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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.

September

Monday, September 11, 6:30-7:30pm

Psychosis Workshop, 431 River St., Waltham, MA

You're invited to join Wayside MetroBoston at the Waltham site for a Parents' Support Group & Psychosis Workshop on Monday, September 11th, from 6:30-7:30pm. Discussion and resources will center around the following questions: "I'm exhausted from this, how long will this go on with my child? How do I approach my son and his delusions? What do I say? Is psychosis the same as schizophrenia? What is psychosis?"

RSVP is required. Pizza will be served. For more info, or to RSVP, contact  or call 781.966.5644.

Monday, September 11th, 10:00a-11:30am

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

The Monday Morning Parent Support Group is a free sharing and caring support group for parents/guardians whose children/youth struggle with mental health challenges. 

For more information, contact  or call 508.469.3207.

Wednesday & Thursday, Sep. 13 & 14 (1st Cycle)

Wayside Blackstone Valley Group Therapy- Fall Cycles

10 Aslyum Street, Milford, MA

Wayside Blackstone Valley presents Group Therapy- Fall Cycles, a 6-week Pre-Teen Group therapy (ages 9-11), Wednesday's at 4:30pm AND 6-Week Adolescent Group Therapy (ages 12+), Thursday's at 4:30pm. Group topics include: coping with anxiety and stress, building social skills and self-esteem, healthy boundaries with others, minfulness and more. 

Currently only accepting Tufts and MassHealth insurance! 

For more information, to RSVP, contact  or call 508.469.3106.

Monday, September 18, 6:30-7:30pm

Evening Parent Support Group, 431 River St., Waltham, MA

Parent Support Groups are available to caregivers of children and young adults with mental health and behavior challenges. Grandparents, parents, guardians are all welcome! Caregivers are welcome to come and just listen; participation in conversation is not required. If you are feeling nervous about coming, you will be among others who share that same feeling and who share many of the other difficult feelings and challenges that you carry as you care for the special young person in your life. Please join us in our casual, welcoming support group environment. We would love to have you. Pizza will be served!

RSVP to  or call 781.966.5644.

Wednesday, September 20, 6:00-7:30pm

6 Week Parent/ Young Adult Workshop Series, 88 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA

Wayside MetroWest is offering a new 6-week Workshop Series for Parents of Young Adults, "How to Support Your Young Adult While Creating the Ground Rules for Living Together" coinciding with a 6-Week Peer Support Group for Young Adults, facilitated by a young adult with lived experience. Parents will meet at Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, located at 88 Lincoln St., Framingham and Young Adults will meet at Tempo Young Adult Resource Center (next door), located at 68 Henry St., Framingham. Meetings will be held from 6-7:30pm on the following dates: Sep. 20th, Oct. 4th, Nov. 1st, Nov. 15th, Nov. 29th and Dec. 13th. 

Download Flyer Here

For information, and to register, contact  or call 508.469.3207.

Thursday, September 21, 6:00-8:00pm

647 Pawtucket Blvd., Lowell, MA 01854- Brunswick Zone Lowell Lanes

You're invited to join us for a night of fun as we gear up for Wayside's 8th Annual 5K4Kids Run/Walk & Halloween Festival. There will be FREE bowling, FUN prizes and APPETIZERS! All proceeds support the Wayside Lowell young adults and families. 

For more information, download our flyer here. 

Questions, RSVP: Contact 

Thursday, September 21st, 6:30p-8:30pm

Parents: Effective Communication at IEP Meetings, 88 Lincoln St., Framingham

Presented by the Federation for Children with Special Needs, this workshop teaches communication and conflict resolution skills for parents in their roles as IEP team members. 

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

Monday, September 25th, 10:00-11:30am

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

A free sharing and caring support group for parents/guardians whose children/youth struggle with mental health challenges. 

For more information, contact  or call 508.469.3207.

Monday, September 25, 6:30-7:30pm

Evening Parent Support Group, 431 River St., Waltham, MA

Parent support groups are available to caregivers of children and young adults with mental health and behavior challenges. Grandparents, parents, guardians are all welcome. Caregivers are welcome to come and just listen; participation is not required. If you are feeling nervous about coming, you will be amongst others whom share that same feeling and who share many of the other difficult feelings and challenges that you carry as you care for the special young person in your life. Please join us in our casual, welcoming support group environment. We would love to have you! Pizza will be served!

RSVP to  or call 781.966.5644.

