Parents and caregivers of children under 5 are invited and encouraged to attend the
weekly playgroup that meets in the basement of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Church (Dunn Hall). Itís a great opportunity to connect with other local parents
and give your child(ren) an opportunity to socialize with other youngsters. Come for
support, conversation, even snacks! We have toys and equipment for children from
birth to preschool and everyone is welcome. The group meets every Thursday from
9:30 to 11:30 AM. Please call Cara Gillis, 617-436-8227 for more information.
Child Safety Seats
In our region the Boston Police, Area B-2, conducts free safety checks of your child
safety seats installation and effectiveness. To set up an appointment with a certified
technician call: Lena Julian at 617-373-4278.
Volunteer Opportunity - Big Sisters
Become a Big Sister by offering support and friendship to girls in our community.
To find out more about this rewarding experience call: 617-236-8060
Jewish Family and Children's Service
Are you a mother? Would you and your baby like to make a senior smile while at the
same time enjoying the company of other mothers and their babies? Come to one of three
residence living rooms with your baby, sit with mothers, babies and seniors to enjoy a
cup of tea, friendly conversation and the welcoming warmth of others. When:
Wednesdays, 1-4 PM at The Trilling House in Randolph
Wednesdays, 1:30-4:30 PM at the Youville House in Cambridge
Thursdays, 1-4 PM at Cabot Park Village in Newton
Come anytime - Stay as long as you like! Taxi reimbursement is available. For more
information call Jennifer Meyerhardt at 617-558-1278, X-226.
Children's Clothing Exchange
Exchange "gently worn, ready to wear clothing" that children have outgrown (birth to
pre-teen)! It is located in the basement of the Grace United Methodist Church at 56
Magazine Street, Cambridge. Hours of operation: 10-4 T-W-T and Sat. 9:30 - 3:30.
If you make below $521.00 per week this may work for you. The Mass. WIC mission
statement is: "The WIC promotes the health and well-being of women, infants, children
and their families by providing quality nutrition information, nutritious food and
access to health and social services in a positive environment." WIC is located at
500 Columbia Road. Phone: 617-825-8994.
ABCD Fuel Assistance
The Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. Fuel Assistance Program can help
low-income households with paying their home heating bills regardless of the fuel
source. For more information about this program call: 617-357-6012.
Call Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline for information on FREE and low-cost resources
and confidential food stamp eligibility screening. The hotline is open Monday - Friday,
8 AM - 5 PM (Thursdays until 8 PM), and Saturdays from 9 AM - 1 PM. Phone: 1-800-645-8333.
A Dorchester Cares representative will visit your home bearing gifts for you and your
newborn (up to 4 months of age). They also provide most helpful parenting information,
support and resource links. Call: 617-474-1143 to learn more about this wonderful FREE
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