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Family/Parent Resources


Support for Parents

Children Friend and Family Services
www.childrensfriend.net
978-283-7198
33 Commercial Street Gloucester
Provides youth and families with counseling, mentoring, childcare and juvenile court programs.

Parents/Professional Advocacy League (PAL)
www.ppal.net
Parents Support Group, 2nd Friday of each month from 6:00-8:30pm (dinner at 6pm; childcare available)
Salem YMCA, 1 Sewall Street, Salem
Krissie Burnham krissieburnham@aol.com
978-283-0296 x 731
A family resources for children with mental health needs.

Child Care Circuit
www.childcarecircuit.org
1-800-660-2868
180 Cabot Street, Beverly
info@childcarecircuit.org
Provides referrals for families looking for childcare and/or searching for careers in early education.

Cape Ann Families
www.pw4c.org/what-we-offer/cape-ann-families
978-281-2400 x110
hgranger@pw4c.org
Offers services that educate, nurture, affirm families and connect families to community resources.

Department of Children and Families
www.ma.gov/dcf
North Shore: 978-825-3800
45 Congress Street, Building 4, Salem
Ensure the safety of children in a manner that holds the best hope of nurturing a sustained, resilient network of relationships to support the child's growth and development into adulthood.

Massachusetts Parent Information and Resource Center (MPIRC) (formerly Parents Place)
www.pplace.org
617-236-7210 or 1-877-471-0980
1135 Tremont Street, Suite 420, Boston
Offers information for parents to make the best decision for their child's education.

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC)
www.mspcc.org
1-800-442-3035
1135 Tremont Street, Suite 420, Boston
Strengthens families and prevents child abuse through child welfare, mental health treatment and effective public advocacy.

Referral Networks

Parents Helping Parents
www.parentshelpingparents.org
Parent Stress Hotline: 1-800-632-8188
Strengthens families and prevents child abuse through child welfare, mental health treatment and effective public advocacy.

Partnership for a Drug-Free America
www.drugfree.org
212-922-1560
Provides information that helps parents raise drug-free teens.


Pregnancy Help

Pregnancy Exposure InfoLine
www.thePEIL.org
1-800-322-5014 or 781-466-8474 (M-F: 9am-4:30pm; W: 11am-2pm)
Free, confidential, non-judgmental informational resource about safety and health concerns before and during pregnancy.

Teen Parents

Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy
www.massteenpregnancy.org
Benefits Access Line: 1-800-645-3750 x115
Provides information and referrals on public benefits and family issues, and provides programs and services for pregnant and parenting teens.


Blind/Disabled Parents or Children

Northeast Arc
www.ne-arc.org
978-762-4878
TTY: 978-762-4873
Life-long support for People with disabilities.

Cape Ann Early Intervention
www.ne-arc.org/services/early-intervention-2
978-921-1182
111 Dodge Street, Beverly
For children birth to age three diagnosed, or at risk of, disabilities or developmental delays.

Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition
Division for Parental, Early Childhood, and Special Health Needs

Community Support Line: 1-800-882-1435 (M-F: 9am-5pm)
*Best to be reached by phone, English and Spanish speaking.
Offers technical assistance and resources for families of children with special health needs and providers serving these families.

Massachusetts Office on Disability
www.mass.gov/MOD
1-800-322-2020
The state advocacy agency that serves people with disabilities of all ages and connects families with supportive services.


Young Adult Education Support

The Gloucester Alternative Program (GAP)
www.ne-arc.org
Stage Fort Park
978-282-1860
A drop-out prevention program, primarily for special-needs students.

The Summit — Gloucester High School
www.ne-arc.org
978-281-9870
32 Leslie O. Johnson Road, Gloucester
A drop-out prevention program open to all students.