Parent Information Network (PIN) Parent Support Group @ Family Resource Center, 2nd Floor
Oct 19 @ 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.

Thanksgiving and Christmas Assistance Sign-Ups @The Salvation Army @ The Salvation Army
Oct 19 @ 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
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Educational Support Group
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services Alan Johnson, LICSW facilitates this group held on 1st and 3rd Friday of every month. This program is specifically for people caregiving for someone with memory impairment and provides an opportunity to share experiences, receive information, guidance and support. Contact 508-775-5656 or to register or for more information.

Hope Hospice General Grief Support Group
Oct 22 @ 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.

Stop, Slow, Go: Strategies to Address Self-Regulation @ Saint Anne's Hospital: The Fernandes Center for Children & Families
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Mondays, October 22nd – December 10th

This FREE group will be facilitated by an Occupational Therapist and a clinician specifically trained in trauma-focused treatment. The group will also incorporate trauma sensitive yoga techniques by a certified clinician.

This group is for boys and girls ages 8-12 with a history of trauma and their parent/caregivers. The group will provide tools and tips for managing strong feelings in healthy ways through fun and calming sensory-based activities. 


School on Wheels @ Family Resource Center
Oct 22 @ 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.

Training Opportunity Hosted By Children’s Advocacy Center and Youth Trauma Program (a program of JRI) and Presented by: National Association for Children of Addiction @ Venus de Milo
Oct 23 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

$22 per day – Lunch will be provided.

 Register online at:

Download training flier

Community Trauma Sensitivity Training facilitated by the National Association for Children of Addiction (NACoA).

Day 1: is open to anyone as it will provide important foundational information for anyone working with youth who are exposed to substance abuse disorders. Open to all.

Day 2: is designated for those who work directly with children, in youth serving agencies and can successfully execute educational support groups for the children they are serving. Please email Stephanie Joyal or call 508-674-611 if you are interested on October 24th. Space is limited.

INVITATION ONLY: Informational Meeting with Sandy Hook Promise and Fall River Schools @ Boys and Girls Club of Fall River | Community Room
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am

Join The  Fall River Youth Violence Prevention initiative in a meeting with Sandy Hook Promise and representation of all the schools of Fall River.

During this meeting, Sandy Hook Promise will discuss its free programs that are available with regards to youth violence prevention and suicide prevention.  Additionally, they will explore some potential new initiatives coming to our community.  We welcome everyone’s input as we work toward the collective goal to reduce youth violence in Fall River!


Active Parenting the First Five Years @ Family Resource Center
Oct 23 @ 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

Snapology: Amazing Animals – Build Real Robots! @ Fall River YMCA
Oct 23 @ 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