Community Resources (Natick and Beyond) for families with children.
Online Directory of Resources for Families of Children and Youth with Special Needs from Family TIES of Massachusetts. Family TIES is a statewide information and referral network for families of children with special needs. The 200-page resource directory includes local, state-wide and national resources.
Link to the “I am a Scientist” PDF booklet to print out and use at home with your preschool-age child. Click here to download!
A list of some websites of organizations with whom we partner, or who offer services to Natick families with young children:
The Child Care Resource & Referral Agency for Natick is Child Care Resources in Fitchburg and Worcester: http://www.sevenhills.org/affiliates/childrens-aid-family-services/child-care-resources-2/
natickma.virtualtownhall.net official Town of Natick website with links to town departments
www.morseinstitute.org Morse Institute Library, with programs for children and adults
www.jfsmw.org Jewish Family Service of Metrowest
Criterion-Middlesex Early Intervention; services for children under 3 with developmental delays
Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, directory and information on choosing childcare
http://www.parentshelpingparents.org/images/stories/FINAL_php_guide.pdf You Are Not Alone, a guide for parents whose children are in DCF Foster Care in Massachusetts. Written by Parents for Parents
http://jccgb.org/localjcc_metrowest.html The Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston, Metrowest location in Framingham
www.nuturingparentsandteachers.com support and education for parents and providers by Jill Vetstein, LICSW.
A list of websites recommended by FRN staff or parents, to find parenting support and/or events & activities:
Support for grandparents raising grandchildren: