Pierce County is the 2nd most populous county in Washington behind King County. Approx 45 % of the population lives in urban or suburban communities, and the rest in unincorporated rural areas. As with other counties in WA state, families with young children are more racially and ethnically diverse. Poverty is most prevalent among residents who are American Indian or Alaska Native (25%), Hispanic (24%), and among those who selected “other” for race/ethnicity (27%). These groups are twice as likely as white residents (11%) to experience povety. 43.3% of Pierce Counties children are living under 185% of the FPL.


Pierce Co Perinatal Collaborative Meets Quarterly
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Pierce Co Perinatal Emotional Health Committee
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Meets every other month on the 3rd Thursdays 2-3

For more info:
Muriel Herrera-Velasquez -  muriel@first5fundamentals.org
Taylor Caragan TCaragan@tpchd.org



Perinatal Collaborative of Pierce County
Learn More! Contact us at pcofpcinfo@gmail.com.

Perinatal Collaborative of Pierce County (PCPC) is a local non-profit dedicated to improving the health of Pierce County mothers and infants. PCPC provides opportunities to learn about best practices in caring for mothers and infants in our community. We promote networking among providers to increase coordination of services for perinatal populations.

Pierce Co Perinatal Mental Health Task Force
The task force meets quarterly after the PCPC Membership Mtg.

Pierce Co Perinatal Mental Health Task Force is part of a 2 year pilot project created by Perinatal Support Washinginton and funded by the Department of Child, Youth and Family. The aims of the project are to increase community capacity to address perinatal mental health and create easy pathways for families to access care. The task force is provided perinatal mental health consultation by Perinatal Support WA and chaired by a local organization: Step By Step, a local non-profit dedicated to supporting and empowering mothers.

Find out more about what's happening in WA state! use our interactive map to see where we hosted perinatal mental health training in the last 2- 3 years, or find out about local initiatives to get involved in.