Circle of Parents

Circle of Parents® provides a friendly, supportive environment where anyone in a parenting role can openly discuss the successes and challenges of raising children. Groups meet weekly, are free of charge, offer support, and foster an open exchange of ideas, information, and resources.  Circles are open to anyone caregiving children and to families of all types.

SPANISH Círculo de Padres

Circles are parent directed. Fun ideas for group activities (picnics, cooking, crafts, etc.), conversation themes, and interesting presenters are always welcome.

Tuesdays LIVE at the Center and also via ZOOM, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Contact: Linda 828-515-4541 or [email protected]

Innovative Approaches PAC

The Innovative Approaches (IA) Parent Advisory Council Circle of Parents is a diverse group of parents and caregivers (including grandparents raising grandchildren, other kinship care providers, foster parents, etc.) of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).

We meet on the first and third Mondays of each month via ZOOM, 5:30-6:30pm
Contact:  Becki 828-698-0674 or [email protected]

Click to download the Innovative Approaches PAC flier.

Circle of Parents

When: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Time: Free Family Dinner 5:30-6:00 pm
Circle of Parents with free childcare 6:00-7:30 pm
Who: Open to all parents, grandparents, foster parents, and others who care for children.
What: Give yourself the gift of adult time to connect and learn from other parents. Share as much or as little as you’d like about your parenting successes and struggles, lessons learned, resources found, resources needed, etc. This is a facilitated, parent-directed conversation group.
Why: Parenting is HARD, and you are not alone (even if it may feel that way!)

RSVP by Monday of each week how many will be attending the Family Dinner and how many children need childcare.

Sign up HERE:

For more information, please contact Linda Block at [email protected] or 828-515-4541.

Baby Circle

Baby  Circle is a twice monthly facilitated, parent-led conversation group open to all parents, grandparents, foster parents, and others caring for children ages birth – 18 months.

You’ll connect with other caregivers to share your experiences, joys, and challenges. You’ll also be introduced to a variety of parenting topics, tricks, and tools! Bring a friend and meet new ones!

Villages meets in person the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 10:00 – 11:30 am. Enjoy coffee/tea and snacks provided at 10:00 am with the group and childcare beginning at 10:30 am.

RSVP by Monday of each week if you need childcare for children older than 18 months

For more information, please contact Becki Woolf at [email protected]
or 828-698-0674 x172.

Sound interesting to you or someone you know?

For more information,
please contact:

Becki Woolf
Parent Group Coordinator
(828) 698-0674 Ext. 172
[email protected]

Linda Block
Parent Group Leader
(828) 698–0674 Ext. 153
[email protected]

Program funded by NC Department of Health & Human Services – Division of Social Services

Circle of Parents is a national network of mutual support and self-help programs in partnership with communities.

The Children & Family Resource Center is one of the organizations that is supported by the NC Children’s Trust Fund (NC CTF) to help strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect.  The NC CTF is funded by a portion of marriage license fees, donations, and a portion of the sale of Kids First license plates.  Get your Kids First license plate today!  Click Here