Mission: To provide support and educational services to encourage the healthy development of families.
Results: In 2011, First Step served over 1800 families, (and approximately 3240 children) with innovative and family-centered programs to meet the needs of our community in a respectful and responsible manner. We believe that supporting parents is critical in our attempt to support young children; as parents are their child’s protectors, first teachers and emotional home.
Target demographics: Low income families with children
Geographic areas served: Clallam County
Programs: Three Bears Educare
Infant Case Management
Maternity Support Services
Parent-Child Assistance Program
Parents As Teachers Home Visiting Program
Supported Parenting Program
Readiness to Learn Program
Summer Food Service Program for Youth
First Books Program
Making Holiday Memories Dinner
Farmer’s Market Project
Stories & Snacks
Play & Learn Groups
Bedtime Basics for Babies
The First-Step Family Support center has given our family a place to meet new friends, discover different parenting techniques, and a variety of support services, ranging from emergency diapers to the wonderful clothes closet. We appreciate First-Step for their outstanding community service and exceptional staff members.