Partner News: September 2019 | Monadnock United Way

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Partner News: September 2019

River Center programs continue through the fall

The River Center in Peterborough has several programs scheduled throughout the fall. Weekly group meetings include Families, Forests & Farms (Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.); Parenting Tweens & Teens (Tuesdays, noon-2 p.m.); and the new Parenting Your 4 to 9ers (Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., childcare available) with Bonnie Harris in September. Weekly drop-in Money Coaching is on Wednesdays from 12:30-2 p.m.
On October 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Balanced and Barefoot author Angela Hanscom will be speaking and sharing strategies on how to help children thrive through nature play.
To RSVP or for more information, visit or call 924-6800.
The River Center: A Family and Community Resource Center provides community connections, parenting support, tax assistance and money coaching to strengthen individuals and families in the Eastern Monadnock Region. We are located at 9 Vose Farm Rd., Suite 115, Peterborough.  

SCS hosting workshops, seeking donations of winter gear

SCS Housing Stabilization Services offers educational workshops designed to help people achieve self-sufficiency in several aspects of life. Upcoming workshops in Keene will begin in January. Financial Literacy workshops will be held on Jan. 16 and April 17. The Tenancy 101 workshop will be held on Jan. 16 and March 26. The Life Skills workshop will be held on Feb. 13 and April 17. Those interested in attending can contact Cathy Thornton at 719-4295 or Lori Hathaway at 719-4226 to register.
As the cold weather approaches, the agency is also accepting donations of winter-related items for people experiencing a housing crisis. Contact Jenna Tacy at 719-4294 for a list of needed items.  

CVTC hires advancement assistance to recruit more volunteer drivers

Community Volunteer Transportation Company (CVTC) has appointed Margaret Gurney of Dublin to serve as part-time Advancement Assistant. Her responsibilities include building up the volunteer driver base in the 34 towns served by CVTC in the Monadnock region, with a particular focus on those towns most in need of representation. She will also coordinate marketing and communication activities to CVTC’s volunteers, community partners, donors and friends.
Funding for this one-year position is provided by Federal Transit Administration 5310 funds, through NH Department of Transportation and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Healthcare Access Workgroup Implementation Funds through the Center for Population Health at Cheshire Medical Center.
CVTC, based in Peterborough, can be reached toll free at 1-877-428-2882. Visit for more information.