Postpartum depression and other difficulties
Beyond the Baby Blues. Services for families experiencing emotional difficulties while adjusting to parenthood, offered by Wellspring Family Services. 206-826-3050.
Postpartum Support International. A toll-free phone number, 1-800-944-4PPD (4773), for mothers or family members with questions about symptoms of postpartum depression. All calls will be returned by a trained volunteer within 24 hours.
Postpartum Depression. Help and resources from the Children’s Trust Fund of Washington. 1-888-404-7763.
Postpartum support group. Postpartum support group. Free drop-in group held the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, 11 am–noon, at the Kindred Spirit Learning Center, 2804 Grand Avenue, Suite 311, in downtown Everett. 206-604-0996.
Pregnancy and new parents
Baby Boot Camp offers indoor and outdoor stroller-based classes to help moms and dads get fit.
Birth and Beyond. A Seattle retail store which offers several parenting classes, taught by nurses and lactation specialists, including a First Weeks class ($10 donation). 206-324-4831.
Boot Camp for New Dads. Support and education for fathers.
Bringing Baby Home. Workshops for expecting and new parents. 206-832-0355.
Conscious Fathering Program. Offered by Parent Trust of Washington. 206-233-0156, ext. 227.
Family Works. Parent support groups, play groups and classes. 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle. 206-694-6727.
Great Starts Birth and Family Education. This nonprofit educational agency offers a variety of classes on topics such as childbirth and parenting preparation, sibling preparation, newborn care, infant CPR and baby safety. 2517 Eastlake Ave. E., Seattle; 206-789-0883.
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Washington State (HMHB). The coalition helps families in Washington access information they need, from pre-pregnancy planning through childhood. 206-284-2465.
Listening Mothers. Mothers of babies up to 1 year old meet in small groups with a trained leader. 206-275-0104.
MOMS Club. Local chapters of this international organization offer support for at-home mothers.
Northwest Association for Postpartum Support (NAPS). Based in Seattle, NAPS offers referrals for postpartum-support doulas. 206-956-1955.
Parent Trust for Washington Children. Free support groups for parents throughout Washington and a free Family Help Line. 800-932-HOPE (4673).
Parenting a new baby. Parent/infant classes at Seattle Central Community College Parent Child Center. 206-587-6906.
Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS). A PEPS-trained leader facilitates weekly meetings for parents of babies from birth to 4 months of age. 206-547-8570.
Puget Sound Midwives and Birth Center. This Eastside birth center offers classes on topics ranging from breastfeeding to vaccine awareness. 13128 Totem Lake Blvd. N.E., Suite 101, Kirkland. 425-823-1919.
Reflective Parenting. Classes teach techniques that help parents understand and regulate their emotions, and better communicate with their child. 206-275-0104.
South Seattle Community College offers preschool and a parent/infant class.
Stroum Jewish Community Center offers many classes for parents, including Shalom New Baby and Listening Mothers.
Toddlers and beyond
MOPS — Mothers of Preschoolers. A support group for moms of kids under 6. Daycare available while the moms meet.
Redmond Toddler Group offers family, infant, toddler and preschool classes for kids & parents.
Miscellaneous education and support
Adoption Resource Center. Services for families adopting children. 3300 N.E. 65th St., Seattle. 206-695-3200.
Adoptive Friends and Families of Greater Seattle. Support and education for adopting families, and those waiting to adopt. 425-903-9664.
Bates Technical College. The Home and Family Life Department offers its Parent Infant/Toddler Program at many Pierce County locations. 253-680-7500.
Bellevue College Parent Education program offers classes for parents and children.
Child Care Resources of King County. A nonprofit that helps parents find child care.
Fostering Together. 206-437-2488
The Holistic Moms Network. 877-465-6667.
Mothers and More. This national organization, with local chapters, offers support, playgroups, social events and more for the stay-at-home mother. Local chapters in Redmond, Bellevue and Lynnwood.
Parents Without Partners. Ongoing support and friendship for single-parent families.
Puget Sound Adlerian Society offers information, classes and support to parents and others who work with kids, based on Adlerian psychology.
Talaris Research Institute. A Seattle nonprofit dedicated to discovering how children under five think, feel and learn.
Teen parent support group. Offered by FamilyWorks, Saturdays 4-6 p.m. at the North Seattle Family Center, 3200 NE 125th St.; 206-694-6729.
Woodinville Family Preschool. Weekly classes lead by qualified educators from Shoreline Community College. 425-481-9707, ext. 3