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August 2019

Friends Of Children’s Advocacy Awards Dinner

August 6, 2019 @ 12:00 am

You too can support children in Hampshire & Franklin County and communities in the North Quabbin Region. Join us for a celebration at the Garden House at Look Park! Friends of Children is excited to be honoring Representative John Scibak, CASA Champion and Ben Josephson, Senior Vice President, O'Neill and Associates. 5:00-6:00-Cocktails 6:00-8:00-Dinner & Program **RSVP by October 29th, 2018** The Franklin/Hampshire County Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program serves children and youth made vulnerable by physical, emotional and sexual abuse,…

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November 2019

FOCUS On The Arts

November 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Northampton Center For The Arts, 33 Hawley Avenue
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Join us at FOCUS On The Arts at Northampton Center For The Arts. Celebrate with us and support FOCUS, a program for young adults aged out of foster care!

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December 2019

#GivingTuesday

December 3, 2019
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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 care. Your support on this #GivingTuesday will make this a reality. We hope you will join us in this day of global giving! Donate Here: https://friendsofchildreninc.org/giving-tuesday/…

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February 2020

Financial Boot Camp

February 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Free

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 provide stipends to all participants and additional stipends are available through DCF. We may also be able to help with transportation needs. We will provide…

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March 2020

Healthy Relationships & Consent Workshop

March 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Free

Join Us For A FREE Healthy Relationships & Consent Workshop!

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CASA Training

March 11 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Free

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

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May 2020

CASA Volunteer Training

May 5 @ 1:05 pm

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 training, which will likely be fully remote or a combination of in person and remote training. Learn more about CASA opportunities and submit an online…

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Learn About Americorps

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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.

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STIs: Self-Advocacy & Empowerment

May 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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 training is coming soon. Reach out to Brianna Owen here to sign up for this workshop.

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August 2020

Outdoor Movie At The Mall

August 14 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hampshire Mall Rear Parking Lot, 367 Russell Street
Hadley, 01035

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 tickets and/or passed information about this wonderful event on to friends and family. For those who have tickets, see you at the movies! We would…

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