Finding other moms and dads in Westchester to bond with is an invaluable way to deal with challenging parenting situations. To ease your search for the perfect parent support group for you, we've gathered a list of support groups for Westchester County, NY parents. Updated April 2015.
Bedford Free Library
32 Village Green, Bedford
Bedford Babies group aims to help new parents in the area in many different ways. Join Adrian Kalikow, M.Ed., in an eight-week program designed to help new parents share the joys and challenges of parenthood. Parents (accompanied by their babies 11 months or younger) will gather to discuss the many issues that arise with a new infant. No fee, space is limited. Registration is required.
Share your tips, hints, or restaurant info. Are you having a garage sale or selling something? We want to know!
Bronx and Westchester Mom’s Group
This group is for moms in the Bronx and Westchester who wish to communicate and meet other local moms. You may talk about anything and everything, as long as you are respectful.
Parents with children in (or graduated from) the Chappaqua school system (neighbors welcome too).
Designing Moms of Westchester
With the job market down, but baby births still on the rise, what's a smart, intuitive mother to do these days with her design talent, education, and contacts? Leaders of this group ask that you bring your design experience and queries to meetings, where options for utilizing those valuable skills are discussed. This group seeks to pool knowledge and experience to find part-time, freelance, and other collaborative options.
Diese Gruppe soll deutschsprachige Mütter (und natürlich deren Kinder) zusammenbringen. Bei regelmäßigen Treffen wird deutsch gesprochen und sich ausgetauscht. Wir werden mit den Kindern spielen aber natürlich auch quatschen und uns gegenseitig Tips für das Leben hier geben. Und nicht zu vergessen Girls-Nights ohne die Kids!
This group is for German-speaking mothers (and their children). Meets regularly, speaks German, and exchanges ideas. We will play with the children, but of course talk and give each other tips for living here. And do not forget Girls’ Nights without the kids!
Essential Mom Westchester
Essential Mom is designed by mothers for mothers. This "one-stop shop" is intended to simplify things for mommy! EM serves as a resource for classes, groups, schools, camps, birthday party resources, local events, summer camp information, and more. Group leader, Gretchen, says, "It’s a place where parents can find easily-understood, non-judgmental information. We hope that they can also find a laugh or two on the side."
Families with Children from China
FCC is a nonprofit organization supporting families who have adopted children from China. Our members include adoptive parents, adoptees and their siblings, and other relatives, as well as friends and professionals with connections to adoption. Your annual membership gives you members-only access to resources and information about a multitude of adoption, parenthood, and China topics. As a member you will receive regular email updates announcing the latest events, articles, and news of interest to our families.
Half Pints of Westchester
This group is intended for moms (and dads!) who are looking for weekly, weekday meet-ups with their little ones. We hope to create frequent play dates where both parents and their kids can socialize, create a community feeling, and have fun. We've had home play dates, potluck dinners, pumpkin picking, Play-Doh fun, novice hiking, playground outings, mom book clubs, and have visited local nature centers and museums. Please join us and get in touch with other parents.
Holistic Moms Network
260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye
The Westchester County chapter of the Holistic Moms Network brings together holistic moms and dads from throughout Southern Westchester County. They welcome moms and dads with an interest in natural health and mindful parenting. The goal is to develop a thriving local community of holistic parents with a wide range of interests. This chapter gathers on the fourth Thursday of each month from 8-10pm at the Wainwright House in Rye. Children, partners, and friends are welcome! Get connected to other like-minded moms and dads, and catch the excitement of sharing in a community! Grandparents, partners, and other caregivers are also welcome. Moms-to-be and new moms are encouraged to attend, ask questions, and seek to be informed.
600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville
J-Baby is a group for Jewish families in Northern Westchester that brings together families with babies through preschoolers to find ways to bring Judaism into their everyday lives while making social connections for themselves and their children. J-Baby is brought to the community by the Rosenthal JCC and the Upper Northern Westchester Kesher, and is funded by a grant from UJA-Federation of New York’s Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal.
