On this page you will find articles that feature Wayside program and staff as well as upcoming events and our blog. For any questions related to media and marketing, or to submit a guest blog, please contact Betsy Freedman Doherty at [email protected] or 508.469.3231.

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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...

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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,...

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The Boston Globe Names Wayside Youth and Family Support Network a Top Place to Work for 2023

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 8, 2023 Contact: Betsy Freedman Doherty 774-287-6418 (cell) [email protected] The Boston Globe Names...

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Upcoming Events

School Avoidance Support

Virtual Drop-In Hours: 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month 1:00 - 2:00pm To register for sessions contact E-mail:...

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Summer Kick Off

Kick off the summer with the Framingham Family Resource Center. Bring the family and enjoy ice cream stations, jump ropes, sidewalk chalk and more!! TO SIGN- UP OR FOR...

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Math Summer Support: Grades 6-8th

Tamires Cacheto, M.E.d Math Teacher Languages Spoken: Portugues and Spanish When: Every Tuesday 10:15 - 11:30am Where: Framingham Library Email:...

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Upcoming Trainings

Understanding & Responding to Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation – Dr. Rachel Niemiec

Date & Time: Jan 10, 2024, 9:30 am - 12:30 am

This training equips service providers and community members with essential tools to better serve and support victims deceived, manipulated, coerced, and forced into the multibillion-dollar commercial sex industry. This training offers 3 CEUs to participants.

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Restorative Practices for Self-Care and Supporting Youth and Family

Date & Time: Feb 2, 2024, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Discover restorative wellness practices to maintain your wellbeing while supporting others in challenging times. This inclusive workshop focuses on techniques for presence, balance, and meaningful work with diverse youth and families, centering the power of self and community care for positive change. This training offers 3 CEUs to participants.

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Enhancing Wellness and Peace in Young Adults with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Date & Time: Apr 3, 2024, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Discover Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which draws from non-Western traditions to enhance well-being and empower individuals to align with personal values, navigate resistance, and live a grounded and fulfilled life. This training offers 3 CEUs to participants.

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Anti-Racism Is a Verb

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...

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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...

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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...

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