A group of men, women, and children are representing different ages and ethnicities.

About Us

Parenting is an extremely rewarding and sometimes challenging job. Parenting Together Washington County believes parents are the most important adults in a child’s life. Their influence is critical to their child’s school and life success. Child and family success are also essential to schools and communities. When families and communities work together they all thrive!

Parenting Together Washington County strives to bring families and communities together. We promote and support opportunities to learn from each other in parenting education classes, workshops and family-friendly activities. We invite parents and community partners to explore the website and share resources and events. Reach out and connect to a new resource; attend a workshop or parenting classes; take a family field trip to a school, library, park, museum or special event! Join us as we partner to build a strong and successful parenting hub!

To learn more about us, watch this short video from Community Matters.

Interested in our impact?  2016-2017 Summary


Parenting Together Washington County builds and sustains lifelong learning connections between children, families and communities to enable all to thrive.


Our community raises strong, healthy children and families who are lifelong learners, with equitable opportunities to succeed and reach their full potential.

Our Partners

Parenting Together depends on strong partnerships with community based parenting education providers. The calendar lists upcoming classes. We are supported by the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative and Early Learning Washington County, a unique partnership between Washington County Health and Human Services and the United Way of the Columbia Willamette. We are one of over a dozen regional parenting hubs across Oregon. The hubs seek to improve access to high quality parenting education for all families.

Click below to learn about our valuable partners.

Adelante Mujeres
Adelante Mujeres serves low-income women and families in western Washington County. They offer parenting information, help with emotional trauma, GED support and conflict resolution (ESPERE). They provide Chicas youth development (for 3rd grade and older), and Early Childhood Education (ECE) for children with moms in adult education.
Family Resource Coordinators

Family Resource Coordinators support school districts to provide direct support for families with children ages 0 – 6. Services include information on quality child care, early learning, parenting and connection to community resources. Connect with a family resource coordinator by calling the phone line: 503-846-4431 

IRCO: Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
IRCO assists immigrants, refugees and mainstream community members to become self-sufficient. They promote a healthy and inclusive multi-ethnic society.
LifeWorks Northwest
LifeWorks Northwest provides prevention, mental health and addiction services for family members. They offer after school programs, in-home parent education, counseling, and alcohol and drug treatment.
Morrison Child and Family Services
Morrison Child and Family Services provides mental health, substance abuse and prevention and education services for children ages 0 – 21. Programs include foster care, outpatient, day treatment, and residential programs. They also provide parent education courses, a parent mentor program and parent support groups.
Virginia Garcia
Virginia Garcia provides high-quality primary health care in Washington and Yamhill Counties. Their emphasis is migrant and seasonal farm workers and others with health care barriers. They have provided parenting training for over 20 years.  
Youth Contact
Youth Contact provides intervention, prevention and treatment for youth and families with emotional and behavioral issues and/or alcohol and drug use. They have a presence in all Washington County school districts.  
Regional Parenting Hubs
Support for parents can be found at regional parenting hubs thoughout Oregon. Check out a regional parenting hub near you.

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