Posted at 4:15 PM, December 30, 2014

DCF Area Board Meetings

New Bedford Area Board Meeting

When

Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Where

New Bedford Area Office
98 North Front Street
New Bedford, MA

Agenda

Agenda to include general announcements, discussion relative to Board development, discussion on Enhancing Foster Parent Recruitment and Retention in the New Bedford Area, and time for open discussion.


Fall River Area Board Meeting

When

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 3:30 p.m.

Where

Fall River Area Office
1561 North Main St.
Fall River, MA. 02720

Agenda

Agenda to include discussion of Board development, area office updates, Report of Outcomes for Families, discussion regarding the emerging needs of families, and other business (Treasurer’s report, Foster Care Task Force).


Lawrence Area Board Meeting

When

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 4:00 p.m.

Where

Lawrence Area Office
280 Merrimack Street
Lawrence, MA 01843

Agenda

Agenda Includes Department and Area office updates, discussion of Board expansion and responsibilities, budget updates, and annual planning for the office and upcoming legislative breakfast.


Haverhill Area Board Meeting

When

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 3:00 p.m.

Where

Haverhill Area Office
3 Ferry Street
Bradford, MA 01835

Agenda

Agenda Includes Department and Area office updates, discussion of Board expansion and responsibilities, budget updates, and annual planning for the office and upcoming legislative breakfast.


Coastal Area Board Meeting

When

Thursday, January 15, 2015, 10:00 a.m.

Where

Coastal Area Office
220R Forbes Road
Braintree, MA

Agenda

Agenda includes reading of last meeting’s minutes, report from the Area Director, discussion and review of the President’s report, announcements and public comment (if applicable), and planning for the next meeting.


Public Hearing

DCF has prepared and submitted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Pre-Expenditure Report for SFY15. The Department and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services will conduct a public hearing to obtain comment and feedback on the report.  The public hearing will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at 600 Washington Street – 7th Floor, Room 7004, Boston, MA, 02111 from 10 A.M. until 1 P.M.  For more information, please contact Sally Connors at sally.j.connors@state.ma.us.


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