Agencies Serving Families and Children 

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Local Libraries

Malden Public Library
36 Salem Street, Malden 781.324.0218
Melrose Public Library
69 West Emerson, Melrose 781.665.2313 Winchester Public Library
80 Washington Street, Winchester 781.721.7171
Lucius Beebe Memorial Library
345 Main Street, Wakefield 781.246.6334
Stoneham Public Library
431 Main Street, Stoneham 781.438.1324
Lynnfield Public Library
18 Summer Street, Lynnfield 781.334.5411
Reading Public Library
64 Middlesex Avenue, Reading 781.944.0840
Flint Memorial Library
147 Park Street, North Reading 978.664.4942

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North Suburban WIC Program 

WIC offers qualifying families personalized nutrition consultations, healthy food, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other services. To find out if you are eligible for WIC, visit to fill out an application. WIC participants also receive discounts for heating bills, internet connections, and museums and other cultural institutions. 

Malden WIC Office - Main Office
239 Commercial Street, Malden

Everett WIC Office

Everett City Hill
484 Broadway, Room #1A

Reading WIC Office
30 New Crossing Road, Reading

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Early Intervention

Criterion Medford Early Intervention
Serves children and families in Malden, Medford, and Everett

Criterion Stoneham Early Intervention
Serves children and families in Stoneham, Melrose, Reading, North Reading, and Wakefield

Eliot Early Intervention
Serves children and families in the communities of Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Wakefield, Reading, North Reading, Stoneham, and Wakefield. 

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Local Parenting Resources

Adoption Community of New England
Education, support, and advocacy on behalf of all members of the adoption triad: birth parents, adoptive parents, and adoptees. 

Bay State Babywearers

Supportive parent group centered around babywearing. Monthly meetings provide the ability to rent baby carriers for a nominal fee. 

Children's Trust
Parenting education and support programs across Massachusetts. 

Chinese Culture Connection
Cultural programs for children and adults. 

Connect the Tots
Connect families in Reading and surrounding towns through organized playgroups, member outings, and informative events. 

Communitas Recreation
Family-centered services and resources for people of all abilities. 

Everett Family Resource Center
Community-based family support, providing parenting groups and resources. 

Family Ties of Massachusetts
Information and referral services, emotional support, and training to parents of children and youth with special needs. 

Federation for Children with Special Needs
Advocacy for children with special needs and their parents or guardians. 

Healthy Families
Program that provides free education and support to first-time young parents. 

Jewish Family and Children's Services
Offer a wide variety of family supports, including home visits, support groups, and sleep consultations. 

Medford Family Network 
Parenting support and play-and-learn groups for families that live in Medford. 

Melrose Family Room 
Community playroom center. Membership is required. 

MOMS Club of Reading
Moms Offering Moms Support. Moms of any age children are welcome. 

North Suburban Parents of Multiples
Support, education, and community for families with multiples. 

Parents of Tots
Volunteer-run organization dedicated to supporting families. 

The Children's Room
Caring support for grieving children, teens & families

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