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This five-week support group is an opportunity for mothers of young children to explore how the loss and absence of a mother influences one’s own parenting experience as well as to receive and give support to others in the group.
The Center for Early Relationship Support® provides services designed to meet the many complex needs of families in the first three years of their child’s life. Our services are grounded in the knowledge that nurturing maternal strengths within a caring community promotes secure infant-parent attachments. Open to the entire community.
Where: JF&CS Headquarters
1430 Main Street, Waltham
Cost: $125 for the series of five sessions. Registration and payment via check or credit card are required before the first session. As with all CERS services, reduced fees are available based on need.
Please contact Diane Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information.
Space is limited. For more information, please contact Debbie Whitehill at email@example.com or 781-693-5625.
MIRaCLE Moms (Moms in Recovery and Connecting, Learning and Engaging Moms) is FREE 10-week support group for mothers of young children, who are in recovery from substance use disorder, to meet other parents in recovery, learn about their child’s growth and development, and find a community of support. The group is co-led by staff from CERS’s Project NESST and Eliot Early Intervention Program in Malden.
Participants are invited to register for one 10-week session at a time so that parents have the opportunity to get to know one another. The group is offered at no charge to participants. Please contact Sophia Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information.
The JCC, JF&CS, and BIDMC are joining together to celebrate the joy of the season. We hope you can join us for this fun afternoon. Joy, peace, and love.
Monday, December 4, 2017
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
333 Nahanton Street, Newton
Enjoy a fun afternoon of singing, schmoozing, and moving. The afternoon will feature a performance by the Tremble Clefs, Dance for PD, and light refreshments. Come ready to sing, move, and have a great time.
Free and open to the community.
For more information or to register, please call 617-667-1276.
Join JF&CS and the Massachusetts March of Dimes for a FREE conference for families affected by premature birth.
Perspective on prematurity: a mother and father share their unique viewpoints of a shared experience.
Presenters Barbara & Richard Van Hoosen are the parents of a former 23-weeker who had a traumatic, complicated NICU stay. They will share their perspectives on those 112 uncertain days.
Parents will have the opportunity to come together and share their experiences from the smaller group conversations.
When: Sunday, November 20
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
(Registration and light lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Where: JF&CS Headquarters
1430 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451
Questions? Contact Deborah Walker at email@example.com or 781-693-5652.
Bereavement Support Groups are open to anyone who has experienced the death of someone significant.
11:00 - noon
333 Nahanton Street
For more information, call the group facilitator, Barbara Sternfield, MA, Program Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-693-5684. There is no fee.
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
To pre-register, please contact the group facilitator, Barbara Sternfield, MA, Program Specialist, at email@example.com or 781-693-5684. There is no fee.
Bereavement Support Groups are a service of the Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Jewish Healing, which helps people feel a sense of connection when facing the challenges of illness, loss, or isolation by offering spiritual and communal supports to foster hope, comfort, and wholeness guided by Jewish tradition. "It is not good for people to be alone." (Genesis 2:18)
The Center for Early Relationship Support® offers a free, weekly support group for mothers suffering from postpartum depression or anxiety. It provides moms with an opportunity to meet in a nurturing environment.
There will be no group on Tuesday, December 26. Meetings will resume their normal time, date, and location the following week.
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
FREE. Registration preferred. Walk-ins welcome. For more information, please contact Debbie Whitehill at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-647-JFCS (5327) x1925.
1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451