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