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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
In 2016, Jillian Bishop gave birth to her baby daughter. Ten weeks early.   She and her husband had not yet finalized their child care plans. Additionally, Jillian spent two months of her maternity leave in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with her premature daughter, Savannah.   Figuring out child care plans was a struggle. “I obviously...
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  Theresa Cross moved to Keene with her three children more than two years ago, looking for a fresh start. But that fresh start turned a bit rocky when her living arrangements didn’t work out. Theresa and her boys found themselves homeless for the first time in their lives.   "It was probably the hardest time of my life."   She reached out to...
Monday, July 1, 2019
SCS welcomes new intern, schedules Homeless Coalition meetings Southwestern Community Services' Housing Stabilization Services welcomes Andrea Perkins as their Work Experience Program intern. Andrea will begin classes at River Valley Community College Aug. 26, working toward a degree in human services. Andrea wants to work with teens and young...
Thursday, June 13, 2019
It is once again time for Monadnock United Way to begin cultivating community volunteers for our annual fundraising campaign! Seeing the amazing work that our campaign volunteers accomplish each year is truly inspiring. It is wonderful to see the work that this group achieves, the connections they make, and the sense of accomplishment they feel....
Thursday, June 6, 2019
            Monadnock United Way has always been committed to transparency and to maintaining strong financial health. This spring, we earned a 2019 Platinum Seal of Tranparency from Guidestar and a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.    The Platinum Seal of Transparency is the highest level of recognition offered by Guidestar, the world’s...
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Monadnock United Way is partnering with The Main Street America Group/NGM and The Savings Bank of Walpole to offer a free, two-part workshop that will give participants skills that can help them land a job!   The sessions will focus on job searching skills like resume-writing and interview skills. The workshops will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
  In reflecting on the past year and looking into the future, we have much to celebrate. Thanks to you, our campaign raised $1,535,250! This is nearly double the national average of $800,000 for a United Way of our size.  But the Campaign figure alone tells only a part of the story. Together, we have accomplished so much more! Your time and talent...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
SCS reports successes with Housing Stabilization programs Southwestern Community Services has found long-term benefits of its Housing Stabilization prevention programs. A recent report from the New Hampshire Bureau of Housing Supports, using statewide data from the Homeless Management Information System, found that out of the 150 households served...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
The Success by Six Committee of the Keene and Elm City Rotary Clubs has grants available to organizations that have programs working with young children to help them start school ready to learn.  The program is limited to the rotary clubs’ service areas: Alstead, Chesterfield, Fitzwilliam, Gilsum, Harrisville, Hinsdale, Keene, Marlborough,...
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
  Theresa Cross moved to Keene with her three children nearly two years ago, looking for a fresh start. But that fresh start turned a bit rocky when her living arrangements didn’t work out. Theresa and her boys found themselves homeless for the first time in their lives. “It was probably the hardest time of my life,” Theresa said. She reached...