Hope Hospice General Grief Support Group
Oct 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The Center for Hope and Healing provides a monthly general grief group on Mondays. Hope Hospice grief support groups provide a safe, confidential and supportive setting for anyone experiencing a loss and are led by trained facilitators. Please contact 508-957-0304 to register or for more information.

School on Wheels @ Family Resource Center
Oct 15 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

Weekly one-on-one tutoring program for children kindergarten through 12th grade impacted by homelessness. This program is closed for referrals.

Active Parenting the First Five Years @ Family Resource Center
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Evidence-based parent education group for 9 week sessions on Tuesdays from 11:00am – 1:00pm. Covers 5 years of parenting, starting from birth to age five with additional topics including temperament, mindfulness, brain development, self-calming, and special needs. School readiness and parent engagement are also addressed during this series. 

Registration is REQUIRED, lunch served and childcare provided with pre-registration. Contact the FRC to register at 508-567-1735

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group @ Family Resource Center, 2nd Floor
Oct 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Monthly support groups held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 5:30pm – 7:00pm  for any grandparent raising their grandchildren. 

  • Registration is Required
  • Dinner served
  • Childcare provided with pre-registration

Please register with Jessica Cyr 508-567-1735 or

Snapology: Amazing Animals – Build Real Robots! @ Fall River YMCA
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

LEGOS come alive when you learn engineering in one of Snapology’s Amazing Animals Robotics classes! Build a robotic zoo with working motors and sensors! Work in teams under guided instruction to build and program LEGO models. Build a different model each class! Learning is enhanced through use of laptops.

This program is open to students  ages 8-14.
Limit  of 15 students per session.

For more information on this program or to register, contact:
Ja’Nell Henry at 508.675.7841 ext. 124 or

Meeting – Coalition for Health and Well Being @ Community Room, HealthFirst Family Care Center
Oct 17 @ 8:30 am

The Greater Fall River Coalition for Health and Well Being is an ad hoc group formed in response to the challenges posed by homeless families living in local motels while they await placement in permanent housing. Members of the group meet to continue their ongoing discussion of strategies to assist the families. The group is working on providing resources and assistance with accessing medical care, finding donations of clothing and personal care items, transportation, and options for recreation for the children who are living in very restrictive environments. Anyone with an interest in problem-solving for this at-risk population is welcome to attend the meetings.

Coordinator: Wendy Garf-Lipp (508-324-7900, Ext. 103)

Meeting Time: Usually the third Wednesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. Contact Wendy to confirm the date and time of the next meeting

Meeting Location: Community Room, HealthFirst Family Care Center, 337 Quarry Street, Fall River

Mom’s & Mindfulness (M&Ms) Self-Care Group @ Family Resource Center, 2nd Floor
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Monthly support group for mom’s to engage in mindfulness self-care workshops. This group will be held the 3rd Wednesday of every month.

Please register with Jessica Cyr. 

Meeting – Substance Abuse Task Force @ Charlton Memorial Hospital - email for details
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm

Meeting Time: Third Wednesday of each  month at 3:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving and Christmas Assistance Sign-Ups @The Salvation Army @ The Salvation Army
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

For families of 2 or more who live in the following towns:
Fall River, Somerset, Assonet and Westport

Applicants MUST Bring:

  • Photo ID
  • Birth Certificate for children 12 years old or younger
  • Piece of current mail for everyone over 18 in the household
  • Custody papers for foster children
Nurturing Families Parenting Group (School Age Children) @ Family Resource Center, 2nd Floor
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

12-week parenting group for caregivers of school age children 5 years old – 11 years old.

Thursdays beginning on 9/20/18 until 12/20/18. Please register with Jessica Cyr.