La Leche League of Downtown Scarsdale
Looking for breastfeeding information and mother-to-mother support? La Leche League has more than 50 years of experience helping mothers breast-feed their babies. All breast-feeding mothers, mothers-to-be, and women interested in breast-feeding are welcome to attend our free drop-in meetings or to contact our leaders for free breast-feeding information and support. LLL is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization. Leaders are available to help in person at meetings, over the phone, and online.
La Leche League of Pelham
La Leche League has more than 50 years of experience helping mothers breast-feed their babies. All breast-feeding mothers, mothers-to-be, and women interested in breast-feeding are welcome to attend our free drop-in meetings or to contact our leaders for free breast-feeding information and support. Meetings are open-ended discussions on mothering through breast-feeding and related aspects of birth, nutrition, and parenting. Mothers-to-be, mothers, grandmothers, babies, and children are always welcome to attend.
La Leche Legue of Yonkers
Karen: 914-237-4975 (home); 914-804-4337 (cell)
Looking for breast-feeding information and mother-to-mother support? La Leche League has more than 50 years of experience helping mothers breast-feed their babies. All breast-feeding mothers, mothers-to-be, and women interested in breast-feeding are welcome to attend our free drop-in meetings or to contact our accredited volunteer leaders for free breast-feeding information and support.
Larchmont Newcomers Club
The Larchmont Newcomers' Club is a nonprofit social organization that has welcomed residents of Larchmont, Mamaroneck, and New Rochelle since 1951. Whether you are new to the area or have lived here for years, LNC is a great way to connect with others in your community and meet new friends! LNC offers a wide variety of activities for men, women, children, and families and is a great way to meet other area residents in a relaxed, social atmosphere. The group serves as volunteers and seeks to support the community.
Lower Westchester Moms of Multiples
This group serves as a local community of more than 240 members from all over Westchester County that have found this group to be an incredible lifeline and resource to raising multiples. Whether it’s a long preemie NICU stay, using a gestational carrier, navigating the Early Intervention program, or simply not understanding how to bottle-feed two babies at once, this group is here for you! The group meets for holiday celebrations, regular tea conversations, and events about town. Get out of the house for some support and girl talk.
Mamas Latinas of Westchester
This group is the perfect place for Latina mothers living in Westchester County to embrace their heritage and culture. It organizes events in the community to bring together all Mamas Latinas so they can share their culture.
Mocha Moms of Westchester
Mocha Moms is for women of color who have chosen to postpone their careers in order to take care of their families. The chapter has a book club, morning tea sessions at a local tea house, an annual black history book fair, a spring wine tasting fundraiser, mom's nights out, and weekly support Chat 'n Chew sessions.
Mom Gets a Life – Connecticut/Westchester
The group's mission is that all mothers fall in love with life as much as they have with their children. To accomplish that goal, the group provides plenty of opportunities for mothers to reconnect with their lives by relaxing and reinventing. The group sponsors Mom's Nights Out and conferences, including a "Mom Gets A Business" conference.
Moms of Pelham, NY
Moms of Pelham, NY prides itself on leaving its doors wide open to any type of mother. Whether you are a mother who is strict on healthy foods and early bedtimes or take more relaxed methods to raising a child, Moms of Pelham is there to provide a common setting for moms to come together and share their experiences and knowledge.
Moms of Pleasantville
Moms of Pleasantville prides itself on leaving its doors open to any type of mother. Whether you are a mother who is strict on healthy foods and early bedtimes or take more relaxed methods to raising a child, Moms of Pleasantville is there to provide a common setting for moms to come together and share their experiences and knowledge.
Mothers of Preschoolers
Mothers of Preschoolers is a group that meets the needs of moms with children from birth through kindergarten. Having a preschooler can be a long lasting, exhausting experience, and MOPS is there to provide a network of moms of all ages who want to be the best moms as possible. MOPS believes that building relationships with other local moms and providing resources like books, meetings, and their website is a great way to help moms who have preschoolers.
