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 in advance of the group. For more information, please contact Leslie Pucker at lpucker@jfcsboston.org.

We have seven general parent support groups that are meeting in person (Arlington, Brookline, Cambridge, Jamaica Plain, Medford, Sharon, and Watertown) and an ongoing virtual group as well. Please click on specific links below for details.

Support Groups for Parents of Infants

For parents of babies under the age of one.

Fridays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Register Here for this in-person group
Pre-registration encouraged.
Calvary United Methodist Church
300 Massachusetts Avenue

Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Register Here for this video support group

Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Register Here for this in-person group
Pre-registration encouraged.
Temple Ohabei Shalom
1187 Beacon Street

Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Register here for this in-person group
Pre-registration encouraged.
Congregation Eitz Chayim
136 Magazine Street

Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Register Here for this in-person group
Pre-registration encouraged.
Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library
Community Room
30 South Street

Coming soon!

Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Register Here for this in-person group
The First Baptist Church of Medford
29 Oakland St, Medford, MA 02155
Wednesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Parking is available on Oakland Park behind and alongside the Church. Parents can park in any of the spaces along the back and side (even if they are marked as handicapped).

https://firstbaptistchurchmedford.org/parking

Fridays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Register Here for this in-person group
Pre-registration encouraged.
Temple Israel
125 Pond Street

Fridays, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Register here for the in-person support group.
Pre-registration encouraged.
Cuniff Elementary School
246 Warren Street, Watertown

For more information, call 781-647-JFCS (5327) or email your questions via our contact us page.

Specialized Support Groups: JF&CS also offers groups for pregnant women, parents of toddlers aged 1-4, women experiencing postpartum depression, anxiety, and other emotional complications, and parents through adoption.

In-Home Support: If you are interested in individualized, in-home support through JF&CS, please consider the Lauren & Mark Rubin Visiting Moms® program.