AOK Appreciation Breakfast

In honor of National Adoption Month,
this fundraising event recognizes the foster/adoptive families and social workers on the front lines of the Massachusetts child welfare system.


Brunch buffet, great raffle prizes, inspiring talks, and celebration of this amazing community.

This event has been postponed.
A new date in early 2024 will be announced soon.

Summit View Banquet & Meeting House
555 Northampton St.
Holyoke, MA 01040


With Special Guest and Keynote Speaker:

Kathryn Harrison

Kathy Harrison
Kathryn Harrison and her husband, Bruce Harrison, began their journey as foster parents in 1989. Over the next 30 years they fostered more than 120 children and adopted four daughters. They were named Foster Parents of the Year in 1996 and received the prestigious Goldie Rogers Award in 2002. Kathryn also received the Ellen Sedlis Child Advocate of the Year Award in 2008. Kathryn served as a MAPP co-leader and developed trauma-based behavior management training that she presented around the state. She was the PACT coordinator in the Greenfield/Northampton office and participated in the Parenting Partner Program. During those years, she wrote two books about her experiences. Another Place at  the Table and One Small Boat helped launch a career in public speaking.


*Kathryn will be available to sign your copies of her books after the event.*

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