Guide Upcoming Foster Care/Adoption Informational Meetings

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Boston Region Informational Meetings

You are welcome to attend an information session any time between the hours listed below. Thank you.

BOSTON

Adoption/Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

  • Thursday February 20, 2020 - 5:30-7:00 PM
  • Thursday March 19, 2020 – 5:30-7:00 PM

Location:

Boston Regional Office, 451 Blue Hill Ave, 2nd Floor, Dorchester, MA

* Please ensure that GPS navigates to the Dorchester section of Blue Hill Ave.

Contact: 

Please RSVP for the date that is convenient for your family at 617-989-9209, and this message will serve as your confirmation.   Thanks!                            

 

Foster Care Information Sessions:

Boston City Hall 

Date/Time:  Every last Wednesday of the month  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

  • February 26th
  • March 25th
  • April 29th
  • May 27th
  • June 24th
  • July 29th
  • August 26th
  • September 30th
  • October 28th
  • November 25th
  • December 30th

Location:  1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02201

*Table is located on the 2nd floor near the Birth and Marriage Certificates

No Table in November or December -- Resumes in January 

 

Brighton Library

Date/time:  Every 1st Friday of the Month 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • March 6th
  • April 3rd
  • May 1st
  • June 5th
  • July 3rd
  • August 7th
  • September 4th
  • October 2nd
  • November 6th
  • December 4th

Location:  40 Academy Hill Road, Brighton

 

Codman Square Community Wellness Center Every 4th Monday of the month

Date/Time: Every 4th Monday of the month 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

  • February 24th
  • March 23rd
  • April 27th
  • May 25th
  • June 22nd
  • July 27th
  • August 24h
  • September 28th
  • October 26th
  • November 23rd
  • December 28th

Location:  350 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA

 

Neponset Health Center

Date/time:  Every 2nd Thursday of the Month 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event for February 2020 has been cancelled.

Location:  398 Neponset Ave, Dorchester, MA

 

Roche Community Center

Date/Time: Every 4th Tuesday of the month  3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • February 25th
  • March 24th
  • April 28th
  • May 26th
  • June 23rd
  • July 28th
  • August 25th
  • September 22nd
  • October 27th
  • November 24th
  • December 22nd

Location:  1716 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA

No Table in December -- Resumes in January 

 

Reggie Lewis Center 

Date/Time:  Every 4th Thursday of the month  5:30 pm -7:30 p.m.

  • February 27th
  • March 26th
  • April 23rd
  • May 28th
  • June 25th
  • July 23rd
  • August 27th
  • September 24th
  • October 22nd
  • November - SKIP (Thanksgiving)
  • December - SKIP (Christmas Eve)

Location: 

The Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont St,  Roxbury Crossing, MA 

No Table December -- Resumes in January 

 

South Boston Library

Date/time:  Every 2nd Friday of the Month  3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • March 13th
  • April 10th
  • May 8th
  • June 12th
  • July 10th
  • August 14th
  • September 11th
  • October 9th
  • November 13th
  • December 11th

Location:   646 E Broadway, South Boston, MA

 

Foster Care Table

Boston Children's Hospital (Every 3rd Friday of the month)

Date/Time:  11:30 AM- 1:30 PM

  • February 21st
  • March 20th
  • April 17th
  • May 15th
  • June 19th
  • July 17th
  • August 21st
  • September 18th
  • October 16th
  • November 20th
  • December 18th

Location: Lobby at 300 Longwood Ave,   Boston, MA 

 

Foster Care Tables

Date/Time:  Saturday, Feb 22nd 9:30 am - 11:30 am 

Location: Mildred Ave Community Center 5 Mildred Ave, Mattapan, MA 02126

 

Foster Care Table

Date/Time:  Saturday, April 11, 2020  8:00 am - 10:00 am 

Location: Dudley Cafe, 15 Warren St.  Dudley Sq.  Roxbury, MA 

 

