Sometimes a friendly face, adult conversation, and a chance to talk through normal feelings, such as exhilaration, confusion, excitement, and stress can make a world of difference.

Lauren & Mark Rubin Visiting Moms® is a free service that matches volunteers with new parents during the first year of their baby’s life, whether it’s the first baby or a new baby in the household. Volunteers are trained and supervised and support parents who are adjusting to parenthood, isolated, or overwhelmed. Volunteers visit new parents at home and provide a weekly visit for at least two months or up until the baby’s first birthday.

To Refer Yourself or Someone Else

To learn more about the program or request a Rubin Visiting Moms volunteer for yourself or someone else, contact the program director, Tracy Rich, at or 781-693-1361. Referrals are accepted during pregnancy or up until a baby is six to nine months old. Rubin Visiting Moms is non-sectarian, free of charge, and open to all parents in the community. Please let us know if you require any accommodations to receive support from our program.

*Please note that we are actively accepting referrals and following up on them with a combination of in-person and virtual services.

Volunteers Needed

Rubin Visiting Moms volunteer opportunities are available in the following communities: North Shore; Boston; the Cambridge/Somerville/Watertown area; and the northern suburbs, which include Arlington, Malden, Wakefield, and Woburn.

Interested in volunteering? Fill out our volunteer registration form to start the process.

Thanks to a very generous gift from the Epstein-Rubin Family, the Visiting Moms program is named for Lauren & Mark Rubin.

For more information, email Tracy Rich, Visiting Moms Program Coordinator, at or call her at 781-693-1361. You can also email your questions via our contact us page.