Calendar

Apr
10
Wed
Mujeres & Hermanas: Support Group for Latino Women @ Family Resource Center, 2nd Floor
Apr 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Empowering our Latin Women and Sisters – a Support Group for Latino Women in Fall River. 

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 10:30am – 11:30am and facilitated by Yansie Fontanez.

Please register with Yansie or the Family Resource Center @ 508-567-1735.

Culture Reframed: Solving the Public Health Crisis of the Digital Age @ White' of Westport
Apr 10 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Presenter: Dr. Gail Dines
Solving the Public Health Crisis of the Digital Age.
Recognizing and addressing hypersexualized media and pornography as “the public health crisis of the digital age.”

Culture Reframed responds to the pornography crisis by providing education and support to promote healthy child and youth development, relationships, and sexuality. Research-driven programs teach parents and those in the helping professions how to recognize and respond to the role pornography can play in sexual violence, unhealthy relationships, negative self-image, sexual dysfunction, sexually transmitted infections, among other issues. It aims to empower participants to create positive and lasting change in families and communities.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Confronting Discrimination @ Boys and Girls Club of Fall River | Community Room
Apr 10 @ 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Check back in to learn about what we will be discussing during the April session.

And of course, pizza will be served!

SAVE THE DATE:
May 8th

Sponsored by United Neighbors of Fall River and the Fall River Youth Violence Prevention Coalition

Apr
11
Thu
Greater Fall River Addiction Help Center @ Fall River Government Center
Apr 11 @ 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

Apr
15
Mon
Hope Hospice General Grief Support Group
Apr 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
Apr 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.

Apr
16
Tue
Caricatures Workshop @ Greater Fall River RE-CREATION
Apr 16 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Kids will get their caricature drawn by the instructor followed by an hour of instruction on how to draw their own caricatures.

$10/participant | Ages 8+

Supplies, snack and drink included!

(Limit: 20 people)

Sponsored By: Greater Fall River RE-CREATION and Community Development Block Grant

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

Apr
17
Wed
Caregiver Mindfulness Self-Care Group @ Family Resource Center
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Monthly support group for caregivers/parents to engage in mindfulness self-care workshops. This group will be held the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 11:00am – 12:30pm. 

Please register with Jessica Cyr 508-567-1735 or jacyr@frfsa.org.

Apr
18
Thu
Tricks and Secrets @ Greater Fall River RE-CREATION
Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Enjoy a fun, interactive magic show complete with balloon sculptures for all participants!

$5/participant | Ages 4+
Snack and Drink included!

Limit: 30 people

Sponsored By: Greater Fall River RE-CREATION and Community Development Block Grant