Guide Upcoming Foster Care/Adoption Informational Meetings

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Boston Region Informational Meetings

Date/Time: 

Third Wednesday of every month from 4:00pm-5:30pm

Location:

Boston Regional Office, 451 Blue Hill Ave, Dorchester, MA

Contact: RSVP to (617) 989-9209- Marsha Donovan

Registration/Fee: Not Required/None

Northern Region Informational Meetings

Framingham

Date/Time:

The following Thursdays from 6pm to 7:30pm

  • October 19, 2017
  • November 16, 2017
  • December 14, 2017

Location:

300 Howard Street, Framingham MA 01702

Contact:

Sheila Fitzgerald at (508) 424-0145

Registration/Fee: Not Required/None

 

Gloucester

Date/Time:

  • Thursday, September 28th, 2017, 10:00AM-12:00 Noon
  • Thursday  September 28th, 2017  6:00-7:30PM

Location:

Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Avenue, Gloucester,  MA  01930

Contact:

Lori Roscoe  978-557-2722

Registration/Fee: Not Required/None

 

Lawrence

Date/Time: 6-7pm

  • Monday November 6, 2017
  • Monday December 4, 2017

Location:

Lawrence Area Office, 280 East Merrimack Street, Lawrence MA  01852

Contact: 

Sharon Deacon (978) 557-2568

Registration: Registration is not required

Fee: None 

 

Georgetown

Date/Time:

  • Thursday, November 2, 2017, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location:

132 Jackman Street, Georgetown, Byfield Parish Meeting House

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

 

Lynn

Date/Time:

  • November 8, 2017, 6:00-7:30 PM
  • December 5, 2017, 6:00-7:30 PM

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)

 

Medford

Date/Time:

  • Wednesday, October 25, 6:30-8:00PM

Location:

Medford Family Network, 489 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA  02155

Contact:

Lori Roscoe  978-557-2722

 

Melrose

Date/Time:

  • Tuesday, October 24, 7:30-8:30PM

Location:

Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Perkins Hall, 585 Lebanon St., Melrose, MA  02176

Contact:

Lori Roscoe  978-557-2722

 

Reading

Date/Time:

  • October 16, 2017- 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • November 13, 2017- 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • December 4, 2017- 6:00pm-7:00pm

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).

 

Somerville

Date/Time:

  • Monday, September 25, 2017, 6:00-7:30pm

Location:

Somerville Public Library, 79 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 623-5000

Contact:

Lindsey Bolio - (978) 557-2725

Registration/Fee: Not Required/None

 

Cambridge Area Office

Date/Time:

  • Tuesday 10/24 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Location:

Woburn Public Library, 36 Cummings Park, Woburn, MA

Registration/Fee: Not Required/None

Southern Region Informational Meetings

Taunton

Date/Time:

  • Thursday, October 19th, 2017  - 6:30-8:00pm
  • Thursday, November 16th, 2017 - 6:30-8:00pm
  • Thursday, December 21st, 2017 - 6:30-8:00pm

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

 

West Bridgewater Public Library  

Date/Time:     

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

Location:

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

Fitchburg

Date/Time:

Every 4th Wednesday of the month – 5:45 PM

Location:

Fitchburg Family Resource Center, 76 Summer St., Suite 210, Fitchburg, MA

Contact: RSVP to Allisyn Calovine, 508-713-4812 or Irene, 978-829-0163

Registration/Fee: Please register with Allisyn or Irene/None

 

Leominster

Date/Time:

Every 3rd Friday of the month – 12-1 PM (Beginning 05/19/2017)

Location:

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

Contact: 

Allisyn Calovine – 508-713-4812 or Allisyn.calovine@state.ma.us

Registration: Please register with Allisyn

 

North Brookfield

Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:

Last Thursday of Every Month, 1:30pm to 3:00pm

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, 10:30am to 12:00pm

Location:

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

Contact:

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

 

Whitinsville

Foster Care Info Session

Date/Time: 

Second Thursday of Every Month, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

South Central Area Office, 185 Church Street, Whitinsville, MA 01588

Contact:

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

 

Worcester - Brown Bag Sessions

Date/Time:

Every 2nd Friday of the month – 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Location:

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

Contact:

Jenny Parker – 508-713-4813

Registration/Fee:  Not required/none

 

Worcester - English and Spanish

Date/Time:

Every 1st Tuesday of the month – 6:00pm – 7:30pm (Beginning 02/07/2017)

Location:

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

Contact: 

Jenny Parker – 508-713-4813

Registration/Fee:  Not required/none

Western Region Informational Meetings

Chicopee

Date time: 

Last Tuesday of each month – 12:00pm-2:00pm

Location:

Chicopee Public Library, 449 Front Street, Chicopee, MA

Contact:

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

Registration/Fee:  Not required/none

 

East Longmeadow

Date/time:

Second Tuesday of each month – 3:00pm to 5:00 pm

Location:

East Longmeadow Public Library, 60 Center Square, East Longmeadow, MA 

Contact:

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

Registration/Fee:  Not required/none

 

Greenfield

Dates/Times:

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 – 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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

Registration/Fee:  Not required/none

 

North Adams

Date/Time:

The Last Wednesday of Each Month from 12:00 p.m.  to 1:00 p.m.

Location:

Northern Berkshire WIC, 7 Hospital Drive, North Adams, MA 01247

Contact:

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

Registration/Fee:  Not required/none

 

Palmer

Date/Time:

First Tuesday of Each month – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location:

Palmer Public Library, 1455 North Main Street, Palmer, MA

Contact:

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

Registration/Fee:  Not required/none

 

Pittsfield

Date/Time: 

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month- 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Location:

Berkshire Athenaeum (Library), 1 Wendall Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201

Contact:

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

Registration/Fee: Not Required/None

 

South Hadley

Date time:

Third Tuesday of each month – 12:00pm-2:00pm

Location:

South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal Street, South Hadley, MA  01075

Contact:

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

Registration/Fee:  Not required/none

 

Springfield

Date/Time:

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

Note: There will not be an informational meeting held on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Location:

Department of Children and Families, Western Regional Office, 140 High Street 5th floor, Springfield, MA. 01105

Contact:

Dawn Sweetman- (413) 452-3351

Registration/Fee:  Not required/none

 

West Springfield

Dates/Times:

  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location:

West Springfield Public Library, Quiet Study Room #3, 200 Park Street, West Springfield, MA  01089

Contact:

Daisy Acosta, Foster Care Recruiter, (413) 452-3395, Daisy.acosta@state.ma.us

Registration/Fee:  Not required/none

 

Westfield

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

Location:

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

Contact: 

Shellie Daries, Foster Care Recruiter (413)452-3247

Registration/Fee: Not required/None

Note: Child Care is provided

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