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Parent Support Program

IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD.

The Home for Little Wanderers offers parent support groups to help caregivers expand their village in a safe, confidential environment.

The Parent Support Program offers both structured and open-ended groups and workshops for parents who are caring for children with behavioral and mental health needs. Our programming is flexible and new groups are added to respond to the needs of the community. All of our services are FREE. Example groups include:

  • Parenting Journey
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Raising Children with Behavioral and Mental Health Needs
  • Navigating the Special Education System
  • Financial Literacy

 

Parent Support Specialists
Parent Support Specialists lead our groups and are also available for one-on-one support. Our employees are professionally trained and have lived experience, and are ready to help caregivers navigate the mental and behavioral health support system. From helping caregivers access appropriate services through public schools to advocating for children to receive referrals for specialists, Parent Support Specialists are available to caregivers whenever they need additional guidance.

Education Advocates
Education Advocates are available to help caregivers navigate the complex special education system. Our advocates offer individual consults with families and host workshops and parent support groups that focus on areas such as Individual Education Plans (IEPs), 504s and special education testing.


WHO WE SERVE

The Home’s Parent Support Program is funded by the Department of Mental Health and is open to any parent who is caring for a child with behavioral and mental health needs. We focus on supporting underserved communities. Our diverse staff are working to specifically offer programs for families that feel marginalized. Our primary service areas include:

  • Boston neighborhoods
  • Brookline
  • Cambridge
  • Chelsea
  • Revere
  • Somerville
  • Winthrop

You can find a complete list of our weekly virtual parent group schedules on Eventbrite here. Our virtual groups are hosted on the ZOOM.US platform. Families can join from the comfort of their home on their cellphone, tablet or computer.

To sign up, please contact PSP@thehome.org. Upon registering, you will receive a follow-up email with the meeting ID and Passcode.

CONTACT:
780 American Legion Highway, Roslindale, MA 02131

617-469-8696
PSP@thehome.org