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Boston Region Informational Meetings

Boston

Date/Time: 

Third Wednesday of every month from 4:00pm-5:30pm

Location:

Boston Regional Office
451 Blue Hill Ave
Dorchester, MA

Contact: RSVP to (617) 989-9209- Marsha Donovan

Registration/Fee: Not Required/None

Boston - Salvation Army Kroc Center

Date/Time:

April 22, 2017- 2:00pm-4:00pm

Location:

Salvation Army Kroc Center
650 Dudley Street
Dorchester, MA 02125

Contact: Laurie Girdharry, (617) 989-9226

Registration/Fee: Not Required/None

Southern Region Informational Meetings

Brockton

Date/Time: 

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6 - 7 p.m.

Location: 

Brockton DCF, 110 Mulberry St., Brockton, MA 02301

Contact:

If you plan to attend, please leave a message for Ilda Coelho-Turner at (508) 894-3741, this will confirm your attendance.  

These sessions are primarily for those individuals interested in doing foster care and reside in Brockton, Avon, Easton, Holbrook, East Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, Bridgewater, or Stoughton.

Canton

Date/Time:

Informational Meetings start at 6:00 pm.

  • Monday, March 20, 2017 - 6-8 PM
  • Monday, April 24, 2017 - 6-8 PM
  • Monday May 22, 2017 – 6-8 PM
  • Monday June 19, 2017 – 6-8 PM

Location:

Canton Police Department Conference Room
1492 Washington St, Canton, MA 02021

Contact:

RSVP to (508)894-3830. Please let us know you are attending by leaving a message at 508-894-3830.

Registration/Fee: Not Required/None

Somerset

Date/Time: March 20, 2017, 7:00 PM

Location:

Somerset Public library
1464 County Street, Somerset , MA 02726

Contact: RSVP to (508)894-3741

*Please let us know you are attending by leaving a message at 508-894-3741

Registration/Fee: Not Required/None

Taunton

Date/Time:

Taunton Informational Meetings start at 6:30 p.m.

Location:

Morton Hospital, 88 Washington Street, Taunton, MA in the Margaret Stone Conference Room, on the first floor.

Contact:

RSVP to ADLU line - (508)894-3830

Registration/Fee: Not Required/None

Northern Region Informational Meetings

Cambridge

Date/Time:

  • Monday, April 10, 2017 from 6pm to 7:30pm

Location:

Cambridge Public Library, Beech Room
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA

Contact:

RSVP to Lindsey Bolio 978-557-2725 or Virginia Chan 617-520-8711

Registration/Fee: Not Required/None

Framingham

Date/Time:

The following Thursdays from 6pm to 7:30pm

  • April 13, 2017
  • May 11, 2017
  • June 15 , 2017
  • August 17, 2017
  • September 21, 2017
  • October 19, 2017
  • November 16, 2017
  • December 14, 2017

Location:

300 Howard Street, Framingham MA 01702

Contact:

RSVP to Lindsey Bolio 978-557-2725 or Sheila Fitzgerald 508-424-0145

Registration/Fee: Not Required/None

Haverhill

March

Date/Time: Sunday, March 12, 2017 – 1:30pm-3:00pm       

Location: West Congregational Church 767 Broadway, Haverhill, MA 01832

Contact: Pam Newcombe, pnewcombe2@aol.com, 508-264-1922

Registration: https://fostercare-wc.eventbrite.com  

*Registration encouraged but not required

Fee: Free

April

Date/Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017 – 7:00pm-8:30pm

Location: Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main Street, Haverhill MA  01830

Contact: Brenda Fitzgerald 978 557-2721

Registration: http://www.haverhillpl.org  (calendar of events)

*Registration encouraged but not required

Fee: Free

Lawrence

Date/Time: 6-7pm

  • Monday April 3, 2017
  • Monday, May 1, 2017
  • Monday,  June 5, 2017
  • Monday, August 7, 2017
  • Monday October 2, 2017
  • Monday November 6, 2017
  • Monday December 4, 2017

Location:

Lawrence Area Office
280 East Merrimack Street
Lawrence MA  01852

Contact: Sharon Deacon (978) 557-2568

Registration: Registration is not required

Fee: None

Lynn

Date/Time: 6:00-7:00 PM

  • April 3rd, 2017
  • May 8th, 2017
  • June 5th. 2017

Location:

Lynn DCF, 330 Lynnway Suite 201, Lynn MA  01901

Contact:

Lori Roscoe, Regional Recruiter, at 978-557-2722.

