PEP Parent Group Helps to Support the Whole Child

An child's hand rests in an adults hand

PEP Parent Group is an opportunity for caregivers of young people served by any PEP program to come together for a meal, fun and education. At PEP, our whole-child approach means we are not working in support of just the child; we are working in support of their entire ecology, from their home to their school to their community. Parent Group is one of PEP’s strategies aimed at supporting the whole child.

“Our parents are typically under a lot of stress,” explained Hallie Gustin, PEP’s ecological support manager. “When your child struggles with mental health challenges or developmental disabilities, there is a lot to navigate, both emotionally and logistically. Coming together with other parents who are facing the same challenges can be validating. It helps them understand that they’re not alone.”

PEP Parent Group Dates & Times

Each meeting will include a meal, time to connect with other parents and giveaways. Most meetings will also include an educational presentation from a community partner. Meetings are generally offered twice per month to accommodate different schedules. Topics and dates for the first half of the school year include:

Meet and Greet and Public Benefits Overview
Oct. 4 at 10:30 AM or Oct. 18 at 5:30 PM

Support Resources for Families
Nov. 1 at 10:30 AM or Nov. 15 at 5:30 PM

Winter Celebration
Dec, 6 at 10:30 AM


PEP Midtown Office
3134 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115


You can only enter the parking lot if you are going east on Euclid. Pull in the driveway and up to the gate. Ring the bell and wait to be let in. Once in the parking lot, drive up the ramp and go left at the top. Someone will let you into the Midtown building once you arrive.

RSVP and Questions

For questions about PEP Parent Group or to RSVP contact your family support specialist or Hallie Gustin at 216-361-7760 x. 133 or via email.

Download a copy of the Parent Group Flyer here.