Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on October 20, 2017 - 10:46am
Given the recent natural and manmade tragedies that we have experienced, I think about the impact on our children and how frightened and scared they must feel. Depending on their age, they will have a different understanding of the significance this may have to their own lives.
Submitted by Cara Cole on July 19, 2017 - 9:25am
In response to the alarming rate of lead poisoning in Springfield, Square One will be working with Partners for a Healthier Community, Inc. on a home visiting initiative designed to identify at-risk families, provide resources to those affected by lead poisoning, and prevent future cases. The Department of Public Health recently announced an award of $49,473 to support this endeavor.
Submitted by Cara Cole on July 18, 2017 - 3:17pm
When Pride Stores approached Square One about a fundraising campaign they wanted to engage in for Square One, both organizations were excited about an opportunity to raise funds and awareness of the work Square One is doing throughout the community.
The locally owned chain of gas stations and convenience stores launched a campaign where customers were encouraged to purchase a “square” for one dollar, in support of the work that Square One does with children and families throughout the region. The paper squares were placed on display at stores throughout the region.
Submitted by Cara Cole on July 18, 2017 - 3:15pm
This father engagement video just out from the department of Health and Human Services. The video is being shared nationally to encourage the engagement of fathers. We are extremely proud of this video, not only because it features Children’s Trust and Healthy Families staff, but because it highlights the attention we give and hard work we do to engage fathers. http://www.cantasd.org/bcbh-dads-rock.html
Submitted by Cara Cole on July 18, 2017 - 3:10pm
State legislators joined the Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) program to recognize 2017 Champions of Toxics Use Reduction at the Massachusetts State House. The annual event recognized outstanding leaders who are making the Commonwealth a safer place to live and work.
Submitted by Cara Cole on July 18, 2017 - 3:09pm
Summer is no time to take a vacation from reading! Our guest reader program remains in full swing during the summer months.
Thank you to Brian Lawler and Jules Gaudreau III from the Gaudreau Group who recently visited our preschoolers to enjoy storytime.
To join us as a volunteer, please contact Kris Allard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by Cara Cole on July 18, 2017 - 3:02pm
Jenise Katalina, Assistant Vice President of Family Services at Square One, is currently leading the planning committee for the Maternal Child Health Commission Annual Teen Conference. The Teen Conference has been an annual event put forth through the Springfield Department of Health and Human Services Maternal Child Health Commission, and is set to take place on October 26, 2017.
Submitted by Cara Cole on August 9, 2017 - 3:43pm
Square One is proud to be a partner of the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts’ Mobile Food Bank. On the second and fourth Mondays of each month, our staff distributes food outside Dakin Humane Society to members of the community.
On July 24, we distributed 4,500 pounds of food to 346 people!
Submitted by Cara Cole on August 9, 2017 - 3:40pm
Our Annual Family Fun Summer Party at out King Street Family Center was a big hit, once again this year! Dozens of families turned out to enjoy music, games, snacks and prizes. Best of all, each family received free new books to take home! Special thanks to Boomer from the Springfield Thunderbirds for joining in the fun!
Submitted by Cara Cole on August 9, 2017 - 3:38pm
Square One has been awarded $10,000 by Berkshire Bank in support of its “Adopt-A-Classroom” program!
"We are excited to continue our ongoing support of Square One’s Adopt-A-Classroom initiative program,” says Jim Hickson, SVP Commercial Regional President. “Berkshire Bank is committed to making a difference in the lives of local children and their families.”