It Takes a Village is a nonprofit organization offering free postpartum support to families with infants and young children living in Western Massachusetts. Our mission is to increase practical and emotional support and decrease social isolation, all while engaging the community to understand their responsibility in welcoming the newest members of their Village.

Home Visits

Weekly home visits from a trained volunteer for up to 12 weeks during the baby's first year.

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Parents' Groups

Take the opportunity to meet other local parents and engage in adult conversation in a family-friendly space.

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The Village Closet

A donation site full of maternity, baby, and children's clothing, furniture, and gear, free to anyone in the community.

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It Takes a Village Events

Ongoing Groups and Classes

It Takes a Village hosts several drop-in groups for parents and caregivers. Click here for information about all of our groups.


Special Events!

Peaceful, Playful Strategies for Caregivers


This FREE introductory workshop aims to guide you in understanding and responding creatively to often-overlooked or misinterpreted communication cues from your children. Shed thoughts of powerlessness and isolation to embrace stronger, more joyful connections. These strategies are a powerful paradigm shift in raising ourselves and our children. Participants will gain access to:

  • peaceful and playful parenting strategies to address non-cooperative, aggressive, anxious behavior
  • strategies from Hand in Hand Parenting™ and Non-Violent Communication™
  • tools for practicing self-compassion and self-empathy.

**The class is free, and space is limited, so please pre-register by emailing

Saturdays April 7 & April 21
The Village Closet
2 Main Street, Cummington

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November 2017 – A Success Storyjean adn erin

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Free Public Events

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