Project Promise Parent Support Group (Mattapan)

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Parents Helping Parents

About Parents Helping Parents: Parents Helping Parents is a nonprofit offering two support services to parents in need: The Parental Stress Line and Parent Support Groups. Our goal is to empower parents to nurture their children and build stronger families.

Parents Helping Parents runs a network of support groups for parents who want to improve relationships with their children. Parents come to our support groups seeking encouragement and feedback on parenting-related issues. Shared leadership, trust, respect, responsibility, and positive parenting are key components of our support groups. Our groups provided a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment for creating positive and caring peer relationships. Our approach is preventative; once the emotional support of the parent has been strengthened, a parent is better able to actively guide and nurture the family.

We need a volunteer (you!) to act as a group facilitator for a parent support group at Project Promise in the Mattapan area. As a facilitator, you will be maintaining the safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment which characterizes our support groups.


  • Must demonstrate an understanding of stressors within a family that could potentially trigger child abuse and/or neglect
  • Have previous experience working with parents and families


  • 14 hours of training held in our main office in Watertown, MA accompanied by an online portion.
  • 1 year commitment meeting with bi-weekly groups meeting the 2nd & 4th Friday every month from 10:45-11:45 a.m.
  • Willingness to collect and submit Quarterly Report and Annual Report data.

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150 Chauncy StSuite 602Boston, MA 02111



  • Child Welfare
  • People Skills
  • Mental Health
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Relationship Building
  • Family Therapy


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1.5-2 hours per week; 1 year commitment preferred
  • Next Training scheduled for June 29, 2019 from 9:00-5:00 p.m.

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