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Virtual Scavenger Hunt

On June 27th in the afternoon, a couple dozen individuals and families got together on Zoom to participate in a fun scavenger hunt which was hosted by Mike Needleman of the Family Support Council. The event was fun and loud and hilarious! Everyone participated by...

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Virtual Golf Tournament

Don't Miss This...1st Annual Virtual Golf Event Community Crossroads’ 31st Annual Golf Challenge will take place in September. However, you can get involved today and all summer long in our brand new virtual golf event! Here is how it works: Visit this link! Play a...

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Thanks for making NHGIVES a Success!

Community Crossroads’ Virtual Fundraiser Was Successful Thanks To YOU! On Tuesday, June 9 at 6:00 PM, we began our first ever 24-hour virtual fundraiser. For those 24 hours, members of the Community Crossroads Board of Directors, longtime fundraiser attendees,...

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June is PTSD Awareness Month

PTSD Awareness Month The month of June is PTSD Awareness Month. ABD (Acquired Brain Disorder) Service Coordinator Sam Martin said “lots of folks have PTSD as a result of their injury coming from something traumatic.” She added that the Brain Injury Association of New...

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Meet our 2020 Scholarship Recipients

Local High School Seniors Selected for Community Crossroads’ Scholarship Six local high school seniors have been chosen to receive the annual Community Crossroads Scholarships to Outstanding Local High School Seniors. The recipients of this $750.00 scholarship have...

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Don’t Miss This-Helpful Resources

Helpful Resources During this difficult time, families, organizations and employees are adjusting to the many changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Here are some helpful, fun and educational resources that may be of interest to you: https://www.visitnh.gov/ - This...

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Don’t Miss This-Do you need a mask?

One of Community Crossroads’ generous employees has been making masks for people due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are available for anyone who is in need of one regardless of occupation, age or reason for need. Over 125 masks have been completed so far and they have...

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Meet the Board-Elaine Lavin

Meet the Board...Elaine Lavin Community Crossroads is governed by an all volunteer Board of Directors. By law, at least a third of the members must be someone with a developmental disability or a family member of someone with a developmental disability. There are...

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Meet the Board-John DeBaun

Meet the Board...John DeBaun  Community Crossroads is governed by an all volunteer Board of Directors. By law, at least a third of the members must be someone with a developmental disability or a family member of someone with a developmental disability. There are...

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Meet the Board-Dawn George

Meet the Board...Dawn George Community Crossroads is governed by an all volunteer Board of Directors. By law, at least a third of the members must be someone with a developmental disability or a family member of someone with a developmental disability. There are...

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Meet the Board-Jim Dickerson

Meet the Board...James Dickerson Community Crossroads is governed by an all volunteer Board of Directors. By law, at least a third of the members must be someone with a developmental disability or a family member of someone with a developmental disability. There are...

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Supporting Women with Disabilities

Supporting Women with Disabilities According to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), unemployment is the highest for women with disabilities. It has been estimated from the United Nations that 75 percent of women with disabilities are unemployed and...

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month The month of March is Brain Injury Awareness month. Throughout the month, many organizations across the country including Community Crossroads are putting forth the effort to de-stigmatize brain injuries, empower those who have...

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Another Successful Kids Carnival

Another Successful Kids Carnival On Saturday, February 1, families from around the community gathered for the 23rd Annual Kids Carnival, one of our major fundraisers. Located at the Woodbury Middle School in Salem, the event included demonstrations, games, raffles,...

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Meet the Board-Cathy Spinney

Meet The Board...Cathy Spinney  Community Crossroads is governed by an all volunteer Board of Directors. By law, at least a third of the members must be someone with a developmental disability or a family member of someone with a developmental disability. There are...

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Don’t Miss This-Kids Carnival

Don’t Miss This...23rd Annual Kids Carnival Our 23rd Annual Kids Carnival takes place on Saturday, February 1 at the Woodbury Middle School in Salem, NH. This enjoyable day will put a smile on the faces of kids and families of all ages.  Here are some of the...

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Oral Health is connected to Overall Health

Oral Health is connected to Overall Health “Oral health is connected to overall health” according to Community Crossroad’s Director of Oral Health Services, Angela Boyle. That statement is the foundation for an innovative and life-changing at Community Crossroads.    ...

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Planning for the Future

Planning For The Future of Community Crossroads Every three years Community Crossroads creates a new Strategic Plan based on trends that are seen both within the organization and out in the community. On November 14, the Board of Directors for Community Crossroads met...

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Tis’ the Season of Giving

Tis’ The Season of Giving From delivering turkey dinners to families in need to ‘giving trees’ places in different businesses around the community, Community Crossroads strives to give to families in need in creative and helpful ways during this time of year. One of...

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Don’t Miss This-Guardianship Application Training

Don’t Miss This...Guardianship Training On Saturday, February 8th Community Crossroads is hosting a Guardianship training session. The session, which will take place from 10:00 am until noon, will be centered around the responsibilities, authorities and limitations of...

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Meet the Board…Jadine Levesque

Meet the Board...Jadine Levesque Community Crossroads is governed by an all volunteer Board of Directors. By law, at least a third of the members must be someone with a developmental disability or a family member of someone with a developmental disability. There are...

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Awareness for Employees with Disabilities

Awareness for Employees with Disabilities The Month of October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month  (NDEAM) . The goal of National Disability Employment Awareness month according to the U.S. Department of Labor is to educate employers and those within...

