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Proving how we are stronger together, a group of mentors and mentees were able to successfully solve the mysteries and emerge unscathed from the Escape RoomA big thanks to our friends at the Escape Room Concord for donating such a great experience!

The Friends Program is pleased to announce that Chris Senko has joined the Board of Trustees.

Chris was most recently the Director of Medical Staff Services at Catholic Medical Center. She has served as President of the Shaker Road School Parent Teacher Group and the Junior Service League of Concord.  She continues to volunteer for the Girl scouts, as well as other committees.  She has lived in Concord since 1996.  Read more here.

We are all very happy to have you join the Friends Program!

In March, Foster Grandparents and RSVP volunteers attended a Personal Safety Workshop with guest speaker John Clark, a  safety awareness professional who volunteered his time for this event.  Attendees learned about the importance of awareness, the importance of a clear evacuation procedure, and also the importance of understanding one's own goal of personal safety while in a school setting. 


This workshop could not have happened without generous donations from the Goodlife Program, Panera Bread, and Smokeshow Barbecue.  

The FY2017 Annual Report is on it's way to your mailboxes, but if you can't wait or are not sure you are on our mailing list, you can read it here.  A BIG THANK YOU to everyone that supported us.

The Friends Program would like to thank Merrimack County Savings Bank for being the 2018 Lead Sponsor for the Friends Program.  

"Merrimack County Savings Bank has been privileged to support the Friends Program over many years, and we'll continue to advocate for the very important work they do. The Friends Program has been an exceptional resource for our community, as they create meaningful opportunities for seniors, children and at-risk youth.The Bank was founded on the principle of service to others, and we gladly stand behind the Friends Program, who have served as a wonderful example for us all."
Philip Emma
President Merrimack County Savings Bank
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We would also like to thank Keystone Management Co., Inc. for being a 2018 Program Sponsor for the Emergency Housing Program.  

"Keystone Management is proud to sponsor the Emergency Housing Program to help families, and especially children, find a safe and warm temporary home.  Moreover as the Friends Program provides training and life skills coaching to parents, you are able help these families find a more successful future through new job opportunities and financial independence. 
As children are involved, the work you do is incredibly meaningful and valuable.  Keystone Management is proud to be a part of the Friends Emergency Housing mission of strengthening our community."
Myles Tarbell
Vice President Keystone Management Company