Circles

Virtual Support Circles

Would you like to attend a weekly drop-in support group for parents & caregivers?

Circles are free, drop-in, supportive groups facilitated by Parenting Village professionals with expertise in family relationships and infant/child development. These groups offer parents & caregivers the opportunity to share their joys and challenges with one another in a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. In Circles, participants make meaningful connections, learn and grow together, and receive the support that they need to offer the best of themselves to their children. We kindly ask that you fill out our virtual Circle Liability Release form and Circle Participant Information form before participating! Thank you!
Baby-Toddler Support Circle | Tuesdays, 2:00pm-3:00pm
For parents & caregivers with babies up to 3 years old. We welcome anyone to join, whether you find yourself in need of extra support, are looking for connection, or want to share your experience with others! Babies/toddlers are welcome to come and play! See our Facebook Events for meeting info & to RSVP. If you can’t access FB, you can still join us by emailing connect@parentingvillage.org for meeting info.  
School-Aged Support Circle | Sundays, 9:30am – 10:30am
For parents & caregivers of children ages 4-10. We welcome anyone to join, whether you find yourself in need of extra support, are looking for connection, or want to share your experience with others! See our Facebook Events for meeting info & to RSVP. If you can’t access FB, you can still join us by emailing connect@parentingvillage.org for meeting info.
Prenatal to Postpartum Support Circle | 2nd & 4th Mondays, 10:00am – 11:00am
This circle serves expecting and postpartum mothers as they prepare for and adjust to parenthood. Participants may explore the emotional challenges of this transition as well as the many adjustments in household and relationship dynamics. Whether you are going through stress, adjustment to parenting, Baby Blues, pregnancy or postpartum depression or anxiety, this Circle offers a supportive place to connect with other moms who are also managing the same issues. This group is non-clinical in nature. We will offer peer support and cannot give professional advice, diagnose, prescribe, or in any way treat Postpartum Mood Disorders. See our Facebook Events for meeting info & to RSVP. If you can’t access FB, you can still join us by emailing connect@parentingvillage.org for meeting info.
Life After NICU Support Circle | 3rd Thursdays, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Anyone who has had a child with a compromised immune system knows how difficult and scary life could be. Now with the new worldwide health crisis many of us have had to take severe measures to keep our loved ones safe. You are not alone. Please join our virtual circle once a month to connect with other families facing similar challenges. See our Facebook Events for meeting info & to RSVP. If you can’t access FB, you can still join us by emailing connect@parentingvillage.org for meeting info.
Parents Navigating Special Education/EI Support Circle | Second Tuesdays, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
We know how hard this journey can be, as your child’s advocate. We offer a support circle one evening a month that serves parents navigating Special Education and Early Intervention services for their children. This group provides a safe, supportive, and understanding environment in which parents can share experiences and connect with others. We will offer peer support, and cannot give professional or legal advice. See our Facebook Events for meeting info & to RSVP. If you can’t access FB, you can still join us by emailing connect@parentingvillage.org for meeting info.
Single Parenting Support Circle | Second Thursdays, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Single parents (widowed, divorced, sole parent/caregiver, or co-parent), join us on Second Thursdays from 8-9pm for our brand new Single Parenting Support Circle! Being a single parent can be a hard job. You have to do everything yourself and often do not have the support of other friends or family who understand the daily struggles. This group serves as that support and a safe place to express feelings, challenges and ask questions among other parents who “get it.” See our Facebook Events for meeting info & to RSVP. If you can’t access FB, you can still join us by emailing connect@parentingvillage.org for meeting info.
Do you need immediate assistance? Call 911 or 211 (www.211.org). Do you need ongoing support? See Postpartum Support International. Have questions? Contact us at connect@parentingvillage.org or at 585.270.1832
“Circle gives you a chance, and permission, to focus on yourself and your needs and triumphs for a moment!” -Circle participant