Parent Cafés

What are Parent Cafés?

Every family can get stronger! Parent Cafés are small group gatherings to deliver training content and provide support.

Cafés focus on building and promoting five protective factors to reduce risk and create optimal outcomes for children, youth, and families. These include:

  • Parental Resilience
  • Social Connections
  • Knowledge of Parental and Child Development
  • Concrete Support in Times of Need
  • Social and Emotional Competence of Children

Parent Cafés and Virtual Parent Cafés are safe spaces for parents and caregivers to relax, reflect and talk about the joys and challenges of raising a family. They are judgement-free zones where we share experiences and resources while learning from one another. Parents are the leaders and experts in their own lives. FREE, bilingual, confidential and open to all family members.

Contact the Center to learn more about how to attend a Parent Café: 915.307.8043

98%

of Parent Café attendees say that the experience helped them reflect on their strengths and challenges.

Become a Parent Café Table Host

We’re looking for Parent Café Table Hosts. If you want to be a part of a community of people dedicated to strengthening families from the inside out, then table hosting may be right for you. Parent/Caregiver participation in café planning and hosting is central to the peer-to-peer support process, and to the creation of safe spaces for sharing the joys and challenges of raising a family.

Requirements: positive energy/attitude, thoughtfulness, care, and a genuine interest in and compassion for all people.

Contact the Center to learn more about becoming a part of the Parent Café Table Host team: 915.307.8043

Provider Cafés

The Center also hosts Provider Cafés. Provider Cafés will bring community service providers together for information sharing, training on service offerings, and coaching on secondary trauma and self-care.

Contact the Center to learn more Provider Cafés: 915.307.8043

Get in Touch
Call: 915.307.8043
Email: info@epccinc.org

Who Can Receive Services?

  • For All Adults Who Raise Children: Parents, Grandparents, Guardians, etc.
  • Must reside in El Paso County, with preferences for the following zip codes: 79901, 79903, 79904, 79905, 79924, 79930, 79915, 79835, 79838, 79902 (Please note: these zip codes are prioritized, but do not restrict participants in surrounding areas from registering.)

In Partnership with the Family Leadership Council

The Family Leadership Council (FLC) is a community multi-system that collaborates with a broad cross-section of leaders from community colleges, hospitals, juvenile probation, child welfare, non-profit agencies, courts and community groups.

“I was uncomfortable when I was first referred to attend a Parent Café but, after attending, I found it extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I would 100% recommend!”

– Parent Café Attendee

Request an Appointment

For immediate support, call our 24-Hour Helpline: (915) 588-6542. For an appointment, email referral, or appointment request Call (915) 565-5021 or click the button below.