REVERE

Date/Time:  Every 2nd Wednesday of the month 3:00 PM. – 4:00 PM

  • March 11th
  • April 8th
  • May 13th
  • June 10th
  • July 8th
  • August 12th
  • September 9th
  • October 14th
  • November - SKIP (HOLIDAY)
  • December 9th

Location: Revere City Hall, 281 Broadway, Revere, MA

 

WINTHROP 

Date/Time: Every 1st Wednesday of the month, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • March 4th
  • April 1st
  • May 6th
  • June 3rd
  • July 1st
  • August 5th
  • September 2nd
  • October 7th
  • November 4th
  • December 2nd

Location: Winthrop Public Library, 2 Metcalf Sq. Winthrop, MA

Northern Region Informational Meetings

You are welcome to attend an information session any time between the hours listed below. Thank you.

ADLU

Adoption Information Session

Date/Time:  First Monday of the month 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

  • 3/02/20
  • 4/06/20
  • 5/04/20
  • 6/01/20
  • 7/13/20

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

Contact: If you are planning to attend, please contact: Fredia Torrence (978 -557-2734)

Fredia.Torrence@State.MA.US

Walk-ins welcome

 

CHELMSFORD

Foster Care & Adoption Information Session

Date/Time:  Second Wednesday of the month from 10:00 am – 11:00 am

  • 3/11/20
  • 4/8/20
  • 5/13/20
  • 6/10/20

 Location: The Department of Children and Family Area Office, 2 Omni Way,  Chelmsford, MA

Contact: Brenda Fitzgerald at 978-557-2721 or Brenda.Fitzgerald@state.ma.us

 

Foster Care & Adoption Information Session

Date/Time02/24/20 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • 3/11/20
  • 4/8/20
  • 5/13/20
  • 6/10/20

 Location: Chelmsford Public Library 25 Boston Road Chelmsford, MA   Room A

Contact: Brenda Fitzgerald at 978-557-2721 or Brenda.Fitzgerald@state.ma.us

 

BRADFORD/HAVERHILL

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:  First Wednesday of the Month thru June 2020 6:00-8:00 pm

  • 3/4/2020
  • 4/1/2020
  • 5/6/2020
  • 6/3/2020

 Location: Haverhill DCF, 3 Ferry Street, Bradford, MA 01835

               *Entrance to DCF is located in the rear of Boston Sports Club left side of building when facing Boston Sports Club.

Contact: Danielle Maloney  978-557-2730 or danielle.maloney@massmail.state.ma.us      

 

DANVERS

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: 6:00 pm -7:30 pm

  • March 11, 2020      

Location: Staples, 250 Independence Way, Danvers, MA 01923

Contact: 

Lori Roscoe ( 978 -557-2722) or Lori.Roscoe@State.MA.US

Registration: Registration is not require

 

ESSEX

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: March 26, 2020      6:30 to 8:00 PM

Location:  Essex Library 30 Martin Street, Essex MA 01929

Contact: 

Lori Roscoe ( 978 -557-2722) or Lori.Roscoe@State.MA.US

Registration: Registration is not require

 

FRAMINGHAM

Foster Care/Adoption Information Session

Date/Time: First Thursdays, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

  • 3/5/20
  • 4/2/20
  • 5/7/20
  • 6/4/20

Location: DCF Area Office. 300 Howard Street, Framingham MA 01702

Contact:  For more information please contact: Elise Levine at (978) 557-2740 or Elise.Levine@State.MA.US

Walk-ins welcome.

 

HAVERHILL/BRADFORD

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:  First Wednesday of the Month thru June 2020 6:00-8:00 pm

  • 3/4/2020
  • 4/1/2020
  • 5/6/2020
  • 6/3/2020

 Location: Haverhill DCF, 3 Ferry Street, Bradford, MA 01835

               *Entrance to DCF is located in the rear of Boston Sports Club left side of building when facing Boston Sports Club.

