Calendar

Dec
11
Tue
FREE Narcan Training @ Somerset Council on Aging
Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm

SAVE A LIFE WITH A SPRAY!
FREE Narcan Training

Come to a free educational training session about the lifesaving antidote, Narcan. You might just be the one person who can save the life of someone’s son or daughter.

FREE kits will be available.

What you will learn:

  • Strategies in preventing an overdose
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of an Overdose
  • Respond to an Overdose
  • Administer Narcan

Who should attend:

  • Concerned family, friends, and community members

Why:

  • Be part of the solution to this epidemic and potentially SAVE a LIFE!

Community Conversation on the Opioid Epidemic

Dec
13
Thu
Mobile Market – Bristol Community College @ Bristol Community College
Dec 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

TO REGISTER: call 508-679-2811 ext. 2459  or online prior to the event EACH month.

This mobile market provides  FREE, fresh fruits and vegetables. The fruits and vegetables are donated by The Greater Boston Food Bank.

Please Note:
1. Food is distributed on a first come, first-serve basis
2. Bring your own shopping bags

Nurturing Families Parenting Group (School Age Children) @ Family Resource Center, 2nd Floor
Dec 13 @ 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.

Greater Fall River Addiction Help Center @ Fall River Government Center
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Help Center is an opportunity for individuals seeking addiction related services of any kind to engage with said service immediately, and without waiting for their turn on any wait list. All providers who participate in our monthly help center have agreed to this condition.

In terms of detox placements, this time of year it becomes much more difficult. Thus far there  has been a 100% placement rate, meaning every person who has come through looking for detox has been placed that same evening. While we cannot promise that to be the case going forward,  we CAN promise that we will diligently search for open beds throughout the state and will follow up the following day if need be. The ultimate goal still is to place people that evening. There is no way to ensure which facilities will be available on any given day.

There are also services there available for concerned family members. For some, this is all new to us, and we don’t know where to start. The Greater Fall River Addiction Help Center is a perfect place to start. We are staffed by other parents and family members who are dealing with the same situation, as well a by staff who have learned to effectively manage their addiction and volunteer to help others. The best thing to offer an isolated and overwhelmed parent who is dealing with an addicted child is a sliver of hope. 

In an effort to increase accessibility, we are also operating a Help Center on 12/14, from 1pm to 3pm. This event willl be held at the new First Step Inn Conference Center.

Information provided by Laurie Godwin on behalf of Recover Fall River

Dec
15
Sat
4th Annual Festival of Trees @ Fall River Government Center
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come and celebrate holiday traditions.

Visit with Santa
Live Music and Entertainment
Food Samples
Candy Station
Holiday Shopping Market
Mistle Toe Making
& Much More…

For more information visit creativeartsnetwork.org

Dec
17
Mon
Hope Hospice General Grief Support Group
Dec 17 @ 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.

Dec
18
Tue
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group @ Family Resource Center, 2nd Floor
Dec 18 @ 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 jacyr@frfsa.org

Dec
19
Wed
Mom’s & Mindfulness (M&Ms) Self-Care Group @ Family Resource Center, 2nd Floor
Dec 19 @ 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. 

Dec
20
Thu
Nurturing Families Parenting Group (School Age Children) @ Family Resource Center, 2nd Floor
Dec 20 @ 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.

Dec
21
Fri
Parent Information Network (PIN) Parent Support Group @ Family Resource Center, 2nd Floor
Dec 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Parent support group for parents engaged in the PIN program held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month.

Please contact PIN Parent Coordinator, Chelsie Atwood for more information.