Calendar

Jan
8
Tue
Active Parenting | The First Five Years @ Family Resource Center
Jan 8 @ 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 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.

Jan
9
Wed
Mujeres & Hermanas: Support Group for Latino Women @ Family Resource Center, 2nd Floor
Jan 9 @ 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.

Jan
10
Thu
Active Parenting 4th Edition Guardians of Children 5-12 Years Old @ Family Resource Center
Jan 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Evidence-based parent education group for 9 week sessions on Thursdays from 11:00am – 1:00pm. Covers styles of parenting, brain development, cooperation & communication, responsibility & discipline, building courage & self-esteem, understanding and redirecting misbehaviors and active parenting engagement for school success. 

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

Greater Fall River Addiction Help Center @ Fall River Government Center
Jan 10 @ 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

Jan
14
Mon
Hope Hospice General Grief Support Group
Jan 14 @ 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
Jan 14 @ 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.

Jan
15
Tue
Active Parenting | The First Five Years @ Family Resource Center
Jan 15 @ 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 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
Jan 15 @ 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

Jan
16
Wed
SPANISH – Parenting Journey I @ Head Start CFC
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Parenting Journey está disponible a padres de niños desde la niñez hasta los 6 años. No importa de donde sea, ni su origen, bienvenido! Trabajamos con madres, padres y cuidadores de todos los ámbitos de la vida en su viaje de crianza.

Esta es una oportunidad para que descubras tu fuerza interior y establezcas tu objetivo.
 Identifica tus fortalezas personales.
 Aprender a afrontar los estresantes cotidianos y las situaciones desafiantes
 Fortalezca su red de apoyo y aprenda sobre los recursos de la comunidad.
 Empieza a cumplir tus objetivos personales
 Aprende estrategias para cuidarte mejor.

Inscríbase Hoy
Llame Lori al 774-627-2493
La Inscripción se cierra el 14 de enero

Se proporcionara desayuno, cuidado de niños, transporte e incentivos

Caregiver Mindfulness Self-Care Group @ Family Resource Center
Jan 16 @ 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.