Parent to Parent of Pierce County (P2P)

A group of young adults pose for a photo at Mt. Rainier
PURPAS Mt. Rainier Trip Summer 2014

Parent to Parent of Pierce County (P2P)

Learning that your child has a disability can be a traumatic experience. Parents have many questions and concerns in coping with their child’s needs and their own feelings. Personal support from another parent, who has a child with a similar needs, can be helpful in coping with these challenging experiences and feelings. Helping Parents (volunteer peer mentors) are available to provide support and information.

Free Services Include:

  • Matching parents in one-to-one relationships with trained, experienced parents, based on similar diagnoses and family issues
  • Providing personal support which is different than the support professionals can provide
  • Information and education about disabilities and referral to services in the community
  • Culturally relevant services through ethnic outreach
  • Training for parents who want to become Helping Parent peer mentor volunteers
  • Local Support Groups

Pierce County Parent to Parent Support Groups

    • PURPAS  family support group for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Spanish Speaking Support Group  (Apoyo Para Las Familias)
    • Down Syndrome Moms Night Out
      • Next meeting is January 13, 2017 – At the Ram Restaurant in Lakewood. Click on News & Events to find more information!
    • FrienDS  Down Syndrome Play Date Group
    • Conversations and Coffee for all parent and caregivers to share resources and give support

For any information about these support groups, please contact:

For the PURPAS group: Susan Jackson 253-722-9679 For all other groups: Doreen Vandervort
253-439-8001 / 253-565-2266