Calendar

May
8
Wed
Confronting Discrimination @ Boys and Girls Club of Fall River | Community Room
May 8 @ 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

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

And of course, pizza will be served!

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

May
9
Thu
Greater Fall River Addiction Help Center @ Fall River Government Center
May 9 @ 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

May
13
Mon
Hope Hospice General Grief Support Group
May 13 @ 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
May 13 @ 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.

May
15
Wed
Caregiver Mindfulness Self-Care Group @ Family Resource Center
May 15 @ 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.

May
17
Fri
Parent Information Network (PIN) Parent Support Group @ Family Resource Center, 2nd Floor
May 17 @ 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.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Educational Support Group
May 17 @ 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 info@HopeDementia.org to register or for more information.

May
20
Mon
Fathers and Family Network South Coast Lunch & Learn (Save the Date) @ Demello International Center
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join us for a training on Fathers and Social-Emotional Competence of Children by John O’Neil, the Director of the Nurturing Fathers Program at the Family Nurturing Center.

FREE Catered Lunch will be served.

2 CEUs Awarded: This program has been approved for 2 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons of Social Work.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Hope Hospice General Grief Support Group
May 20 @ 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
May 20 @ 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.