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Support Groups


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Come join the fun! Playgroups are a great way to connect with other parents while your kids play! Playgroups are free and open to the public. Newcomers are always welcome. Just drop in!

Playgroups offered by New Parent Services
Check with New Parent Services for the current meeting times.

  • Hood River
    Newborn to 5
    Mondays & Fridays, 10:00-12:00.
    Riverside Church (4th & State St.) in the church nursery. Just drop in!

  • Parkdale
    Newborn to Age 5
    Fridays from 10:00 AM to noon.
    Tollbridge Park (spring/summer). Mt. Hood Town Hall (fall/winter).
    Christina McGhee
    , 352-5562.

  • Cascade Locks
    Newborn to 5
    Tuesdays, 10:30-12:30
    At the City Hall Gym. Drop in or call Tami Russell, 386-8433 ex.304.

Other Playgroups

  • White Salmon, WA
    White Salmon Playgroup
    Tuesdays, 10:30-12:30
    White Salmon United Methodist Church (across from Whitson Elementary)
    Kate Karlson, Klickitat County Health Department, 509-493-6207,

Support Groups

Pregnancy and birth don't always go as planned. Many families need to connect with others to help them understand and find comfort. There are no formal support groups established in the Gorge currently, but because this is a crital element of healing, we intend to list any groups as soon as they form. If you would like to form a group, please contact us.

Portland Support Group

Baby Blues Connection
503-797-2843 or 360-735-5571,

Mom-to-mom support organization founded in 1994 that exists to offer support, information, and resources to pregnant and postpartum women and their familes. It is based in Portland and offers phone, group, and email support It is run by trained volunteers, and offers all services free of charge. You can leave a message and one of the volunteers will call you back.

Depression after Delivery

Gorge Counseling: 541-387-6138
Providence Resource Line: 503-216-6595

Columbia Gorge Breastfeeding Coalition
Jennifer McCauley, RN, IBCLC - 541-387-6344
Ellen Mallon, RN, IBCLC - 541-387-7131.
Breastfeeding Support Group that meets biweekly.


Multiples Groups

We are looking for someone to get this group going. If you are interested contact Kim at