"P.A.C.E is an organization providing educational and emotional support groups for new and second time around mothers in the DC area."

 webassets/Alogogreen.jpg   GROUPS FOR FIRST & SECOND TIME MOTHERTS    motherch.jpg OUR MISSION: BRINGING FAMILIES TOGETHER SINCE 1973

 P.A.C.E. was formed in 1973 to provide educational support to mothers of babies between birth and five months.     

 P.A.C.E. believes that there is no one way to raise a child.      

P.A.C.E. encourages each family to develop its own parenting  

styles base upon its own value system.  

P.A.C.E. empowers new parents to find their own voice.

In 1973, P.A.C.E. was started in the Washington, DC area by two mental health professionals after the birth of their first children. Both of the women were new to the DC area and lacked the local family support they grew up with in their home towns. The DC metropolitan area has always been an area inhabited by a transplanted population. Once a baby arrives, new families are usually eager to connect to others to share their common experience.  It was with this premise that PACE was conceived and grew.All of our leaders, in addition to possessing professional advanced degrees participated in a P.A.C.E. group when their babies were born. Many of our leadership have been involved with P.A.C.E. for over 34 years.

WHAT WE DO:

We offer groups for new mothers as well as for the second time around moms.  Our groups are led by professional mental health educators trained in the fields of infant development, parenting skills, family relationships and group dynamics.  Besides being highly trained professionals, all of our leaders are “seasoned” mothers.  There is a specific topic discussed each week. Some time is set aside so that members may share their experiences and discuss subjects of mutual concern. The group members are encouraged to meet at other times during the week. The combination of education and support works so well that P.A.C.E. group members usually continue to meet on their own after the workshops end.  Some of these PACE “communities” have been meeting for over 35 years.
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PACE, a non-profit organization provides educational & emotional support groups for sharing experiences/knowledge to promote family well-being.  PACE does not offer medical, psychological, social work or psychiatric professional services. 

FIRST TIME & SECOND TIME AROUND MOTHERS: In order to serve you better, please complete and submit the on line form.  We will contact you regarding the registration process.  Kindly be advised that we have a no refund policy. 

Our Locations: We provide educational & emotional support groups in Montgomery County, Washington, DC & Northern Virginia. 

*** FIRST TIME MOM GROUPS PLEASE CONTACT: pace.registrar@gmail.com