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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

Northern Region Informational Meetings

Framingham

Date/Time:

The following Thursdays from 6pm to 7:30pm

  • September 21, 2017
  • October 19, 2017
  • November 16, 2017
  • December 14, 2017

Location:

300 Howard Street, Framingham MA 01702

Contact:

Sheila Fitzgerald at (508) 424-0145

Registration/Fee: Not Required/None

Gloucester

Date/Time:

  • Thursday, September 28th, 2017, 10:00AM-12:00 Noon
  • Thursday  September 28th, 2017  6:00-7:30PM

Location:

Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library
2 Dale Avenue
Gloucester,  MA  01930

Contact:

Lori Roscoe  978-557-2722

Registration/Fee: Not Required/None

Lawrence

Date/Time: 6-7pm

  • 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:

  • Sept 12, 2017, 6:00-7:30 PM
  • October 10, 2017, 6:00-7:30 PM
  • November 8, 2017, 6:00-7:30 PM
  • December 5, 2017, 6:00-7:30 PM

Location:

 Lynn DCF Area Office, Business Clock Tower
330 Lynnway, Suite 201
Lynn, MA 01901 

Contact:

If you are planning to attend, please contact: Lori Roscoe ( 978 -557-2722)

Medford

Date/Time:

Wednesday, October 18, 6:30-7:30PM

Location:

Medford Family Network
489 Winthrop Street
Medford, MA  02155

Contact:

Lori Roscoe  978-557-2722

Reading

Date/Time:

  • September 11, 2017- 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • October 16, 2017- 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • November 13, 2017- 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • December 4, 2017- 6:00pm-7:00pm

Location:

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

Contact:

If you are planning to attend, please contact: Lori Roscoe ( 978 557-2722).

Somerville

Date/Time:

  • Monday, September 25, 2017, 6:00-7:30pm

Location:

Somerville Public Library
79 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 623-5000

Contact:

Lindsey Bolio - (978) 557-2725

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.

Taunton

Date/Time:

  • Thursday, September 21th - 6:30-8pm
  • Thursday, October 19th  -6:30-8pm
  • Thursday, November 16th -6:30-8pm
  • Thursday, December 21st - 6:30-8pm

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

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

Leominster

Date/Time:

Every 3rd Friday of the month – 12-1 PM (Beginning 05/19/2017)

Location:

North Central Area Office
690 Mechanic Street, Leominster, MA

Contact: Allisyn Calovine – 508-713-4812 or Allisyn.calovine@state.ma.us

Registration: Please register with Allisyn

Whitinsville

Brown Bag Lunch Adoption / Foster Care Info Session

Date/Time: 

Last Thursday of Every Month, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

South Central Area Office
185 Church Street, Whitinsville, MA 01588

Contact:

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

Whitinsville

Foster Care Info Session

Date/Time: 

Second Thursday of Every Month, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

South Central Area Office
185 Church Street, Whitinsville, MA 01588

Contact:

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
(Friday, August 4, 2017 is CANCELLED.)

Location:

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

Contact:

Jenny Parker – 508-713-4813

Registration/Fee:  Not required/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/Fee:  Not required/none

Western Region Informational Meetings

Chicopee

Date time: 

Last Tuesday of each month – 12:00pm-2:00pm

Location:

Chicopee Public Library
449 Front Street
Chicopee, MA

Contact:

Deborah Jones 413-452-3396 or Deborah.Jones@state.ma.us

Registration/Fee:  Not required/none

East Longmeadow

Date/time:

Second Tuesday of each month – 3:00pm to 5:00 pm

Location:

East Longmeadow Public Library
60 Center Square
East Longmeadow, MA 

Contact:

Deborah Jones 413-452-3396 or Deborah.Jones@state.ma.us

Registration/Fee:  Not required/none

Greenfield

Dates/Times:

  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 – 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location:

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

Contact:

Daisy Acosta, Foster Care Recruiter, 413-452-3395, Daisy.acosta@state.ma.us

Registration/Fee:  Not required/none

North Adams

Date/Time:

The Last Wednesday of Each Month from 12:00 p.m.  to 1:00 p.m.

Location:

Northern Berkshire WIC
7 Hospital Drive
North Adams, MA 01247

Contact:

Shellie Daries - (413)452-3247 or michelle.daries@state.ma.us

Registration/Fee:  Not required/none

Palmer

Date/Time:

First Tuesday of Each month – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location:

Palmer Public Library
1455 North Main Street
Palmer, MA

Contact:

Deborah Jones 413-452-3396 or Deborah.Jones@state.ma.us

Registration/Fee:  Not required/none

Pittsfield

Date/Time: 

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month- 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Location:

Berkshire Athenaeum (Library)
1 Wendall Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Contact:

Shellie Daries- (413)452-3247 or michelle.daries@state.ma.us

Registration/Fee: Not Required/None

South Hadley

Date time:

Third Tuesday of each month – 12:00pm-2:00pm

Location:

South Hadley Public Library
2 Canal Street
South Hadley, MA  01075

Contact:

Deborah Jones 413-452-3396 or Deborah.Jones@state.ma.us

Registration/Fee:  Not required/none

Springfield

Date/Time:

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

Note: There will not be an informational meeting held on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Location:

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

Contact:

Dawn Sweetman- (413) 452-3351

Registration/Fee:  Not required/none

West Springfield

Dates/Times:

  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location:

West Springfield Public Library
Quiet Study Room #3
200 Park Street
West Springfield, MA  01089

Contact:

Daisy Acosta, Foster Care Recruiter, (413) 452-3395, Daisy.acosta@state.ma.us

Registration/Fee:  Not required/none

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.