Patient Resources
Family Support
Gandara Center (English & Spanish)

"The Gandara Center provides residential, mental,  health, substance abuse and preventive services for children, adults, and families across the Pioneer Valley and eastern parts of Massachusetts. Founded in the Hispanic community, we value cultural diversity and strive to provide culturally competent, innovative, services to a diverse community."
Home City Families
"Home City Families provides free parent workshops, parent and child playgroups, and family literacy activities for Springfield parents, caregivers and children."
Link to available family programs
Mother to Mother
"A free MotherWoman facilitated support group. Women can talk with other women about adjusting to motherhood, balancing the day to day self and family care, and the struggles of raising a family. Support groups are safe, confidential, and facilitated by trained MotherWoman leaders, who are mothers and bring warmth, compassion and experience to the group."
Informational Brochure

Parent-Child Development Center
"The Parent-Child Development Center (PCDC) offers a variety of program options for pregnant women and families with children ages birth-5 throughout Hampshire, Franklin, Hampden Counties and the North Quabbin region. The Parent-Child Development Center believes that a parent is their child’s first teacher, and that children learn through active exploration and play. In their programs, staff partner with parents in order to achieve optimal growth in all areas of development."
Informational Brochure available in:
Springfield Family Support Program
"We work with others to build nurturing communities where children are cherished, families are supported, and healthy human development is promoted by all. To achieve its mission, SFSP provides family support and education programs to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect by building parents’ nurturing skills and knowledge of healthy child development and connecting families to each other, to their community, and resources."
Schedule of programs

Support for Parents, sponsored by Baystate Medical Center
Informational Brochure for Parent education/lactation services