Contact: Danielle Maloney  978-557-2730 or danielle.maloney@massmail.state.ma.us  

 

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time

  • Saturday February 29     10 am-noon
  • Thursday March 5             5- 7 pm   
  • Tuesday March 24            9 am-noon   
  • Saturday March 28          10 am-noon   

 Location:  Haverhill YMCA, 81 Winter St. Haverhill, MA 01830

Contact:  Danielle Maloney 978-557-2730 or danielle.maloney@massmail.state.ma.us       

 

LAWRENCE

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: 

First Monday of every Month 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Lawrence Area Office, 280 East Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor Lawrence MA  01843

Contact: Sharon Deacon (978) 557-2568

Registration: Registration is not required

 

NATICK

Foster Care & Adoption Information Session

Date/Time:  First Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

  • March 11, 2020 

Location: Jordan’s Furniture, Warehouse Conference Room, 1 Underprice Way, Natick, MA 01760

Contact: For more information please contact: Elise Levine at (978) 557-2740 or Elise.Levine@State.MA.US

Walk-ins welcome.

 

PEABODY

Foster Care Table

Boston Children's Hospital, Peabody Site 

Date/Time:  Every 3rd Friday of the month  11:30 AM- 1:30 PM
 

Location: Lobby at 10 Centennial Drive, Peabody, MA

 

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:  

  • February 29th, 2020        10-11:30 AM                      
  • March 19th, 2020              6:00-7:30 PM

Location:

Peabody Institute Library, 603 Lowell Street, Peabody MA 01960

Contact: If you are planning to attend, please contact: Lori Roscoe ( 978 -557-2722) or Lori.Roscoe@State.MA.US

Walk-ins welcome

.

READING

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:  First Monday of the month 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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) or Lori.Roscoe@State.MA.US

Walk-ins welcome

 

WILMINGTON

Foster Care Information Session 

Date/Time: 6-7:30 pm

  • Thursday, March 19th, 2020
  • Thursday, June 18th,  2020
  • Thursday, September 17th,  2020

Location:   

Panera Bread, Meeting Room, 228 Main St, Wilmington, MA, 01887

Contact:: Katie Knight, 978-557-2742 or Katherine.Knight@massmail.state.ma.us

 

WOBURN

Foster Care & Adoption Information Session

Date/Time:  First Wednesday of the Month:7-8:30 PM

  • March 4th, 2020

Location:

Woburn Public Library, 45 Pleasant St, Woburn, MA 01801

Contact: Katie Knight, 978-557-2742 or Katherine.Knight@state.ma.us

 

Southern Region Informational Meetings

You are welcome to attend an information session any time between the hours listed below. Thank you.

ACUSHNET
 

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:  1 pm -3 pm

  • 3/31/20 

  • 4/21/20

Location:  

Acushnet Public Library, 232 Middle Road, Acushnet, MA 02743

Contact: Sonja Deceus Dubuisson (Family Resource Recruiter) 508-894-3957  or sonja.deceusdubuisson@massmail.state.ma.us 

 

ARLINGTON:

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:  Third Tuesday of the Month 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Location:

Arlington DCF Area Office, 30 Mystic Street, Arlington, MA

*Please ring the bell at the front entrance 

Contact: Elizabeth D'Sarno at 781-641-8512 or Elizabeth.DSarno@MassMail.State.MA.US

 

BOURNE:

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: Wednesday 9:30 am – 11:30 am

  • 3/11/2020 
  • 4/08/2020

Location:                                         

Jonathan Bourne Public Library, 19 Sandwich Rd, Bourne, MA 02532

Contact: Courtney Davis, Family Resource Recruiter - 508-894-3779    

 

BROCKTON

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:Wednesdays 5 PM - 7 PM

  • 3/4/2020
  • 3/18/2020
  • 4/1/2020
  • 4/15/2020
  • 4/29/2020
  • 5/6/2020
  • 5/20/2020
  • 6/3/2020
  • 6/17/2020

