Family Recovery Council

Join us for our next Quarterly Council meeting! 

This will be a very important meeting discussing the problem of youth and young adult opioid overdoses in the Southeast and our community response to this growing problem. Please RSVP! 

Location: DCF New Bedford 98 N Front St New Bedford, MA
Date: Monday, October 19
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

For more information contact:
Chasity Armstrong-Menard 

Youth-Candidate Forum

This program will include youth testimonials, along with a youth panel discussion, followed by an opportunity for each candidate in attendance to make a personal, public commitment to one specific youth-related action step to which they will commit should they be elected to office.

Date: October 20, 2015 
Location: Kuss Middle School Auditorium
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm

Raise Up Massachusetts!

Do you believe that our public schools need more funding to provide a great education to all of our students? Do you believe our crumbling roads and bridges need to be fixed and for public transportation in Fall River to be expanded?
There are a group of concerned citizens here in Fall River and around the state that have a plan to increase funding for these important services. This fall a campaign was launched for a Constitutional Amendment that would tax income over $1 million at an additional 4 percentage points in order to generate new revenue to be specifically used for investments in education and transportation.
The first step in this campaign is gathering thousands of signatures this fall. The Fall River-based, Coalition for Social Justice, a community organizing group committed to economic and social justice, led by Deb Fastino says, “25,000 signatures have already been collected, people very much support the need to make smart investments to improve our schools; make our colleges and universities affordable; and build a transportation system that gets families, students, workers and customers to the places they need to be.”
The Coalition for Social Justice is part of a larger statewide coalition, Raise Up Massachusetts. We’ll continue to keep folks updated on as the campaign moves forward. To learn more or to join them on this campaign, please reach out to Deb Fastino, 508-982-3108 or Joe Di Mauro (508)443-1479.

Act FRESH Regional Convening

Act FRESH Campaign! 
Fresh Environments Support Health

MPHA and the Greater Fall River Partners for a Healthier Community are co-hosting an Act FRESH Regional Convening on October 23, 2015 in Fall River to:

  1. Strategize with Partners on Act FRESH policy priorities
  2. Learn about and discuss Fall River's new approach to reduce obesity and diabetes 

Location: Matthew Kuss Middle School Community Room, 52 Globe Mills Ave
Time: 10:00am

This is a free event! Lunch is also free for the first 35 registrants! 

Questions? Contact:
Andrea Freeman, MPHA Field Director,
Dave Weed, GFR Partners for a Healthier Community, 

Click Here to Register!

Click here for more information on the event!

The Home Project

Needed items: 

  • Dishes, bowls, cups, glasses,
  • Flatware (Forks, Knives, Spoons) 
  • Cooking utensils
  • Cutting board & kitchen knives
  • Small kitchen appliances
  • Plastic storage containers
  • Pot holders & kitchen towels
  • Pots & pans
  • Baking pans
  • Mixing bowls & colander
  • Towels (face, hand, & bath) 
  • Sheets & blankets

Collecting new and gently used household necessities for families transitioning from temporary to permanent housing in our communities.

Please contact Maurice Cry to make arrangements for drop off donations 

Thank you for your generous donations! 

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