Community Engagement & Empowerment
We believe in grass-roots organizing and collaboration to promote and strengthen the community. We partner and work with many area agencies, organizations, individuals, interfaith, and local government to empower city residents through leadership and networking opportunities.
A collaboration of school staff, community service providers, law enforcement, and city residents to promote attendance at all of Fall River Schools.
Annual day long event organized in collaboration with MA Immigration and Resources.
Coalition Against Period Poverty (CAPP)
Stigma, poverty, and a lack of access are three foundational elements that define period poverty. Some young women resort to using the few tampons they can afford for prolonged periods of time, risking toxic shock syndrome, cervical cancer, and other dangerous infections. This coalition works on assuring that women and girls have free and dignified access to menstrual products in schools, shelters, jails and public facilities.
Community Wellness Initative
Community Committee to support mental health, suicide prevention, and well being of the residents of Fall River.
Confronting Discrimination Committee
The Mission of the Confronting Discrimination Committee is to identify issues of discrimination and prejudice, raise awareness of implicit bias, and eliminate or mitigate inequities based on race, gender, age, disability, sexuality, economic status, and religion. Through education, activism, advocacy, and outreach, the committee addresses the most complicated and difficult issues surrounding injustice. Recognizing that identities are intersectional and complicated, the voices and perspectives of those with lived experience guide the committee’s recommendations and function.
Fathers and Family Network
The Father & 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.
Community committee creating educational supports for youth promoting menstruation, puberty, making proud choices.
Let's Talk Tuesday
Monthly community meeting of upward of 50 agency, school, government, and faith based organizations, to assess the state of the community, share resources, identify gaps, and develop community initiatives to work on sustainable solutions to community projects.
Southcoast Food Policy Council
The Council's mission is to connect, convene, and advocate for local food producers, consumers, and community leaders who seek policy and systems that strengthen our regional food system, improve community health, and eliminate food insecurity.
The Community Wellness Initiative collaborated with Amazon in Fall River to put together a collection of decompression items to help staff at at the Fall River public schools and Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School unwind, if only during limited break time.