Location: Brockton Public Library, 304 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301

Contact: Pascale Chrispin 508-894- 3793 or Pascale.Chrispin.State.MA.US   

 

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: Tuesday Feburary 25, 2020  5pm-8pm

Location: 

Caribbean American You Count Brockton 2020,  304 Main St Brockton, Massachusetts 02301        

Contact: Pascale Chrispin 508-894- 3793 or Pascale.Chrispin.State.MA.US   

 

CANTON:

Adoption Information Session

Date/Time:  Mondays 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

  • March 16, 2020
  • April 20, 2020
  • May 18, 2020
  • June 15, 2020

Location:  Canton Police Department Conference Room, 1492 Washington St, Canton, MA 

Contact:  Please RSVP for the date that is convenient for your family at 508-894-3830, and this message will serve as your confirmation.

 

CENTERVILLE:

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • February 21, 2020
  • March 20, 2020
  • April 17, 2020

Location:                                         

Centerville Library 585 Main St, Centerville, MA 02632

Contact: Courtney Davis, Family Resource Recruiter - 508-894-3779    

 

DARTMOUTH:

Foster Care Table

Location:

Boston Children's Hospital, Dartmouth Site  Lobby, 500 Faunce Corner Rd, Dartmouth, MA 02747

Date/Time:  Every 3rd Friday of the month   10:00 AM- 12:00 NOON
 

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:  11 AM -1 PM

  • February 20, 2020

  • March 26, 2020

  • April 23, 2020

Location:  Southworth Library in the Southworth Meeting Room, 732 Dartmouth Street,  Dartmouth, Ma 02748

Contact: Sonja Deceus Dubuisson (Family Resource Recruiter) 508-894-3957  or sonja.deceusdubuisson@massmail.state.ma.us 

 

Foster Care Table

Location:

Dartmouth Mall (Center Court near JC Penny), 200 N Dartmouth Mall, Dartmouth, MA 

Date/Time:  11 AM - 2 PM

 

  • February 22, 2020

  • March 14, 2020

Contact: Sonja Deceus Dubuisson (Family Resource Recruiter) 508-894-3957  or sonja.deceusdubuisson@massmail.state.ma.us 

 

FALMOUTH:

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • March 12 2020 

Location: Falmouth Public Library - 300 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540

Contact: Courtney Davis, Family Resource Recruiter - 508-894-3779    

 

FOXBORO

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: February 20, 2020  3 pm – 6 pm

Location:  Boyden Library, 10 Bird St, Foxborough, MA 02035      

Contact: Felicia Teixeira 508-894-3836

 

KINGSTON 

Foster Care Information Table

Dates/Times: Saturday 3/7/2020 10:00 AM-12:00 PM       

Location: Kingston Elementary School- 150 Main St, Kingston, MA 02364

Contact: Danielle Enos, (508) 894-3845 or Danielle.Enos@MassMail.State.MA.US   

 

MARSHFIELD

 Foster Care Information Table

 Dates/Times: Saturday 10 AM - 2 PM

  • March 21
  • April 18
  • May 16      

Location: Marshfield Farmers Market, 140 Main Street, Under the Grandstands at the Marshfield Fairgrounds 
Marshfield, MA

Contact: Danielle Enos, (508) 894-3845 or Danielle.Enos@MassMail.State.MA.US   

 

NEW  BEDFORD

Foster Care Table

Location:

Kilburn Mill Hospitality Career Fair, 127 West Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA

Date/Time:  10 AM - 6 PM

  • March 19, 2020

Contact: Sonja Deceus Dubuisson (Family Resource Recruiter) 508-894-3957  or sonja.deceusdubuisson@massmail.state.ma.us 

 

