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

  • Thursday, August 15, 2019– 5:30-7:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 19, 2019– 5:30-7:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 17, 2019– 5:30-7:00 PM
  • Thursday November 21, 2019– 5:30-7:00 PM
  • Thursday December 19, 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:

Brighton Library (Every 1st Friday of the Month)

Date/time:  3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location:  40 Academy Hill Road, Brighton

 

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

Date/time:  10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Location:  398 Neponset Ave, Dorchester, MA

 

South Boston Library (Every 2nd Friday of the Month)

Date/time:  3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location:   646 E Broadway, South Boston, MA

 

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

Date/Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Location:  1716 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA

 

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

Date/Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 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

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

 

Foster Care Table

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

Date/Time:  11:30 AM- 1:30 PM
Location: Lobby at 300 Longwood Ave,   Boston, MA 

 

REVERE

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

Date/Time:  Every 2nd Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

WINTHROP 

Date/Time: Every 1st Wednesday 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

 

Northern Region Informational Meetings

ADLU

Adoption Information Session

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

  • 10/07/19
  • 11/04/19
  • 12/02/19
  • 1/06/20
  • 2/03/20
  • 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

 

FRAMINGHAM

Foster Care/Adoption Information Session

Date/Time: Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 PM

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

  • 10/3/19
  • 11/7/19 
  • 12/5/19 

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

Walk-ins welcome.

 

HOPKINTON

Foster Care/Adoption Table

Date/Time: Saturday December 7, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: Hopkinton Holiday Stroll, 6 Main St, Hopkinton, MA 01748

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

Fee: None 

 

LOWELL

Foster Care Information Session 

Date/Time: Nov. 12, 2019, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Every other month on the second Tuesday of the month.

Location:   Greater Lowell Area Office Community Information Session

The Department of Children and Families, 2 Omni Way, Chelmsford, MA 01824

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

 

LYNN

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:  Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10 AM – 11 AM

Location: Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Co.,

61 Munroe Street, Lynn, MA

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

Lori.Roscoe@State.MA.US

 

NATICK

Foster Care & Adoption Information Session

Date/Time:  First Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

  •          Wed Oct 2 2019
  •          Wed Nov 6 2019
  •          Wed Dec 4 2019
  •          Wed Jan 8 2020
  •          Wed Feb 5 2020
  •          Wed Mar 4 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

 

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)

Lori.Roscoe@State.MA.US

Walk-ins welcome.
 

TEWKSBURY

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:  Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 at 6:00 pm            

Location: Tewksbury Police Station, Training Room, 918 Main Street, Tewksbury, MA                               

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

 

WINCHESTER

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:  Wednesday, October 16, 2019  3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Winchester Public Library, 80 Washington St, Winchester, MA 01890

Contact: Elise Levine at 978-557-2740 or Elise.Levine@State.MA.US

Walk-ins welcome!

 

WOBURN

Foster Care Information Session 

Date/Time:      

  • Wednesday 10/2/19 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm      
  • Wednesday 11/6/19 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm      
  • Wednesday 12/4/19 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm      

Location: Woburn Public Library, Study Room M15, 45 Pleasant Street, Woburn, MA

ContactKaren Manna, Phone: (781) 367-7005 or Email: wobmanna@comcast.net

Southern Region Informational Meetings

ABINGTON:

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: 

Monday, December 2, 2019    6:00 PM -- 7:30 PM

Location:

Abington Public Library,  600 Gliniewicz Way, Abington, MA 02351

 


ACUSHNET:

Foster Care Information Table

Date/Time: 

Thursday, October 31, 2019    11:30 AM -- 1:30 PM

Location:                                         

Acushnet Senior Center, 59 S Main St, Acushnet, MA 02743

 

Foster Care Information Table

Date/Time: 

Sunday, December 8, 2019    9:00 AM -- 3:00 PM

Location:                                         

Gifts to Give Craft Fair, 1 Titleist Dr., Acushnet

 

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

 

ATTLEBORO:

Foster Care Information Table

Date/Time: 

Saturday  October 26, 2019   10 AM – 6 PM

Location:                                         

Steam Punk Jewlery City Festival,  133 North Main  Street, Attleboro, Ma

 

CANTON:

Adoption Information Session

Date/Time:  Mondays 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

  • 10/21/19 
  • 11/18/19 
  • 12/9/19

 

Location:

Canton Police Department Conference Room

1492 Washington St, Canton, MA 02021

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

 

HALIFAX:

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: 

Monday, November 4, 2019    6:00 PM -- 7:30 PM

Location:

Halifax Public Library,  470 Plymouth St, Halifax, MA 02338

 

Foster Care Table

Location:

Boston Children's Hospital, Dartmouth Site  

Date/Time:  Every 3rd Friday of the month   10:00 AM- 12:00 NOON
Location: Lobby, 500 Faunce Corner Rd, Dartmouth, MA 02747

 

