ConflictofInterestFebDHHS's Division of Long Term Supports & Services and the Bureau of Developmental Services have put together an informative Frequently Asked Questions document to inform individuals and families about a recent ruling that states that Area Agencies cannot provide both direct service and case management to the same individuals.

Please click here to view this FAQ from DHHS.

Join friends and colleagues at Waterhouse Restaurant in Peterborough for a Mardi Gras celebration to benefit MDS on Tuesday, March 5th. All proceeds from that day will benefit critical needs for those served by MDS.

Plan a special Tuesday outing: Come for lunch, happy hour, or dinner. MDS will host a special Mardi Gras celebration from 5 to 6:30 p.m., with $7 drink and appetizer specials and a number of door prizes for attendees.

Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Mardi Gras Celebration: 5-6:30 p.m.

Early Bird Dinner Special: 4:30-6 p.m.
Choice of soup or salad—Choice of entrée—Dessert
$15 per person (not including tax or tip)

Dinner: 5-8 p.m.

Waterhouse is located at 18 Depot Square in downtown Peterborough. Lunch or dinner reservations are recommended: 603-924-4001.

Applications for the Class of 2019-20 are being accepted now through March 8, 2019. Project SEARCH is a comprehensive approach to employment training and career advancement for individuals with developmental disabilities. The program provides real world skills training through a series of internships, all designed to teach marketable skills that will transfer to a variety of employment settings.

In the Monadnock region, the program takes place at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock-Keene (CMC/DH-K). CMC/DH-K offers a wide variety of opportunities for employment training, from clinical to stocking to housekeeping to office tasks. The program runs Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; it follows the Keene School District calendar and, including vacations, lasts 42 weeks.

Applications for the next session (September 2019 - June 2020) are due by March 8, 2019. Applicants must be receiving Service Coordination from Monadnock Developmental Services, and participants are chosen upon review of completed application packet, reference checks and and interview with the Selection Committee.

     Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Project SEARCH.

     Click here for an overview of Project SEARCH.

     Click here for a 2019-2020 Project SEARCH Application form.

     Click here for a Project SEARCH Reference form.

Read more about Project SEARCH.

Maze cover 235x300NH Family Voices has updated their Maneuvering Through The Maze guidebook. This useful resource is formatted to take the reader from birth to transitioning into adulthood with listings of state health and human services agencies, educational resources, private associations and organizations that serve people with physical, developmental, mental health and chronic health conditions and their families.

The guidebook also lists organizations and services that can be accessed by all state residents, such as housing, childcare, etc. All links within the document are hot linked for easy access. The Maze can be downloaded from the NH Family Voices website at

If you would like a hard copy of the resource guide please call (603) 271-4525 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use the ‘Contact Us’ form on their website. The resource guide is free to families but to offset printing and postage NHFV hopes you will consider a donation of $15 to assist them with ongoing printing.