Finding Peer Support and Social Connection in Your Community
Being a parent or caregiver can feel isolating at times. The logistics, emotional energy, and sheer time that go into parenting can leave you feeling disconnected from your community or support system. Building social connection into your everyday life can be hard– if you’re struggling to find ways to connect with other caregivers, know that you’re not alone. Luckily, there are robust resources right here in Colorado that can help you build and maintain connections in your community. Check them out below:
Circle of Parents
Join other parents and caregivers in your community to share support, tips and advice or just talk. This is a safe space to vent, cry, laugh, joke and find out how other parents are navigating this new world. Use the interactive map to find a group that fits your needs, in your community.
Alma Southwest Denver
Alma is a home visitation program for pregnant parents or caregivers that take care of little ones up to the age of three and live in SW Denver/East Jeffco neighborhoods. Through home visits, Alma community companions work alongside families to practice skills that support family wellbeing, build-up their strengths, and make connections in the community. Alma also offers monthly events, diaper and clothing distribution, pregnancy and parenting classes, and other community-driven opportunities. Services are offered in Vietnamese, Spanish, Somali, Arabic and English.
Learn more about how the Alma Project is centering community and skill-building for parents
Alma is a home visitation program for pregnant parents or caregivers who take care of children up to the age of three. Serving the neighborhoods of Southwest Denver and East JeffCo, the program focuses on mental health, resiliency, and well-being for the individual and for the whole family…
PSI Online Support Meetings
PSI provides direct support to pregnant and postpartum people and families, and a bridge to connect with each other. PSI offers online support groups specifically for Black moms, military parents, NICU parents, among many others. Visit PSI’s online support meeting webpage to get connected with relevant support.
The Birth Squad: Denver Program
Experiencing emotional distress during pregnancy or after the birth of a baby is extremely common. The Birth Squad Denver and your community are here for you. The first step is easy! Sign up for a 20 minute call with a Birth Squad team member so that they can learn more about you, your family, what you need, and how they can help. Affinity support group spaces for Black and Latino/a moms and birthing people are also available in English and Spanish.
The Mom Walk Collective Denver
The Mom Walk Collective Denver is the local chapter of a national movement whose mission is to gather moms together for walks, and to create community to support the mental health of moms both new and experienced.