It Takes a Village is a nonprofit organization offering free postpartum support to families with infants and young children living in Western Massachusetts. It Takes a Village's mission is to increase practical and emotional support and decrease social isolation, all while inspiring the community in welcoming the newest members of their Village. To find out more or to sign up for any It Takes a Village program, visit the listed website.
Services include: > Home Visiting Program The Home Visiting Program sends a volunteer to support families with a baby under the age of 1 year. Volunteers can help out with household chores, watch the baby and other children while the parent takes care of other tasks, run errands, and more!
> Parent Support Groups and Classes It Takes a Village offers parent support groups and classes, some of which are held virtually and some are held in person. For in-person meetings, free childcare is available. Check the website for meeting times and locations.
> The Village Closet The Village Closet is a free community closet full of maternity clothes, baby clothes, children’s clothes, diapers, and other supplies. The closet is located at 2 East Main Street in Huntington, MA.
> Childcare Subsidy It Takes a Village offers low and moderate-income households help to cover all or most of the cost of daycare, preschool, or before-and-after care if parents are working or in school.