Allston-Brighton Family Support Network

In Allston-Brighton, as in all of our Networks, we engage families through Welcome Baby home visits, Parent-Child Playgroups, the Parent-Child+ Program, Parenting Education, and Child Development Screenings

We also support the well-being and healthy development of Allston-Brighton families with the following: 

Community Diaper Pantry – Tuesdays from 1:00-6:00 pm. Families receiving WIC or MassHealth insurance can receive at least 30 diapers per month per child in their family up to 3 years old. Once your child is 3, you can receive a potty training kit. (IMPORTANT: Participants must bring proof of Allston-Brighton residency and their WIC or MassHealth card EVERY time.)

Parent-Child Crafting and Tinkering Activities, offered through Facebook Live and sponsored by Boston Children’s Hospital: see details in our newsletter.  

Crianza con Cariño Nurturing Program in Spanish – 15 sessions for parents with young children, generally offered in the fall.

See links above or click HERE for our Allston-Brighton Family Support Network newsletter for more program details.

Book Swap Swap your gently used children’s books every time you come. No books to swap!? No problem! Come get some books to support your child’s literacy skills. Location: 640 Washington St – Brighton When: Mondays Time: 4-6 pm *Same time as the Fresh Truck. You can buy fresh produce using your SNAP and P-EBT benefits.

Diaper Pantry/ Despensa de Panales
Every Tuesday from 2-6 pm/ Todos los martes de 2-6 pm
Families living in Allston/Brighton with children up to 3 years old/ Para familias residentes de Allston o Brighton con ninos hasta los 3 anos de edad
Proof of address + WIC or MassHealth card required/Se necesita Prueba de direccion + tarjeta de WIC o MassHealth
Where: 640 Washington St., Brighton – Suite 104 (first floor)

The Nurturing Closet
Open to families participating in our Diaper Pantry and/or other programs. Families can shop for free every 3 months. Appointments are required.
When: Tuesdays from 2-5 pm
Where: 640 Washington St., Brighton – Suite 104 (first floor)

For more information, contact Samilla Quiroa, Allston-Brighton Family Support Network Coordinator: or 617-474-1143 x401.

Language capacity for services: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian-Creole, German, French, Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, and Mandarin.

Our Allston-Brighton Network’s main office and our Diaper Pantry are located at
The Presentation School Foundation Community Center,
640 Washington Street, Suite #104
Brighton, MA 02135

Office hours may vary.  Please call in advance or text at the following number 617-458-2267



Main FNC Address: 
200 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester, MA 02122 (617) 474-1143