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The Decision to Act

The Decision to Act On Wednesday, September 25, Policy Partners kicked off its 6th year with Community Crossroads. This program, which runs from September to March is an exclusive advocacy training program for disability advocates that are motivated to create...

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Helping the Lives of NH Adults

Helping the Lives of NH Adults A connecting theme throughout the many aspects of the Community Crossroads organization is making a difference in the lives of those in the community.  Just one way this mission is accomplished is through its Choices for Independence...

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My Day at the Golf Course

On Thursday, September 12, Community Crossroads held our 30th annual Golf Tournament. The tournament, which was held at Candia Woods Golf Links in Candia, NH, brought in numerous people to play golf while raising money towards a great cause.  This year’s tournament...

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Don’t Miss This-Fall Family Festival

Don’t Miss This...Fall Festival  It is that time of year again- Halloween stores are back open for the season, nearly everyone is sipping on Pumpkin Spice Lattes and the leaves have begun to change colors.  It must be fall! One autumn tradition here at Community...

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Don’t Miss This-NHDDC Grant Opportunity

New Hampshire Council for Developmental Disabilities Offers New Gran Don't miss this... Earlier this year, the New Hampshire Developmental Disabilities Council (NHDDC) rolled out (NHDDC) rolled out a new grant for those who are impacted by developmental disabilities....

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Family Support within the Community

Family Support within the Community A major aspect of Community Crossroads is Family Support and it is designed to help families in the community in a variety of ways and for a variety of reasons.  Family Support can be branched into two different entities known as...

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Goodbye Bill!

Goodbye Bill! Friday June 28th saw the end of an era here at Community Crossroads. After 26 years as our Chief Financial Officer, Bill Dillon moved on to a well -deserved retirement filled with golf, grandkids, and time at the lake with his wife Ann. Bill leaves...

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Introducing Colby’s Crossroads

Introducing Colby's Crossroads My name is Colby Dudal and I have been associated with Community Crossroads throughout my entire life. I am a new employee for Community Crossroads and I will be writing blog posts about myself, the company and people who are involved...

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Working Collaboratively for Emergency Preparedness

Working Collaboratively for Emergency Preparedness The NH Emergency Preparedness conference, was held in Manchester on June 4th, 2019.  This conference, which is in its 15th year, brings together over 800 emergency responders from across our state, including police,...

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Megan’s Muses-Life Visions

My Life Visions Experience Life Visions, a partner to Community Crossroads where I spend every Monday and Friday, has proven itself as not only a place of opportunity, but also a place where individuals can have lots of fun and be themselves. Parents and caregivers’...

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Megan’s Muses-100 Smiles Campaign

100 Smiles for the Holidays Campaign I recently had a chance to meet with Angela Boyle, the Director of Oral Health Services at Community Crossroads. I interviewed Angela to gather more information about her and what she does, and also learn more about our 100 Smiles...

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Meet our new CFO- Ann-Marie Miller

Introducing Ann-Marie Miller Several months ago when our long time Chief Financial Officer, Bill Dillon announced that he would be retiring in June of 2019, we were all devastated. How could we replace someone who has held such a key position for 25 years, especially...

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Megan’s Muses-Early Supports & Services

Early Supports & Services Recently, Community Crossroads arranged for me to go and do an intake with Tammy Dudal, the Family Centered Early Supports & Services Coordinator. We met up at a family’s home and I got to see, first hand, what kinds of things Tammy does for...

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Megan’s Muses-Talking with Nick-a DSP

Talking with Nick-a DSP Recently I’ve had the opportunity to spend some time at Life Visions with their theatre group, but this week I was able to sit down and interview one of the Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s), Nick Saporito. Nick helps out with the show the...

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Our Collective Attendance Gave Us Power

Our Collective Attendance Gave Us Power It was wonderful to be invited to the classy Community Crossroads Community Partnership event held on Thursday, October 11th at the Atkinson Country Club. I was invited because I am currently a trainee with the UNH NH-ME LEND...

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Megan’s Muses-Family Support Council

Recently I was able to experience a sort of “thank you” that the Family Support Council at Community Crossroads provided for the staff, as well as learn exactly what what they do. The Family Support Council (or FSC), in my understanding, is a group of individuals who...

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Carole’s Corner-“Gettin’ Around”

Carole's Corner-Gettin' Around For many years, the “Corner” was part of the agency’s Compass, and before that, Connections.  Today our newsletter has wonderfully expanded into social media.  Who knew I would one day become a “Blogger?”  Not me…..but alas, times change...

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Megan’s Muses-Intake & Eligibility

This week I got to meet Kristine Houle, the intake and eligibility coordinator for ages 4 and up, and got to sit down with her and discuss everything she does. I chose her to feature because if you’re a parent or client, Kristine will be one of the very first people...

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Should YOU attend our Partnership Event?

Should YOU attend our Partnership Event? We think so and let us explain why. Meeting and talking to your elected representatives can be intimidating, especially if you’ve never done it before. That’s one of the reasons why we started the Partnership event six years...

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Let me introduce myself, I’m Megan!

So, I should probably start with introducing myself. My name is Megan Batchelder. I am a senior over at Salem High School and for my first semester I will be interning over at Community Crossroads in Atkinson, NH. I am 17 years old (as of September 13th, 2018 - yay!),...

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