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FIRST STEP FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Human Services

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 Drop-In Centers Parent-Child Assistance Program Parents As Teachers Home Visiting Program Supported Parenting Program Readiness to Learn Program Summer Food Service Program for Youth Parenting Classes First Books Program Making Holiday Memories Dinner Farmer’s Market Project Stories & Snacks Play & Learn Groups Bedtime Basics for Babies

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Sharmaine W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.