NORWOOD

Foster Care Information Table

Date/Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am

  • February 21, 2020  

Location:  Jam Time, 111 Lenox St, Norwood, MA 02062

Contact: Felicia Teixeira 508-894-3836

 

PLAINVILLE

Foster Care Information Table

Date/Time: 5:30 PM -7 PM

  • March 3, 2020
  • March 11, 2020 (6 PM - 7 PM)
  • April 7, 2020
  • May 5, 2020
  • June 2, 2020

Location: Nick Cerios Kenpo Karate, 2 Man Mar Drive, Plainville, MA 02762

 

PLYMOUTH

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:

1st Wednesday of every month from 9:30-11:00 A.M.

  • 3/4/20
  • 4/1/20
  • 5/6/20
  • 6/3/20
  • 7/1/20
  • 8/5/20
  • 9/2/20
  • 10/7/20
  • 11/4/20
  • 12/2/20

Location:  Jolly Bean Café- 88 Camelot Dr, Plymouth, MA 02360

Contact: Danielle Enos, (508) 894-3845 or Danielle.Enos@MassMail.State.MA.US      

          

QUINCY:

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:  Third Thursdays of Every Month 5:30 PM. to 7:00 PM

  • 2/20/20
  • 3/19/20 
  • 4/16/20
  • 5/21/20 
  • 6/11/20  

Location: Quincy Family Resource Center, 1120 Hancock Street,  Quincy, MA 02169

South Entrance (off Johnson Avenue)

Registration/Fee: Not Required/None Walk-Ins Welcome

Contact: Jahnea Johnson 508-894-3906 or Jahnea.Johnson@state.ma.us

 

RANDOLPH:

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:  Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 5 PM – 8 PM

Location:  Caribbean American You Count Randolph 2020, 6 S Main St, Randolph, MA 02368

Contact: Jahnea Johnson 508-894-3906 or Jahnea.Johnson@state.ma.us

 

SOMERSET

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:  Saturday  11 AM - 1 PM

  • 3/14/2020
  • 4/18/2020 

Location: Somerset Public Library, 1464 County St, Somerset, MA 02726 

Contact:  Lacey Francis at 508-894-3844 or  lacey.francis@state.ma.us

 

STOUGHTON

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:Wednesdays from 10 AM -11:30 AM

  • 3/4/2020
  • 3/18/2020

Location: Stoughton Public Library, 84 Park Street, Stoughton, MA 02072

Contact: Pascale Chrispin 508-894- 3793 or Pascale.Chrispin.State.MA.US 

 

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: 9:00 AM - Noon

  • 3/14/2020
  • 4/11/2020
  • 5/9/2020
  • 6/13/2020
  • 7/11/2020
  • 8/8/2020
  • 9/12/2020
  • 10/10/2020
  • 11/14/2020
  • 12/12/2020

Location: 

Stoughton YMCA, 45 Central Street, Stoughton, MA 02072    The Healthy Living Conference Room

Contact: Pascale Chrispin 508-894- 3793 or Pascale.Chrispin.State.MA.US   

 

 

TAUNTON:

Adoption Information Session

Date/Time:  Thursdays 6:30 PM -- 8:00 PM·        

  • February 27, 2020 
  • March 19, 2020
  • April 16, 2020
  • May 21, 2020
  • June 18, 2020 
  • July 16, 2020
  • August 6, 2020
  • September 17, 2020
  • October 15, 2020
  • November 19, 2020
  • December 17, 2020

 

Location:

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

Contact:  Please RSVP for the date that is convenient for your family at 508-894-3830, and this message will serve as your confirmation.

