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.
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.
On June 19, 2018, The Family Support Council of Community Crossroads recognized Detective Mike Geha of the Salem Police Department for service he has provided above and beyond for families we serve in the Salem community.