Wednesday & Thursday, November 1 & 2 (2nd Cycle)

Wayside Blackstone Valley Group Therapy- Fall Cycles

Wayside Blackstone Valley, 10 Asylum Street, Milford, MA

Wayside Blackstone Valley presents Parents' Support Group Therapy- Fall Cycles- on  Wednesday, November 1st at 4:30pm and Thursday, November 2nd at 4:30pm. 6-Week Pre-Teen Group Therapy (ages 9-11) AND 6-Week Adolescent Group Therapy (ages 12+) with group topics including: coping with anxiety and stress, building social skills and self-esteem, health boundaries with others, mindfulness and more. 

Currently only accepting Tufts and MassHealth Insurance! 

For more information, or to RSVP, contact  or call 508.469.3106.

October

Monday, October 2nd, 5:30pm- 10:00pm

Wayside 5K Fundraiser, Rudy's Cafe, 248 Holland St., Somerville, MA

Please join us for a night of food and (fun)draising! You're invited to raise money for Wayside's Young Adult Programs by joining us at Rudy's Cafe on Monday, October 2nd and Tuesday, October 17th, from 5:30pm- 10:00pm. You must mention Wayside for Rudy's to donate 20% to the Young Adult Programs. All proceeds support Wayside Youth & Family Support Network.

Download and bring the flyer with you here! 

Questions? Contact  or call 508.879.1424

Thursday, October 5th, 4:00pm- 8:00pm

Wayside- Panera Bread 5K Fundraiser, 400 Cochituate Rd., Framingham, MA

"Eat Bread to Raise Dough" Please join Wayside on Thursday, October 5th, from 4:00pm- 8:00pm at Panera Bread, 400 Cochituate Road, Framingham, MA for a 5K Fundraiser to benefit the Framingham Continuum. Panera Bread will donate a percentage of its sales during the event to Wayside when you bring this flyer! 

Questions? Contact  or call 774.777.3125

Saturday, October 14th, 9am-5pm 

FREE One-Day Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Brookline Recreation, 133 Eliot St., Brookline, MA 02467.

Sometimes first aid isn't 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. Cost: FREE! Preference given to those who live or work in Watertown, Waltham, Brookline or Belmont. Registration required; must attend full day of training; lunch and snacks provided; course book included. Anyone 18 years and older can take the Youth Mental Health First Aid, but it is recommended for those who regularly have contact with young people, ages 12-18, teachers, coaches, social workers, faith leaders and other caring citizens. To register, visit the following website! 

Download the flyer here

For more information, contact  or call 617.284.2646.

Tuesday, October 17th, 5:30pm- 10:00pm

Young Adult Program 5K Fundraiser, Rudy's Cafe, 248 Holland St., Somerville

You're invited to Wayside's Young Adult Program (Fun)draiser! Join us for a night of food and fun with raffles and prizes, taking place on Monday, October 2nd and Tuesday, October 17th, from 5:30pm- 10:00pm at Rudy's Cafe & Tequila Bar, located at 248 Holland St., Somerville, MA. You must mention Wayside for 20% of your check to be donated to Wayside! 

Download and bring the flyer with you here!  

Questions? Contact  or call 508.879.1424

Saturday, October 21st, 10am-1pm

8th Annual 5K4Kids Run/Walk & Halloween Festival, 301 Brook St., Framingham, MA 01701

You're invited to join us for Wayside's biggest and only fundraiser- the 8th Annual 5K4Kids Run/Walk & Halloween Festival, taking place on Saturday, October 21st, starting promptly at 10am. This 5-km, professionally-timed run/walk starts and ends at Walsh Middle School. Following the 5K, there will be a Halloween Festival featuring bounce houses, obstacle courses, face painting, and much more! 

Register to participate here! 

And don't forget to try your luck at our $5KGetaway Raffle for your chance to win a $5,000 vacation to the destination(s) of your choice! Tickets are $5 for 1, $20 for 5 tickets and all of the money raised supports Wayside youth and families! 

Buy your tickets here! 

If you have any questions or are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact  or call 508.270.1394.

November

Sunday, November 12th, 9am-5pm

FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid Training, 133 Eliot St., Brookline, MA 02467

You're invited to join the movement! Sometimes first aid isn't a bandage, CPR or calling 911. Sometimes, first aid is YOU! The FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid Training is taking place on Sunday, November 12th, from 9am-5pm at the Brookline Recreation Center, 133 Eliot St., Brookline. The cost is FREE and includes lunch, snacks and a course book. Registration is required! 

A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health or substance use problem. Learn an action plan to help. Anyone 18 or older can take the Youth Mental Health First Aid Training, but it is recommended for those who regularly have contact with young people, ages 12-18, teachers, coaches, social workers, faith leaders and other caring citizens. 

Download the flyer here! 

Register online here! 

Questions, or for more information, contact  or call 617.284.2647.

Contact Information

Wayside Youth & Family Support Network
1 Frederick Abbott Way, Framingham, MA 01701
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