Family Support

Access diverse resources and learning opportunities, while making community connections.

What We Do

The Family Support Department provides a variety of programs and services focused on supporting families and individuals in strengthening their protective factors and building resilience. We strive to provide welcoming and culturally responsive services that promote prevention, well-being and community connections.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Program

Program Description

Parents, caregivers, and children 0-5 years old are invited to come play, create and learn during this facilitated play time.  Activities include art projects, story time, free play and parent/caregiver education opportunities. Groups are free and open to children and adults of all abilities.

Program Eligibility

All are welcome. Appropriate for families with children 0-5. Adult must be present with child(ren).

How to access service

Drop in program. Attend any session at any of our locations and complete a registration form on site.

Program Schedule Spring Quarter 2020

All groups cancelled until further notice, due to COVID-19.

We invite you to join us virtually to stay connected to   Early Learning and Parent/Caregiver education and resources until our groups resume.  Join our CHS Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Facebook group.  Click here!

Shoreline Family Support Center
17018 15th Ave NE  Shoreline, WA 98155

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
10:30am—12:00pm
Facilitated in English

Tuesdays
10:30am—12:00pm
Facilitated in Spanish

Bothell United Methodist Church
18515 92nd Ave NE Bothell, WA 98011

Mondays
10:30am—12:00pm
Facilitated in English

Thursdays
10:30am—12:00pm
Facilitated in Spanish

Third Place Commons
17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Thursdays
10:30—12:00pm
Facilitated in English

Positive Discipline for Families Program

Program Description

The Positive Discipline for Families Program is a series of 8 weekly classes (facilitated in English and Spanish) for parents/caregivers who want more cooperative and respectful relationships with their children. Through this program participants can learn tools to:

  • Be more effective as a parent and have fun in the process
  • Discipline with kindness and firmness at the same time
  • Raise responsible and respectful children
  • Strengthen your social support network
  • Reduce your stress and strengthen your family’s resilience.

The courses are facilitated by certified Positive Discipline Association educators.

Program Eligibility

Focus population for these classes are parents/caregivers with at least one child under the age of 6.

How to access service: To register to attend a course, please contact the Program Coordinator, Velia Lara, at  or 206-631-8824. 

Program Schedule

Classes are cancelled due to COVID-19 until further notice. If you are interested in learning more about Positive Discipline we invite you to join our Facebook pages in English and Spanish. 

English Facebook Page

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Spanish Facebook Page

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Kinship Caregiver Support Program

Program Description

Support groups and services that respond to the unique challenges and experiences of Kinship Caregivers and those playing the vital role of raising their relative’s children.

Program Eligibility

Any adult who is in the position of guardian (formally or informally) of a relative’s child 0-18 years of age.

How to access service

Contact the program staff to set up an initial one on one appointment to create a support plan and enroll in the support group.

Program Schedule

The support group is scheduled for the 3rd Tuesday of the month 10am-12pm. Schedule is subject to change.

Program Staff Contact

Tamara Piwen
206-631-9436

Out of School Time Program

Program Description

In partnership with King County Housing Authority, we provide a variety of Out of School Time activities for youth residents of Ballinger Homes in Shoreline. Activities are focused on academic and social emotional learning and development.

Program Eligibility

Youth residents living at Ballinger Homes in Kindergarten – 12th grade who would like to receive afterschool academic support and engage in leadership and enrichment activities that strengthen positive and pro-social skill development and learning.

Program Schedule

The Out of School Program generally operates the following days and times. Please contact the Program Coordinator for specific information: 

 

School Year Programming (September – June)

Middle School Mondays Program – for youth residents 6th – 8th grade

Mondays 3:30-5:00pm

Homework Factory Program

for youth residents K-12th grade

Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm
Wednesdays 2:00-5:30pm

Summer Programming (July – August)

Camp Ballinger – for youth residents K – 12th grade (K-8th grade are participants and 9th – 12th graders are in a leadership position and earn community service hours)

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Other Resources

Clothing Exchange

Clothing Exchange – donations of children’s clothing birth – age 6 are accepted and available to the public at our Shoreline location 17018 15th Ave NE Shoreline, WA 98155.

WIC Program (Women, Infants and Children)

WIC Program (Women, Infants and Children) – Public Health provides the WIC program at our Shoreline location 17018 15th Ave NE Shoreline, WA 98155. For more information call (206) 363-6864.