Family Support Council

Our Family Support Council

The Community Crossroads Family Support Council (FSC) is an advisory board to the Community Crossroads agency to support, educate, and empower families. Families helping families is the best way to describe this group of 12 volunteers. The Council re-elected Laurie Giguere of Salem as Chair, and elected Susan Nyberg of Chester as new Vice–Chair. Aleece Pappas, Adult Service Coordinator from our Agency, continues to serve as Council liaison. The FSC usually meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM. The Council had a successful, off-site, over-night retreat meeting to revise its strategic plan in the areas of community awareness and fundraising, transition, employment, education, trainings, activities, caregiver support, and increased membership. Members volunteer at Community Crossroads’ events and serve on agency committees.


The FSC recently created the 1st Annual Calendar Fundraiser. This fundraiser allows you to purchase chances to win fabulous prizes. You can purchase chances to win at the following link,, or mail your cash/check to the following address:

Community Crossroads
FSC Calendar Initiative
8 Commerce Drive
Atkinson, NH 03811
Attention: Aleece Pappas

Mail entrees must be received prior to February 1, 2021. Starting on February 1, 2021, daily drawings begin and the lucky recipient will be notified by phone and/or email. The awards will be mailed to recipients.

100% proceeds will go directly to support our families in our region and be used to provide access to valuable activities like camperships, music and other therapies, respite, dances, and social opportunities as well as training and services/adaptive equipment not covered by insurance and/or Medicaid.

Some of the accomplishments the Council achieved this fiscal year include: teamed up with our region’s Partners In Health Council to offer more activities and trainings for families; partnered with our Family Support Department to fund activities and trainings; sponsored two Sound Healing events with the Soundscapers; sponsored family yoga sessions; sponsored Gathering Night with author Gary Dietz presenting; hosted NH Healthy Families MCO Forum; Savers Yard Sale Drive Fundraiser; You’re An Artist Fundraiser; allocated funding to support individuals to attend Direct Service Provider (DSP) training; participated in Community Crossroads’ Redesignation Survey; funded four individuals to attend NH Leadership, sponsored 16 families to attend Family Support Conference, and close to 100 camperships.

If you would like to attend a meeting to see what we are all about, please contact Aleece Pappas. To join the FSC please complete a Family Support Council volunteer application.


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