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Rainbow Family Night (LGBTQ Families) meet 1st Wednesdays

Mamas & Papas
Our next FREE gathering for LGBTQ families is:

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 • 5:30pm-7:30pm

This drop-in with registration support group for gay and lesbian families meets in Habitot's classroom annex the first Wednesday of every month from 5:30 pm–7:30 pm, except for January and July.

FREE Supervised childcare is available for 2-5 year olds in Habitot's main museum. Pizza dinner is provided for children.

Adult participants share concerns about foster care placements and adoption, second-parent adoption, and issues of race and gender, among many other topics. The facilitated groups also provide a forum for information about early childhood development and parenting issues.

Rainbow Family Night is presented in partnership with Our Family Coalition. The suggested donation is $10 per adult, but no one is turned away for lack of funds.

Register Here. For more information, or to receive email updates about Rainbow Family Night, contact us at 510-647-1111 ×16 or

Caregiver Café

Caregiver Cafes
Our next FREE caregiver gathering is:

February TBA • 10:00am-11:00am

Spanish speaking caregivers are invited to meet and share experiences about the fun and challenges of caring for the children of others one morning a month in Habitot's classroom annex. (Caregiver Cafes do not take place during the summer months).

During each session, facilitated in Spanish, children will be occupied with art and craft activities nearby led by Habitot staff. Coffee and pastries are provided. The suggested donation is $10 per adult, but no one is turned away for lack of funds.

Attendees and their children receive FREE admission to Habitot following the Cafe where you can put new ideas into action. To receive email updates about Caregiver Cafés, please contact us at 510-647-1111 ×16 or

Interested in Starting a New Group?

For a nominal fee, Habitot's classroom annex is available for one-time or on-going parent support groups, meeting any afternoon or evening, or on Tuesday mornings, from fall through spring.

Experienced parent educators are available through Habitot's speakers bureau to lead discussions on topics of need/interest. Our Parenting Education staff can help you design a support program suited to your needs.

To inquire about starting a new support group, please contact us at 510-647-1111 ×16 or

Thanks to Our Sponsors

Rainbow Family Night and Caregiver Cafés are made possible, in part, by a grant from the Sam Mazza Foundation

Sam Mazza

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