Sibling Sunday: Lowell Area, Massachussets

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SIBLING CONNECTIONS INC

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Sibling Connections
One of our campers hugging our beloved bear at camp!

Sibling Connections works year-round to connect brothers and sisters separated by foster care by hosting monthly Sibling Sunday events. Along with transporting siblings, we are seeking individuals who can attend and create a safe, fun, and supportive environment for youth. All events are led and supervised by our program director. Volunteers are needed to assist our program director and interact directly with youth. Many of our siblings thrive on positive encouragement and role modeling from volunteers. They just want to spend time with their siblings, but often need support to develop positive interactions with their siblings. In order to best support our youth, some volunteers (ages 21+) are needed to help transport siblings to monthly events around the Lowell area.

Our monthly events mirror typical childhood memories that you may have participated in as a child, such as bowling, pumpkin picking, roller-skating, rock climbing, and more. Our goal is to offer siblings the space to remain connected in one another's lives while creating "normal" childhood activities they can remember forever. Often many of volunteers become a consistent and caring adult in the lives of our youth.

If you have interest in learning more about volunteer opportunities please contact our Program Manager, Brenna Andreozzi, at siblingconnections.program@gmail.com.

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About SIBLING CONNECTIONS INC

Location:

89 South Street, Suite 203, Boston, MA 02111, US

Mission Statement

Sibling Connection supports the creation of enduring family relationships and community connections for sisters and brothers experiencing foster care in Massachusetts. Our work is accomplished through innovative programs and practices restoring and strengthening the lives of siblings who have been separated when placed in the foster care system.

Description

Sibling Connections supports siblings separated by the public foster care system in Massachusetts. There are over 10,000 youth in foster care, and often siblings are separated due to the lack of foster homes available that are able to home all siblings. Children in foster care who have access to their families report improved social, emotional and behavioral well being. We support family connections through three programs:
-Sibling Sundays is a program we offer from Oct - May which allows siblings to get together about once a month with their siblings to spend time and enjoy an activity together for 3-4 hours. We operate Sibling Sundays in the Greater Boston area, Lowell, and Springfield.
-Camp to Belong is a week-long camp located in Smithfield, Maine in which 115 siblings come together for a week of fun.
-3 Weekend retreats - November 22-24 (Duxbury), February 21-23 (Greater Lowell area, Grotonwood), April 24-25 (Berkshires). This program allows siblings to spend a weekend together building their relationships and enjoying activities that typical siblings would experience.

Sibling Connections is supported by the volunteer support of over 100+ individuals statewide and are the backbone of our organization. So often, kids in the foster care are supported by adults in who are paid to do so. Our kids treasure the time with a caring adult who is choosing to be apart of their lives because they care about them. Please consider becoming a Sibling Connections family member today!

WHEN

Sun Oct 27, 2019 - Sun May 31, 2020
11:00 AM - 02:00 PM  

WHERE

City of LowellLowell, MA 01850

(42.65681,-71.30227)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • People Skills
  • Youth Services
  • Child Care
  • Relationship Building
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours, one day per month.

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