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One Antiracist Action You Can Take Today: Educate yourself on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

By Aaliyah BannisterBatie Vice President of Government Relations and Chief Diversity Office April has been nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month since its first presidential proclamation in 1983. Click here to view 1983 proclamation. Since that time, millions of Americans have come together to participate in this national campaign by educating themselves on…
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Wayside Youth serves 170 communities in Massachusetts

Wayside Youth serves 170 communities in Massachusetts Wayside helps children, adolescents and young adults across the state Michelle Martin,for Wayside Youth & Family Support Network Children don’t go straight into adulthood. There’s a crucial period during childhood when they are developing and growing – and when support services are needed most. That’s the reason Wayside…
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One Antiracist Action You Can Take Today: Increase The Diversity Of Our Suppliers And Vendors

By Korin Ihloff – CFO Wayside is a child welfare and behavioral health agency committed to antiracism, social justice, and advocacy. We continuously seek to grow as a strong model organization that exemplifies Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for the ultimate benefit of our clients, the community, and ourselves. As part of doing so, Wayside…
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Wayside’s Sophia Suarez-Friedman in the Watertown News on Food Insecurity

Watertown’s Hidden Problem: Food Insecurity Among Us (First Part of a Series) By Charlie Breitrose | December 11, 2023 Food on the shelfs at the Watertown Food Pantry, which has seen an increase in the number of people using its services since the start of the Pandemic. (Photo by Charlie Breitrose) For many, Watertown is…
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Wayside Youth & Family Support Network Announces Sara McCabe as President and Chief Executive Officer

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2023 Contact: Betsy Freedman Doherty 774-287-6418 (cell) [email protected] Wayside Youth & Family Support Network Announces Sara McCabe as President and Chief Executive Officer. Framingham, MA – After an extensive search process, Sara McCabe, LICSW was unanimously appointed by the Board of Directors to be Wayside’s new President and…
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Wayside Youth & Family Support Network named 2023 TopWorkplaces in Nonprofits & Culture

We are thrilled to announce that Wayside has won three Top Workplace awards from Energage! Our annual Staff Satisfaction Survey has earned us the Top Workplace award in three categories: Top Workplace – Nonprofit Organizations Top Workplace Culture – Purpose & Values Top Workplace Culture – Innovation Energage benchmarks our scores against other agencies like…
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One Antiracist Action You Can Take Today: Talk About Neurodiversity In The Workplace

At Wayside’s DEI Committee, we are beginning to engage in the conversation of how to build not just an antiracist culture at Wayside, but an anti-ableist one as well. One way to start is by talking about how neurodiversity can show up in the work environment and ways to rethink that environment to make it…
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One Antiracist Action You Can Take Today:Support Microgrants For Families Fleeing States With Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws

With over 400 anti-LGBTQ bills being proposed across the U.S. in this legislative session and with many states already passing them into law, families with LGBTQ+ kids are fleeing from their homes and moving out of states like Florida and Texas. Not all are able to afford to and so organizations like Trans Youth Equality…
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Parent-Peer Partnership Program – TEENAGERS AND MARIJUANA

Learn about the effects of marijuana and substance use disorders. We welcome Steve Delbanco, Wayside’s substance use intervention coordinator as he teaches us about teen marijuana use, the risks to their developing brains, and how to see the signs and intervene. MAY 5, AT 6PM VIRTUAL Questions: Louis_Duquetteholmes

One Antiracist Action You Can Take Today: Learn The Roots of the Terms, Asian American, AAPI, and AANHPI

May is Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This month dig into knowing more about the history of this term and who it applies to. First coined as a chosen name to organize a political alliance in the 1960’s by Yuji Ichioka and Emma Gee, Asian American, was rooted in ethnic studies. Watch the video on the right…
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