Foster Care Information Table

Date/Time:   10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • October 26, 2019

Location:

Dartmouth Middle School, Gymnasium, 366 Slocum Rd, Dartmouth, MA 02747

 

EAST BRIDGEWATER:

Foster Care Information Table

Date/Time: 

Saturday, October 26,, 2019    8:00 AM -- 11:00 AM

Location:

Club X Fitness, 649 Oak St, East Bridgewater, MA 02333

 

MIDDLEBOROUGH:

Foster Care Information Table

Date/Time:   Wednesday  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • September 28, 2019

Location:

Early Childhood Fair and Back to School Bash, 102 N Main Street Middleborough, MA 02346

 

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: 

Tuesday, October 15,, 2019    6:30 PM -- 8:00 PM

Location:

Middleborough Public Library,  102 N Main St, Middleborough, MA 02346

 

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: 

Saturday, November  16, 2019    9:00 AM -- 3:00 PM

Location:

Holy Family/Holy Name Holiday Fair, 91 Summer St., New Bedford 

        

NORTH EASTON:

Foster Care Information Table

Date/Time: 

Saturday  October 26, 2019   10 AM – 6 PM

Location:                                         

NRT fair,307 Main Street North Easton, ma

Sunday, October 6, 2019    2019   10 AM  – 4 PM

        

QUINCY:

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:  Thursdays 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

  • October 17, 2019
  • November 21, 2019
  • December 19, 2019

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   

 

Foster Care Table

Date/Time:  Sunday, October 20, 2019  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location:  NKH Crafting for a Cause, Tirrell Room, 254 Quarry St., Quincy MA

 

TAUNTON:

Adoption Information Session

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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:

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

          

WEBSTER

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:

Third Friday of every month 10:00 am - 11:30 am

  • October 18, 2019
  • November 15, 2019
  • December 20, 2019

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, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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

ADLU

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. 01105

 

HOLYOKE

Foster Care Information Session

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

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

 

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

 

PITTSFIELD

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: 

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

*In case of holiday, 4th Monday of the month.

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. 01105

Additional Resources for Western Region Informational Meetings

Statewide Events

Statewide Coffee Hour at Each Area Office 

Date:  Saturday October 5, 2019

Time: Drop in any area office between 10 am and Noon to learn about Foster Parenting

 

DCF Arlington Area Office  

30 Mystic Street, Arlington, MA 02474

DCF Berkshire Area Office  

73 Eagle St., 2nd Floor, Pittsfield, MA 01201

DCF Brockton Area Office  

110 Mulberry St., Brockton, MA 02302

DCF Cambridge/Somerville Area Office  

810 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139

DCF Cambridge/Somerville Area Office  

810 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139

DCF Cape Cod & Islands Area Office  

500 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601

DCF Cape Cod & Islands Area Office  

500 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601

DCF Dimock Street Area Office  

30 Dimock Street, Roxbury, MA 02119

DCF Fall River Area Office  

1561 North Main, Fall River, MA 02720

DCF Framingham Area Office  

300 Howard Street, Framingham, MA 01702

DCF Greater Lowell Area Office  

2 Omni Way, Chelmsford, MA 01824

DCF Greenfield Area Office  

143 Munson St. , Unit 4, Greenfield, MA 01301 

DCF Harbor Area Office  

80 Everett Ave., Suite 100, Chelsea, MA 02150

DCF Haverhill Area Office  

3 Ferry Street, Bradford, MA 01835

DCF Holyoke Area Office  

261 High St., Holyoke, MA 01040

DCF Hyde Park Area Office  

1530 River Street, Hyde Park, MA 02136

DCF Lawrence Area Office  

280 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA 01843

DCF Lynn Area Office  

330 Lynnway, Suite 201, Lynn, MA 01901

DCF Metro North Area Office  

200 Harvard Mills Square , Suite 420, Wakefield, MA 01880

DCF New Bedford Area Office  

651 Orchard Street, Suite 400, New Bedford, MA 02744

DCF North Central Area Office  

690 Mechanic St., Suite 100, Leominster, MA 01453

DCF Park Street Area Office  

50B Park Street, Dorchester, MA 02122

DCF Plymouth Area Office  

44 Industrial Park Road, Plymouth, MA 02360

DCF Robert Van Wart Area Office  

112 Industry Avenue, Springfield, MA 01104

DCF Salem Area Office  

45 Congress Street, Building #4, Salem, MA 01970

DCF South Central Area Office  

185 Church St., Whitinsville, MA 01588

DCF Springfield Area Office  

140 High St. , 4th Floor, Springfield, MA 01105

DCF Taunton Area Office  

1 Washington St., Mill River Place, Suite 21, Taunton, MA 02780

DCF Worcester East Area Office  

151 West Boylston Drive, Worcester , MA 01606

DCF Worcester West Area Office  

13 Sudbury St., Worcester, MA 01609

 

 

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