FC MDS DualLogoDo you enjoy connecting with people?

Do you want to be informed about issues that affect you, your community, and New Hampshire?

Do you want to share your passion about issues with others?

Would you like to be more involved in the NH legislative process through which decisions are made regarding funding for social services, education and employment?

The Region 5 Family Council is looking for a Family Education and Advocacy Coordinator for the Monadnock Region. The position is part time (minimum 15 hours per week, with flexible schedule) and would require that you travel throughout the region to connect with families served by Monadnock Develpmental Services. The successful candidate will meet with family members, individuals, legislators and people in the community who are interested in supporting the work of the Area Agencies and the Family Council.  Working with statewide advocacy peers, s/he will also be expected to stay current on all legislative matters as they relate to disabilities, and to communicate with and update families and agency affiliates on legislative decisions. For more information and to apply, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-352-1304.

DrinkandDoGoodDozens of friendly folks stopped by Cooper's Hill Public House in downtown Peterborough on Thursday, December 14th for drinks, appetizers, full menu, an amazing variety of whiskeys, wine and beer, live music, and more. It was a lively evening, and we thank you for coming out to support MDS.

Ten percent of proceeds that day go to support Monadnock Developmental Services

Cooper's Hill Public House
6 School Street (map)
Peterborough, NH
Hours: 4-11 p.m.
Join us!

projectsearchweblogoInterested getting training for a job? Check out Project SEARCH at one of two information sessions: Wednesday, February 7 from 3:00-4:00 p.m., or Thursday, February 15 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. These sessions will be held at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock-Keene (CMC/DHK) in the Project SEARCH office near the North Conference Rooms.

Project SEARCH is a job training program for individuals receiving services from MDS and Vocational Rehabilitation who are between 20-36 years old, on Medicaid and open to the DD Waiver, and want to learn job skills through unpaid internships at CMC/DH in Keene. The goal of Project SEARCH is employment and the internships are structured to teach skills that lead to employment.Skills learned at Project SEARCH have led to jobs in food services, retail, administrative support, health care, recycling and manufacturing.

Parents, teachers, staff and potential students who are interested in applying to the 2018-2019 Project SEARCH class should plan to attend one of these information sessions. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 603-352-1304.

CSCHoliday2017WebMore than 100 people gathered at Troy Elementary School on Saturday, December 2nd for the annual MDS-CSC Holiday Luncheon. Families and friends came together for a delicious meal, cheerful conversations, fun games, and a visit from Santa, who graciously gave the gift of books to each of the 60 children attending. Check out the photo slideshow on YouTube.

This special Holiday Luncheon is put on by the Children’s Services Coordination (CSC) department at Monadnock Developmental Services (MDS). The event is for families served by MDS, and is intended to embrace the spirit of the holidays by promoting community, joy and togetherness. The gift of books to children helps foster reading and literacy. 

We want to thank United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI), C&S Wholesale Grocers and MDS staff members for donating hundreds of books for distribution. Special thanks to SAU#93 and Troy Elementary School for allowing us to use their facilities, and to the MDS Family Councils for their support of the event. Special thanks to Sylas Castor and Skip Mason. Thanks and appreciation also go out to the many community members and MDS families who made this special Holiday Luncheon successful through volunteering their time and with contributions.

Photos from the event are available as a slideshow on YouTube -- click here.

During this holiday season, all of us at MDS are truly grateful to be able to help bring the true meaning of the holidays to so many children and families served by MDS. Thanks to all for sharing the spirit of giving and receiving.