Category: PEPS

Zoe and her mother on UW campus

Big Decisions at 17

PEPS Donor Relations Manager, Zoe Barker-Aderem, shares about her experience as the beneficiary of a Washington College Savings Plan (WA529).

Group Leaders meeting over Zoom

Connection and Community During Uncertain Times

Bringing new parents out of isolation is critical to their health and wellbeing. As PEPS works collaboratively towards the effort of prevention and protection from COVID-19 in our region, groups have shifted to connect remotely. Hear from a PEPS Community Connector, to hear how we’re striving to connect parents during this time of social distancing.

three sisters bonded by a love for each other and for PEPS

Three Sisters Bonded by a Love for Each Other – and for PEPS!

Even as smitten new parents are falling in love with their perfect baby, they can also feel alone and confused with the sudden, drastic shift in lifestyle. This is where PEPS steps in—bringing together people in the same stage of life. PEPS groups become a place where bleary-eyed moms and dads can find solace and feel understood.  Having found a…

Setting New Goals, Being a Present Father, and Sound Advice From My Own Mother

At PEPS, we love hearing from families about their parenting experiences and perspectives on parenthood. This month, we heard from several fathers who shared their highs and lows, what they love about being a parent, and advice for other dads.

Luke is an award-winning journalist, speaker, loving husband and dedicated father to a daughter. He chatted with us recently to share about his thoughts and experiences on being a dad.

Polly's morning coffee

Day in the Life…of a PEPS Community Connector

In 2017, PEPS reorganized its staffing structure and created three Community Connector positions. For the past two years, these three Connectors have developed critical relationships with the communities in our service area. Their work involves identifying service gaps and barriers to parent-support services and determining ways that PEPS can help close the gaps and remove those barriers. The Connectors  accomplish…

Ally and her family


Hi! Your friendly, neighborhood Transwoman here! My name is Allanah Raas-Bergquist, and I am the Operations Coordinator at PEPS. I use she/her pronouns and am Dad/Dadda/Daddy to my 5-year-old daughter Svea (her pronouns vacillate between she/they/fancylady/poopadoop). March 31st is International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV), which for me is the most important of the few trans* holidays that are on the…