Medford Family Networks Family Center

Date/Time:

  • April 27, 2017, 6:30-8:00 PM

Location:

Medford High School
489 Winthrop Street, Medford MA

Contact:

RSVP: Lori Roscoe, Regional Recruiter 978-557-2722

Medford

Date/Time:

  • Wednesday May 10th, 7:00- 8:30

Location:

Medford Public Library - Magoun Room
111 High St. Medford Ma. 02155

Contact:

RSVP: Lori Roscoe, Regional Recruiter 978-557-2722

Methuen 

Date/Time:

  • Thursday, May 4, 2017 – 6:00-7:30pm       

Location:

Holy Family Hospital, 70 East Street, Methuen  MA  (Auditorium)

Contact:

Registration: https://fostercare-hf.eventbrite.com

*Registration encouraged but not required  Fee: Free

Newburyport

Date/Time:

  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017 – 7:00pm-8:30pm     

Location:

Hope Community Church, 11 Hale Street, Newburyport MA

Contact:

Registration: https://fostercare-hc.eventbrite.com  

*Registration encouraged but not required   Fee: Free

 

Date/Time:

  • Thursday, May 25, 2017 – 6:30-8:00pm       

Location:

YWCA, 13 Market Street, Newburyport  MA

Contact:

Registration: https://fostercare-ywca.eventbrite.com  

Reading

Date/Time:

  • Wednesday, April 5th 2017 - 6:00PM-7:30PM
  • Tuesday, May 16th 2017 - 6:00PM-7:30PM
  • Monday, June 5th 2017 - 6:00PM-7:30PM

Location:

Jordan’s Furniture: 50 Walkers Brook Drive, Reading MA 01867;IMAX Conference Room

Contact:

 If you are planning to attend, please contact: Stephanie Frankel at 978-557-2734 or Stephanie.Frankel@state.ma.us

If the weather is bad, please call Stephanie Frankel at 978-557-2734 to see if the meeting is being held.

Stoneham

Date/Time:

  • Tuesday, May 30th, 7:00- 8:30

Location:

Stoneham Public Library
431 Main St. Stoneham Ma 02180

Contact:

RSVP: Lori Roscoe, Regional Recruiter 978-557-2722

Central Region Informational Meetings

Fitchburg

Date/Time: Every 4th Wednesday of the month – 5:45 PM

Location:

Fitchburg Family Resource Center
76 Summer St., Suite 210, Fitchburg, MA

Contact: RSVP to Allisyn Calovine, 508-713-4812 or Irene, 978-829-0163

Registration/Fee: Please register with Allisyn or Irene/None

Whitinsville

Date/Time: 

2nd Thursday of every month from 6-7:30 pm, beginning 1/8/2015

Location: 

185 Church St., Whitinsville, MA

Contact:

Please RSVP to Katherine Keefe – 508-929-2122 or Katherine.A.Keefe@MassMail.State.MA.US.

Worcester - Brown Bag Sessions

Date/Time:

Every 2nd Friday of the month – 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Location:

Worcester East Area Office
151 West Boylston Drive, Worcester, MA 01606

Contact:

Jenny Parker – 508-713-4813

Registration: Registration is not required

Fee: None

Worcester - English and Spanish

Date/Time:

Every 1st Tuesday of the month – 6:00pm – 7:30pm (Beginning 02/07/2017)

Location:

Worcester East Area Office
151 West Boylston Drive; Worcester, MA 01606

Contact: Jenny Parker – 508-713-4813

Registration: Registration is not required

Fee: None

Western Region Informational Meetings

Greenfield

Date/Time:

  • Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 - 6:00 – 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 - 6:00 – 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 - 6:00 – 7:30 pm 

Location: 

Greenfield Public Library
402 Main Street, Greenfield, MA
LeVanway Meeting Room

Contact:

RSVP to Daisy Acosta, Foster Care Recruiter - (617)981-2488 

Registration: Registration is not required

Fee: None

Springfield

Date/Time:

The first Tuesday of every month, 4 – 5:30 p.m

Location:

Department of Children and Families, Western Regional Office
140 High Street 5th floor, Springfield, MA. 01105

Contact:

Dawn Sweetman- (413) 452-3351

Registration: Registration is not required

Westfield

Date/Time: Meetings are always held the second Tuesday of every month

Location:

Westfield Evangelical Free Church 
568 Southwick Road, Westfield Massachusetts 01085

Contact: 

Shellie Daries, Foster Care Recruiter (413)452-3247

Registration/Fee: Not required/None

Note: Child Care is provided

 


This information is provided by the Department of Children and Families.