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June 20, 2015, Kingston

This is truly a special community event and is only made possible thanks to people like you who contribute their time and energy to making sure we have a successful event. Please consider helping with the event planning this year- we need you!

The planning committee meets approximately once per month until late May, when our meetings are more frequent leading up to the event. I know that you are all very busy people, so meetings will not last longer than 1.5 hours and much of the planning is done via emails and phone calls. If you can't make it to the meetings, there are many other ways you can help out! Interested in helping with MADD?
Call Megan @ 845-331-1110

Family of New Paltz Rubber Duck Race
at the New Paltz Regatta

Sunday May 3rd, 2015

Help needed to collect the rubber ducks during the NP Regatta. If you have a kayak please consider helping out. If you can help please call Kathy at 845 255-7957. Thank you!

Saturday April 18th - Wednesday May 6th, 2015
Family of Woodstock, 16 Rock City Road, Woodstock, NY

Family of Woodstock's 34 hour volunteer training will be beginning in April. Come and learn how to use your skills for listening and compassion for the well being of yourselves and your community. It's a fun place to volunteer and we are currently in need of more help.

For more information call 845 338 - 2370, e-mail, or stop by 16 Rock City Road in Woodstock to fill out an application.

(All Trainings are MANDATORY)

Saturday 4/18, 9:am -12:00 p.m ........... Family Intro and Listening Skills
1:00p.m.-4:00p.m. ................................ Listening Skills and Relationship Building

Sunday 4/19, 9a.m.-12:00p.m. ............. Domestic Violence
1:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. .............................. SafeTALK, Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Wednesday 4/22, 6p.m.-9p.m. .............. Imminent Risk Assessment, harm to self and/or others

Saturday 4/25, 9a.m-12p.m. ................. Site Visits
1p.m.-5:30p.m. ..................................... Mental Health First Aid
Sunday 4/26-hours to be determined ... Mental Health First Aid

Wednesday April 29, 6p.m.-9p.m. ........ History, Children’s Issues and Confidentiality

Wednesday May 6, 6p.m.-9p.m. .......... Ethics, Boundaries and Self Care


Family of Woodstock Volunteer Orientation
Monday, April 6th, 2015 3-4pm
Family of Woodstock, 39 John Street, Kingston, NY

Learn about the many ways you can be a part of Family. Whether helping out at one of our walk-in centers in Ellenville, New Paltz or Woodstock, answering the Hotline, working with our Events Team or helping to landscape or paint one of the shelters, volunteers show that people care. Family can always use help at our fundraising events. Have fun and help out at the same time! That simple human connection is a powerful healer. FAMILY welcomes volunteers all year round. You may know someone who volunteers with FAMILY already. Many of your neighbors staff our 24-hour Hotlines at FAMILY’S three Walk In Centers. Others garden, run food drives and provide professional services. They offer cooking and art classes and mentor our clients in their job searches. Volunteers give our services a very special quality. Volunteering at Family has tremendous benefits: It’s a great way to get to know people in your community. It’s a chance to learn new skills while making a difference. It’s a way to contribute where you live. Ready to get started? Join us on Monday, April 6th at our administrative office at 39 John Street in Kingston from 3-4pm and become a part of Family. Contact Kelly or Beth at 331-7080 or to register.

Heart Space Health - Family of Woodstock Benefit Event
Heart Space Health and Luke Hamilton Will Provide Acupuncture to the Community on March 28, 2015 with All Proceeds to Benefit Family of Woodstock, Inc.

Heart Space Health is a new acupuncture, medical massage and body alignment practice in Uptown Kingston. In an effort to introduce Heart Space Health, and Luke Hamilton M.S. L.Ac. to our Hudson Valley, he and Heart Space Health would like to contribute to our community. Family of Woodstock has benefitted the people of our Hudson Valley since 1970 and is part of the culture and inner workings of our communities. Heart Space Health would like you to participate in a good cycle of local business and wellness on March 28th. Free Acupuncture will be provided to the community by Luke Hamilton M.S. L.Ac. and his staff at Heart Space Health for this event. A suggested donation of $40 or more will be collected and given to Family of Woodstock. Cash, Checks to Family of Woodstock, or Charge can be accepted at your appointment.

Luke Hamilton specializes in treatment of musculoskeletal disorders with bodywork and acupuncture, employing a multifaceted approach to treating a patient that includes Chinese medical massage, acupuncture, skeletal assessment and mobilization, external herbal applications and corrective exercise. See Luke Hamilton’s Bio:

Family of Woodstock Benefit, March 28 - Appointments Page - Book Now!

Washbourne House Holiday Gift Drive
The holidays are a time of joy and celebration. However for a family that has recently experienced domestic violence and is just starting over it can be difficult. We appreciate your support in assisting these families with gifts and necessary items so their holidays can be a true celebration of peace and joy.
We ask that all gifts be new and unwrapped.
Our program will need to pick up the gifts by the week of December 15th - please call us when you have the presents ready.
Here is a general list of items needed:
• Gift Cards - Target, Toy R Us, Game Stop, Barnes And Noble
( This way the clients we serve can shop for their own family )
• Twin size flannel Sheets
• Twin size comforters
• Electric throws
• Track Phones with minutes
• Pots and Pans sets
• Lego sets
• Action figures
• Baby dolls
• American girl dolls
• Barbie dolls & clothes
Thank you for your generosity and happy holidays!
Kathleen Welby- Moretti, Director of The Washbourne House
845 331-7080 ext.327

Family of New Paltz Turkey Trot
Brought to you by New Paltz Health & Nutrition Center and Kniffen Homes
Annually Thanksgiving morning @ 9:00 am
For more information and to register:

New Paltz Turkey Trot

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