Family Support Events

Due to the impact of COVID-19, Family Support hasn’t hosted any in person events in 2020 or the first half of 2021. We are looking forward to offering events later this year, stay tuned for updates on our social media and homepage.

Past Events

2019 Craft Fair

30 artisans displayed their talents at our annual Craft Fair held at Atkinson Community Center on October 19, 2019. Among the professional crafters were several individuals we serve offering their handicrafts for sale and interacting with potential customers. All participants donated items in lieu of a table fee which we will use as raffle items for upcoming events. The Craft Fair committee will send out thank you notes with next year’s date to participants and hope to attract even more vendors next year.

IEP Organizer Workshop 3/14/19

Our own Maura Pennisi from the Partners in Health Program facilitated a workshop to assist families to organize the mounds of their child’s school paperwork. Families shared their own resources in addition to those provided at the workshop. Feedback from the workshop was excellent! Comments such as “I am much less stressed leaving than when I came!” and “I’ll be able to easily pull the info I need for the next IEP meeting.” were heard during the work session. The workshop will be held again on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 9am. See our calendar of events on our website for more information.


Kid’s Carnival February 2, 2019

this year we celebrated 22 years of the Carnival! The Family Support Council of Community Crossroads sponsored the coloring contest. Children of all ages were very excited to have their handiwork displayed and waited patiently for the winners of the cash prizes to be announced. We also distributed free t-shirts sponsored by Pentucket Bank to the kids to color with fabric markers.

Santa’s Magical Mailbox December 2018

This holiday season was extra special due to the donation of Santa’s Mailbox which was displayed in the front lobby of the Community Crossroad’s office. Children from our community as well as the individuals we serve were invited to bring their letters to Santa and mail them in the magical mailbox. Immediate delivery to the North Pole was guaranteed! All letters were reviewed by the Family Support Council and responses were sent out at our December meeting. The Council noted there were many diversified requests made by the children of our community and the project was very touching to all Council members involved.


Costume Karaoke  Friday, October 19th, 2018

Costume Karaoke was a hit with over 50 people in attendance. There was singing, dancing, socializing and tons of free raffles and refreshments for all!

Following the October 2018 All Staff Meeting, employees were treated to a grand luncheon to show our appreciation for all they do! Members of the Family Support Council provided sweets and raffles for staff and joined in on the fun.


The FSC held a yard sale and Savers FUNDrive on September 8th, 2018. Thanks to all who donated goods! Over $500 was raised which will directly benefit the individuals and families we serve. A huge thank you to Family Support Council members Kim H, Diane A, and Karen V (and their families) for volunteering on that day!


On Friday, August 24th, the Family Support Council hosted an ice cream social which was a fantastic success with over 60 people in attendance! We made our own ice cream sundaes, enjoyed socializing, and danced to the music provided by our own DJ Mike Phillips. There was a visit from the Minions and also quite an array of free raffle prizes such as gift cards for Dunkin’ Donuts, original whimsical artwork, and a gift certificate to Texas Roadhouse.

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A group of 40 caregivers climbed aboard the M/V Heritage for a sunset cruise on July 27th. The rain did not put a damper on the fun-filled evening of socializing and raffle prizes in addition to the enjoyment of seeing the Tall Ships docked in Portsmouth Harbor! The Family Support Council of Community Crossroads sponsored the event.

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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.


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-number of consecutive interagency collaborative trainings between Community Crossroads and Center for Life Management.