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What's Happening at Wayside

Check out our upcoming events and support groups. Most of our activities are open to new members unless otherwise noted. For more information about any event, please contact us at 508.879.9800 or reach out to the staff listed below.


Monday, April 3, 10-11:30am

Monday Morning Parent Support Group, 88 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA 

A support group for parents/guardians who are looking for support and information on their child's behavior, and/or mental health challenges. 

For more information, contact  or call 508.469.3207.

Saturday, April 8, 10:30am- 11:30am

Immigration: Know Your Rights

A presentation by Political Asylum/ Immigration Representation Project (PAIR), which will cover up-to-date information about the current state of affairs, understanding your rights if you come in contact with ICE or other authorities, as well as a Q&A opportunity. This even is FREE and OPEN to the public. Childcare is available for youth ages 3+

Materials available in Spanish and Portuguese. 

Download the English flyer here.

Download the Spanish flyer here.

Download the Portuguese flyer here. 

For more information, please call Wayside Waltham at 781.891.0555.


Wednesday, April 19, 5:30pm-8:00pm

Sexual Assault Awareness 4K Run/Walk

90 West Main St., Westborough, MA 01581

All ages event! Advance tickets: $5 Adults, $3 WHS students, FREE for children under 10 y.o. Featuring: Travelin' Bones Food Truck, Say Cheese! Food Truck, The Dogfather Food Truck and 8:15 Entertainment. 

Register Here!

This event is sponsored by Wayside Youth & Family Support Network in collaboration with Westborough High School to benefit Survivors of Sexual Assault.

Also featuring: The White Ribbon Campaign. Calling all gentlemen! Attend our event, and take the opportunity to make the pledge to end violence against women. Learn more about this global initiative. Here!


Thursday, April 20, 6:30-8:00pm

Transition in the IEP Process, 88 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA 01702

Starting at age 14, a student can participate in their IEP meetings as the process of transitioning from school to the adult world begins. Transition involves assistance with academic, social, vocational, life skill training that is crucial to a student's successful post-school life. This workshop will cover the basics of the required transition process in a student's IEP and Transition Plan. 

For more information, or to RSVP, contact  or call 508.469.3207.

Wednesday, April 26, 6:00-7:30pm

Parent's Transitional Age Support Group, 88 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA 

A group for parent/guardians who have youth/young adults, ages 16-24 years of age. Support will be given around your youth's/ young adult's behavior, emotions or mental health challenges. 

For more information, contact  or call 508.469.3207.


Thursday, May 4th, 5:30pm-7pm

Your Space LGBTQ+ Group, 68 Henry Street, Framingham

Wayside's Tempo is excited to announce a new group partnered with Wayside's PrideSide to offer a LGBTQ+ group at Tempo. The group is open to ALL young adults ages 17-24. Beginning in May, the group will meet every Thursday evening from 5:30-7pm. The first group will be held on Thursday, May 4th.

Every Thursday in May and June. View this flyer for details. For more information, contact Ashley Torres or Sasha Busby.


Friday, May 12th, 10am-12pm

Adoption Breakfast and Forum, 49 Lexington Street, Framingham

An Adoption Journey: The Struggles, the Love, and the Strengths - A breakfast to celebrate the power of adoption and its mental health needs. Panel discussion with John Allen, Ann Killion, Ashley Hart and Audrey Reffie from Adoption Journeys, and Heather Lerminiaux, LICSW.

View this flyer for details. For more information, contact Ann Killion or call 508-469-3207.


Saturday, May 13th, 2017, 9am-5pm

One Day Youth Mental Health First Aid Training, Watertown Police Department, Community Room, 552 Main Street, Watertown

Sometimes, first aid is not a bandage or CPR; sometimes, first aid is YOU! A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health or substance use problem. Learn an action plan to help.

This training is free and open to all. However, preference will be given to those who live or work in Watertown, Waltham, Brookline, or Belmont. Registration is required.

View this flyer for details. For more information, contact Natasha Pierre or call 617-284-2646.


Thursday, May 18th, 6:30pm-8pm

"How We Got Through" - A Conversation Between Sisters about Mental Illness and Recovery, 123 Main Street, Watertown

In honor of Children's Mental Health Week, Meg Hutchinson and her sister Tess Adams will engage us in a conversation about their remarkable sibling's journey of survival and recovery through the years since Meg's Bipolar 1 Disorder diagnosis.

This is a FREE event open to the public; registration is required.

View this flyer for details. For more information, contact Kelley Daron or call 781-966-5644.


Friday, May 19th, 8:30am-10:30am

Metro Suburban Advocacy Initiative - East 14th Annual Legislative Breakfast, Hellenic Cultural Center, 25 Bigelow Ave, Watertown

Sponsored by: Advocates, Inc., The Edinburg Center, the Key Program, and Wayside Youth & Family Support Network

Breakfast and registration begin at 8:30am. Pre-registration is not necessary; however, seating is limited.

Questions? Contact Allison White.

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1 Frederick Abbott Way, Framingham, MA 01701
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