Dareâ€™s Boston Region office holds several events every year to bring together our children, foster families, Shared Living providers and DDS adults.
We hold professional trainings each month for all of our foster families and Shared Living providers. Dareâ€™s clinical director, Dr. Steve Willis, and other outside experts provide these trainings. We also offer monthly peer support groups facilitated by the foster parents, Shared Living providers and program staff. Regularly held trainings and support groups are the backbone of our support system for our providers.
The Dare holiday party is held every year during December school vacation. Historically, we celebrate with roller skating or bowling. All of our foster children, adults in placement and providersâ€™ children and families have a fun-filled afternoon as they come together as a community.
We hold a foster parent appreciation day every May. We make this day a special event for our foster families and Shared Living providers. We show our gratitude and appreciation for the hard work they do every day to help the children and adults in placement with them.
We also hold several year-round open house events and MAPP (Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting) trainings for our prospective foster parents and Shared Living providers. Please check the calendar above for further information.