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  • Bay Cove Human Services

    Bay Cove’s Parent Support Program facilitates parent support groups at a variety of locations within the Metro Boston area. Parent support groups are held in both English and Spanish and are open to all parents in the Parent Support Program. Childcare and light refreshments are available for most support groups. Please visit the website for details or call.

  • Eliizabeth Stone House Moms Groups

    Three Moms Groups run continuously throughout the year. The Nurturing Group is a 10-week curriculum group that runs from January to June. The Family First Parenting Group runs for 4 weeks from March to September. The Parent Support Group is a 6-week program that runs from April to October. Call for more information English & Spanish group.

  • Family Nurturing Center

    Breakthrough Parenting will run at FNC’s Family Enrichment Site at UP Academy throughout the year in fifteen-week cycles. This parenting education program addresses how to create a safe, loving environment for your child with a focus on cooperation instead of conflict. The program is recognized by the Department of Children & Families (DCF). The classes are free, text books and workbooks are included, and childcare is provided (please let the facilitator know in advance). Parents do not need to have custody of their child to attend.

  • Fragile Beginnings Support Network

    Jewish Family & Children’s Service hosts Fragile Beginnings at its Waltham and Walpole offices with a monthly support group and home visits to bridge hospital to home for the days, weeks, months, and years that follow. This adaptation and expansion of services of The Center for Early Relationship Support of Jewish Family and Children’s Service create a network of support targeted to meet the overwhelming needs of families of premature infants. Volunteers to support the new mothers are also welcome. See website or call for more information.

  • Let’s Celebrate the Arrival of Your Newborn

    Free support group, available to any family living in the Boston Region, birth to 4 months old.
    Groups available in Allston/Brighton, Roslindale, Dorchester; also, groups for Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking parents, and a Nurturing Fathers Program.

  • Mom’s Night Out at Jericho

    Moms of people with different abilities are invited to bring their concerns, triumphs and their need to laugh. Jericho will supply drinks and refreshments. This group meets in Holyoke. Please call for or e-mail for details and Bring something to share! Upcoming dates are March 1, 2019 and May 10th, 2019.

  • Mothering Without A Model Parent Support Group

    Mother / Infant
    Mothering Without a Model support group provides the moms of young children with the opportunity to explore the ways in which the absence of a positive maternal presence in their lives has impacted them as mothers. Women learn to recognize their own parenting style as well as the unique strengths, intuitive gifts, and skills they bring to mothering. Participants are able to receive and give support in the group, which is open to mothers of all faiths and races. Sponsored by The Center for Early Relationship Support, Jewish Family and Children’s Service. $125 for the series of five sessions.

  • Mothers Support Group

    Infants & Toddlers
    It takes a Village: free neighbor-to-neighbor support to families with infants and children living in the 28 Hilltowns of Western MA, offer home visits for families with new babies, gently used baby items and a Mothers Support Group as well as Wednesday Parents group, email for more information.

  • Nurturing Center of Massachusetts

    Neighborhood-based program for Boston area families, fathers, and mothers are available. Call or visit the website for locations and times of upcoming meetings.

  • Parent and Family Support Groups

    Hospital-based support for family members of children of all ages who are patients of Boston Children’s Hospital. Call for meeting dates and specific locations at Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, which also offers Parent Matching opportunities in many of its clinics for specific health and disability issues.

  • Parental Stress Line

    24/7 Hot Line
    24/7, All Languages Available, Parents or guardians with problems relating to their children do not hesitate to call us. Trained volunteer counselors offer a way to relieve stress in an environment which is non-judgmental along with being sympathetic. We offer support to anyone seeking it no matter how big or small. We offer a translation service so if you, or someone you know, needs a translator please don’t hesitate to call us!

  • Partnership for Parents

    Online – Serious Illnesses
    This is an online support network for Parents of Children with Serious Illnesses: “It’s 3:00 in the morning. I can’t sleep. My grief and fear are overwhelming…The doctor suggested a support group, but I don’t have time. There is not enough of me… … I know there’s help out there, but it’s all so overwhelming… How can I get the information I need to make good decisions, support in dealing with my fea-rs, and explanations for my feelings of grief and anger?” Please visit the website for more information.

  • Watertown Family Network

    Playgroups & Workshops
    Our services are offered to all parents and family caregivers of infants and toddlers, ages babies-to-be to four years old. Offers workshops for parents on issues which are important to you, which have included Stress Management, Women’s Health, Computer Workshops, “Joys of Parenting”, “Babies, Toddlers, Parents and Sleep”, and much more. Including facilitated Playgroups and Drop-in Playtimes where parents can meet other parents, and children can play together. They enjoy crafts, snacks, and comfy sitting areas in a child-friendly environment. Visit Website for details.