The Fall Fling
The Fall Fling is a perfect opportunity to introduce someone new to Riverside’s Child & Family Services in Cambridge and Somerville – and to learn something new yourself.
In addition to the hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, last year’s event at the Regattabar in the Charles Hotel featured guest speaker Gardite Fougy. She spoke about her son’s struggles with Autism Spectrum Disorder, aggression, and effectively communicating his feelings. With support from our Family After School Program, Gardite’s son learned basic coping skills that enabled him to get through transitions more smoothly. Not only that, but Gardite is now employed by Riverside. As a Family Partner, Gardite helps parents of other children with emotional or behavioral health needs by teaching them how to navigate the child-serving systems, identify community supports, develop contacts with support groups, and more.
Check back soon for more information about the 2018 Fall Fling!
We are pleased to share comments from the people we serve:
"We were vulnerable and in pain, and here’s someone who shows up at our door, eager and able to help." - Sonia