Family Dinner Night Provides Food for the Body, Mind and Heart

Each month, the Permanency Family Center (PFC) hosts a family dinner night at its Washington, DC, office for families that have come to permanency through the DC Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA). What can you expect during family dinner night? Fun, laughter and food, to start! As the elevator doors open on the third floor, you’ll hear children’s laughter and energetic conversations as the delicious scent of pizza wafts through the air.

Staff and families will ask about your day and your family. As you enjoy your meal, families decompress while discussing their life experiences, challenges and triumphs. You’ll be overwhelmed by the sense of camaraderie, familiarity and comfort in the space.

The dinner provides a night free from meal planning and dishes, as well as valuable time for parents to talk with other parents. Kids will have the chance to play with other kids who have similar experiences.

Following dinner, parents and caregivers participate in a group discussion about their families’ experiences and challenges. While the adults are in their group discussion, children have fun in social skills groups with PFC staff.

Come to family dinner night and for a few hours, you can connect, feel rejuvenated and satisfy your physical and emotional hunger!

Adoptions Together holds monthly family dinner nights at their DC office. To register or learn more, email vrichardson@familyworkstogether.org.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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