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PARTNER HOSTED

EVENTS

The following informational or training events are hosted by agencies that work in partnership with MARE, listed by region. Contact the host for additional information or registration.

Northern

FREE Foster / Adoptive Family Support Group

FREE Childcare Provided

 

Sunday, June 9th, 3pm-4pm

Temple Emanuel

7 Haggetts Pond Rd, Andover

*No religious affiliation*

*No DCF affiliation*


What is Second Nurture and how does it work?

Second Nurture is a non-profit organization that partners with communities to service foster/adoptive families. We hold monthly meetings for foster/adoptive parents, which we call cohorts, to build a supportive network outside of the traditional foster care team of social workers and professionals. At each cohort, we provide free childcare in another room at the same location and our Family Support Specialist will be there to guide the conversation and assist as needed.

Everyone likes to say, “It takes a village…” but foster/adoptive parents often feel like they have to go at it alone. Not with Second Nurture – we are here to provide a level of support that can only be achieved through shared, lived experiences.

Visit 2Nurture.org to RSVP

Questions? Email molly@2nurture.org

Southern

FREE Foster / Adoptive Family Support Group

FREE Childcare Provided

 

Sunday, June 9th, 4pm-5pm

Temple Chayai Shalom

239 Depot St, Easton

*No religious affiliation*

*No DCF affiliation*


What is Second Nurture and how does it work?

Second Nurture is a non-profit organization that partners with communities to service foster/adoptive families. We hold monthly meetings for foster/adoptive parents, which we call cohorts, to build a supportive network outside of the traditional foster care team of social workers and professionals. At each cohort, we provide free childcare in another room at the same location and our Family Support Specialist will be there to guide the conversation and assist as needed.

Everyone likes to say, “It takes a village…” but foster/adoptive parents often feel like they have to go at it alone. Not with Second Nurture – we are here to provide a level of support that can only be achieved through shared, lived experiences.

Visit 2Nurture.org to RSVP

Questions? Email molly@2nurture.org

New York

Adirondak Camping Adventure for Those Who’ve Experienced Foster Care (ages 16-22)

August 22nd – August 26th

This August, Compass Path is offering an adventure to the Adirondacks for teenagers aged 16+ or young adults who have experienced foster care. This trip is for a small group of eight teenagers with Compass facilitators. Teenagers and their guardians must complete a brief application and interview. The trip is free, except for a $50 deposit, which can be waived. More details and the application form can be found here.

VIRTUAL

Adoption/Foster Care Information Sessions

Virtual

Third Thursday of the Month, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Learn more about the foster care and adoption process through the Department of Children and Families from the comfort of your own home!

These meetings will be held virtually through WebEx on the third Thursday of every month from 5:30-7:00 PM 

Please RSVP via email to Carolla Sanderson at carolla.sanderson@mass.gov and you will receive the call in details.

For questions, please contactcarolla.sanderson@mass.gov

CENTRAL

DCF Information Event 

Virtual

Second Wednesday of the Month, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The Central Regional ADLU hosts a virtual Informational the second Wednesday of every month from 6:00 -7:00 pm. The Informational requires pre-registration. Once registered, an applicant will be sent the WebEx link to participate.

For registration please email Heather Whitcomb.

VIRTUAL

DCF Information Event

Virtual

Monthly event, beginning in August.

The ADLU will host monthly virtual info sessions beginning in August.  

For more information, please contact Fredia Torrence fredia.torrence@state.ma.us

WESTERN

DCF Information Event

DCF Western Regional Office 140 High Street
Springfield, Massachusetts 01105

For information about upcoming meetings please call DCF at 1-800-543-7508

For questions, please contact deborah.jones@state.ma.us