Resource Round Up May 5, 2022

From Meg Quirke, MPS Family Resource Coordinator

The MPS FRC shares lots of resources, news and information to their Facebook Page!

Everything posted will be collected here, in the Resource Roundup!

Resources are also available on the FRC website HERE

Fun Family Wellness Fair

Plymouth County DA's office, Old Colony YMCA, Middleboro Matters, Middleborough Public School District, and First Student are co-sponsoring an event on May 21st at Camp Yomechas in Middleborough.

Each resource table will be offering a fun activity or craft so bring the kids!

If you need help getting to and from, reach out as First Student has offered to help families in need of transportation!

Call Meg Quirke with any questions- 508 946 2040 ext. 4319

QUICK RESOURCE REFERENCE GUIDE

This is a Quick Reference Guide for residents of the Middleborough area.


Covered in this quick reference guide are the following areas of need:


Mental Health Assistance, Healthcare Assistance, Community Action Agencies, Senior Services, Substance Abuse Support, Food Pantries and Resources, Housing Assistance, Laundry Help, Fuel Assistance, Veteran's Assistance, Transportation, Trauma & Domestic Violence, Legal Assistance, Multiple Crisis Hotlines

GIRL ON FIRE!!

Registration is open for our Girl On Fire Empowerment group! This group is for girls ages 13-16 who want to meet new friends, learn ways to cope with life stressors and build their self-esteem in a supportive environment. To register, please call 774-283-6531, email alecmedeiros@baystatecs.org or scan the QR code!

(COPIED FROM FACEBOOK POST BY PLYMOUTH FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER)

Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PPAL)

"Parent/Professional Advocacy League is a statewide, grassroots family organization that advocates for improved access to mental health services for children, youth and their families. PPAL’s goals are to support families, nurture parent leaders and work for systems change. PPAL is the only Massachusetts organization whose work focuses solely on the interests of families whose children have mental health needs. Founded in 1991, PPAL continues to work on behalf of children, youth and families as a critical voice shaping policy and practice." Information found on PPAL.NET @ https://ppal.net/about-mission/

SOARING SCHOLARS- SOWMA SCHOLARSHIPS

(POST FROM FACEBOOK- April 12, 2022 @ 3:55 PM)


School on Wheels of Massachusetts (#SOWMA) today announced the organization will begin offering scholarships to high school and post-secondary students in its Bridge Mentoring program, beginning July 1, 2022.

The “Soaring Scholars” initiative will supplement existing SOWMA services and is the brainchild of Bill and Annmarie Harlor of Norton.

The Harlors initiated the Scholarship after being introduced to SOWMA in 2020 by Founder Cheryl Opper

After seeing the success of students in the Bridge Mentoring Program, the Harlors pledged $50,000 over the next 4 years to begin a new, dedicated scholarship.

“We are convinced that the best path out of homelessness is education, be it college or the trades, and we saw first-hand how SOWMA provides this opportunity for the neediest of students,” said Bill Harlor.

“These students are growing up in really tough circumstances,” added Annmarie. “They just need the guidance that the Bridge Mentoring Program provides,” she said.

Steve Telesmanick, CEO of SOWMA, said the Harlor’s generosity and confidence in the organization’s mission is another hand up for students.

“We are grateful for this extraordinary and personal commitment to helping to end the cycle of homelessness through educational opportunity,” Telesmanick said.

To learn about the Bridge Mentoring Program, student journeys and success, and the Soaring Scholars program, visit:

https://sowma.org/get-involved/become-a-college-mentor

or contact Michael Lombo at mlombo@sowma.org

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Meg Quirke, Family Resource Coordinator

My goal is to engage and serve the families of Middleborough who want to become informed about local resources and connected with local providers.

I work to establish and maintain relationships with community partners in order to share accurate information about the services available to MPS families.

If interested in learning more, don't hesitate to call or send an email.