Parent Support Group Facilitator at the Lawrence Community Corrections Center

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About Parents Helping Parents: Parents Helping Parents is a nonprofit offering two 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 the Lawrence Community Corrections Center. The center provides services and programs on a day-reporting basis for inmates who have been released from one of the three correctional facilities but are required by the court to attend programs, have random drug testing or hold a part-time job.


  • Must demonstrate an understanding of stressors people with addiction issues face 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 groups weekly for 1.5 hours. Group Time is to be determined.
  • Willingness to collect and submit Quarterly Report and Annual Report data.
  • Possible Group times are a Wednesday or Thursday from 530-630 pm. Or Friday mornings starting at 10am. This is a new group and the exact time has not been determined.

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499 Essex StLawrence, MA 01840



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




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1.5-2 hours per week; 1 year commitment preferred

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