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Partner News November 2019

The River Center Programs

The River Center has several programs underway this season from weekly Moms & More to drop-in times for money coaching to parenting support programs, and more!

On the 2nd Thursday of each month from 4:30-6 pm, we have a fun new small-group art club for grades K-4. RSVP required. Drop-off and pick-up. $3/child/session.

Also, join us for an evening with Bonnie Harris on January 14 at 6:30 pm to help you understand and know what to do when your kids push your buttons.

Our free IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site will be open to assist you with your tax returns starting in January. Check our website for dates.

Visit us on the web at rivercenter.us or call us at (603) 924-6800 for more info.

Make Someone’s Day by Driving for CVTC

In all 34 towns of the Monadnock Region, volunteer drivers for Community Volunteer Transportation Company (CVTC) help people without transportation get to their needed appointments (doctors, social services, pharmacy, groceries, banking, and post office), thereby improving the health of the region, one person at a time.

Projected statistics for 2019 include more than 6,ooo requested trips; 85 drivers; more than 300 riders; over 100,000 logged-in miles; and more than 5,000 donated volunteer driver hours.

In a concerted effort to recruit more volunteer drivers, CVTC is visiting eight towns without volunteer drivers (Alstead, Bennington, Chesterfield, Greenville, Marlborough, Temple, Troy, and Winchester) and inviting the public to drop in for coffee and conversation about the details of becoming a driver.

Once registered, drivers choose which rides work best with their schedule and can receive mileage reimbursement ($0.41/mile). Interested in getting a ride or giving a ride, call CVTC at 1-877-428-2882 ext. 5.

Southwestern Community Services

WIC

WIC (Women, Infants and Children) provides nutrition education, basic health screenings and healthy foods for pregnant women, new moms, babies and children up to age 5. For more information, or to apply for WIC, please call 603.719.4234.

The WIC Dental Project at Southwestern Community Services continues to provide co-located services at the Keene WIC office.  All patients received dental screening, a toothbrush cleaning, and oral health instruction.  More than 90% received fluoride varnish.  Dental sealants were provided at appropriate, preventing decay for many preschoolers. Restorative care - temporary fillings and Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) was used to arrest decay for patients in need.

FUEL ASSISTANCE

New Hampshire is cold.  Fuel assistance can help.

  • Qualified households in Cheshire and Sullivan Counties may receive assistance with fuel and electric bills.
  • Benefits may be available even if heat is included in your rent.
  • Applications are by appointment only; call now!
Cheshire County
63 Community Way
Keene, NH 03431
603.352.7512
 
Sullivan County
96 Main Street
Claremont, NH 03743
603.542.9528
 
MONADNOCK RSVP
Spirit of New Hampshire Award

Monadnock RSVP received Volunteer NH’s 2019 Spirit of New Hampshire Volunteer Champion Award in the Nonprofit category for America Reads on November 13 at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord.

Now in its 21st year, America Reads has grown to 16 schools and 11 Head Start and early learning programs.  This year 91 volunteers are working with teachers and staff to develop educational activities tailored to individual students to help them be ready to start school in terms of language and literacy development and to achieve their grade level of reading by the end of 3rd grade. 

The Spirit of New Hampshire Award is an annual recognition administered by Volunteer NH in collaboration with the Office of the Governor.  The Volunteer Champion Award recognizes outstanding volunteer programs that provide the structure and support for volunteer efforts.