- New Parents Initiative
Tools aimed at supporting early parenting practices and helping parents transition into parenthood.
- One Tough Job
A Children’s Trust program that provides parents with reliable information and resources about parenting.
- Mass 2-1-1
Phone Number: 211
Mass 2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to information about social services available in their community including child care and support groups.
- MCPAP for Moms
Helpful parenting and family support resources for parents and families in Massachusetts.
- Jewish Family and Children's Services
Therapeutic support through Early Connections Program, support groups, and resources for people of all faiths and races in Greater Boston, North Shore, and Central Massachusetts.
- How Might Post-Partum Depression Impact Latina Mothers?
Learn more about why Latina Mothers are underdiagnosed and treated for PPD and how to recognize signs and symptoms of PPD.
- Parenting Resource Directory
Information on Family Centers, Housing, Medical and Food assistance, and social activities for families living in Western Massachusetts.
- Children's Trust
Massachusetts initiatives that help parents find the support, answers, and resources they need to build the bright future they see for their families and their children.
- Women, Infant, and Children (WIC)
Phone Number: 1-800-WIC-1007
Food for eligible pregnant women and children under 5. Information on nutrition, breastfeeding, child health and development, and parenting.
- UMass Extension Education Nutrition Program
Great Boston: 1-800-622-3637; Central Mass: 1-508-831-1225; Western Mass: 1-413-737-0236
Planning and preparing low-cost, healthy meals; offered on an individual basis or in small, home-based groups
- Project Bread Food Source Hotline
Information on getting food, food resources and food stamps.
Healthcare/Health Insurance for Low-Income Families
Phone Number: 1-800-841-2900; TTY: 1-888-665-9997
MassHealth pays for health care for eligible low and medium-income people living in Massachusetts.
- MassHealth CommonHealth
Phone Number: 1-800-841-2900, 1-888-665-9993; TTY: 1-888-665-9997
Health insurance for working disabled adults and children under 18.
- Department of Transitional Assistance
Phone Number: 1-800-445-6604; New Applicants: 1-800-249-2007
Food stamps, Transitional Aid for Needy families (TANF), job assistance and other assistances.
- Planned Parenthood
Phone Number: 1-800-230-PLAN
Provides affordable sexual health care including STD/STI testing, birth control, routine exams, family planning, gynecological services and more.
- Head Start
Phone Number: 1-866-763-6481, 617-565-1128
Information on Head Start programs including Early Head Start and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start that offer center-based family child care, and home visiting options for children.
- Find Early Education and Care Programs
Phone Number: 617.988.6600
Information on early childhood programs in Massachusetts.
- Zip Milk
Provides listings for breastfeeding resources by zip code.
- Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition
List of various breastfeeding support services in Massachusetts including lactation consultants, breastfeeding counselors and peer support.
- LaLeche League
Dedicated to help mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding.
- Mass General Breastfeeding Information and Services
Breastfeeding support, education, and lactation consultants.
Massachusetts Moms with a Military Affiliation
- Military One Source
Resources for military families.
Mother’s Physical Health
- Health Resources & Services Administration: Women's Health & Wellness
Bright Futures for Women's Health and Wellness materials help women of all ages, including postpartum women, achieve better physical, emotional, social, and spiritual health by encouraging healthy practices.
Resources for Fathers
- Children's Trust Fatherhood Initiative
Initiatives to advance activities and trainings that support fathers, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
- National Fatherhood Initiative
National Fatherhood Initiative equips you and your staff with knowledge, skills and resources to effectively engage fathers in their children's lives.
- Healthy Families Massachusetts
Healthy Families is a home visiting program that supports young, first-time parents ages 20 and under and helps them create stable, nurturing environments for their children.
- MA Expectant and Parenting Teen Programs
State funded education program designed to support teen parents.
- Fenway Health
Resources, information, health care, and educational services to LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, transgender, queer and/or questioning) families.
Perinatal Loss Resources
Many women experience a natural stage of grief after a pregnancy or infant loss, while some may develop depression or anxiety. Women experiencing both grief and depression or anxiety would benefit from organizations that support grieving mothers and families.
- MCPAP for Moms
Resources and support for families who experienced miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss.
- General Information about PPD
- For Mothers
- For Fathers
- For Physicians
- Articles & Literature
- PPD Support & Regulations in Massachusetts