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Sunday, May 01, 2016

National Foster Care Month

Each May, National Foster Care Month provides an opportunity to shine a light on the experiences of the more than 400,000 children and youth in the foster care system throughout the country.  The campaign raises awareness about the need for foster families.  Visit the OCFS website or the Foster Care Month website  for more information.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the scope of elder abuse and educate the public about the warning signs of possible abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.  

The Awareness Day also encourages reporting of suspected elder abuse to the local Adult Protective Services unit and law enforcement; and sends a strong message that causing physical, emotional, or mental harm or injury, using methods of intimidation, taking advantage of a senior, or jeopardizing his or her health or welfare - is inexcusable and intolerable.


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Father's Day

Monday, July 04, 2016

Independence Day

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Kinship Care Month

Kinship Care Month recognizes children in kinship families, and the grandparents and other relatives who raise them, ensuring their safety, promoting their wellbeing, and establishing a stable household for these young people to thrive.



Thursday, September 01, 2016

Infant Mortality Prevention Month

The National Healthy Start Association (NHSA) launched Celebrate Day 366…Every Baby Deserves a Chance, to celebrate babies living beyond the first year of life. With the infant mortality rate so high across the U.S, infants living beyond their first birthdays is a huge accomplishment for many families. Throughout the month of September, NHSA promotes the effectiveness of ongoing programs and efforts implemented to reduce infant deaths, low-birth weight, pre-term births and disparities in perinatal outcomes all year round.

Join the National Healthy Start Association and be part of the generation that ensures that every baby has a chance…

To take their first step.
To say their first word.
To graduate from college.
To become President.
To Celebrate Day 366.

For more information visit National Healthy Start and Minority Health.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Labor Day

Sunday, September 11, 2016

September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance

The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts originally launched in 2002 by the 9/11 nonprofit MyGoodDeed with wide support by the 9/11 community and leading national service organizations. This effort first established the inspiring tradition of engaging in charitable service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.


Saturday, October 01, 2016

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

For the 9th year, OCFS is joining together with the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) to help turn the State purple during October to raise awareness of domestic violence and the many resources available in New York to help victims and their children. 

Also, OCFS is again participating in the Verizon Wireless HopeLine® Program to benefit victims of domestic violence.

If you have no-longer-used cell phones or pagers, please look for one of the HopeLine® donation boxes in the Home Office Buildings and the SCR.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Columbus Day

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month pays tribute to the first Americans and their rich ancestry and traditions, as well as their significant contributions to our country.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

National Runaway Prevention Awareness Month

Between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth run away in a year. The goal of National Runaway Prevention Month is to raise awareness about the issues that runaways and homeless youth face, and
educate the public about solutions to preventing youth from running away from home.
The Green Light Project is the symbol for National Runaway Prevention Month.  Click here for more information.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Election Day

Friday, November 11, 2016

Veterans Day

Thursday, November 24, 2016


Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas Day



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