Workshops and Support Groups
National Crisis Text Line: Text "HOME" to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis.
Active Parenting: The First Five Years
An 8-week parenting class for caregivers with one or more children under age 6. Topics include building a bond with your child, ages & stages of development, your child’s growing brain, what your baby's cries mean, preparing your child for school, discipline for young children and more. Check back to get info on our next workshop. Looking for something sooner? View a list of other parenting classes located on Cape Cod.
Weekly group for local moms looking for support in their breastfeeding journey with Catherine Roy, IBCLC. No cost thanks to the Sandwich Partnership for Families. Space is limited; to register email Motherly Love Wellness.
Dads & Littles Play Group
Studies show that babies and children grow up happier with loving fathers engaged in their care, and it's never too soon to start! Join Danny Rodrigues, LICSW every month to connect with other new dads, and learn about resources available to you and your family. For our next meeting location, visit our Special Events page.
Listen to Danny Rodrigues, LICSW, PMC-H on Cape Cod Radio's Public Affairs program, Inside Cape Cod. Danny talks about how our monthly group is helping Cape Cod dads find answers, support, and connection:
Dads in Recovery
Connect with other dads who understand what it is like to raise a child throughout their pathway of recovery. Explore strengths and challenges with parenting while build your support network. Meets weekly every Tuesday from 6:00 - 7:00pm on Zoom. Click for details.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Support groups provide an opportunity to talk about experiences and feelings in a safe, supportive environment. Grandparents can also gain information, learn from one another, and meet people dealing with similar issues. For details regarding a support group for grandparents in your area, view the list from the Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Moms Do Care - Duffy Health Center
Supports pregnant and parenting women who are seeking recovery from a history of opioid use. Program staff include a Certified Addiction Registered Nurse and Peer Recovery Coaches who have lived experience. Click for details.
New Moms Group
Support groups provide a safe space for new moms who may be feeling overwhelmed or isolated during the postpartum phase. Falmouth New Moms Group meets in-person Wednesdays at 10am in our dedicated space at Mullen-Hall Room 106 (Door #7). Click for details.
Parental Help Line 1-800-632-8188
Free & Confidential. 24/7. Parents or guardians with problems relating to their children can talk anonymously to trained volunteer counselors with Parents Helping Parents of Massachusetts. Offers a way to relieve stress in a non-judgemental environment with support to anyone seeking it, no matter how big or small. All Languages Available.
Parent Support Group - Cape Cod Area
Parent Information Network (PIN): Meets monthly at the Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main St., Falmouth to provide a confidential support group for parents raising children with emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs. Information or registration, call Amy 774-454-7009.
Bay Cove Human Services: Ongoing support group meeting weekly (Wednesdays 6PM, Fridays 11AM) and focusing on common issues and participant specific topics related to mental health. Meetings are open to all who would like to join and will be held virtually as well as in person on occasion. For info., email amcguire (at) baycove.org
Postpartum Doula Services
Families living on Cape Cod are eligible for up to 3 home visits from a postpartum doula at no cost. Click for details.
Perinatal and Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders Support
Perinatal or postpartum mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD) is the term used to describe distressing feelings that occur during pregnancy (perinatal) and throughout the first year after pregnancy (postpartum). Feelings can be mild, moderate or severe and can affect both mothers and fathers.
Weekly Support Group for Moms facilitated by a Licensed Social Worker certified in Perinatal Mental Health from Duffy Health Center (you do not need to be a Duffy patient to attend). No cost. No commitment. Babies welcome. Meets 1pm Tuesdays at Moms Do Care in Dennis and 10am Thursdays at St. Barnabas in Falmouth. For more info. call Mariel 774-487-7934
Weekly Support Group for Dads facilitated by a Licensed Social Worker certified in Perinatal Mental Health from Duffy Health Center (you do not need to be a Duffy patient to attend). No cost. No commitment. Babies welcome. Meeting time not yet established. Email Danny for more info.
Postpartum Support International HelpLine connects caregivers to a trained volunteer. Call or text 1-800-944-4773 (The HelpLine is not a crisis hotline and does not handle emergencies. Click here for Emergency Information). Moms: Chat anonymously with a Motherhood Expert every Wednesday (9:00PM Eastern on 1st Weds of the month; noon for all following). Dads: Chat anonymously with a Fatherhood Expert at 8:00PM Eastern on the first Monday of the month. The number for both: 1-800-944-8766 Participant Code: 73162#
Perinatal Loss Support Group
Click here for bereavement resources on Cape Cod and more resources online.
Free Online Mental Health Support
Click here for Everyday Health's 2023 list of mental health support platforms that offer live chat sessions with trained volunteers or online support groups free of charge, as well as, other services work to make therapy more affordable.