In 1992, a young mother new to Lowell was in search of an opportunity for her toddler to play with other children. Family members were far away, she didn’t know her neighbors yet, and calls to various organizations didn’t turn up any meeting places for families.
Meanwhile, two other stay-at-home parents were discussing how different life is for families today than when their own mothers were raising children. The informal network of neighborhood children playing together and parents supporting each other had become a thing of the past.
With the help of the Reverend David C. Williams and the Pawtucket Congregational Church, these three parents met. They shared their vision of a place where parents and children could drop by, play and connect, and form the friendships that would support them in raising a family.
The Family Connection was born.