 

WALTHAM:

Foster Care Table

Location:

Boston Children's Hospital, Waltham Site  (Every 3rd Friday of the month)

Date/Time:  10:00 AM- 12:00 NOON
Location: Lobby at 9  Hope Ave, Waltham, MA

 

WAREHAM

Foster Care Information Table

Date/Time: Saturday 2/29/2020 10:00 AM-12:00 PM        

Location: Gleason Family YMCA- 33 Charge Pond Rd, Wareham, MA 02571

Contact: Danielle Enos, (508) 894-3845 or Danielle.Enos@MassMail.State.MA.US   

 

WEST BRIDGEWATER:

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: Thursdays 10 AM - 11:30 AM

  • 2/27/2020
  • 3/12/2020
  • 3/26/2020

Location:

West Bridgewater Public Library, 80 Howard Street, West Bridgewater, MA 02379

Contact: Pascale Chrispin 508-894- 3793 or Pascale.Chrispin.State.MA.US   

Central Region Informational Meetings

You are welcome to attend an information session any time between the hours listed below. Thank you.

ADLU

Adoption Information Session

Date/Time:

Second Wednesday of every month -- 6:00PM - 9:00 PM

Location:

Central Regional Office, 13 Sudbury Street, Worcester, MA 01606

Contact: 

Please contact Valerie Fluitt at 508-929-2143 if you are interested in learning more about fostering to adopt.

Registration/Fee:  Not required/none

 

BARRE  

Foster Care Information Session (English & Spanish)

Date/Time:

1st Wednesday of Every Month, 2 PM - 4 PM

Location:

Woods Memorial Library Central Library, 19 Pleasant St, Barre, MA 01005

RSVP:

Jenny Parker 508-713-4813 or Jenny.Parker@state.ma.us

 

BERLIN

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:

Second Thursday of Every Month, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location:

Nineteen Carter Community Center, 19 Carter St, Berlin, MA 01503

Contact:

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

 

HARDWICK

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:

First Wednesday of Every Month, 10:00 AM to 12:00 pm

Location:

Paige Memorial Library , 87 Petersham Rd, Hardwick, MA 01037

RSVP:

Jenny Parker 508-713-4813 or Jenny.Parker@state.ma.us

 

LANCASTER

Foster Care Information Session 

Date/Time:

First Thursday of Every Month, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Location:

Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster, MA 01523CONTACT:

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

 

LEICESTER

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:

Last Thursday of Every Month, 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Location:

Leicester Public Library, 1136 Main Street, Leicester, MA 01524

RSVP:

Jenny Parker 508-713-4813 or Jenny.Parker@state.ma.us

 

LEOMINSTER  

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:

Every 3rd Friday of the month – 12:00 noon  -1:00 pm

Location:

North Central Area Office, 690 Mechanic Street, Leominster, MA

Contact:

Mark Huggins 508-713-4847 mark.Huggins@state.ma.us

 

MEDWAY

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:

Third Wednesday of Every Month 10 AM - 11:30 AM

  • March 25, 2020

Location:

Medway Public Library, Historical Room , 26 High St, Medway, MA                  

Contact:

Kate Cormier, 508-929-2052 or Kate.Cormier@state.ma.us

 

MILLBURY

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:

Second Thursday of Every Month, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location:

Millbury Public Library, 128 Elm St, Millbury, MA 01527

Contact:

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

 

MILLVILLE

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:  Last Thursday of the Month  2 PM - 3:30 PM  

  • February 27, 2020
  • March 26, 2020

Location:

Millville Public Library, Adult Room, 169 Main St, Millville, MA 

 

NORTH BROOKFIELD

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:

Last Thursday of Every Month, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Location:

Haston Free Public Library, 161 North Main Street, North Brookfield, MA 01535

Contact:

Jenny Parker 508-713-4813 or Jenny.Parker@state.ma.us

 

NORTHBRIDGE

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:

Second Thursday of every month 6:00 pm-8:00 pm (Ongoing)

Location:

DCF South Central Area Office, 185 Church St Whitinsville MA        

Contact:

Kate Cormier, 508-929-2052 or Kate.Cormier@state.ma.us

 

SOUTHBRIDGE

Foster Care Information Session (English/Spanish)

