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.

To avoid the spread of COVID-19, we have changed many programs and put some on hold. Please email or call 206-987-7210 to find out the latest.

Family Food and Fitness

We offer these programs and classes to help families be fit and eat healthy meals. For information on most food and fitness programs, email or call 206-987-7210. To learn more about WIC, please call 206-987-7235.

  • WIC is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy. OBCC provides WIC services at our Central location. For more information, please call 206-987-7235

  • Fit 4 You is an Odessa Brown program dedicated to helping patients and families eat healthy and stay active for better health. Fit 4 You includes cooking classes, group training, swimming lessons and more. 

  • Professional instructors lead half-hour swimming lessons for OBCC patients ages 4 to 18. Classes are held at local community centers followed by an optional family swim.

  • These cooking and nutrition classes meet one evening each week for 6 weeks. During class time, families and school-age children can learn more about making easy, healthy and tasty meals and take a trip to the grocery store. Each week families take home a bag of food.

  • Our community kitchen at OBCC Othello (opening in spring 2022) 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.

  • To help all families be as healthy as possible, the ACT program combines nutrition guidance and physical therapy for overweight youth ages 8 to 14. Ask your primary care provider at OBCC to refer you. The program is a partnership of OBCC, Seattle Children’s and the YMCA.

  • OBCC Othello (opening in spring 2022) includes a half basketball court and classroom space for events and fitness activities like yoga, soccer, acrobatics and circus arts. For information about the rec center, email us or call 206-987-7210.

  • The School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts (SANCA) engages children of all ages, backgrounds and abilities in the joyous creativity of acrobatics and circus arts. The classes give youth a safe, social, constructive environment to take part in healthy, creative, physical activities and learn performing arts. SANCA aims to improve the mental, emotional and physical health of children by offering experiences that are physically challenging and socially enriching.

    OBCC is partnering with SANCA for classes in the Lenny Wilkens Recreation Center, our movement and recreation space at OBCC Othello (opening in spring 2022).

Emotional Well-Being

In addition to the programs listed below, OBCC offers behavioral health services.

  • Our Mindfulness and Compassion Program offers free classes in person and online. Our classes are run by parents for parents. Our goal is to build resilience and collective capacity for social justice and healing.

    For more information about upcoming classes in English, please contact Dominique Smith at 509-850-0332 (for texts or phone calls) or email

    Para información sobre las clases del programa Fortaleciendo Corazone, por favor llame o mande un mensaje de texto a Ofelia Rosas al 206-833-5967 o mándele un correo electrónico a

  • 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.

  • 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 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

    Call 206-987-7210 for information.

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 We can help with:

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:


  • 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.

Contact Us

To make an appointment, 206-987-7210 and press 1. 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.