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Our programs strive to bring stability and hope to young people through supporting basic needs, mentoring programs, and providing Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in the court system. Friends of Children's policy advocacy work focuses on bringing about change to the system, to improve the lives of children in and aging out of foster…

Financial Boot Camp

Friends of Children MA

Join us at Friends of Children for our Financial Boot Camp. Learn all about how to effectively utilize checking and savings accounts, create a budget and develop and maintain good credit. This workshop is made available through our FOCUS program and will be taught by financial experts at Greenfield Savings Bank. Friends of Children will…


CASA Training

Friends of Children MA

Join us in supporting children through our CASA program. Court Appointed Special Advocates begin training on March 11th.


CASA Volunteer Training

Friends of Children is holding a training for new CASAs in June. Dates to be announced! This training is conducted for all volunteers who have completed the initial CASA screening process to include filling out an application. We are currently screening volunteers on a remote basis. We are continuing to consider CASAs to attend this…

Learn About Americorps

Workshop leader Bridget Kearney is hosting a workshop on becoming an Americorps member. Learn all about her experience, gain information about navigation of the Americorps application process. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A. This workshop is hosted on Zoom. Click here to join the Zoom meeting.

STIs: Self-Advocacy & Empowerment

Our FOCUS membership program is holding a workshop on self-advocacy and empowerment, as it relates to STIs (sexually transmitted infections). The workshop will be conducted by Tapestry Health. All FOCUS members who complete a survey following the workshop will receive a $50 stipend. The training will be held on Zoom, and a link to the…

Outdoor Movie At The Mall

Hampshire Mall Rear Parking Lot 367 Russell Street, Hadley

We are thrilled to announce that this event is sold out! On August 14th Friends of Children (FOC) is teaming up with the Hampshire Mall in Hadley to raise money for FOC as well as provide a much needed evening out for the families of the Pioneer Valley. Thanks to all of you who bought…

2022 Changemaker Award Dinner

The Garden House at Look Park 300 North Main St, Florence, MA

Honoring Northwestern District Attorney David E. Sullivan

2022 Friends of Children Gala

Artists for Humanity Epicenter 100 West 2nd Street, Boston, MA

Honoring Dr. Eli Newberger with the Children’s Champion Award Read more and learn about sponsorship opportunities >