While pregnancy is an exciting time, it can also be overwhelming. There are so many things to think about and prepare for. We know the importance of having access to resources that can help you navigate this new chapter in your life. At Clearway, we try to provide our patients with as much support and information as possible and provide Free Pregnancy and Family Resources in Massachusetts. As a non-profit Massachusetts licensed medical clinic, we are dedicated to assisting you with accurate medical information and important facts so you can make informed decisions regarding your pregnancy and health. We are specialists in pregnancy diagnosis and medical confirmation.
Pregnancy can be a tough time financially for many families. If you are struggling to make ends meet, there are a number of government assistance programs that can help. You can learn more about these programs by visiting the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance website. We know there is a lot to think about when you’re pregnant or have young children. We hope this list of Free Pregnancy and Family Resources in Massachusetts will help make your journey a little bit easier.
Please note that these resources are for informational purposes only and are not meant to take the place of professional medical or financial advice. If you are in need of immediate assistance, please contact your doctor or local emergency services. For more information on free and low-cost health care options in Massachusetts, please visit MassHealth‘s website.
Resources and Information
Assistance for Single Moms in Massachusetts
Expecting & New Moms Resource Guide from MassHealth
A list of resources for helping providers connect their patients with statewide programs that offer food and housing assistance, help with quitting smoking, as well as other support. This document also provides a link to clinical guidelines and resources, such as rapid access to behavioral health services or live resources for decision support regarding the risks and benefits of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Parent and Caregiver Support from https://www.mass.gov/
Parental Stress Line: 1-800-632-8188
Parents and caregivers who are experiencing any kinds of problems related to their children can call the Parental Stress Line for support. The Parental Stress Line is staffed by volunteer counselors who are sympathetic and nonjudgmental. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
One Tough Job
One Tough Job connects parents in Massachusetts with parenting information and resources. Parents can search for resources by their child’s age (0-6 years old) or by topic. Parents can also enter their zip code to find parenting support organizations and programs nearby.
Healthy Family Massachusetts
Healthy Family Massachusetts provides support and resources for young, first-time parents. Activities available include workshops on parenting skills, playgroups, and other social events. Parents can sign up for the program during pregnancy, and the program serves families with children up to 3 years old.
Parenting Support Groups
Parenting Education and Support Programs help parents with young children to develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to be the best parents they can be. These groups are led by trained professionals and provide opportunities for parents to learn new skills, connect with other parents, and get information about community resources.
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Family Resource Centers
Family Resource Centers (FRCs) are a statewide network of community-based providers that offer many types of programs for families. These services include parenting classes, support groups, early childhood services, and information and referral resources. FRCs serve families whose children range in age from birth to 18 years of age.
Prenatal Care Assistance Program (PCAP)
Provides low-income pregnant women with access to quality health care services.
Massachusetts WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Program
Provides supplemental foods, nutrition education, and referrals to health care and social services for low-to-moderate-income pregnant women, new mothers, and young children.
Child Care Resource and Referral Agency (CCR&R)
Provides information about child care options, financial assistance programs, and resources for families in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Head Start
Provides early childhood education, health, nutrition, and social services to low-income children and their families.