Community Crossroads, a private not-for-profit agency, provides services and support to people who have developmental disabilities or acquired brain disorders. We work with local businesses to find employment opportunities, provide homes and other living arrangements, and we partner with local school systems to ensure each person receives the highest quality educational experience.
The Department of Health and Human Services has announced that open enrollment for all Medicaid recipients began on September 11, 2013. Knowing that this can be a complex process, we at Community Crossroads want to help you through the enrollment period. Your Service Coordinator is available to assist with the enrollment, help answer questions, or point you in the right direction.
We have developed a list of Helpful Hints for Families, just click on the link below. Visit the DHHS website by clicking on the MCM logo for additional information.
My friend Keith sent me this note and I will tell you, it made my week! We have a neighborhood garage that my family brings our vehicles to. Ray, the owner of Giuffre Auto Service in Salem, NH, has always taken good care of us, and when you have children that have cars, it's important to know that someone is looking out for them as well. One afternoon, while getting my inspection sticker, I was talking to Ray and mentioned what I do (at Community Crossroads) and that I knew someone who loves being around cars and would be a perfect fit. Ray was very receptive to the idea, and within a few weeks, Keith had an interview.
Well that was back in March and he has been working ever since. He works six hours per week helping Ray in the shop. He helps keep the parts area neat and organized, keeps the shop neat and clean, and whatever else Ray needs him to take care of.
Keith has a job coach, also named Keith, and with his support, Keith has been able to learn new skills and retain them, which makes him a valuable employee. Success in employment often comes from these types of networks and personal connections. If we all work together, we can make employment a reality for all individuals, regardless of their challenges.
I have been working at Community Crossroads for 11 years, and employment for those we serve has always been very important to us. Over the years I have heard from families about all the barriers that affect employment, the biggest one being benefits. If you have concerns about how working might affect your benefits, please call me. There are work incentives within Social Security and Medicaid that make it possible for you to keep those benefits while you work. Whatever the perceived barrier might be, let us know so we can help!
- Dee Johnson, Community Crossroads' Employment Specialist
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"Region 10/Community Crossroads has been a godsend to our family, in providing our son Aaron, the opportunity to lead an independent life, while honing his skills as a seasoned musician and performer. We cannot fully express just how appreciative we are for Aaron's chance to lead a fulfilling, happy and rewarding existence, doing the one thing that he does so extremely well. Again, our sincere thanks Region 10!"
... Susan, Aaron & Ed Antolewicz / Atkinson
The State of New Hampshire is one of 16 states to be awarded a State Innovation Model (SIM) grant under the Affordable Care Act. The NH Department of Health and Human Services is administering New Hampshire’s grant.
The goal of the project is to develop a new model of service for people who are either in need of, or at-risk for needing, long-term Medicaid-funded support services.
Over many months, volunteer workgroups with representation from the full range of long-term care populations have developed a model that we would like consumer feedback on — consumers who use long-term-care family services or are a family member or guardian of someone who does.
We have developed a survey to gather this feedback. You can access the survey at this web address:
This survey will take about 15 minutes to complete.
Please note: This is not a survey on the Department's recently implemented Medicaid Care Management Program, often referred to as "Step One."
What does it take to live a good life? Community Crossroads works together with individuals and their families to help our clients reach their goals and live the good life. Read our collection of some of many examples about how people are doing just that!
We would love to highlight your success story, too! If you have something to share, contact Dee Johnson, or any member of the Community Crossroads team!
Mark your calendar! The 17th Annual Kids Carnival will be held on February 8th, 2014, at Woodbury School in Salem. Visit the Kids Carnival page for more!!
Partners in Health and North East Passage sponsor TREK (Therapeutic Recreation Empowering Kids!). This free after school program offers recreation and socialization for children with and without disabilities. Whether you use a wheelchair or not, all can participate.
TREK is offered 4 times per year at Derry Recreational Center, 43 W. Broadway (Rte 102), 4:30 – 6:00 PM. Join them after for pizza, beverages, salad, and snacks from 6:00 to 7:00 at Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 W. Broadway, Derry (2 doors down). Please contact Anita Trudel at Community Crossroads, 893-1299 X334 for dates and additional information. Registration is required and space is limited.
The Learning Path of Salem will be providing respite for families during the winter break, while children with disabilities engage in recreational activities and engage in social interaction. Registration required and due by December 13th. Learn more and sign up!
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire will offer free visits while the museum is closed to the public for families with children who have austism spectrum disorders starting October 13th! The program will run the 2nd Sunday of the month, from 10am to 12pm, through June 8th. Learn More!
Employment continues to be a significant priority for New Hampshire’s Developmental Services System as it reflects the importance that work plays in the lives of New Hampshire’s citizens regardless of disability. View the complete June, 2013 Employment Report.
Visit the Legislative Updates Archive page to view current and all previous Legislative Update announcements, including Managed Care information!
On August 4th, 2004, a malformed blood vessel burst in Jason’s brain while he was on stage playing with his band in New York City. Watch this 17-minute video as Jason and his wife, Marjorie tell their story of triumph, family, and faith.
Can you help us? We would like your input so that we may serve you better. What kinds of training opportunities would you like to see CCI offer in the future? What would really benefit your family? Please email Anita Trudel or call 893-1299, X334 with your suggestions.
Derry Social Connections is a place where young adults who experience Asperger’s, high functioning Autism, PDD-NOS and/or related conditions can socialize, engage and connect with others who share the same interests. Check out the brochure for all the details!
Each year Community Crossroads supports over 900 families and individuals. Your tax-deductible donation will help insure that they continue to live a quality life.
"With generous assistance from Community Crossroads, my daughter was able to move into her own apartment...She wanted her independence and wanted to live in her own place...She is thriving in her new home and with continued support will continue to do so. We thank Community Crossroads for giving our daughter the ability to pursue her independent living, just like everyone else."
...Brenda, mother of Courthey