Submitted by Ruby Dillon on July 21, 2016 - 10:37am
More than 200 people from Square One's Healthy Families program came out to enjoy an evening of food, music, face painting, games and sunshine on June 21. This yearly event honors fathers and celebrates the important role that dads play in the lives of their children. Studies have shown that children who are raised with a father or father figure are:
Submitted by Ruby Dillon on July 18, 2016 - 1:52pm
In recognition of the significant positive impact that Square One is having on families throughout the greater Springfield region, the Children's Trust recently honored the agency at its annual award ceremony.
Square One's Healthy Families program received an Award of Excellence for its group programs, recognizing the agency's creativity, community collaborations, and overall success from the point of view of participants, summary reports, participant responses, site visit observations, and other communication.
Submitted by Ruby Dillon on July 5, 2016 - 10:13am
Parents from our Family Center Advisory Council planned an Open House recently, introducing new parents to the center.
Everyone had a lot of fun, enjoyed a nice meal, raffle prizes and water bottles, while the children were engaged in games and art activities.
The parents on the Advisory Council are showing their leadership skills and directly influencing the impact that our Family Center has within the community. Join us!
For more information on our family center activities call Rosa Rivera at 413.858.8132
Submitted by Ruby Dillon on June 28, 2016 - 10:18am
Children’s Trust Honors Square One
SPRINGFIELD — In recognition of the significant positive impact that Square One is having on families throughout the Greater Springfield region, the Children’s Trust recently honored the agency at its annual award ceremony.
Submitted by Ruby Dillon on June 23, 2016 - 4:34pm
The spirit of family filled the room on June 8 at Painting with a Twist in East Longmeadow. The studio invited Square One to be the beneficiary of their monthly "Painting for a Purpose" events, where guests were invited to a create a one-of-a-kind painting with 50 percent of the proceeds benefiting the good work of Square One.
Dozens of Square One supporters turned out to enjoy a fun evening out with friends, each creating their own masterpiece illustrations of FAMILY.
Submitted by Ruby Dillon on June 22, 2016 - 2:32pm
Save the Date
So You Won't Be Late
Mark Your Calendar for this Very Important Date
October 6, 2016
To Benefit Square One
Remember to Wear your Square One Hats for the "Top Hat" Contest
Submitted by Ruby Dillon on June 22, 2016 - 2:15pm
Meet Jack and his dad, Michael. For Jack's 7th birthday, he asked all of the guests at his party to bring a donation for Square One in lieu of a gift. Jack and his friends filled our office with diapers, baby wipes, toothpaste, tissues, and more - all to support the children and families we serve.
Happy birthday, Jack! You are an inspiration!
Submitted by Ruby Dillon on June 22, 2016 - 2:02pm
Reader Raves is now open!
Help us prepare to win the 2017 Reader Raves by voting today!
- Best Non-Profit Organization
- Best Day Care/Pre-School
- Best Charity Event: Square One Annual Tea Party
Submitted by Ruby Dillon on June 22, 2016 - 1:43pm
Square One was awarded $150,000 from the Hampden County Regional Employment Board to implement a new program for at-risk youth.
Participants served through this program - the Square One Young Mom Squad - will work toward the completion of their HiSET (GED certificate) and experience work opportunities leading to the development of a career plan and improved self-sufficiency.
Submitted by Ruby Dillon on June 2, 2016 - 9:28am
FROM THE DESK OF JOAN KAGAN
As our region observes the fifth anniversary of the tornado that struck our region on June 1, 2011, I want take a moment to reflect upon the events that day, and how proud I am of how far Square One has come.