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  • Increase Parenting Support for Families with Young Children

  • Promote Youth Academic Success

  • Identify Young Children with Mental, Emotional or Behavioral Problems and Provide Support

  • Reduce Violent and Aggressive Behavior by and to Youth

  • Increase Parenting Support for Families with Young Children

SAFE: Suicide Awareness Trainings

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SAFE: Suicide Awareness for Everyone trainings are for anyone – professional and non-professionals – over the age of 15.  It is designed to raise suicide awareness and teach basic skills, and is based on the nationally recognized QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) “Gatekeeper” training.  Trainings will held in Forks, Sequim, Port Angeles, Chimicum, and Bremerton the last week of July.    See the event flyer for more information and to register.  Registrations are due June 20.  SAFE_Suicide_Prevention_Training_Flyer_2018.pdf



Lower Elwha Resource Fair and Family Night

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The Lower Elwha Family Advocacy Program is hosting two events on Wednesday, June 27: the Lower Elwha 5th Annual Resource Fair and a Community Family Night. 


The 5ht Annual Resource Fair will be held from noon- 4:00 pm.  Providers, community members, friends, and neighbors are all invited.  Information on legal, medical, financial, employment, education, and housing resources will be provided.  Organizations interested in sharing information should RSVP by June 26 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more information, please view the event flyer: Resource_Fair_2018.6.27th_PDF_flyer_1.pdf

The Community Family Night: Awareness begins at 5:30 pm.  A free dinner and arts/crafts are provided for children.  Ellen Fetchiet, Mental Health Professional Counselor, and Beatriz Arakawa, Program Manager and Victim Advocate, will present: “Why did I not sense it, sooner?  Violence and Substance Abuse,” and an overview of services provided by the Lower Elwha Family Advocacy program.  For more information, please visit the event flyer: Family_night_June_27th_2018_PDF_flyer.pdf



Summer Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

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First Step has posted their summer flyers for the Kaleidoscope Play & Learn programs in Chimacum, Brinnon, and Port Hadlock.  Parents and children come together to hear stories, have snacks, do crafts, and participate in circle time and supportive discussions.  Visit the First Step Webiste for more information.

ISO: Volunteer Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician

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First Step Family Support Services in Port Angeles is seeking a Volunteer to assist parents with fitting car seats.  The volunteer will become a Nationally Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and:

  • Learn the technical skills and knowledge to correctly use and install car seats, booster seats, and seat belts.
  • Educate parents and caregivers on how to properly select, use and install car seats and booster seats, and to know when to transition children to seat belts once booster seats are outgrown.
  • Put your knowledge and hard work to use teaching parents and caregivers how to properly protect their children in a motor vehicles and provide "hands-on" assistance to properly use and install car seats, booster seats, and seat belts.

This position has a flexible schedule (4 hours/month, by appointment) and requires completion of a certification course.  If you are at least 18 years old and interested in becoming a Nationally Certified Passenger Safety Technician, please call Andrea or Jacki at 360-457-8355 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




First Teacher Playground Playgroup

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First Teacher is hosting a playground playgroup this spring!  Come gather with other parents for outdoor play and connecting, play with other families of young children, and finish with an activity.  This will be held outside no matter the weather.  Each child that attends receives a FREE book.  All are welcome!

The playgroup will meet every Thursday, 9:00 am - 10:00 am from May 3rd - June 14th at the 0-5 Community School Playground in Sequim.  Enter through the gate on the 3rd St.

Free Community Event: Kevin Hines

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Peninsula Behavioral Health is briniging Kevin Hines to Port Angeles for a free community presenation on Friday, May 11, 3:30-4:30 at Civic Field.  Kevin Hines is a dynamic speaker who will be talking about mental health and suicide. He is one of less than 1% of people to survive a fall from the Golden Gate Bridge.  “In the 17 years since his nearly fatal try, Kevin has become the bridge between the many parents, siblings, children, spouses, and friends left behind and their loved ones who did what they did to put an end to unimaginable suffering.”   See the EVENT FLYER for more information.

