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Our Spring 2019 group schedule is up at our Parents Group Page.

Please email or call (413)650-3640 for more information. You can RSVP a group’s Facebook Event here to get reminders and to invite your friends to join you.

Special Events

"Is it my business?" A community response to Domestic Violence?

Sunday, June 2
(registration begins at 12:30pm)
Whole Children
41 Russell Street, Hadley, MA

What do you do if you think your neighbor is experiencing domestic violence? Do you intervene? Do you ignore it? 

This workshop is for neighbors, friends, family, business owners, doulas, care providers, churches, volunteers, and other service providers – everyone in the community should know what to do to prevent violence in our community.

Safe Passage, a local nonprofit organization that supports survivors of domestic violence, will lead a discussion on the responsibilities of neighbors, co-workers, and local leaders in stopping abuse. They will teach us Trauma-Informed strategies that we can all use in our work and in our everyday lives.

Following this discussion, the groups will divide and focus more deeply on strategies for different groups in the community. One group will discuss the It Takes a Village Home Visit Program and how volunteers and other in-home support can identify and respond to domestic violence. The other group will discuss how lay people, business leaders, and other care-providers can use their skills to build systems to keep families safe.

This workshop is free and open to the public. In lieu of a registration fee, we will be collecting disposable diapers and wipes for The Village Closet donation site.

Refreshments and free childcare will be provided. Please RSVP here to reserve your child’s spot.

This event is made possible by the United Way of Hampshire County, The AKC Fund, and the Green River Doula Network

Please email or call (413)650-3640 for more information. You can RSVP to the Facebook Event here to get reminders and to invite your friends, family, and colleagues to join you.

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