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Parent Information Center (PIC) 
42 Prescott St
 Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 625-6600 ext 6962

The Parent Information Center (PIC) guides families through the process of registering students for school, and helps families find local resources and services necessary to support their child's education and development throughout their lives. PIC staff members speak English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and French.

Somerville Family Learning Collaborative (SFLC)
42 Prescott St 
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 625-6600 ext 6966 

The SFLC supports parents and caregivers as they raise, nurture, and educate their children. The SFLC provides literacy playgroups (led in English, Portuguese, and Spanish), parent workshops, family events and activities, new moms’ groups, developmental screenings, and leadership opportunities.

Catholic Charities
270 Washington St
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 625-1920

Catholic Charities in Somerville hosts an array of programs addressing basic needs, parenting programs, an after-school program for teens, elder social services, and a variety of shelters.

Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS) 
66-70 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 623-7370

CAAS currently has two main programs: Head Start and The Homelessness Prevention Program (HPP). The Homelessness Prevention Program at CAAS works hard to keep low-income Somerville residents in their homes. We help families and individuals to achieve more stable housing and to access any benefits for which they might be eligible. Through eviction prevention, case management, income maximization, and cooperation with other service providers and agencies, we support the CAAS mission of working to reduce poverty among local families and individuals. If you feel that your housing might be in jeopardy for any reason, please contact us.

Parenting Journey 
366 Somerville Ave 
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 628-8815

Parenting Journey provides positive, strengths-based programs for parents and caregivers, helping them to develop skills that benefit the entire family, as well as train human service professionals interested in becoming trained Parenting Journey facilitators.

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Riverside Early Intervention @ Somerville
474 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 629-6652

Riverside Early Headstart is a program for low-income families with infants and toddlers as well as pregnant women. The program is designed to help families by promoting healthy prenatal care, infant/toddler care and the well-being of the entire family. The goal is to give their young children a headstart in their intellectual, social and emotional development.

Eliot Cambridge/Somerville Early Intervention
(339) 227-1020
Eliot Early Intervention helps children from birth to three years of age who may have some delay in development or be at risk for delay. We provide services where the child needs them including the child's home, in our offices, at daycare or other community setting. Most services are covered by health insurance are always provided to the children at no cost to the family.

Parent-Child Home Program
42 Prescott St
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 625-6600 ext 6992

The Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) is a school readiness and family support program for parent and their 2 and 3 year old children who have limited access to educational opportunities that promote learning and language development. Home visitor from the Somerville Family Learning Collaborative work with families twice a week for two years to help children gain the literacy skills necessary to enter kindergarten ready to succeed.

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Jewish Family and Children's Services Healthy Families
1430 Main St
Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 653-1232

JF&CS Healthy Families and Visiting Moms programs are voluntary, confidential programs for first time pregant and/or parenting moms and dads under the age of 21. Home visits are provided weekly for the first  months of the baby's life and then are adjusted to meet the family's needs until the child turns three. The program works with each family to define their strengths to set and achieve personal goals, learn about child development and parenting, and work towards becoming the parent they want to be.

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