Parent Groups

Other Family Services …

Just because we are practicing physical distancing doesn’t mean we need to be socially isolated. In addition to outdoor support groups and classes, we currently offer several Zoom-based parent groups, along with special guest speakers and events.

Whether in-person or online, we strive to create a safe, judgement-free space for all parents and caregivers. Everyone is welcome.

In-Person Groups

Outdoor Parent Chat with Kat

Every Tuesday, 11am-12pm
Ashfield Town Commons, Ashfield, MA

Join us for a safe, outdoor group at the Ashfield Commons, the large grassy area across the street from St. John’s Corner House in Ashfield. Meet at the picnic table.

Weather permitting. Check Facebook or email for updates.

Virtual Parent Groups

PASSCODE: village

To join from a telephone, call:
(929) 436-2866
Meeting ID: 688 637 2401

New to Zoom? Need some help? Check out a tutorial here.

Post-Bedtime Parents Group with Mollie

Every Thursday, 8:30-9:30pm
via Zoom –
passcode: village

Sometimes just getting through the day deserves a reward. Grab a snack, put on your PJs, and join other tired parents for this night-time, virtual group.

Special Events

Breaking Free from Emotional Eating

Monday, October 18, 7:00-8:00pm
via Zoom –
passcode: village

Join wellness practitioner Eric Almeida and learn practical tools and techniques to help you achieve your eating goals. Eric Almeida is an Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner. He will be demonstrating how EFT can be used to heal the emotional triggers that cause people to reach for food as a way to cope with life’s hardships.

Peer-to-peer support is a valuable tool for everyone’s well-being, and group facilitators are skilled in helping families find extra support when needed. Please know that Parent Groups are not a substitute for professional medical and mental health services.
If you feel like you are having a mental health emergency, please call or text the 24/7 helpline at 877-870-4673.

Thank you to our generous sponsors, donors, and volunteers who make the Parent Support Program run.

It Takes a Village’s programs are always 100% free to families, regardless of income or circumstance. We rely on sponsors, grantors, and generous individuals to keep it that way.

Do you want to keep these programs free?