Somerville Schools Parent Information Center 42 Prescott St, Somerville, MA02143 Located inside the Cumming School, the Somerville Schools Parent Information Center handles student…More registration and transfers, provides information about parent workshops and support groups as well as offering health care guidance. The center is bilingual to handle the diverse Somerville population and is open Monday through Thursday during the school year.
Just A Start - Teen Living 16 Butler Dr, Somerville, MA02145 This charitable organization affiliated with Youthbuild is an independent living facility for pregnant and parenting…More mothers aged 13 to 20 years, and their children. Aspects of the program include case management support, comprehensive life-skill training, general parenting, financial management and planning.
This nonprofit provides therapy and support services to low-income, at-risk families in Somerville and Greater…More Boston. Founded in 1982, their mission "is to create safer, more resilient families by supporting them in developing the inner strengths, life skills, and networks of resources they need to succeed." They provide both direct counseling and support services to families and also train human service workers and educators who work with families and children. Services are offered in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole.
Counseling is offered to whole families, couples, individuals and parent-child groups. Areas of focus include family violence intervention, parenting education and support and addressing the unique needs of immigrant parents. The center runs a number of support groups. They also hold Family Fun Nights to offer families a chance to share a positive experience.
A total of 59% of Family Center clients fall below the U.S. poverty level and 80% are single parents. The center relies on donations for much of their support.
Somerville Early Head Start 474 Broadway, Somerville, MA02145 Somerville Early Head Start is a federally funded child/parent centered organization established to provide support to…More low-income Somerville residents with infants, toddlers and expectant mothers in the family. Services include weekly home visits, play groups, parent education and health care coordination. This is a multi-cultural center with English, Spanish, Portuguese and Haitian Creole spoken. The emphasis is on health, nutrition, education, social service and housing resources in the community.
Dare is a non-profit social services program, with six regional offices throughout Massachusetts and one in…More Connecticut. Dare provides intensive foster care for children that have been entrusted to them by the state after being separated from their biological parents due to abuse or neglect.
Additionally, Dare offfers an Intellectual Disabilities program and a Newburyport location—in which it houses pregnant and parenting teen girls. The Somerville office is the administrative headquarters.