Guide Upcoming Foster Care/Adoption Informational Meetings

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Boston Region Informational Meetings

BOSTON

Adoption/Foster Care Information Session

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

Third Thursday of every month starting December 20, 2018

  • Wednesday November 21, 2018 4:00 p.m. -5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 20, 2018 – 5:30-7:00 PM
  • Thursday, January 17, 2019– 5:30-7:00 PM
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019– 5:30-7:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 21, 2019– 5:30-7:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 18, 2019– 5:30-7:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019– 5:30-7:00 PM
  • Thursday, June 20, 2019 – 5:30-7:00 PM

Location:

Boston Regional Office, 451 Blue Hill Ave, 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:

Neponset Health Center (Every 2nd Thursday of the Month)

Date/time:  10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Location:  398 Neponset Ave, Dorchester, MA

 

Roche Community Center (Every 4th Tuesday of the month)

Date/Time: 12 noon -  1:00 p.m.

Location:  1716 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA

 

Reggie Lewis Center (Every 4th Thursday of the month)

Date/Time:  5:30 pm -7:30 p.m.

Location: 

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

 

Boston City Hall (Every last Wednesday of the month)

Date/Time:  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location:  1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02201

 

CHELSEA

Harbor Area Office (Every 3rd Thursday of the month)

Date/Time: 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm

Location:  80 Everett Avenue Chelsea, MA

 

 

Northern Region Informational Meetings

ADLU

Adoption Information Session

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

  • December 3, 2018
  • January 7, 2019
  • 2/4/19
  • 3/4/19
  • 4/1/19
  • 5/6/19
  • 6/3/19
  • 7/15/19
  • 8/5/19
  • 9/9/19

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

 

CAMBRIDGE

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: 

  • Monday December 3, 2018        6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Location:

Cambridge Public Library, Main Library, The Beech Room, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

Contact:

If you are planning to attend, please contact:  Elise Levine at 978-557-2740 or Elise.Levine@state.ma.us

RSVP Requested ~    https://fosterma-cambridgepubliclibrary.eventbrite.com-

 

FRAMINGHAM

Foster Care/Adoption Information Session

Date/Time: Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 PM

  • Dec 6, 2018
  • January 3, 2019
  • February 7, 2019
  • March 7, 2019
  • April 4, 2019
  • May 2, 2019
  • June 6, 2019

 Location:

DCF Area Office. 300 Howard Street, Framingham MA 01702

Contact: 

You do not need to pre-register.

If weather is inclement please call Sheila Fitzgerald at 508-424-0145 to see if the meeting is being held.

If you have any questions, please email them to Sheila.Fitzgerald@state.ma.us.

GEORGETOWN

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: 

Thursday, November 8th, 2018    7:00pm  - 8:30pm

Location:

Byfield Parish Meeting House, 132 Jackman Street. Georgetown, MA 

Contact:

RSVP Requested ~https://FosterMA-bpmh.eventbrite.com or call 508-264-1922
Walk-ins welcome!

 

GLOUCESTER

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: 

Saturday December 8, 2018      10:00am-12:00 Noon

Location:

Topside Grill, 50 Rogers Street, Gloucester MA  01930

Contact:

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

 

 

HAVERHILL

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: 

Thursday, November 15th, 2018  7:00pm  - 8:30pm

Location:

Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main Street, Haverhill, MA

Contact:

https://FosterMA-hl.eventbrite.com or call 508-264-1922
Walk-ins welcome!

 

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

Fee: None 

 

LOWELL

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: 

Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Location:

Enterprise Bank,  Community Room, 19 Palmer Street, Lowell, MA 01852

Contact:

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

 

LYNN

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:  6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

  • November 6, 2018
  • December 4, 2018

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) or Lori.Roscoe@State.MA.US

Walk-ins welcome.

 

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: November 13, 2018      6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

Location:

NORTH SHORE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, 26 Urban Street, Lynn, MA 

Contact:

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

 

METHUEN

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: 

Saturday, November 17, 2018  1:00 PM

Location:

Nevins Library, Garden Room 305 Broadway St., Methuen, MA

Contact:

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

No Registration Required  

Walk-ins welcome!

 

PEABODY

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: 

Friday -  November 30th, 2018      9:30-11:00 AM  

Location:

Children's Piazza, 83 Pine Street, Peabody MA 01960

Contact:

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

 

READING

Foster Care Information Session

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

  • December 3, 2018
  • January 7, 2019

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)

Lori.Roscoe@State.MA.US

Walk-ins welcome.

 

SALISBURY

Foster Care Information Table

November 17, 2018     9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location:

Inaugural Community Day, 50 Cross Street Somerville, MA

 

TEWKSBURY

Foster Care Information Table

Tuesday, December 4, 2018  7:00 pm

Location:

Tewksbury Public Library, 2nd. Floor Conference Room, 300 Chandler Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876

Contact:

All are Welcome! 

