Family Friendly Zones

Our CAN agencies will not be hosting Family-Friendly Zones this year.  Instead, the coalition is asking the community to bring the zones home so that the entire community is encompassed by our message.  St. Patrick’s Day is not only a celebration but also a source of childhood memories.  Create vivid, joyous, and proud childhood memories by displaying our message through the St. Patrick’s Day season to make the entire parade route a Family-Friendly Zone for the St. Patrick’s Day/Evacuation Day Parade on Sunday, March 15th.

To expand the Family-Friendly Zone to the entire neighborhood, we ask residents to display our signs on their homes to remind people that South Boston is a community and should be respected.  We also have buttons with the message: “together we CAN celebrate” created by Artists for Humanity.  These free signs and buttons are available at participating coalition agencies including: The South Boston Action Center at 424 West Broadway, The Laboure Center at 275 West Broadway, Julie’s Family Learning Center at 133 Dorchester Street, Medicine Wheel Productions at 110 K Street, Artists for Humanity at 100 West 2nd Street, The South Boston Neighborhood House at 136 H Street, and The Tierney Learning Center at 125 Mercer Street.

We also want to thank Captain Greland and the Boston Police Department for all that they do to keep our community safe!

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South Boston CAN Kicks off Family-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Start the St. Patrick’s Day festivities at our annual Kids’ Meet and Greet with Big Bird, Dora the Explorer, and Elmo and learn how you can expand the Family-Friendly Zones to your homes

SOUTH BOSTON – South Boston CAN Reduce Underage Drinking and the South Boston CAN Coalition announce annual family-friendly festivities held for St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate with pride, respect, and dignity.  Local agencies will not be hosting Family-Friendly Zones this year.  Instead, the coalition is asking the community to bring the zones home so that the entire community is encompassed by our message.  St. Patrick’s Day is not only a celebration but also a source of childhood memories.  Create vivid, joyous, and proud childhood memories by participating in our family-friendly events: FREE Kids’ Meet and Greet with children’s favorite TV and book characters on Saturday, March 7 and make your home a Family-Friendly Zone for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 15 by displaying our message through the St. Patrick’s Day season.

The Kids’ Meet and Greet with Big Bird, Dora the Explorer, and Elmo will take place Saturday, March 7 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Laboure Center located at 275 West Broadway. Remember to bring your camera so that you can take photographs with the characters!

To expand the Family-Friendly Zone to the entire neighborhood, we ask residents to display our signs on their homes to remind people that South Boston is a community and should be respected.  These free signs will be available at the Kids’ Meet and Greet and in the days leading up to parade day at participating coalition agencies including: The South Boston Action Center at 424 West Broadway, The Laboure Center at 275 West Broadway, Julie’s Family Learning Center at 133 Dorchester Street, Medicine Wheel Productions at 110 K Street, The South Boston Neighborhood House at 136 H Street, and The Tierney Learning Center at 125 Mercer Street.

About Us:

South Boston CAN Reduce Underage Drinking and South Boston CAN Coalition are projects dedicated to reducing underage drinking and preventing substance abuse through collaboration with community partners.

Media Contact:

 

Kay Walsh, Project Director

South Boston CAN Reduce Underage Drinking

424 West Broadway

South Boston, MA 02127

Phone: 617-269-5160 ext. 126

Email: kaywalsh13@hotmail.com

 

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Free Community TIPS Server Training

Please RSVP to Kay Walsh at 617-269-5160 ext. 126 or by email to Tara Doran at taradoran@gmail.com

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Join us for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day!

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Psychological First Aid (PFA) Training

The South Boston CAN Neighborhood Trauma Response Network invites the community to attend a Psychological First Aid (PFA) & Post-Traumatic Stress Management (PTSM) Training.

This two-day training will be October 14 – 15, 2014 and conducted by Dr. Robert Macy of the Boston Children’s Foundation and the International Trauma Center.

  • PTSM is an evidence based series of highly structured community responses following a traumatic incident
  • PTSM targets immediate reduction of traumatic stress response and violence reduction while augmenting coping, resiliency and community bonding
  • PTSM & PFA will give you the tools to conduct violence prevention and intervention strategies

For more information and/or to sign up contact Kay Walsh at 617-308-1154 or Kaywalsh13@hotmail.com

Coffee with a Cop!

On Wednesday, South Boston CAN SummerWorks teens enjoyed donuts with our local police officers.

Thanks, Captain Greland and the officers of District C-6!

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Town Hall Meeting: June 25th

 

Attraction to Addiction & Resistance to Treatment: What are we going to do about it?

Please join us on June 25th, 11:00am at BC High School.

RSVP to Kay Walsh at 617-308-1154 or kaywalsh13@hotmail.com

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Got Drugs?

Join us TOMORROW at the District C-6 Police Station at 101 West Broadway in South Boston!

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Family-Friendly Zones for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The South Boston CAN Coalition Parade Team will have three Family-Friendly Zones along the St. Patrick’s Day Parade route for families to gather and watch the parade together.  Each zone will have face painting, snacks, and more!

This event is free but registration is required.

Registration begins at 12:30pm on parade day at the Zones.

The Family-Friendly Zone locations:

The Laboure Center

275 West Broadway

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The Action Center

424 West Broadway

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The Old Colony Task Force

The corner of Dorchester and Rev. Burke Streets

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Make Your Home a Family-Friendly Zone!

The mission of the Family-Friendly Zones is to celebrate with pride, respect, and dignity.  This year we invite South Boston residents, that live on and off the parade route, to embrace that mission and prevent public drinking in front of their homes.  In order to accomplish this, the South Boston CAN Coalition Parade Team will be giving out signage that promotes this message to any interested residents, thereby extending the Family-Friendly Zones throughout the neighborhood.

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These signs are available at The Action Center.

For more information contact:

Kay Walsh at (617) 308-1154

Tara Doran at (617) 269-5160 or taradoran@gmail.com

FREE Community Narcan Training: March 7th!

Brought to you by:

South Boston CAN Parade Team & Boston Public Health Commission

As a safety measure for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, we are offering a free Narcan training for the community: our volunteers, restaurant and retail store workers, and residents.

All are welcome!

Narcan Shamrock

Date:

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Time:

11:00am – 12:30pm

Location:

South Boston Action Center

424 West Broadway

South Boston, MA 02127

Please RSVP to Kay Walsh at (617) 308-1154

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