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Employment Services Program: Massachusetts DTA
We offer employment training and education programs offered for Transitional Aid for Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC) clients.
Food Assistance: WIC Program
We provides nutrition consultation and food benefits for pregnant, breastfeeding women, infants and children up to age five.
Riverside Early Intervention Parenting Partnership
Program offered to pregnant or postpartum with babies up to three months old and continues until the baby turns 1. Supports include one on one support, connection to resources and groups.
Disabilities Resource Directory: Exceptional Lives
This is a free Resource Directory of disability services in Massachusetts. Use your information to find programs near you that will meet your family's needs.
Emergency/Crisis Services Line
Our Emergency/Crisis Services Line is available 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for individuals and families experiencing a mental health or substance use disorder crisis.
Cambridge Caregivers Team Meeting
Cambridge Caregivers Team Meeting.
Center for Families' Help in a Bag!
The Center for Families now offers free resource bags on the following topics:
Student Registration Center (formerly Family Resource Center)
The Student Registration Center processes all school registrations for Cambridge Public Schools.
Center for Families' Virtual Programs and Supports
Center for Families is now running virtual programs and support! Check out all of our virtual programs and supports at: https://www.cambridgema.gov/-/media/Files/. This website is updated regularly.
Home Visiting Programs Guide 2019
A home visiting programs' primary purpose is to support and encourage parents and caregivers, share information, and connect families with resources in their home and/or a convenient location.
Mental Health Services for Children and families: Riverside Community Care Community Service Agency (CSA) has gone Virtual!
**Actively accepting referrals** Operating via Telehealth** Providing Mental Health Supports for Children and Families struggling with emotional or behavioral challenges.
Home-Based Early Childhood Education Program
Child Safety Seat Installation
Learn how to make arrangements to have your child safety seats checked for proper installation.
Exceptional Lives Guide: What to Do If Your Child Has Autism
This free, online, easy-to-read Guide helps families know what to do if their child may have autism, or if they are already diagnosed.
Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House (MFNH) Youth Services
Leaders of Today Peace Academy is a year-round program that is open whenever school is closed!
Questions about Child Development?
The Center for Families is here to to answer child development questions!
Virtual Early Intervention Program: Riverside Community Care
Worried about your child’s development during this stressful time? Having trouble managing behavior, emotions, and creating calming routines? Early Intervention is available at no cost to you.
Early Years Project
We support children and their families through the early childhood communities that care for them such as early childhood teachers, directors, and family childcare providers.
Doula Program at the Cambridge Health Alliance
The Cambridge Doula is a home visiting program available to all expecting parents who are Cambridge Health Alliance patients.
Healthy Families Central Middlesex
Healthy Families is a voluntary, confidential home visiting program for first-time pregnant and/or parenting moms and dads 20 years old and under.
Visiting Moms is a free service that matches volunteers with new moms or dads during the first year of their baby's life, whether it's the first baby or a new baby in the household.
Fragile Beginnings is committed to improving the lives of parents of premature infants and other infants who have had a stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Project NESST (Newborns Exposed to Substances: Support and Therapy)
Project NESST offers support for substance-exposed newborns and their families.
Cambridge Dads was created to increase fatherhood engagement in programming. The program strives to ensure dads are engaged, informed, and feel supported in their role as parents.
Nurturing Babyhood N' Beyond
We help families strengthen their bond with their babies and young children, through nurturing loving touch, and communication from infancy and beyond.