For questions, please call Brenda Fitzgerald 978 557-2721 or Brenda.Fitzgerald @state.ma.us

 

WOBURN

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • November 28, 2018
  • December 19, 2018

Location:

Woburn Public Library, 36 Cummings Park Dr,  Woburn, MA

Contact:

If you are planning to attend, please contact:  Elise Levine at 978-557-2740 or Elise.Levine@state.ma.us

RSVP Requested ~    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/httpsfosterma-woburnpubliclibrary2018eventbritecom-tickets-50879193036 

Southern Region Informational Meetings

ACUSHNET

Foster Care Information Table

Date/Time:  Sunday December 9, 2018  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location:

Gifts to Give, 1 Titleist Dr, Acushnet, MA 02743

 

ARLINGTON

Foster Care Information Session

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

  • December 18, 2018

Location:

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

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

 

 

CANTON

Adoption and Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:  Third Mondays 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

  • Monday, December 17, 2018 
  • No January session due to MLK Holiday
  • 2/18/19 
  • 3/18/19 
  • 4/15/19 
  • 5/20/19 
  • 6/17/19 
  • 7/15/19 

 

Location:

Canton Police Department Conference Room

1492 Washington St, Canton, MA 02021

Contact:  RSVP to ADLU line - (508) 894-3830

 

FAIRHAVEN

Foster Care Information Table

Date/Time:  Sunday December 2, 2018 Noon - 8:00 PM

Location:

Seaport Inn & Marina, 110 Middle St., Fairhaven, MA 

 

NEW BEDFORD

Foster Care Information Table

Date/Time:  Saturday December 1, 2018 Noon - 3:00 PM

Location:

New Bedford Holiday Stroll, The Zeiterion Theatre, 684 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740 

 

QUINCY

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:  5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, December 6 2018

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

 

SOMERSET

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:  Every Third Wednesday of the Month 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location:

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

Contact:

Contact: Ilda Coelho 508 894-3741   Please let us know if you will be attending

 

TAUNTON

Adoption Information Session

Date/Time:  9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

  • Thursday October 18, 2018
  • Thursday November 15, 2018
  • Thursday December 13, 2018

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

 

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:     Third Saturday of the Month 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m

  • November 17, 2018
  • December 15, 2018

Location:

YMCA, 71 Cohannet St, Taunton, MA 02780

Contact:

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

 

WEST BRIDGEWATER   

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:     

  • 3rd Thursday of the month 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

Location:

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

Contact:

Contact: Ilda Coelho 508 894-3741   Please let us know if you will be attending

 

Central Region Informational Meetings

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

 

ASHBY

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:

First Tuesday of every month 10 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

Ashby Free Public Library, 812 Main Street, Ashby, MA

Contact:

Jenny Parker – 508-713-4813

Registration/Fee:  Not required/none

 

BARRE

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:

2nd Thursday of Every Month, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location:

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

Contact:

Jenny Parker 508-829-5871 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

 

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

Contact:

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

 

LEOMINSTER  English and Spanish

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:

Jenny Parker 508-829-5871 or Jenny.Parker@state.ma.us

 

MILFORD

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: 

Second Thursday of Every Month, 10:00 am to 11:30 am

  • October 11, 2018
  • November 8, 2018
  • December 13, 2018
  • January 10, 2019

Location:

Milford Public Library, 80 Spruce Street, Milford, MA  01757

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

 

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:

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

 

STURBRIDGE

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:

Last Thursday of Every Month, 10:00 am to 11:30 am

  • September 27, 2018
  • October 25, 2018
  • November 29, 2018
  • December 27, 2018
  • January 31, 2018

 

Location:

Joshua Hyde Public Library, 306 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA 01566

Contact:

Kate Cormier, 508-929-2052 or Kate.Cormier@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 - Brown Bag Sessions

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:

Second Friday of every month – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Friday – 01/11/2019 

Friday – 02/08/2019 

Friday – 03/08/2019 

Friday – 04/12/2019   

Friday – 05/10/2019  

Friday – 06/14/2019   


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

 

Foster Care Information Session  (English/Spanish)

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:

Jenny Parker 508-829-5871 or Jenny.Parker@state.ma.us

 

Western Region Informational Meetings


 

CHICOPEE

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:  Tuesdays 12 PM - 1 PM

  • November 27, 2018 

Location:

Chicopee Public Library, Downstairs Conference Room, 449 Front Street, Chicopee, MA

Contact:

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

 

GREENFIELD

Foster Care Information Session

Dates/Time: Last Wednesday of the month,  6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  • January 30, 2019
  • February 27, 2019
  • March 27, 2019
  • April 24, 2019
  • May 29, 2019
  • June 26, 2019

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

 

LUNENBURG

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:

The last Monday of each month   5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Location:

Lunnenburg Public Library, Quiet Room,  1023 Massachusetts Avenue, Lunnenburg, MA

Contact:

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

 

NORTH ADAMS

Adoption/Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:

The last Thursday of each month   10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Location:

North Adams Regional Hospital 3rd floor WIC office, 73 Hospital Drive, North Adams, MA 01247

Contact:

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

 

NORTHAMPTON

Foster Care Informational Meeting

Dates/Times:  The 1st Thursday of the month from 3pm – 4pm

  • January 3, 2019
  • February 7, 201
  • March 7, 2019
  • April 4, 2019
  • May 2, 2019

Location:              Forbes Library – 20 West Street, Northampton, MA 

Contact:               Daisy Acosta, Foster Care Recruiter

                                (413) 452-3395

                                Daisy.acosta@state.ma.us

 

PITTSFIELD

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: 

The last Monday of each month  - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

  • NO MEETING ON CHRISTMAS EVE
  • RESUMING – Monday, January 28, 2019

Location:

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

Contact:

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

 

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 1st floor, Springfield, MA. 01105

 

WESTFIELD

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: Meetings are always held the 2nd Tuesday of every month

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Location:

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

Contact: 

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

Note: Child Care is provided


 

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