• Healing Abuse Working for Change (HAWC). Domestic violence hotlines, emergency shelter, and counseling. 24/7 hotline. 800-547-1649.
  • Parents Helping Parents Parental Stress Line 1-800-632-8188. 
  • Massachusetts 211 is a referral hotline you call to find assistance from all kinds of social service agencies - food banks, health, financial, elder and child care, mental health, housing, domestic violence, and much more. Just call 2-1-1, 24/7.

Local Support Groups

  • Mondays 11am - New Moms Group with Elizabeth Sarantopoulos (for moms with infants 0-12 months old):
  • Mondays 2pm - Parent Support - Helping Kids Manage Isolation and Anxiety with Deb Hurowitz:
  • Mondays 5pm - Groove & Flow with Eve Costarelli - a mix of yoga, dance and mindfulness that affords the participants the opportunity to explore and experience the joy of movement and freedom of expression within a supportive, creative environment, regardless of experience and/or abilities:
  • Mondays 7:30-9pm - Mommying is Hard  is a safe non-judgmental peer support group for moms to talk about the joys and challenges of motherhood. 
  • Second Tuesday of month 7-8:30 pm - New Dads RSVP 
  • Thursdays 10 am - Yoga for Tots+ with Eve Costarelli -  Classes are imaginative, playful and vary from very active to quietly meditative. Children will explore yoga poses and relaxation techniques through stories, games, books and songs which help to develop their confidence, awareness, focus and their interactions with peers within a safe, supportive environment. Fun for all!
  • Thursdays 10-11:30 am - Emotional Wellbeing after Baby RSVP 
  • Thursdays 4 pm - Yoga for Tweens/Teens/Adults with Eve Costarelli - Breathe, move, meditate then deeply relax. With a blend of styles, this yoga class aims to help you realize your true blissful self. This class designed to strengthen your body, mind, and spirit is balanced with relaxation and meditation. All levels welcomed for this one of a kind experience. 
  • Thursdays 7:30-9 pm - Mommying is Hard  is a safe non-judgmental peer support group for moms to talk about the joys and challenges of motherhood. 

General Parenting Resources

For Parents of Children with Disabilities

Homework Help/Tutoring

  • The Homework Center at Framingham Public Library. With over 50 tutors proficient in all subjects taught in the Framingham Public schools, the Homework Center provides FREE individualized tutoring, school project help, guided research and crafting assistance in project creation, SAT, ACT, subject test tutoring, and more. Contact Judy Gatlin at

Reading RecommendationsBook Bundles!

  • Book Bundles. Fill out a form, and our Children's Librarians will assemble a bundle of books tailored to your child's interests.
  • Chat online with a Children's Librarian Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 3-5pm.