EAF is a proud program of the

Rotary Club of Natick
 


100%  of contributions go directly towards helping families in Natick



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RESOURCES

A very important part of Embrace A Family is making  connections and expanding  our resource and referral options for our recipients.  We are constantly  looking for ways to help families in need. 

Please see below for some great resources that have come recommended.

Facing Cancer Together

430 Walnut Street

Newton, MA  02460

617-332-5777

https://facing-cancer.org


weekly support groups *weekly support groups for family caregivers

networking groups for specific diagnoses or life situations

wellness and mind-body programs (yoga, meditation, tai chi)

writing, expressive and visual arts programs educational seminars addressing issues related to new research, diagnosis, treatment, management of side effects and emotional challenges of cancer nutrition workshops

Neighbor Brigade Natick

www.neighborbrigade.org

For assistance with meals for yourself or others please visit this website.

JFK TRANSPORTATION, INC.

http://www.jfktransinc.com/

 (508) 653-4500

JFK Transportation Inc. Has Provided Prompt, Clean, Taxi Cab Transportation Services Since 1953.
Proudly serving the Metrowest and other surrounding communities, 7 days a week! JFK offers local cab rides, special needs transportation, medical rides, school transportration, nights out and so much more! 

https://www.caringbridge.org

"Share health updates quickly and easily" Free, personal, private websites that support and connect loved ones during a serious health event, care and recovery.  You can select your own design and add health updates and photos to share your story while visitors leave messages of love and support in the guestbook.

Lotsa Helping Hands 

CREATE COMMUNITY

https://lotsahelpinghands.com

 

Easily organize meals and help for friends and family in need.  Lotsa Helping Hands powers online caring Communities that help restore health and balance to caregivers’ lives. Our service brings together caregivers and volunteers through online Communities that organize daily life during times of medical crisis or caregiver exhaustion in neighborhoods and communities worldwide. Caregivers benefit from the gifts of much needed help, emotional support, and peace of mind, while volunteers find meaning in giving back to those in need.  Contact us at info@lotsahelpinghands.com

Jeff's Place Children's Bereavement Center, Inc.

jeffsplacemetrowest.org 

34 Deloss Street 2nd floor

Framingham, MA 01702

Jeff's place is a safe, nurturing place for kids going through the grief process. Support groups, services, and activities. 

Helpful Books

 

This is a fabulous book if you are interested in a resource on how to talk with children about a parent with a life threatening illness….     

 

It can be frightening for children to hear that a parent or relative is critically ill, and difficult for grown-ups to tell them.  Where Did Mommy’s Superpowers Go? Helping Kids Understand a Parent’s Serious Illness can help make this conversation easier and less scary.  Unlike other children’s books which specify a particular illness, this engaging story is not disease-specific, filling the void for a resource appropriate for any critical diagnosis.  This heartwarming book can facilitate a conversation between grown-ups and children, provide the right words for a simple, yet truthful explanation, and encourage any questions kids may have.

 

Where Did Mommy’s Superpowers Go? has been acknowledged in the Boston Sunday Globe, The Beacon Villager, Baystateparent Magazine, and Boston Parents Paper, as well as on WCVB-TV Channel 5 Boston’s View with J.C. Monahan.  The book was also recognized among the best in family-friendly media, products and services, earning a Silver Mom’s Choice Award in 2011.  You can also see what readers are saying about Where Did Mommy’s Superpowers Go?