Sibling Sundays offer sisters and brothers who don’t live together regularly scheduled opportunities to connect in a safe environment. Kids learn that the sibling relationship is a viable family bond. The program reduces potential isolation associated with being in foster care. It provides examples of positive life coping strategies essential to dealing with the difficulties of family separation and severed family relationships.
Given COVID-19 safety procedures for the 2020-2021 season beginning in September 2020, we are offering two types of Sibling Sundays.
- Zoom Online Sibling Sundays for sibling groups located anywhere in Massachusetts. We have created interactive online programming for siblings including escape rooms, treasure hunts, “visits” to museums and other organizations including a chocolate factory and more!
- We have partnered with Elevate Youth to offer in-person outdoor excursions for Boston area residents this fall including hiking in the Blue Hills. Scheduled dates are 9/26/20 and 10/10/20. The excursions will be limited to the number of youth mandated by COVID-19 guidelines. We will follow all health procedures including social distancing, wearing face masks, and providing all PPE required to ensure the safety of our participants.
- If your sibling group is currently in DCF foster care, we require the DCF social worker to complete the registration form.
- If your sibling group is not in DCF foster care, adoptive parents and legal guardians may complete the registration form.
The registration will ask for contact information for social workers, caregivers, as well as information about the siblings and should take about 10 minutes to complete.
We encourage you to register as soon as possible given the limited capacity for our in-person events. For new sibling groups, we will complete an in-take interview to ensure that the program is a fit for the sibling group before approving the registration. If you have questions about the registration process or programs in general, please contact Andie Fisher, Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-501-1229.