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Parents to Parents coming to town

First meeting to be held April 7

March 27, 2011
SOUTHBRIDGE — Raising kids isn't easy. Thankfully, help could be right around the corner.

Parents Helping Parents, a non-profit organization based out of Watertown, has a free hotline and free support groups and is moving to Southbridge with its first meeting on Thursday, April 7.

"Parents can come to a group and can talk about the problems they are having with their families," said employee Randall Block. "We try to create a safe place where parents can talk about personal and difficult things they are facing. How we raise our children is a very personal and individual thing. When it isn't going well, it can be a very hard thing to discuss."

According to Block, the groups are often for parents without outlets, such as talking to doctors, clergy, friends and other family members. Groups typically meet once a week for up to two hours.

Since the program is non-profit, they are unable to pay for group space, so they meet in places that donate space, such as churches, community centers and YMCA's.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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