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Arlington

Date/Time:

  • May 26,  2016  from 6-to 7PM
  • June 16,  2016  from 6-7PM
  • August 18,  2016 from 6-7PM

Location:

Arlington DCF, 30 Mystic Street Arlington, MA 02474

Contact:

Registration is not required. Fee: None.  Please contact Danielle Maloney 617-520-8762 or  Mary Fitzpatrick 617-520-8756.

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 Conrad LoPrete at (508) 894-3815, 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:

Canton Informational Meetings start at 6:00 p.m.

  • Monday May 16, 2016 – 6-8 PM
  • Monday June 13, 2016 – 6-8 PM

Location:

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

Contact:

RSVP to ADLU line - (508)894-3830

Registration/Fee: Not Required/None

Framingham

Date/Time: 

Thursdays, 6:00-7:00  PM

  • Thursday May 26, 2016 – 6-7 PM
  • Thursday June 23, 2016 – 6-7 PM

Location:

300 Howard Street, Framingham MA 01702

Contact:

You do not need to pre-register.

If weather is inclement please call Nancy MacDonald at 508-424-0210 to see if the meeting is being held.

If you have any questions, please email them to Nancy.MacDonald@state.ma.us.

Lawrence

Date/Time:

  • Monday,  June 6, 2016, 6-7pm
  • Monday, August 1, 2016, 6-7pm
  • Monday October 3, 2016, 6-7pm
  • Monday November 7, 2016, 6-7pm
  • Monday December 5, 2016, 6-7pm

Location:

Lawrence Area Office
280 East Merrimack Street
Lawrence MA  01852

Contact:

Sharon Deacon (978) 557-2568

Registration: Registration is not required

Fee: None

Reading

Date/Time:

  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016 – 6:00-7:30 PM
  • Wednesday, June 8, 2016 – 6:00-7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2016 – 6:00-7:30 PM
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016 – 6:00-7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016 – 6:00-7:30 PM
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016 – 6:00-7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017 – 6:00-7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2017 – 6:00-7:30 PM

Location: 

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

Contact:

Stephanie Frankel, ADLU Supervisor, stephanie.frankel@state.ma.us; 978-557-2734

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

Taunton

Date/Time:

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

  • Thursday May 19, 2016 – 6:30-8 PM
  • Thursday June 16, 2016 – 6:30-8 PM

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

Westfield

Foster Care Appreciation and Recruitment Fair

DCF is honoring our foster parents and looking for new ones! Please join us to learn more about how you can help support children in your Western Massachusetts community.

Free Family Event:

Live musical entertainment provided by Noah Lis, former contestant on NBC's The Voice, food, face painting, children's activities and other surprises!!!

Date/Time:

  • Saturday, June 25, 2016, 11AM to 2PM

Location:

Boy's & Girl's Club of Greater Westfield, 28 West Silver Street, Westfield, MA

Contact:

Please call 800-543-7508 for more information about foster care and adoption.

Westford

Informational Fair – Fun for the Whole Family at Kimball Farm

Come speak with experienced foster families and DCF staff. Small group and individual informational time available. Then enjoy activities and ice cream!

Date/Time:

  • Saturday May 14, 2016, 10:00-2:00

Location: 

Kimball farm, 400 Littleton Road, Westford MA

Contact:

Please pre-register by calling 617-748-2197

Whitinsville

Date/Time: 

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

*Please note that the Informational Meeting for the Whitinsville Area DCF office scheduled for August 13, 2015 is being canceled.  Please contact Renee Zalesky with any questions.

Location: 

185 Church St., Whitinsville, MA

Contact:

Please RSVP to Renee Zalesky at 508-929-1073.

Worcester

Central Region Office

Date/Time:

  • 2nd Wednesday of every month, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Location:

Worcester DCF Office, 13 Sudbury Street Worcester, MA
(Please check in with security upon arrival)

Contact:

Valerie Fluitt (508) 929-2143, Registration is not required, Fee: None

East Area Office

Date/Time:

Starting Friday, February 12, 2016 - Foster Care "Brown Bag Info Sessions" - every second Friday of the month from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location:

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

Contact:

No registration required.  Questions: Maria Benitz - 508-793-8100.


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