Contact: For questions or Info call Kelsi (360) 457-8355 or email