By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
A new non-profit, The Pea Pod Family Resource Center, is forming to provide a shared support system for families, especially those with newborns to 6-year-olds.
The Pea Pod resources are expected to include parenting workshops, adult and children’s wellness classes, support groups, play groups and a play-based cooperative pre-school, according to Natasha Stanley, marketing co-chair.
Tara Sawyer, who spearheaded The Pea Pod, said, “Our target audience includes families who are looking for resources, support and an opportunity to build their own community by sharing benefits and building trust through accountability.”
“You have to commit to doing your part,” Sawyer said. “Sometimes it can seem like a lot of work, but this work is what forms lasting friendships and contributes in numerous ways to your family’s quality of life.”
The organization is seeking space in inner-Northeast Portland with a goal of opening in January 2015. The website is www.peapodpdx.org. Sawyer’s e-mail is moc.l1502998143iamg@1502998143xdpdo1502998143paep1502998143.