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:

Jun
16
Thu
Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias of Aging @ via Zoom
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

According to the World Health Organization there are more than 55 million people in the world who are currently living with some form of dementia, a number that is projected to rise to 78 million by 2030 (World Health Organization, 2019). This training, entitled Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias of Aging, will focus on providing education on what dementia is, its symptoms, and how to best understand and manage frustrating behaviors. It will focus on educating the population on dementia and its impact on not only the patient, but the family and caregivers as well. The objectives of this training are to promote a more Dementia-informed community, and to provide support and understanding to both caregivers as well as the individuals who have been diagnosed with Dementia. This is a 2 hour training with CEU’s available for Social Workers and LMHC Clinicians.

Presenter is Family Service Association Clinician Monica Cesar-McGraw, LSWC Certified Dementia Practitioner.

Funding provided from Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers DSRIP Statewide Program Investments.

Aug
16
Tue
Let’s Talk Tuesday @ via Zoom
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Meets every other Tuesday, September through June; once monthly July and August.

Includes updates from the Affirming Task Force, Food Distribution and Basic Needs, COVID-19 Report, Samaritans South Coast, City of Fall River, Justice Equity Diversity Inclusion Committee, Fall River Rotary Club, and more.

Contact Wendy Garf-Lipp at wendy@unfr.org for the Zoom link.

Aug
18
Thu
Affirming Task Force Meeting
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The goal of the Affirming Task Force (ATF) is to build a more culturally informed and inclusive professional/provider community through education, discussion, resource sharing, and networking. Co-facilitated by trained clinicians with an affirming approach.

The Affirming Task Force meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday at 11 a.m. and is facilitated by the Behavioral Health Center at Family Service Association.

You are welcome to join at any time and/or email us to receive LGBTQ+ mental health information.

Please contact ADelgado@frfsa.org or WRozum@frfsa.org with any inquires.

Aug
30
Tue
Let’s Talk Tuesday @ via Zoom
Aug 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Meets every other Tuesday.

Includes updates from the Affirming Task Force, Food Distribution and Basic Needs, COVID-19 Report, Samaritans South Coast, City of Fall River, Justice Equity Diversity Inclusion Committee, Fall River Rotary Club, and more.

Contact Wendy Garf-Lipp at wendy@unfr.org for the Zoom link.

Sep
6
Tue
Confronting Discrimination @ via Zoom
Sep 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

These meetings/trainings are discussions for adults and youth about discrimination and bias.

Meets the first Tuesday at 2:00pm and third Thursday at 9:00am of the month.

Contact Wendy Garf-Lipp at wendy@unfr.org for the Zoom link.

Sep
12
Mon
Coalition Against Period Poverty @ via Zoom
Sep 12 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

C.A.P.P. Coalition Against Period Poverty

Working on menstrual equity and dignity for all menstruators.

Meets monthly on the second Monday of the month at 8:30a.m.

Contact Wendy Garf-Lipp at wendy@unfr.org for the Zoom link.

Sep
15
Thu
Confronting Discrimination @ via Zoom
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

These meetings/trainings are discussions for adults and youth about discrimination and bias.

Meets the first Tuesday at 2:00pm and third Thursday at 9:00am of the month.

Contact Wendy Garf-Lipp at wendy@unfr.org for the Zoom link.

Sep
19
Mon
Community Wellness Initiative @ via Zoom
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Meets the first and third Monday of the month.

Contact Wendy Garf-Lipp at wendy@unfr.org for the Zoom link.

Oct
3
Mon
Community Wellness Initiative @ via Zoom
Oct 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Meets the first and third Monday of the month.

Contact Wendy Garf-Lipp at wendy@unfr.org for the Zoom link.