Local Organizations

Parents and newcomers to the area may find the following local groups and organizations of interest:

Organizes playgroups, story times, special events and German lessons, to give children in the Triangle area an opportunity to learn and practice German with their peers.

Chapel Hill Homeschoolers
Network of parents and children homeschooling in the Chapel Hill, NC, area; providing encouragement, support and enriching activities for the homeschooling community.

Durham Mothers Club
Support club for Durham mothers, offering educational meetings on parenting, mom’s night outs, book clubs, etc.

Family Support Network of North Carolina
Provides support and information to families of children with special needs.

KidSCope: Early Intervention Program
Provides an array of services for young children with or at risk for developmental disabilities and their families in Orange and Chatham Counties.

La Leche League of Chapel Hill
Local chapter of the international organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breast feed.

Mothers of Multiples of Chapel Hill/Durham
Local support group for parents with twins, triplets or more.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
Local chapter of the international organization that provides assistance to both stay-at-home and working mothers of preschoolers.

Newcomers Club of Greater Chapel Hill
Group providing new residents with opportunities to meet new friends, learn about Chapel Hill, and participate in many, varied activities.

Orange County Partnership for Young Children
Smart Start agency in Orange County, supporting programs to benefit children (newborns to age 5) and their families.

UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders
The UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders has a growing perinatal psychiatry program that includes support groups and research studies.

UNC Psychology Department Community Clinic
The UNC Psychology Department Community Clinic provides high quality, affordable (sliding scale fee) and easily accessible psychological
assessment and psychotherapy services to the triangle community through specialty clinics for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.

Welcome Baby
Provides parenting education and support to families with young children. Services are free to all Durham County, NC, residents with newborns and children to age 5.

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) of North Carolina
North Carolina site for the federal program that provide food to low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, and infants and children to age 5.