Community Programs and Classes
Good health relies on more than medical care. At Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC), we help our families with needs related to food and fitness, emotional well-being, physical safety and more. We make it easy for patients to get varied services in a single visit. OBCC provides space for parent-led support groups and education programs so families can learn from each other. We also hold events, like our Community Grand Rounds: The OBCC Town Hall Series.
To avoid the spread of COVID-19, we have changed many programs and put some on hold. Please email OBCCCarecoordination@seattlechildrens.org or call to find out the latest.
Additional Family Resources
We offer these programs and classes to help families be fit and eat healthy meals. For information on most food and fitness programs, email OBCCCarecoordination@seattlechildrens.org or call . To learn more about WIC, please call .
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program partners with Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) and Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center to provide nutrition services to the community.
The WIC program offers services to eligible women and children to help them eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy.
Services differ based on the needs of each participant. They may include access to food, breast pumps, breastfeeding support, education about nutrition and more.
Wondering if you are eligible for WIC? You may qualify if you make a certain income and:
- Are pregnant
- Had a baby or were pregnant less than 6 months ago
- Are currently breastfeeding
- Have children under 5 years old
- Already qualify for state health insurance or other state services (and meet at least one of the criteria listed above)
For more information, call OBCC’s WIC office at . If you use a language other than English, call the toll-free Family Interpreting Line at , choose your language and tell the interpreter the name or extension you need.
Community kitchen at OBCC Othello
Our community kitchen at OBCC Othello hosts cooking classes that encourage families to get in the kitchen and cook together. You will learn kitchen safety, recipes, how to shop and more. During Family Flavor cooking classes, caregivers can take a turn as a “guest chef” and share their favorite regional and cultural recipes.
The kitchen is also a space where families and community members can do meal prep, prepare for festivals and community celebrations and learn about each other’s food traditions and culture.
Lenny Wilkens Recreation Center at OBCC Othello
OBCC Othello includes a half basketball court and classroom space for events and fitness activities like yoga, soccer, acrobatics and circus arts. Click here for more information on how to rent out the space for your event.
In addition to the programs listed below, OBCC offers behavioral health services.
Mindfulness and Compassion Program
This culturally relevant program has been created by our team of parent leaders and partners from Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic and the Arc of King County to create a space for learning and connection while providing the emotional support parents need in the face of challenges.
Join our fantastic team of facilitators (all parents), learn evidence-based mindfulness and self- compassion skills, grow your resilience, and share your wisdom in community. All classes are free and live, via Zoom.
El programa de Atencion Plena y Compasion creado por lideres communitatios como la Clinica de "Odessa Brown Children's", el "Seattle Children's Hospital" y the "Arc of King County" Busca promover el cuidado personal de los padres y cuidadores.
A travez de diferentes cursos y clases gratuitas dirigidos a madres, padres y otros familiares de niños de diferentes edades, dependiendo del curso. El programa ayuda a los participantes a: Practicar formas de relajarse y manejar el estrés; desarrollar técnicas continuas para ayudarnos a mantenernos conectados con el presente y a ser más compasivos con nosotros mismos. Actualmente contamos con clases en español y en ingles. Para mas informacion ingrese a nuestra pagina Web.
Parent-child interactive therapy (PCIT)
Parent-child interactive therapy (PCIT) is for children ages 3 to 7 and their caregivers. PCIT works to improve parent-child relationships and to change patterns of how parents interact with their child. Disruptive behavior is the most common reason that young children are referred for behavioral health services. This can include issues such as talking back or aggression. PCIT combines behavioral therapy, play therapy and parent training to teach more effective ways to improve children’s behavior.
Incredible Years groups for parents, teachers and kids
The Incredible Years program is an evidence-based treatment that has been shown to help change challenging behavior in children aged 4 to 11. We offer groups for children, their parents and their teachers. We teach effective strategies to help improve behavior and increase a child’s social, emotional, learning and self-control skills.
Attachment Vitamins parent support group
Attachment Vitamins is for parents of children from birth to age 5. The support group can help parents:
- Identify your child’s strengths and needs
- Build parent–child relationships
- Respond to challenging behavior
- Learn about the effects of stress and trauma on early childhood development
- Adjust your parenting style to your child
Safety and Injury Prevention
We want everyone to be safe — at home, on the go and at play. OBCC gives out certain safety items for free or lower cost. Talk to your OBCC provider, check Seattle Children’s Safety and Injury Prevention resources or email us at OBCCsafety@seattlechildrens.org. We can help with:
- Gun safety: Keeping guns away from children and teens saves lives. Learn about safe firearm storage and discuss options for getting a safe firearm storage device for your family.
- Home safety: We have tips on preventing falls from windows (Spanish), storing medicine safely (Spanish PDF), suicide prevention (video 4:50), avoiding burns and choking (Spanish PDF) and what to put in your first aid kit.
- Car safety: Read guidelines for choosing and using child safety seats (Spanish PDF) and why it’s so dangerous to leave a child alone in a car.
- Sports safety: Staying active is great for fun and fitness. See safety tips and gear — for biking (Spanish video), scooter or skateboard (Spanish PDF), playing basketball or winter sports (Spanish PDF). See the signs of concussion (video 0:30).
- Water safety: Make a splash safely with tips on water safety.
Social Safety Net
Kids do not thrive if they lack a safe place to live or enough to eat. Thanks to partnerships in the community, we are helping to meet a fuller range of families’ needs:
- See how the OBCC team is stepping up, and out, during the pandemic.
- Read about vital programs at OBCC that benefit from Boeing’s $2.5 million donation.
Northwest Sickle Cell Collaborative
The Northwest Sickle Cell Collaborative makes life better for children and families with sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait. It is a joint project of Odessa Brown and several other healthcare organizations.
Children should be seen by a dentist as soon as they have teeth, but many children in our state go without dental care. It’s more than twice as likely for 2-year-olds in Washington state to have dental decay than it is for children elsewhere in the nation (source: Washington Dental Service [WDS] Foundation).
The SmileMobile is a 38-foot-long dental clinic on wheels that travels across Washington providing dental care to children from families with low incomes. The mobile clinic provides exams, preventive care, fillings and minor oral surgery on a sliding-fee a basis. Many children see a dentist for the first time when the SmileMobile rolls into their community — and sometimes they are 18 years old.
Seattle Children’s is a partner in the SmileMobile with Arcora, the parent company of Delta Dental of Washington, and local organizations.
Washington Medical-Legal Partnership
The Washington Medical-Legal Partnership provides free legal help to eligible families. If you have a problem that needs legal help, talk to any member of your healthcare team, and they can refer you.
To make an appointment, call 206-987-7210. We are accepting new patients and will register you before setting up your first appointment.
For behavioral health services, ask your child’s primary care provider at OBCC to refer you. Please call 206-987-7260 to request an intake packet.
Telemedicine at Seattle Children’s
You may be offered a telehealth (virtual) appointment. Learn more.
Paying for Care
Learn about paying for care at Seattle Children’s, such as coverage, billing and financial assistance.