Welcome Dametria!

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We welcome Dametria (pictured with her daughter Zay’Ahnna) to the FOCUS family. When asked what she would like to share about herself, Dametria said ” I am a young mother…

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In Their Own Words

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In these two pieces we hear from a young adult and a mentor who are both part of our program and share what FOCUS means to them. From a FOCUS…

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Focused on making a difference

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Some children don’t have safe and loving homes that they can call their own. For whatever reason, the parents of these children are not able to provide for them and…

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Inspiration Becomes Reality

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From Executive Director Jane Lyons In May of this year in Boston, Friends of Children honored Dr. Eli Newberger with our Children’s Champion Award and celebrated our FOCUS Program work…

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A Bridge to Boston

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After 31 years of advocating from our base in western Massachusetts, Friends of Children is creating a second home for our impactful services and advocacy in Greater Boston! We’ll expand…

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Upcoming Events: Trainings & Fundraisers

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CASA Training Series The CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) program will begin a six-week training series this month that lays the groundwork for volunteers to become CASAs. Upon successful completion of…

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