Parents Helping Parents of Massachusetts

Filed Under: Hotlines, Families, Support Groups
108 Water St.
Watertown, ma 02742
Phone: 617-926-5008
24/7 Hotline: 1-800-632-8188

Parents Helping Parents (PHP) 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 resource they need. Thus, it is the parents themselves who decide the direction a conversation will take during a Parent Support Group meeting or Parent Stress Line.


  • In-Person Support Groups
    • Due to the COVID-19 virus all in-person support groups have been suspended
  • Virtual Support Groups
    • Parenting Group for Parents working with Department of Children and Family Services I (DCF)
    • Parent Group for Parents working with Department of Children and Family Services II (DCF)
    • Parenting Teenagers Support Group
    • Lunch and Learn Online Parenting Group
    • Online Support Group for Parents with Teens with Special Needs
    • Single Parents Support Group
    • Meetup Monday Parenting Connection
    • Monday Men’s Support Group
    • Informal Social Parenting Group
    • Before attending a group please contact Stephanie:
  • 24/7 Parent Stress Line
    • 1-800-632-8188
    • All languages available
  • Prison & Jail Programs
  • Recovery Programs


Waiting time
Hotline: 2 minutes; Groups: none

Translation services available for Parental Stress Line calls.

While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting.

Last updated March 7, 2022


Agency information may have changed due to COVID-19. Please contact individual agencies to double-check their information.