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Parents Helping Parents

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Crisis Support
  • Justice & Legal
  • Women


108 Water StreetWatertown, MA 02472 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Parents Helping Parents empowers parents to nurture their children and build stronger families.


Parents Helping Parents (PHP)'s prevention philosophy is grounded in a self-help model based on the belief that parents are capable of developing their own solutions when given the space, encouragement, and community resources that they need. Thus, it is the parents themselves who decide the direction a conversation will take during a Parent Support Group meeting or Parental Stress Line.

Through a combination of trust, mutual support, honesty, and collective wisdom, involvement with PHP can become the foundation for a parent's own personal growth and change.

Parents Helping Parents runs 2 services:

1. Parental Stress Line: a 24/7, free and anonymous helpline that provides telephone counseling and information and referral to parents (call: 1-800-632-8188). Once training is complete, volunteers generally take calls at home.

2. Parent Support Groups: network of free and anonymous support groups that meet in many locations throughout Massachusetts. (see a list of current groups on our website at


Would you recommend Parents Helping Parents?
2 reviews Write a review
by Rachael J. C. from New Hope, PA (August 19, 2017)
Great organization that values volunteers, equips you with the right training and support to ensure your success with facilitating the support groups.
by Michele T. from CAMBRIDGE, MA (July 17, 2017)
Due to the fact that your organization is looking out for the best welfare of your clients. And supplying them with resources and information that they need to better themselves in their time of crisis.

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