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Building Strength, Hope & Resiliency

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.

February

Thursday, Feb. 2, 6:00- 7:30 pm

Parenting Your LGBTQ+ Youth Through the Roller Coaster of Emotions

88 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA

This NEW group for parents of LGBTQ+ youth/ young adults. This group is FREE of charge and open to anyone that welcomes learning from and sharing your experiences with others. No previous knowledge of LGBTQ+ lingo required. Bring all of the questions you're too nervous to ask your child. Each group will be led by an experienced team consisting of a Family Partner and at least one licensed Wayside clinician. 

Questions? Contact  or call 508.469.3237

Register Here 

Monday, Feb. 6, 10am- 11:30am

IEPS and How to Go to the IEP Meeting Workshop

88 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA

A workshop on understanding your child's IEP along with how to get ready and attend the actual meeting. Please bring a copy of your child's most recent IEP to write on. 

For more information, contact  or call 508.469.3207

Monday, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, from 9am- 1pm

VOLUNTEER with TEMPO and get a special treat: $5 gift card for every 4th time you volunteer with TEMPO and The United Way. Hosted every Monday, from 9am- 1pm, come have fun and meet new people while helping our local food pantry! 

More information? Call 508.879.1424

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, from 10:30am- 3pm

Location: TEMPO, 68 Henry St., Framingham, MA 

Green House Graphics is a project-based learning experience, set up as a series of participatory workshops. The workshop is the cornerstone of an art-making enterprise that will produce quality works of art in a variety of media that express the personal creativity of the artists, contribute to the community, and allow young artists to develop skills and abilities that can lead to future career opportunities. 

For more information, contact 

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, from 5pm- 7pm

Location: TEMPO, 68 Henry St., Framingham, MA

Are you a young adult between the ages of 17-25? You're invited to join us for dinner and a movie. 

For more information, contact TEMPO at 508.879.1424

Thursday, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23, from 11am- 12:30pm

Location: TEMPO, 68 Henry St., Framingham, MA

Join a space where you are free to be yourself and talk openly about issues that affect women. Topics include: overcoming the past, staying sober, building self-esteem, finding healthy relationships, getting your needs met and moving forward in life. The group is safe and confidential space designed to support YOU. 

The group will be offered on Thursday's in February at TEMPO, and run by Danielle and Stacy from RIA House. 

For questions, call Danielle at 774.245.9139

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 15, 22, 4-5 pm

Young Adult Advisory Council Meeting

TEMPO, 68 Henry St., Framingham, MA 01702

The Young Adult Advisory Council (YAAC) will meet weekly and consists of young adults who are committed to taking leadership roles and giving a voice to topics such as homelessness.  The YAAC will consist of young adults engaged with Tempo, young adults who have experienced being homeless in the past, and the Tempo Program Director.  In the past, members of the advisory council met with the Commissioner of DCF to advocate for continued funding, hosted an Open House to local community stakeholders, testified at the Massachusetts State House to advocate for changes to CHINS (Child in Need of Services), and recommend potential groups/workshops to be held at Tempo.  Members also take part in every interview of potential hires at Tempo. 

Questions? Want to join? Call TEMPO at 508.879.1424

Thursday, Feb. 9, 6:00- 7:30 pm

Is It Just a Phase?

88 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA

This NEW group for parents of LGBTQ+ youth/ young adults. This group is FREE of charge and open to anyone that welcomes learning from and sharing your experiences with others. No previous knowledge of LGBTQ+ lingo required. Bring all of the questions you're too nervous to ask your child. Each group will be led by an experienced team consisting of a Family Partner and at least one licensed Wayside clinician. 

Questions? Contact  or call 508.469.3237

Register Here

Monday, Feb. 13, 10:30am- 12:00pm

Monday Morning Parent Support Group

431 River St., Waltham, MA

At our morning parent support groups, parents and caregivers join together to support each other through experiences of parenting a youth or young adult with emotional, behavioral or mental health issues. 

Questions? RSVP to  or call 781.966.5644

Monday, Feb. 20, 10am- 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, emotions and/or mental health challenges. 

For more information, contact  or call 508.469.3207

Monday, Feb. 20, 6- 7:30pm

Kian Xe: A man with Lived Transgender Experience, Certified Health Coach

431 River St., Waltham, MA

This workshop will provide parents and caregivers with an open, safe space to explore and understand ways to help and empower young people in our lives who come out to us as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and other gender and sexual identities. Kian will focus the workshop on the parents' and caregivers' expressed needs and interests, welcoming attendees to share their personal, family-specific situations and have an interactive experience. FREE pizza and bottled water provided. 

Questions? RSVP to  or call 781.966.5644

Monday, Feb. 20, 6- 7:30pm (LGBTQ+ Youth Workshop simultaneously as parent group meeting)

431 River St., Waltham, MA

*Kian Xe will spend time visiting the LGBTQ+ youth group that is being held separately on the same date and time, simultaneously as the parent group meeting. 

To register your child to attend this group meeting, please contact  or call 781.966.5648

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6pm- 7:30 pm

Parent's Transitional Age Support Group

TEMPO, 68 Henry St., Framingham, MA

A group for parents/guardians who have youth/young adults 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

 

Monday, Feb. 27, 10:30am- 12:00pm

Monday Morning Parent Support Group

 

431 River St., Waltham, MA 

At our morning parent support groups, parents and caregivers join together to support each other through experiences of parenting a youth or young adult with emotional, behavioral or mental health issues. 

Questions? RSVP to  or call 781.966.5644

March

Thursday, March 2, from 6:00- 7:30pm 

Bullying and Peer Conflicts

88 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA

This new group for parents of LGBTQ+ youth/ young adults. This group is FREE of charge and open to anyone that welcomes learning from and sharing your experiences with others. No previous knowledge of LGBTQ+ lingo required. Bring all of the questions you're too nervous to ask your child. Each group will be led by an experienced team consisting of a Family Partner and at least one licensed Wayside clinician. 

Questions? Contact  or call 508.469.3237

Register Here

Monday, March 13, 9am- 3:30pm

Quinsigamond Community College, 670 W. Boylston St., Worcester, MA

"Successfest" a free conference for young adults, adult allies, youth providers, parents and community partners to learn tips and tricks for being successful. 

Sponsored by: Wayside Youth & Family, Parent Professional Advocacy League, MA Department of Mental Health and Quinsigamond Community College

Successfest-2017

Thursday, March 16, from 6:00- 7:30pm 

Supporting Your LGBTQ+ Child When Other Family is Less Accepting


88 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA

This new group for parents of LGBTQ+ youth/ young adults. This group is FREE of charge and open to anyone that welcomes learning from and sharing your experiences with others. No previous knowledge of LGBTQ+ lingo required. Bring all of the questions you're too nervous to ask your child. Each group will be led by an experienced team consisting of a Family Partner and at least one licensed Wayside clinician. 

Questions? Contact  or call 508.469.3237

Reigster Here

Thursday, March 30, from 6:00- 7:30pm 

Coping With a Youth's Self-Harm


88 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA

This new group for parents of LGBTQ+ youth/ young adults. This group is FREE of charge and open to anyone that welcomes learning from and sharing your experiences with others. No previous knowledge of LGBTQ+ lingo required. Bring all of the questions you're too nervous to ask your child. Each group will be led by an experienced team consisting of a Family Partner and at least one licensed Wayside clinician. 

Questions? Contact  or call 508.469.3237

Reigster Here

April

 
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