WELCOME TO THE MASSACHUSETTS RESOURCE PAGE FOR PSI. We are glad you found us. This page lists the PSI Coordinators and other area resources such as groups, telephone support, and reliable services that are available for no charge. We also list local events, trainings, and volunteer opportunities.
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PSI COORDINATOR: PSI Coordinators offer caring and informed support and resources to moms and their families. They also provide information and resources for area providers who are caring for pregnant and postpartum families. Please don’t hesitate to contact us; we want to hear from you.
You will see the term “perinatal” in these pages. We use perinatal to mean the time during pregnancy, birth, and through the first year postpartum.
PSI SUPPORT COORDINATORS
MASSACHUSETTS STATE CO-COORDIANTOR: LISA WAXMAN, LICSW
MASSACHUSETTS STATE COORDINATOR: SUZAN WOLPOW, MS, LMHC
METRO BOSTON & STATEWIDE
Telephone: 1-866-472-1897 Warmline
MASSACHUSETTS STATE CO-COORDINATOR: LIZ FRIEDMAN
MASSACHUSETTS STATE CO-COORDINATOR: ANDREA BALCUNAS
PSI of MASSACHUSETTS
Telephone WARMLINE: 866.472.1897
The PSI of Massachusetts telephone WARMLINE and email provide toll-free and confidential information, support and listings of local resources such as PPD groups and clinicians. Leave a message and a volunteer will get back to you within 24 hours.
MASSACHUSETTS EMERGENCY RESOURCE GUIDE:
In an emergency: PSI is a volunteer organization devoted to providing social support and resources to women and their families. We will return your call or email as quickly as we can, but we can not provide an immediate response in an emergency. If you do need immediate assistance, please use one of the following resources now:
SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
24 hour suicide prevention hotline. Trained volunteers available to assist those who may be feeling depressed, alone or overwhelmed. Service is free and confidential and available in crisis situations.
MA Statewide Domestic Violence hotline support line for those experiencing violence within relationships. Callers can be connected directly to shelters for in-take, if appropriate.
When the stress of parenting becomes too much, turn to the Parental Stress Line for support and guidance. A 24-hour hotline, the Parental Stress Line is staffed by trained volunteer telephone counselors who care and are concerned about the preservation of families.
The following groups offer support at no charge for women who are at risk of or are experiencing distress such as isolation, depression, anxiety, fearful thoughts, insomnia, trauma, and other difficulties during pregnancy or postpartum. Support groups provide a safe and caring place for connection and recovery. Please call or email for more information.
Circle of Moms:
We Are All In This Together
Fridays 10:00am - 12:00pm
Community Action Family Center
90 Federal St. Greenfield, MA
(413) 774 – 1000
(Free parking, childcare, snacks.)
MotheWoman Postpartum Support Group:
A Circle of Moms
Tuesdays 10:00am – 12:00pm
220 Russell St, Hadley, MA
(413) 387 – 0703
(Free parking, childcare, snacks.)
Empty Arms Bereavement for Infant & Pregnancy Loss
Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Conference Room D
30 Locust St (Route 9) Northampton, MA
Parenting after Loss
Once monthly, time/location varied.
Subsequent Choices Empty Arms
2nd Wednesdays, time/location varied.
"The Other Parent": Pregnancy and Postpartum Group for Partners
4th Monday 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Cooley Dickinson Center for Midwifery Care
MotherWoman Postpartum Support Group
(Moms in recovery welcome)
Holyoke Midwifery Center
230 Maple St, Holyoke, MA
(413) 536 - 7385
MotherWomen in the Hood
Monday 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Square One Main Office
1 Federal St, Building 103, Springfield, MA
(Free childcare, snacks.)
Postpartum Depression Support: This Isn't What I Expected
Jewish Family & Children's Service, Waltham
Our support groups are an opportunity for new mothers dealing with anxiety, depression, self-doubt and other uncertainties to come together in a nurturing environment to share their experiences. The groups are led by trained leaders who provide an atmosphere where mothers share information and build a network of support. These nonsectarian groups are sponsored by The Center for Early Relationship Support at Jewish Family and Children’s Service. Babies are welcome.
Time: Tuesdays 1:00-2:30pm
Contact: Debbie Whitehill
Telephone: 781.647.5327 x1925
Emotional Wellbeing After Baby Group
Free PPD Consultations: First Connections
Creating hope and connections for women struggling with the adjustment to motherhood, anxiety or depression in the postpartum year. This is a free, ongoing group meeting every Monday, 10-11:30 at First Connections in the Community Agencies Building at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA. Coffee and tea are provided. Babies welcome. Childcare available for older siblings with advance registration. RSVP's requested. Contact Laurie Ganberg, LICSW
Free PPD Consultations, as well as home visits by a licensed social worker to help assess, refer and provide individual support during the postpartum period. We also have an ongoing new mothers group on Wednesdays and a 6-week First-Time Moms Group. These other groups are also free.
MotherWoman’s Getting Real About Motherhood
Wednesdays 9:45am - 111:15am
Amherst Family Center
N. Pleasant St. Amherst, MA
Free childcare, snacks
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Please contact the PSI Office if you would like to list an event here.
UPDATES: If you are aware of a perinatal resource for families that is not listed here, if a current listing needs updating, or if you would like to apply to be listed here, please contact us.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: PSI is run solely by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Wendy Davis with any questions.