Every year, Parent-Child Development Services improves the lives of 250 Multnomah County families with children under the age of 5.

Impact NW’s PCDS classes allow parents to engage in fun, interactive classroom activities with their children and to learn about topics such as nutrition, child development, and positive parenting skills.

Impact NW’s Parent-Child Development Services program receives funding from the Portland Children’s Levy, Multnomah County, Spirit Mountain Community Fund, and United Way.

Impact NW holds Parent-Child Interaction Groups at our Brentwood-Darlington Community Center and in schools in SE and SW Portland.

Participating families receive free home visits, immunization checks, and developmental screenings to make sure their children are happy and healthy. For children between 3 and 5 years of age, we also focus on school readiness and social skills. PCDS brings families closer together while empowering challenged parents to ensure a brighter future for their children.

Can we help you?

If you or someone you know is interested in our Parent-Child Development Services programs, call or email Tumi Jantjie at tjantjie@impactnw.org / (503) 294-7387. Your conversation will be completely confidential, and if Impact NW isn’t the best fit for you, we’ll help connect you to the services you need.

Impact NW believes that parents are a child’s first and most important teacher.

Yet low-income parents do not often have the time and resources they need to encourage their young children’s healthy growth. Our Parent-Child Development Services program was designed to help struggling parents find the support and develop the skills they need to support their children’s learning and development.