No Drama Mammas & Pappas of NY
No Drama Mammas & Pappas of NY is a social networking group unlike any other mommy group around. Open to all parent guardians including fathers, grandparents, and caregivers, this group provides a substantial list of local events for the family while connecting parents in an online social setting. The group offers adult and child book clubs, as well as an array of classes in arts, sports, and music. A parent written newsletter is also published every month on a national level, covering a wide range of parent topics plus reviews of products.
Parents Place Inc.
The Guidance Center of Westchester
2 Central Ave., Tarrytown
Located at The Guidance Center of Westchester whose mission is to improve the well-being of people all ages through specialized programs, Parents Place is a place for both parents and children to socialize and play. With scholarships available and very affordable class prices ($30 for six sessions), Parents Place is a great location to bring the kids. Parents Place also offers programs for children with special needs. Every two Sundays during the month, a Family Days course is offered for parents and their children affected by autism. Also, on one Wednesday each month, Parents Place offers a parents-only class providing the time to share information and resources for coping with behavioral issues your child has. All autism programs are free of charge.
Parents Without Partners of Westchester and Vicinity
Parents Without Partners of Westchester is for all the single parents living in a two-parent world. PWP is the only international group of its kind providing help to single parents. The group offers an array of activities including dinners and socials at local restaurants, group discussions, and end-of-month meet-ups.
Playtime for Little Ones New Rochelle
Playtime for Little Ones New Rochelle was founded for moms looking to have their young ones meet friends and have playtime together. Each month there are different themes, circle time, outdoor activities, story telling, and games.
145 Palisade St., Dobbs Ferry
Geared for new moms, Rivertown Mamas is located in the heart of Dobbs Ferry and connects local women and their children through workshops, playgroups, and a variety of classes. From prenatal yoga to breast-feeding classes and cafe dates Rivertown Mamas provides everything a new mother needs, including classes for mothers looking to reclaim some of their own creativity. Support groups are also offered for parents of children with special needs.
South Asian Parents of Westchester
South Asian Parents of Westchester was created with the aim to bring together South Asian immigrant families living in Westchester. Commonly known as Desi parents, the group strives to provide the opportunity for South Asian children born in America to grow up around other South Asian children.
Southern Westchester Attachment Parenting Group
Southern Westchester Attachment Parenting is dedicated to the principles of babywearing, co-sleeping, and gentle discipline, among others. Every month, Founder Jennifer McCay holds a playmate session at her own home in White Plains to bring together like-minded attachment parents living in Westchester. The group also has a monthly attachment parent support group, playschool sessions, and parenting book clubs.
Stroller Strides - Westchester County
We offer Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre classes, which are not just a walk in the park for moms with strollers! We offer a total body workout for mom while your child comes along for a ride in the stroller. While we are sweating, we sing and play fun games with the kids to keep them entertained and involved in the class. In addition to a great workout, you can meet some amazing moms and kids. Our program also offers FREE Moms Club Playgroups that consist of weekly meet-ups after class, monthly moms night out activities, and special community events. Enroll online in any class to register for you first FREE.
The Westchester Divorced & Separated Moms Meetup Group
This group offers support to divorced and separated mothers by providing a group of women going through the same process.
Started by three women who traded their busy New York City lives for motherhood in the suburbs of Westchester County, Wee Westchester was created to provide mothers looking for fun stuff to do with and without their children around the entire county. From guides to the best schools to date nights with local moms and the newest family-friendly events happening around the corner, Wee Westchester provides plenty of chances for moms and their children to get out of the house.
Westchester Families prides itself on being the ultimate meet-up group for families living in Westchester, no matter the age of the children. Due to the wide net the group casts, the two founders work hard to organize local events for everyone. Over the past two years, the group has developed relationships with local businesses to help sponsor family-friendly events.
The Westchester Food Allergy Support Team gives Westchester parents a chance to meet other parents raising children with food allergies. The group gives plenty of opportunities to socialize and discuss the hardships of dealing with food allergies, asthma, and eczema.
Young Moms Near the Scarsdale Area
Started by a mother who moved from Manhattan to Westchester County, this group strives to bring together Scarsdale mothers through community driven events and playdates.
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