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Free Support Groups for Parents of Infants and Pregnant Women

Are you the parent of a newborn? Are you balancing the excitement of building your family alongside feelings of exhaustion and overwhelm? Since 1989, our FREE support groups have provided safe and nurturing spaces for thousands of parents with their new babies (up to age one) to give and receive support, ask questions, and begin building a parent community close to home. Parents are welcome to attend any and as many groups as they would like!

New participants should register at least 24 hours in advance of the group to ensure that their registration is approved. For more information, please contact Diane Gardner at dgardner@jfcsboston.org.

*JF&CS continues operating all parent support groups via Zoom video conferencing. Beginning the week of October 10th, five of our general support groups will begin meeting in-person at their regularly scheduled times. Two general groups, as well as the specialty groups, will continue meeting virtually.

If you have registered for the Zoom groups already, you can attend the in-person groups without having to register again. 

Support Groups for Parents of Infants

For parents of babies under the age of one. 

Groups Information
Arlington Parents Group Fridays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Register for the video support group. 
(On Zoom through October 7th).
In-person begins October 14th
Calvary United Methodist Church
300 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston-Area Virtual Group - NEW  Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Registration coming soon
This group will meet on Zoom beginning October 13th. 
Brookline Parents Group Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Register for the video support group.
(On Zoom through October 7th)
In-person begins October 11th
Temple Ohabei Shalom
1187 Beacon Street
Cambridge Parents Group This group remains on hiatus.
Jamaica Plain Parents Group Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Register for the video support group.
(On Zoom through October 7th)
This group will not meet on Wednesday, October 5th 2022
In-person begins October 12th
Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library
Community Room
30 South Street
Medford Parents Group Tuesdays, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Register for the video support group.
(On Zoom through October 7th)
In-person begins October 11th
Medford Family Network at 
Medford High School
489 Winthrop Street
Sharon Parents Group Fridays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Register for the video support group.
(On Zoom through October 7th)
In-person begins October 14th
Temple Israel
125 Pond Street
Watertown Parents Group Fridays, 9:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Register for the video support group.
This group will continue meeting on Zoom. 
 

Specialty Support Groups

Groups Information

Pregnancy Support Group

Tuesdays, 12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
Where: Online, via Zoom video conferencing
Register for the video support group.
For more information, please contact Jen Roberts at 781-434-9544.

Postpartum Depression Support Group

“This Isn’t What I Expected”

Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Online, via Zoom video conferencing
Register for the video support group
Registration is required. For more information, please contact Debbie Whitehill at dwhitehill@jfcsboston.org or 781-693-5625.

Parents of Toddlers Support Group

Wednesdays, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Where: Online, via Zoom video conferencing.
Register for the video support group.
The group will not meet on Wednesday, October 5th 2022. 
Registration is required. For more information, please contact Diane Gardner at dgardner@jfcsboston.org.

New Adoptive Parents Support Group

Fridays, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Where: Online, via Zoom conferencing
Register for the video support group
Registration is required. For more information, contact Michelle Kahan and Adoption Resources at 617-332-2218 or at michellekahan@jfcsboston.org

Fragile Beginnings Support Group

Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m (*new day and time!)
Where: Online, via Zoom video conferencing
Register for the video support group
New participants should register at least 24 hours in advance. Current attendees do not have to re-register for the new day and time.
If you have any questions, please contact Diane Gardner at dgardner@jfcsboston.org

Mothering After Mother Loss Support Group

TBD
Online, via Zoom video conferencing.
Please contact Diane Gardner at dgardner@jfcsboston.org for more information.


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