March 16 2018
StandUp For Kids Outreach Center hours have changed.
We're now open Monday and Wednesdays from 4 - 6 pm.
We may stay open longer if needed to finish laundry or services.
We are no longer having regular hours on Saturdays, except for scheduled events.
First Scheduled StandUp For Kids Event at Outreach Center site:
Saturday April, 14th 12 noon - 2 pm
THREAD 4 CARE POP-UP BOUTIQUE
Youth can pick out a full outfit from a display of clothing items.
Lunch will be provided.
Call 1-888-365-4543 from a local phone number for more info or address, or call or text the direct program cell phone 508-963-5576, ...Read More
January 25 2018
A year of highlights from Eddy Ameen, PhD, National Board Chair
Your support and involvement in our mission has helped make 2017 a standout year for StandUp For Kids.
Our central responsibility is to our nation’s young people faced with homelessness, whether temporary or longer term. No matter the circumstances that got them there. No matter the work that needs to be done to help them transition them into safe, stable chapters of their lives. We are deeply humbled by this responsibility, and held fiercely to it through the political tumult of 2017. When some of our youth felt unwelcome, we stood taller to welcome them.
In 2017, we worked with over 2,200 youth for the first ...Read More
May 22 2017
Billy was five when he was adopted with his 3-year-old brother. His life was never normal, he said. The adoptive parents were physically and verbally abusive. Billy’s parents told him to lie to DCF when his broken leg was investigated; if he did, the promised they would take a vacation and do fun things together. So, he lied. He knew his parents would make sure that he would regret not following their instructions. Acting out, got Billy expelled from a number of schools. He was put in a boarding school at the age of 13.
When he turned 18, the school told him his parents had stopped paying tuition. The school arranged transportation and sent him ...Read More
May 4 2017
BIG THANK YOU to Roosevelt Westbrook for a $500 donation to StandUp For Kids - Worcester at the event.
Thank you to everyone who joined us on the Walk For MA Children and the event at Cafe Reyes on April 29th during the StandUp For Kids' 48 HOURS .
BIG SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE WALKERS: Sue, Tim, Tammy, Donna, Ann, Nancy, Paula, Leo, Lisa, Desiree and her 2 little brothers, Iteesha, Ms. D. and Wayne the van driver.
The Walk for MA Children followed Route 9 from Northborough to Leicester. The hills were a little long and tough, but the company was great!
The Event after the walk was at Cafe Reyes at 421 Shrewsbury Street. The cafe provides needed jobs and work ...Read More
April 13 2017
16 more days till Walk for MA Children!
Get your walking shoes ready!
The Third Annual Walk for MA Children
Tim and Susan Crane are doing the 10 day walk across MA from Boston to Westfield to bring awareness to the Children in MA.
Every day of the walk is hosted by a child/youth service non-profit agency.
APRIL 29TH, the walk will be going across Worcester and StandUp For Kids - Worcester is sponsoring the day.
15 miles across Worcester from Northborough to Leicester MA. Break stops every 3 miles. A vehicle will be at rest stops with water and snacks.
Meet at Motel 6 in Northborough on Route 9 to start the walk!
April 29th Meet at Motel 6 at 115 Lawrence St/Route 9., ...Read More
April 4 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:04/04/2017
For More Information Contact:Lori KowalVice President - MarketingSpencerBANK508-885-5313 ext 19257
Pictured (L to R): SpencerBANK’s Worcester Senior Branch Manager Nada Kanaan and Executive Director of the Worcester chapter of StandUp For Kids Donna Katsoudas
SpencerBANK Donates to StandUp For Kids - Worcester
Spencer, MA - SpencerBANK recently made a $1,000 donation to the Worcester chapter of StandUp for Kids, an organization whose mission is to end youth homelessness.
“StandUp For Kids plays a very important role in our community,” said K. Michael Robbins, President and CEO of SpencerBANK. “We are pleased to support this ...Read More