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.

Current News

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...

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Sara McCabe appointed Wayside President and CEO

June 30, 2023 As chair of the Board at Wayside Youth and Family Support Network, I am very pleased to inform the community that after an extensive search process, Sara...

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PHOTOS: 19th Annual MetroWest Human Services Advocacy Coalition Legislative Breakfast

FRAMINGHAM – The 19th annual MetroWest Human Services Advocacy Coalition legislative breakfast was held at Nevins Hall inside the Memorial Building in Framingham on...

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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

Uplifting Multicultural Families

Date & Time: Oct 11, 2023, 9:30 pm - 12:30 pm

Presenter: Valarie A Chavis, MS Ed.


This is a training about supporting multiracial families to ensure that all identities are seen and valued both in therapeutic settings and in a family. There will be skills shared on how to ensure the identity of everyone is supported, valued and celebrated. Learn more about how important the cultural heritage of a family can be to connection with youth and families.

• Confidence in navigating cultural challenges and addressing racism and privilege
• Skills to nurture their child’s cultural heritage and promote a positive racial identity
• Practical tools and a parenting blueprint for guidance

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Supporting Families Effected by Domestic Violence through Safe and Together Model

Date & Time: Nov 1, 2023, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

This training provides participants with insights oncreating a domestic violence-informed approach throughunderstanding the principles of the Safe and Togethermodel and developing competency in addressingdomestic violence within child welfare.

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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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