PANDEMIC CHANGES
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we created United We Help Fall River; a Collaboration of United Neighbors and United Way of Greater Fall River. Our usual coalition meetings have been consolidated into four community collaborative meetings via Zoom. Our hope is to return to meeting by individual coalition when we are back to face to face meetings. Below are the times of the meetings:

Sep
23
Mon
Suicide Prevention Coalition @ HealthFirst Family Care Center - Community Room
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am

Meets the fourth Monday of the month

The coalition works on suicide prevention, self-harm, stigma, etc.

Sep
26
Thu
Mental Wellness Coalition Meeting @ United Neighbors of Fall River
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am

The Mental Wellness Committee is working on social-emotional learning activities and trainings for the youth of Fall River.

Nov
18
Mon
Lunch and Learn: Helping Fathers Learn Resiliency @ Matthew Kuss Middle School
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Haji Shearer, LSW, addresses how gender can impact resiliency and how we can develop strategies that help practitioners and fathers learn to be more resilient.

2 CEUs Awarded: This program has been approved for 2 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons of Social Work.

**FREE CATERED LUNCH**

REGISTER HERE

The Father and Family Network is a statewide networking and training group for professionals who work with fathers. The group helps professionals enhance skills, learn new strategies for engaging fathers, and coordinate services across the state.

 

 

Nov
23
Sat
Guns for Groceries @ Blessed Trinity Church
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Guns for Groceries

No questions asked. 

Gift certificates for groceries will be given in exchange for the guns you return. 

$50-$75

With generous support from Southcoast Health, Market Basket, Attorney Scott Lang, and Domino’s Team Fall River.

Dec
12
Thu
Citizenship Clinic @ Fall River YMCA
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Are you eligible for naturalization? Start the process today!

Free Citizenship Assistance. 

Free lunch and child care available during event!

Learn more and find out if you are eligible using the link below:

www.miracoalition.org/citizenship

Dec
14
Sat
5th Annual Festival of Trees @ Fall River Government Center
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Creative Arts Network Presents the 5th Annual Festival of Trees!

Come and celebrate holiday traditions!

Visit with Santa, live music and entertainment, food samples, candy station, holiday shopping market, mistle-toe making & SO much more!

Jan
13
Mon
Lunch and Learn: Confronting Cyber-Addiction @ Kuss Middle School
Jan 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Unplugging Teens from their Screens

Jessica Fortunato, Psy. D will:

  1. Identify and define cyber-addiction, the risks associated with overuse of social media, and the impact on adolescent development.
  2. Recognize symptoms of cyber-addiction and problematic patterns of use.
  3. Implement effective strategies that help youth understand the risks, set healthier boundaries and maintain a balanced digital diet.

**FREE CATERED LUNCH**

REGISTER HERE

2 CEUs Awarded. The program has been approved for 2 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons of Social Work.

The Father and Family Network is a statewide networking and training group for professionals who work with fathers. The group helps professionals enhance skills, learn new strategies for engaging fathers, and coordinate services across the state.

Jan
22
Wed
A Discussion on Period Poverty @ United Neighbors of Fall River
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am

Please join United Neighbors in a discussion on period poverty, its impact on the girls and women in Fall River and how to ensure free menstrual products in schools, shelters and prisons.

All welcomed and needed!

RSVP to Wendy at 508-324-7900 ext. 103 or through email at wendy@unfr.org 

 

Mar
2
Mon
United Neighbors Community Partnership: Improving Cultural Competency with Transgender Clients @ St. Vincent's Chapel
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the United Neighbors Community Partnership as we discuss ways we can improve cultural competency while working with transgender youth and their families. Throughout the conversation, we will discuss the following topics:

  • Gender on a continuum
  • Gender options
  • Sexist stereotypes
  • Sexist internalization
  • Prejudice and discrimination
  • Gender binary and cultural norms
  • Transphobia
  • Micro and macro aggressions
  • Transition challenges
  • Evolution of diagnosis in the DSM
  • Transgender youth and family needs and treatment

2 CEU credits will be available to participants, as well as a resource list of transgender friendly services. Contact Wendy Garf-Lipp at 508-324-7900 ext. 103 or via email at wendy@unfr.org for more information.

Mar
9
Mon
Lunch and Learn: Dads in Transition @ Southcoast Behavioral Health
Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Dads in Transition

Richard Clayter, Director of Programs at the Family Nurturing Center will present on the following areas:

  • Basic techniques to use while communicating with male clients
  • Understanding men’s needs and their roles as fathers
  • Roles of practitioners in eliminating barriers for fathers who are interested in parenting their children
  • Exploring activities for fathers to enhance their parenting skills

**FREE CATERED LUNCH**

REGISTER HERE

2 CEU’s Awarded. The program has been approved for 2 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW, Boston College and Simmons School of Social Work.

The Father and Family Network is a statewide networking and training group for professionals who work with fathers. The group helps professionals enhance skills, learn new strategies for engaging fathers, and coordinate services across the state.