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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.

Council on Aging  The Somerville Council on Aging provides access to fitness, health, and wellness activities, socialization opportunities, educational programs, transportation, and support services.

Elder Experts  We expertly guide older adults and their families, whether managing a crisis or planning for the future. Since 1999, we have advocated for appropriate and thorough medical care, educated families about senior service resources and supported our clients through the transitions of aging

Somerville Community Corporation Empowering Somerville Residents to sustain a diverse and affordable Somerville. Among many things SCC offers a "First Source Jobs Networking Cafe" to support job searching skills, networking and English Language Practice every Thursday morning from 10 - 11:30am.

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.



SomerBaby is a community program to welcome new babies to Somerville. A single visit from a member of the multilingual SomerBaby team brings you a beautiful bag with gifts for the baby and great information about community supports and resources for new babies and their parents. For more information call 617-629-5476  or click here.

Riverside Early Head Start
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.

Riverside Early Intervention  The Guidance Center, 12 Tyler St, Somervillle MA 02143    (617) 629 3919      Riverside Early Intervention provides educational, therapeutic and supportive services for children from birth to age 3. The children we see have, or are at risk of having, delays in their development. We are a family centred program that works to empower families to meet their children's individual needs through education training and support.

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) 693-1232

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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