Parent to Parent

A support network for parents of children with special needs.

Special Needs Call for Special Support

Parenting is hard enough; for special needs parents it can be devastatingly overwhelming. Parent to Parent USA exists to make sure parents never feel alone in the struggle. Whether you’ve recently swallowed an unthinkable diagnosis, or you’re a veteran to the difficult realities of childhood disability and special needs, we can help. Parent to Parent has helped families for over 36 years. We provide:
  • Emotional support for parents of children with special needs.
  • Information and referrals to community resources.
  • Volunteer “Helping Parents” whose experiences match yours as closely as possible.
  • Training for parents who would like to become Helping Parents.
  • Lending Library at In-Tot Developmental Center (Books and videos for checkout)
  • Social and recreational events.
  • Public awareness and community outreach regarding special needs and/or disabilities.

Join Us

Shawna Haller is the Lewis County Parent to Parent Coordinator. You may call her at (360) 520-9299 or email

You can visit us at the NW Sports Hub (701 Allen Way) in Centralia. We share an office with In-Tot Developmental Center.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, P2P provides support and services to families with or without a diagnosis.

We provide services for families with children ages of birth to 18 and/or graduating from High School.

Unfortunately we can only serve Lewis County residents. Parent to Parent is a national program, however, and you can visit to find your nearest P2P Coordinator.

No referral is necessary. Come on in!

We provide Coffee and Conversation every 3rd Tuesday of the month. We can also match you with a trained parent mentor to provide support and guidance.

How to get involved

To receive Parent to Parent services, or become a volunteer Helping Parent, contact contact Shawna Haller at (360) 520-9299 or