Date/Time:

Last Thursday of Every Month, 10:00 AM to 12:00 pm

Location:

Jacob Edwards Library, 2504, 236 Main St, Southbridge, MA 01550

RSVP:

Jenny Parker 508-713-4813 or Jenny.Parker@state.ma.us

 

STURBRIDGE

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:

First Thursday of the month  10 AM - 11:30 AM

  • March 5, 2020
  • April 2, 2020

Location:

Joshua Hyde Public Library, Main Floor, 306 Main St, Sturbridge, MA

Contact:

Kate Cormier, 508-929-2052 or Kate.Cormier@state.ma.us

        

WEBSTER

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:

Third Friday of every month 10 AM - 11:30 AM

  • February 21, 2020
  • March 20, 2020
  • April 17, 2020
  • May 15, 2020
  • June 19, 2020

Location:

Gladys E. Kelly Public Library, 2nd Floor Flex Room, 2 Lake St, Webster, MA 01570

Contact:

Kate Cormier, 508-929-2052 or Kate.Cormier@state.ma.us

 

WEST BOYLSTON

Foster Care Information Session 

Date/Time:

The First Thursday of Every Month, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location:

Beaman Memorial Public Library, 8 Newton Street, West Boylston, MA 01583

CONTACT:

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

 

WHITTINSVILLE

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:

2nd Thursday of Every Month, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location:

DCF Area Office, 185 Church Street, Whitinsville MA, 01588

Contact:

Kate Cormier, 508-929-2052 or Kate.Cormier@state.ma.us

 

WORCESTER

Foster Care Information Session 

Date/Time:

The first Tuesday of every month  5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Location:

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

CONTACT:

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

Western Region Informational Meetings

You are welcome to attend an information session any time between the hours listed below. Thank you.

ADLU

Adoption Information Session

Date/Time:

  • TBD

Location:

Department of Children and Families, Western Regional Office, 140 High Street 2nd floor, Springfield, MA. 01105

 

AMHERST

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:  :  1st Monday of the Month – 4:30 pm – 6 pm

  • 3/2/20 *meeting in the Lower Meeting Room (next door to the Glass Room)
  • 4/6/20
  • 5/4/20
  • 6/1/20

Location: 

Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk, Glass Room, Amherst, Ma 01002

Contact: Daisy Acosta at (413) 452-3395 or Daisy.acosta@state.ma.us

 

CHICOPEE

Foster Care Informational Session

Date/Time:  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • 02/27/2020  5:00-6:00 pm
  • 03/26/2020 5:00-6:00 pm
  • 04/30/2020  5:00-6:00 pm
  • 05/28/2020  5:00-6:00 pm
  • 06/25/2020  5:00-6:00 pm

Location: Chicopee Public Library, 449 Front Street, Chicopee MA    Downstairs conference room.

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

 

EASTHAMPTON

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:  Last Thursday of the month – 6 pm -7 pm

  • 3/26/2020
  • 4/30/2020
  • 5/28/2020

Location: 

Easthampton Community Center - 12 Clark Street, Easthampton, MA

Contact: Lisa Oppenheimer, Foster Parent Ambassador 413-250-684 or

Daisy Acosta at (413) 452-3395 or Daisy.acosta@state.ma.us

 

EAST LONGMEADOW

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:  Last Tuesday of the month 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

  • February 25, 2020 
  • March 31, 2020 

Location: 

East Longmeadow Public Library, 60 Center Square, Suite 2, East Longmeadow, MA 01028-2459
 

Contact: Kelly Abraham-Connors 413-452-3472 or Kelly.Abraham-Connors@massmail.state.ma.us

 

GREENFIELD

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:  Last Wednesday of the month  6pm – 7pm

  • 2/26/20
  • 3/25/20

Location: 

Green Fields Market, 170 Main Street, Greenfield, MA  

Contact:  Daisy Acosta at (413) 452-3395 or Daisy.acosta@state.ma.us

 

