For the Families

Smart from the Start serves families with children ages 0 to 5 years old. We serve a culturally and ethnically diverse population of families, who hail from places such as China, Somalia, Haiti, Eastern Europe, Cape Verde, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Ecuador and the United States.  We are currently facilitating programming in 5 languages – English, Spanish, Haitian-Creole, Cantonese and Somali. Family structures of current participants include single- and two-parent families, kinship and foster families, grandparents raising their grandchildren, same sex parents, and teen parents. Everyone enrolled in Smart from the Start receives resources & referrals to appropriate services throughout Boston to ensure a health and thriving family.

Positive Parenting Circle

Focusing on Fatherhood

Adult Education and Family Literacy

Financial Literacy/Career Planning Program

Support and Empowerment Groups

Crisis Intervention and Referral to Vital Services

Family Leadership Program