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Raising a child is hard work! Click here to learn about organizations that support families with parenting programs, hotlines, workshops, and health initiatives.

Baby Safe Haven Hotline
Gives would be parents information about the Safe Haven Law, crisis intervention services, and referrals to teen pregnancy centers. 1-(866) 814-7233

Brookview House
To assist homeless families in the development of the skills necessary to break the cycle of poverty. To give families an opportunity to live in a supportive environment while pursuing a carefully chosen line of training.

Depression After Delivery
Hotline and Web Site will recommend treatment options and support available for Post Partum Depression. 

Dorchester Community Resource Center
The Dorchester Community Resource Center can provide information on childcare, elder services, housing, healthcare, employment, family support services and other community resources. You can also get access to a computer with internet services for FREE, or a family support advocate who can help connect you to community resources. The Resource Center drop in hours are on TUESDAY or available by appointment. For more information, please contact Peninna Delinois-Zephir, Family Support Advocate at 617-474-1143 x 261 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

El Centro del Cardenal
Food, temporary financial aid, rent assistance, immigration/naturalization, education, pregnancy counseling, job training, child care resource and referral, parenting/family support groups, outpatient mental health care, life problems counseling. (617) 542-9292

Families First Parenting Programs
Builds positive relationships between parents and their children by educating both families and the professionals who serve them through inspiring, hands-on workshops in multiple languages.

Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts
Offers family support and education programs in Boston neighborhoods; a network of family support in Dorchester, Allston-Brighton and Roslindale; and training and technical assistance to communities and organizations interested in offering Nurturing Parenting Programs, Welcome Baby home visits and/or Parent-Child playgroups in their community.

Family Van
The Family Van offers a range of health promotion, education and screening services from their mobile van.

Healthy Baby Healthy Child
Free home visits conducted by public health nurses and advocates, who provide health education and case management services for expectant women and parenting families with children up to three years of age living in Boston. 1-(800) 711-1180

Healthy Families
Free Home visiting program for first time parents with children up to three years of age who are under the age of 21 years at the time of the referral. 1- (888) 775-4543

Julie's Family Learning Program
Committed to the development of strong, healthy family functioning. Dedicated to empowering women to break a cycle of poverty and to providing children a learning base. (617) 269-6663

La Alianza Hispana
Housing, family violence prevention, public health, family planning, pregnancy counseling, early intervention for infants with disabilities, youth development, camps, family support groups, sexual assault counseling.

One Tough Job
Offers information and parent support.

Parent Child Home Program
Free, literacy based home visiting program for children ages 18 months to 3 years.

Parental Stress Line
24-hour support and guidance hotline for parents and caregivers. 1-(800) 632-8188

Parents Helping Parents
Offers free, confidential, and anonymous parent support groups that meet weekly at several locations in Boston. Call to find a group near you.

Parents Without Partners
Single parent support groups.

Parents' PLACE
Massachusetts Parent Information and Resource Center (Parents’ PLACE) is a program of the Federation of Children with Special Needs, which helps parents learn about the rights of and options available to their children in education.

Smart from the Start
Smart from the Start is a community engagement and family support initiative of the City of Boston. It promotes school readiness by providing early learning opportunities and family support for families with children, ages 0 to 5, living in or around Boston Housing Developments in Roslindale, Mattapan, and Charlestown. (617) 635-4920 x2155

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