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Parent Support Groups

Making Connections

on December 6th, 2011 at 4:01:52 AM

Many of the following organizations can help you locate an existing support group in your area or can provide you with materials and organizational backing for starting a chapter.

If you know of a support group you'd like to see listed here, please let us know: fahn@familyandhome.org (or use the "Feedback" tab on the left side of this page). 

At-Home Dad Network. Fathers connect with others through the website and Yahoo group. The website includes advice on organizing playgroups, resources and articles.

Attachment Parenting International is a nonprofit organizaion with parent support groups in the U.S. and around the world. API's mission is "to educate and support all parents in raising secure, joyful and empathic children in order to strengthen families and create a more compassionate world."

Holistic Moms Network "connects parents who are interested in holistic health and green living." This nonprofit organization has online resources and information as well as chapters throughout the United States. 

La Leche League, International. With local support groups throughout the world, La Leche League's mission is "to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother."

Mocha Moms. This national nonprofit organization is "is a support group for mothers of color who have chosen not to work outside of the home in order to devote more time to their families and communities. Mocha Moms serves as an advocate for those mothers and encourages the spirit of community activism within its membership."

MOMS Club. Local support groups meet during the day, are non-sectarian, and welcome all at-home mothers and their children. MOMS Club offers speakers and discussion topics, family parties, playgroups, babysitting co-ops, special activity groups, and community service projects. 

Mothering.com has a wealth of information, resources and discussion forums on pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and natural family living.

National Association of Mothers' Centers. NAMC is an umbrella organization, with over 30 Mothers' Centers in the U.S.