Parent to Parent


The Parent to Parent Support Program provides emotional support and information to families of children with special needs and/or disabilities.

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 similar needs can be helpful in coping with these challenging experiences and feelings. You are not alone.  We have been there.  Support groups can provide great Volunteer Helping Parents are available to provide support and information. Helping Parent volunteers have completed a training program and are available to provide support and information to other parents.  All information is kept confidential.  There is no cost for this service.

Services Offered:

  • Once a month support groups in both Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties. (Monthly in-person meetings are currently not running due to COVID-19, but we are holding virtual online meetings, click HERE for more info on our virtual monthly Coffee Talk meeting, and HERE for more info on our virtual monthly family night!)
  • Special closed Facebook group.
  • Emotional support for parents of children with special needs.
  • Information and referrals to community resources.
  • Trained Helping Parents whose parenting experience match yours as closely as possible.
  • Social and recreational events.
  • Current information on disabilities, medical conditions, and community resources.
  • Training for parents who would like to become Volunteer Helping Parents.
  • Public awareness and outreach to the community regarding individuals with special needs and/or disabilities.


How to get involved:

To join the Grays Harbor Parent to Parent support group, please call The Arc of Grays Harbor at 360-537-7000. Check the links below for more information and meeting dates and times.

  • To find past Parent to Parent newsletters, please click here Parent to Parent Newsletters
  • Contact us to find out about becoming a Helping Parent or if you would like to be matched with a Helping Parent!

Our Parent Coordinators

Grays Harbor County Parent Coordinator: Christie Chiles, Phone: 360-537-7000 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Pacific County Parent Coordinator: Amber Cook, Phone: 360-537-7000 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Grays Harbor and Pacific County Parent to Parent (P2P) maintains confidentiality and does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, creed, sex, or national origin.
Parent to Parent Support Programs of Washington State is a member of the Parent to Parent USA Alliance.




For other counties in Washington State, visit the P2P Coordinator Site List and contact your local Parent to Parent Coordinator, organized by region and County. (P2P Coordinator Site List)