Family Support Services

Parent Information Network (PIN)

PIN provides information, peer support and advocacy to parents and/or caregivers of children with serious emotional, behavioral and/or mental health challenges.

The Parent Information Network provides opportunities for parents and/or caregivers to connect to help share resources, advocate for the needs and rights of their youth and reduce the stress and isolation many feel as they cope with raising a child (ages 5-25) with mental health needs. Services are provided in a variety of communities throughout the Southeast including Brockton, Fall River, the Cape and Islands, New Bedford, Plymouth, Quincy, and Taunton/Attleboro.

The goal of the Parent Information Network is to empower families, assist them in navigating the systems that provide services to their youth and accessing supports and services necessary to maintain their child within the community. Our staff includes child care workers, transitional-aged youth coordinator, educational coordinator and trained parent coordinators who have faced similar challenges parenting their own children. PIN if funded by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH).

The Parent Information Network is a program of BAMSI’s Child, Family and Community Services Division with a philosophy of care that includes the youth and family voice and choice in every stage of the planning process. Services are strength-based, confidential and free of charge.

Services include:

  • Parent support groups
  • Fathers support group
  • Couples support group
  • One-to-One Support
  • Telephone Assistance
  • School and Family meetings support
  • Educational Consultation and workshops
  • Resource Library
  • Monthly e-newsletter
  • Family events and activities
  • Advocacy

PIN services may be accessed through the Department of Mental Health (DMH), the Community Services Agency, Home Based Team, other community providers or by self-referral.

BAMSI’s Parent Information Network program is located at 47 East Grove Street, Unit 3, Middleborough.

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