Massachusetts Virtual Parenting Support Groups and Playgroups During COVID-19

Author: one tough job

Now more than ever, all parents need support. We are committed to providing moms and dads with resources as we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a list of virtual parenting support groups and playgroups across Massachusetts:

Our Family Centers

Cape Cod Children's Place - Live at 9am

Martha's Vineyard Family Center: Every weekday, Zoom and Facebook Live. View their calendar to see the full details.

Valuing Our Children - Live at 10am on Thursdays!

for new moms and dads


Starting on 3/24/2020, JF&CS will offer the New Parent Support Groups for parents with babies under 1 will be meeting via Zoom video conferencing, as always at no cost. JF&CS looks forward to connecting with regular group participants, as well as welcoming new ones into these communities, which offer a space for parents to find connection and support from one another with the guidance of a group facilitator. Their group for parents experiencing post-partum depression and anxiety, "This Isn't What I Expected", will also meet via Zoom.

Arlington New Parents Group: Fridays, 10:00-11:30am

Brookline New Parents Group: Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30am

Cambridge New Parents Group: Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am

Jamaica Plain New Parents Group: Wednesdays, 1:30-3:00pm

Medford New Parents Group: Tuesdays, 12:30-2:00pm

Melrose New Parents Group: Wednesdays, 10:30am - noon

Sharon New Parents Group: Fridays, 10:00-11:30am

Watertown New Parents Group: Fridays, 9:15-10:45am

New Adoptive Parents Support Group: Fridays, 10:00-11:30am **Meeting weekly

Postpartum Depression Support Group: "This Isn't What I Expected": Tuesdays, 1:00-2:30pm

For mothers suffering from postpartum depression or anxiety

For questions about JF&CS's New Parent Support Groups, contact Diane Gardner, Support Group Coordinator, at

for all parents

Parenting Helping Parents

Parent Support Groups are free, confidential, and anonymous. These groups serve as a safe place for parents to express frustrations and concerns about their children and families and get advice from other parents who understand.

Mon 9:00am & 6:00pm
Tue 9:00am & 3:00pm
Wed 9:00am & 6:00pm
Thu 9:00am & 3:00pm
Fri 8:30am & Noon

Click this link to join the meeting by computer or smartphone:

No Computer, Dial in by phone : +1 1646-558-8656 then input the meeting id 8678605296#

PPAL Family Network & Social Support

Virtual Support Group (Worcester/North Central Area)

  • Every Monday and Friday from 9am-11am
  • Family Support Drop-In (need a resource, have a question or just feel like chatting)
  • Phone Number: 1(574) 807-6224 PIN: 481 219 769#

virtual playgroups

Triumph, Inc.: Toddler Time at 10 am on 3/30, 4/1, 4/3, 4/4, 4/6, 4/8

live storytime and activities for kids

CFCE of the North Shore

Community Network for Children (Erving)

Falmouth Coalition for Children

Family Resources of Natick

First Connections Concord Area CFCE: Wednesday at 10 am


Nantucket Community Network for Children

Northshore Suburban Family Network

Parenting Advice During Coronavirus

Child's Mind Institute: Parenting During Coronavirus: Live Daily at 10am and 4:30pm!

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