Month: January 2019

March is Social Worker Appreciation Month: Thank You Wayside Staff!

Dear Wayside Staff, March is national social worker appreciation month, during which we recognizes all Wayside staff who work with our children and families, along with the excellent administrative support teams here at Wayside. Over the next few months Guimel DeCarvalho, our Director of People and Culture and Chief Diversity Officer, Amy Hogarth, our Director…
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Unity Day: Doing Something Together

The second annual Unity Day took place at the Elks Lodge in Natick on January 10, 2018. The event was sponsored by the MetroWest Human Services Advocacy Coalition. The Coalition is made up of four area human service agencies: Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC), Advocates, and Justice Resource Institute…
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Letter from CEO regarding Wayside’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Efforts in 2017

Reflecting back on 2017, it was clearly a difficult year for our country to say the least. Issues of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion continue to pose major challenges to the country. We seemed to take as many steps backward as forward. None were as distressing as the president’s comments on Charlottesville, followed by the torrent…
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Letter from CEO regarding Sexual Abuse & Harassment

Dear Members of the Wayside Community, A couple of weeks ago I was with a group of men and women and the subject of the shocking allegations against Harvey Weinstein – and now many others – came up.  I made the stupid statement that I was surprised by the number of women in my small…
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Wayside Congratulates Local Election Winners

Wayside Youth & Family Support Network would like to acknowledge all those who ran for local government this year. It is in collaboration with these elected officials that we are able to pursue our mission of “Empowering children, young adults and families to achieve greater independence and emotional well-being.” Wayside recently launched a new location…
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Now Announcing: Training Institute 2017-2018

Check out this year’s Training Institute presenters starting October 25!   Return

Wayside Statement on Charlottesville

A message from Wayside’s Director of People & Culture, Guimel DeCarvalho:   “Last night hate killed and injured people in Charlottesville. That hate is horrendous and must be condemned, but that hate didn’t start last night. That type of hate starts in conversations at home, in messages we hear from neighbors, teachers, and business leaders.…
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New Service Open in Framingham

  Wayside is pleased to announce the opening of a new service, the Framingham Family Resource Center, at 88 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA 01702. To learn more about Family Resource Centers, visit their website HERE. For information on what services and support the Framingham Family Resource Center can help facilitate, as well as the hours of…
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Wayside Innovates Grant Recipients

Wayside is pleased to announce the awardees of Wayside Innovates, an internal agency grant program funded in part by the Sudbury Foundation. We are thrilled to support the following innovative projects developed by Wayside staff: • Adventure Based Group Therapy program for youth in our intensive group homes was awarded $5,000. This proposal was submitted by Andrew…
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Wayside Awarded MetroWest Health Foundation Grants

Wayside is pleased to announce that we have been awarded two grants from the MetroWest Health Foundation: Meeting the Mental Health Needs of LGBTQ+ Youthand Supporting, Increasing and Retaining Diverse and Culturally Competent Staff.  Throughout the past year, Wayside has worked with OUT MetroWest to provide clinical resources and support at their weekly group meetings. This grant will not only…
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