Community Cafe Host Training

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First Step Family Support Center, Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe and the OESD are hosting a Community Café Host Training on Friday, May 18 in Sequim.  A Community Café is a community conversation hosted by parents with the support of community partners. Café conversations spark leadership and develop relationships to help strengthen families. Child care will be provided, and registration is free. STAR credit and Clock hours are available. See the flyer for registration information, and these two handouts for more information: One_Pager_on_the_Community_Cafe_Approach.pdf and One_Pager_Early_Childhood.pdf

Incredible Years Pre-School Program Parenting Class

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The Family Healing Center in Port Angeles is hosing a session of the Incredible Years Pre-School Program Parenting Class, every Tuesday, June 5 - October 2, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm.  FREE childcare and dinner are provided during this parenting class.  Participants will learn how to promote positive behaviors and develop social/emotional skills in their children.  Registration is required.  See the flyer for more information.  IY_PA_FHC_2018.pdf



Abuse Prevention and Intervention Training

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This FREE training, sponsored by the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and presented by Outcomes and Operations, LLC, will cover the entire spectrum of violence prevention and intervention.  The training will be held: 

Wednesday and Thursday, May 30-31, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Elwha Heritage Center, 401 E. 1st St, Port Angeles 

Lunch is provided and certificates of completions will be distributed at the end of the second day.  For more information on the event, trainers, and where to RSVP, check out the EVENT FLYER.



Free Hepatitis C Screening

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VIMO is hosting a FREE Hepatitis C Screening Saturday, May 19 at their clinic: 819 Georgiana Street, Port Angeles.  See the event flyer for risk factors, symptoms, and other information on Hep. C. Free Hep C Screening Flyer



Coffee and Conversations Support Group

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Coffee and Conversations is a support group for those providing care to a person with developmental disabilities.  All topics are welcome: how to deal with a difficult parenting siutation, IEPs, advocacy, self care, etc ...  This is an initiative of the Parent to Parent program at Clallam Mosaic

Tuesday, May 8, 10:00 am - Noon, Common Grounds Cafe, Port Angeles

Thursday, June 7, 10:00 am - Noon, Holy Trinity Church, Port Angeles

For more information, please see the flyer: coffee_and_conversation_v4_may2018.pdf

Suicide Prevention and Awareness Training

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Suicide Awareness for Everyone (SAFE) is a 2-hour presentation based on the nationally recognized QPR “Gatekeeper” training. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer. The QPR processes emphasizes that both professionals and non-professionals can effectively intervene to prevent suicides.  Registration is required and space is limited. See the flyer and registration form for more details.  Training dates and locations are:

  • Monday, May 14, 1-3pm: Bremerton, WA
  • Monday, May 14, 6-8pm: Chimacum, WA
  • Tuesday, May 15, 10-Noon: Forks, WA
  • Tuesday, May 15, 6-8pm: Port Angeles
  • Wednesday, May 16, 10-Noon: Sequim, WA

Section 8 Waiting List

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Section 8 Waiting List Opportunity Applications Available April 6

The Peninsula Housing Authority (PHA) will be opening its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Clallam and Jefferson counties for one week beginning Monday, April 9, 2018 - Friday, April 13, 2018.  Applications may be picked up at the Housing Authority office located at 2603 S. Francis, Port Angeles WA 98362 between the hours of 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (9:00 am to 12:00 pm Friday) and at Olympic Community Action (OlyCAP) located at 823 Commerce Loop, Port Townsend WA 98368 beginning April 6, 2018 or you may call (360) 452-7631 Ext *810 to request an application be mailed to you.  You may also download an application from the web at www.peninsulapha.org

 Complete applications will be accepted BY MAIL ONLY and must be mailed to 2603 South Francis Street, Port Angeles WA 98362 – ONLY THOSE POSTMARKED BETWEEN MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018 AND FRIDAY, APRIL 13 2018 WILL BE ACCEPTED. The PHA will conduct a random lottery of all COMPLETE applications received within the required time frame to fill 175 positions on the Clallam County Section 8 waiting list and 100 positions on the Jefferson County Section 8 waiting list – individuals may apply for one or both waiting lists.  Income limits apply.