Community Resources

It Takes A Village: Support for Families with New Babies

It Takes A Village provides an extra helping hand for families with new babies. Volunteers visit once a week in the early months to provide support, company and conversation. This is a free service and includes 12 visits by a volunteer.

Village Volunteers can…hold the baby while you rest, help you organize or clean, play with older children or do the next load of dishes or laundry. They can also offer a listening ear, hear your birth story, and provide resources for questions about common newborn behaviors and breastfeeding. To learn more and request a volunteer please visit

Village Playgroup

Geared toward moms with babies ages 0-2. It will meet at the Brattleboro home of a mom who received Volunteer visits last spring and is open to anyone associated with It Takes A Village, even if you are no longer receiving visits (or only just had a home visit). Older sibling are welcome. Send an email to for more information.

Bagels and Blocks – A Drop-In Playgroup

Make new friends while having fun with your child!
Brattleboro Area Jewish Community is excited to offer a Jewish-based drop-in playgroup for parents/caregivers and their infants and toddlers (0-5 years).

Bagels and Blocks is a facilitated parenting group as well as an activity group for babies and toddlers. These fun and friendly gatherings feature songs, stories, crafts, snacks, and free play.

Our first playgroup is January 8th from 1-3pm
Playgroups will be on the 1st Sunday of the month thereafter from 1-3pm

Playgroups are free and open to all.
We look forward to meeting you!

151 Greenleaf Street in West Brattleboro

Circle of Moms

Circle of Moms, a new support group for moms with babies 12 months and under. Free childcare for babies & older siblings is provided (although babies are welcome to remain with moms as well). Light refreshments are also provided for children and moms. This is designed as a space for moms to take a break from the demands of infant care, connect with other women, and speak their truths about the realities of motherhood. Meets Tuesdays from 10:45am-12pm at the Winston Prouty Center in Brattleboro. Contact Amanda Pizollo at 251-2102 for more information or to register.

The New Moms Network:

The New Moms Network is an ongoing group hosted by Dawn Kersula and meets weekly in the Exercise Room at BMH – Wednesday mornings, 9:30-11:00am. There is no registration required and no fee, and this group is open to all moms who gave birth elsewhere. The schedule is available at the BMH website or call 257-8226.

Sophia’s Hearth Family Center

Sophia’s Hearth Family Center in Keene offers Waldorf education programs to families with infants and young children and to professional educators. They offer a childcare program, parent-infant and parent-toddler classes, and other parent outreach support in the Monadnock region. For more information visit:

Local Events & Online Forums

Putney Parents Network
Brattleboro Parents Network
It Takes A Village
Monadnock-Brattleboro Babywearers

Breastfeeding Resources

Breastfeeding Basics:
A how-to class for successful, happy breastfeeding. Pregnant moms, partners, new moms and babies are all welcome. This free program is offered every other month. For information or to register for the class, call 802-257-8877.

BMH Birthing Center:
Certified Lactation Consultants available to all moms, even those who gave birth elsewhere. Typically billed through insurance. Call 257-8226

Children’s Integrated Services:
Home visits and lactation consultations at no charge. There are no eligibility requirements for this service. Call 258-2874

Secondhand Clothing & Baby Gear

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