Family Support Services (FSS) is a resource navigation and community connection pilot funded through Help Me Grow King County in partnership with Best Starts for Kids.

Best Starts for Kids

FSS provides supportive case-management and resource navigation, hosts peer-support parenting groups and works to build referral relationships with community organizations who provide services supporting families from pregnancy to age five.

For more information, contact:

Meet Our Family Support Services Team

Jami Bess

Program Director

Karina Arroyo

Family Connector

Lanetra Barron

Family Connector

Stacey Silver

Program Administrator

Olga Leon

Intake & Referral Coordinator

Isabel Dominguez

Intake & Referral Coordinator

Referrals for Families in Need

Our online referral form is the primary way to submit a referral for a family you are working with. Client families are welcome to self-refer.

Make a Referral

If you are unable to use the online form, referrals can be submitted via email by completing this printable referral form.

Open Arms staff will contact you for an intake conversation within three to five days of completing the referral form. For families seekings short-term Birth Doula Services, we’ll connect you with a doula three months prior to your estimated due date.

Contact us if you have any questions!