Resources for Parents & Caregivers

Support Resources



Search site for local resources and programs. Includes housing, food, mental health, and much more.

The Support Network

Western Mass family support options. Free in-person and online support and resources lists.

Family Resource Centers

In-person locations for families to get support and many resource options. Easy to navigate website with an email contact feature.

Parent and Caregiver Support Helpline

24/7 available MA hotline, counselors can connect caregivers to many resources.

Community Action Pioneer Valley

Many support programs including parenting, youth, and infant programs. Contact info to neighboring county offices available at

Parent Helpline

If you are a parent, guardian or caregiver in need of emotional assistance, you can call a trained advocate.

Further Learning


Center on Child Wellbeing Trauma

Through UMASS Worcester. Website with many learning resources and action steps.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Many fact-sheets and resources. Search by keyword.

Child Trauma Academy

Website directory of articles.

What Happened to YOU?

By Dr. Bruce Perry with Oprah Winfrey.

Addressing Child Wellbeing and Trauma in MA (2023)

Hour long episode by Resiliency Within and Elaine Miller-Karas. Available on Spotify (for free), Apple, Audible, and other podcast sites.