Nonprofit Profile

Room to Grow

Josh Tingley
142 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 859-4545

Room to Grow's vision is that one day all parents will have the resources they need to unlock their families' potential and become champions for babies and their community. Room to Grow's innovative three-year program provides families with structured coaching, material goods, and community connections to support parents as they activate natural strengths, gain confidence and knowledge, and ensure their babies have the social, emotional and language skills they need to thrive from the start.

Parents expecting a baby are referred to Room to Grow by selected prenatal health care providers assisting low-income families. Upon their referral, parents visit Room to Grow's warm and inviting space once every three months from just before the birth of the baby until their child turns three. During one-on-one appointments with staff social workers, typically lasting two hours, parents receive developmental information, customized support, and all of the needed baby items to ensure a healthy and secure start for their child.

Room to Grow is dedicated to treating families with dignity, respect and care. Clinical rooms are child-centered and encourage exploration and play. All of the material goods are new or nearly new and only given to families if safe and in the absolute best condition. We rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses in our community to donate both financial and in-kind support.

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Immediate needs

Items Needed:

Room to Grow Boston is in great need of new and like new board books for the babies and toddlers they serve. Reading with a child is one of the most important early learning experiences. All donations are welcome and can be dropped off at 142 Berkeley Street, Boston. Please contact Emma Milford at for more details.


Emma Milford

142 Berkeley Street,

(617) 859-4545

Needed By:

August 31, 2018


Room to Grow Boston is in great need of new and like new board books for the babies and toddlers they serve.

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Family Volunteer Day

Help make a difference in the lives of babies being raised in poverty by crafting playmats for Room to Grow clients. Welcoming children age 8 and older accompanied by a parent.

Space is limited. Sign up here.


September 22, 2018


142 Berkeley Street

Boston, MA 02116


10am - 12pm