Family Health Center of Worcester
The Family Health Center of Worcester is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all residents in the Greater Worcester area, especially culturally diverse populations, by providing access to affordable, high quality, integrated, comprehensive, and respectful primary health care and social services, regardless of patients’ ability to pay.
Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
The mission of Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center (Kennedy Community Health) is to “help people live healthier lives.” As a community health center, Kennedy Community Health provides comprehensive care to its patients, who are at disparate risk for chronic disease and poor health outcomes.
Pernet Family Health Service
Pernet Family Health Service is a vibrant, family-centered and resource-rich partner in the development of strong, healthy and self-sufficient families and individuals who participate actively in community life.
Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With or without insurance, you can always come to them for your health care.
Women, Infants and Children
The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program provides nutritional and health care assistance to eligible low-income pregnant or breastfeeding women, infants and children up to age five.
YWCA of Central Massachusetts
YWCA Central Massachusetts is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. They strive to be an all-inclusive women’s advocacy and resource center with a pro-active membership serving the diverse needs of women through leadership, service and support.
March of Dimess
For 80 years, March of Dimes has helped millions of babies survive and thrive. They support moms throughout their pregnancy, even when everything doesn’t go according to plan.
Group Peer Support
Group Peer Support offers free support groups led by trained facilitators who lead with compassion, inclusion, and non-judgement. People often leave GPS groups feeling more connected to each other, to their own inherent resilience and able to face the challenges before them.
Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program for Moms
MCPAP for Moms develops and maintains community-based resources to support mothers and fathers experiencing mental health issues related to the challenges of becoming parents. They maintain a comprehensive listing of support groups by geographic area as well as lists of therapists and other providers who specialize in postpartum mental health.
There are a lot of things to remember when you’re pregnant or a new mom. Text4baby makes it easy to get important information, and it’s free. Women who text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 receive free text messages three times per week, timed to their due date or their baby’s birth date, through pregnancy and up until the baby’s first birthday. Text4baby sends personalized messages directly to you, and the texts have information you can trust because they are developed by experts from all over the country. There is also an app that provides additional information about baby’s development, pregnancy, childcare tips, and more.
Empty Arms Bereavement Support serves individuals and families in Western Massachusetts whose babies have died through miscarriage, stillbirth, early infant death, or termination for medical reasons. By cultivating personal connections, creating a compassionate community, and fostering professional collaborations, they provide grieving parents with valuable resources and validation as they navigate the murky days, weeks, and lifetime without their baby.
Massachusetts Center for Unexpected Infant & Child Death
The Massachusetts Center for Unexpected Infant & Child Death serves to support those who are grieving a sudden or unexpected death during pregnancy, infancy, or early childhood. Their Center works to ensure that their supportive resources are high-quality, continuously available, and tailored to individual needs. Their services are offered at completely no-cost, and they are able to serve families, individuals, and professionals across Massachusetts.
Postpartum Support International
Postpartum Support International is the world’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to helping those suffering from perinatal mood disorders, the most common complication of childbirth. Their mission is to promote awareness, education, prevention, and treatment of perinatal mental health issues affecting mothers, their families, and support systems. If you, or a loved one, is suffering with perinatal mood disorders, they can help. Contact one of the PSI-MA Support Coordinators, who will help guide you through the process of finding a professional near you with expertise and experience in treating perinatal mood disorders.
Mass. PPD Fund
The Mass. PPD Fund’s mission is to increase communities’ capacity to address the mental health needs of new parents. They combat stigma and raise awareness of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) and available resources with parents, providers, and the public. They provide scholarships and facilitate training on perinatal mental health for all kinds of providers. And they champion public policies and best practices that support the mental health and wellbeing of all families with babies and young children. If you are a parent and you need help, they can connect you to resources.
Cerebral Palsy Guide
Cerebral Palsy Guide is a national support organization dedicated to educating individuals and families about cerebral palsy. They strive to provide answers and guidance to ensure that families receive the assistance that they need to help improve their overall quality of life. They offer information about cerebral palsy, available treatment methods, and financial assistance.