HOLYOKE

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: Last Tuesday of Each Month- 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Location:  MSPCC, 9 Sullivan Ave, Holyoke, MA 01040

Contact: Shellie Daries, Foster Care Recruiter (413)452-3247  or by email at michelle.daries@state.ma.us

 

Foster Care Information Session (Bilingual-Spanish/English)

Date/Time: First Wednesday of Each Month- 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Location: Enlace, 299 Main Street Holyoke, MA 01040

Contact: Shellie Daries, Foster Care Recruiter (413)452-3247  or by email at michelle.daries@state.ma.us

 

LUDLOW

Foster Care Informational Session

Date/Time:  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Sunday, March 8, 2020 

Location: Faith Community Chapel, 485 East Street, Ludlow

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

 

NORTH ADAMS

Adoption/Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:

Last Monday of Each Month- 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Location:

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, 61 Main Street, North Adams, MA 01247

Contact:

Jason Larrier (413)452-3470 or Jason.Larrier@state.ma.us

 

NORTHAMPTON

Foster Care Information Table

Date/Time:  Third Thursday of the month 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

  • 2/20/20
  • 3/19/20
  • 4/16/20
  • 5/20/20

Location: Forbes Library - Bak Study Room 20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Contact:  Daisy Acosta at (413) 452-3395 or Daisy.acosta@state.ma.us  

Registration is not required. 

 

PALMER

Foster Care Informational Session

Date/Time:  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • 02/20/2020    1:00-2:00 pm
  • 03/12/2020    1:00-2:00 pm

Location: 

Palmer Police Department, 4417 Main Street, Palmer, MA 01069   Conference Room

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

 

PITTSFIELD

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: 

Every Monday of Each Month- 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

*In case of holiday, Tuesday

February 2020

  • 2/24/2020

March 2020

  • 3/2/2020
  • 3/9/2020
  • 3/16/2020
  • 3/23/2020
  • 3/30/2020

April 2020

  • 4/6/2020
  • 4/13/2020
  • 4/21/2020 Tuesday
  • 4/27/2020

May 2020

  • 5/4/2020
  • 5/11/2020
  • 5/18/2020
  • 5/26/2020 Tuesday

Location:

Berkshire Area Office, 53 Eagle Street, Pittsfield, MA 01020

Contact:

Jason Larrier (413)452-3470 or Jason.Larrier@state.ma.us

Registration/Fee:  Not required/none

 

SPRINGFIELD

Adoption Information Session

Date/Time:

The first Tuesday of every month, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m

Location:

Department of Children and Families, Western Regional Office, 140 High Street 2nd floor, Springfield, MA. 

 

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:

LAST Mondays of the Month 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m

  • Feburary 24, 2020
  • March 30, 2020 
  • April 27, 2020
  • May 25, 2020
  • June 29, 2020 
  • July 27, 2020 
  • August 31, 2020 
  • September 28, 2020 
  • October 26, 2020 
  • November 30, 2020
  • December 28, 2020

Location:

Department of Children and Families, 140 High Street 1st Floor Conference Room, Springfield, MA. 

 

Foster Care Informational Session

Date/Time:  

  • 03/18/2020  6:00-7:00 pm
  • 04/15/2020  4:00-5:00 pm

Location: Indian Orchard Public Library, 44 Oak Street, Springfield, Ma 

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

 

Foster Care Informational Session

Date/Time:  4:00-5:00 pm

  • 03/11/2020 
  • 04/07/2020  

Location:  Sixteen Acres Public Library, 1187 Parker Street, Springfield, MA  01129

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

 

WESTFIELD

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: Second Tuesday of Each Month- 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Westfield Evangelical Free Church, 568 Southwick Road Westfield, MA 01085

Contact: Shellie Daries, Foster Care Recruiter (413)452-3247  or by email at michelle.daries@state.ma.us

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