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Providers’ Council Pro-Workforce Legislative Agenda

The Providers’ Council has released its Pro-Workforce Legislative Agenda for the 2019-2020 session. They are calling for your help to secure legislative co-sponsors. Read this message from The Caring Force to learn more: We are introducing two bills that would help create an education loan repayment program for direct care workers and create a plan to eliminate

Medical Advocates Make All The Difference

Medical visits and medical procedures cause all of us to be a little anxious, but for individuals with disabilities, medical visits and procedures can be extra difficult. For example, Allison, who is diagnosed with a developmental disability, lives independently in her own apartment, and has many friends throughout the city. One day while at the

New Year, New Name, New Leadership

The Boards of Directors of Fidelity House Human Services, Lawrence, and Career Resources Corporation, Haverhill, approved a merger agreement effective January 1, 2019. The name for the newly merged nonprofit is Fidelity House CRC. Brad Howell, who served as the CEO of Career Resources Corporation for thirteen years, has been appointed CEO of the combined

Wayne Simmons Jr.

When Wayne Simmons was recruited to be on Fidelity House Board of Directors, he brought a fresh set of eyes and a voice from outside of the  disability community. That was back in 1997! Wayne is now a seasoned board member who has served on the agency’s Finance Committee for many years and served as

It Takes A Village

It “takes a village” to help children who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. For the family of 5 year old Nathan, Fidelity House Human Services became their village. When twins Nathan and Evan were born, their parents were told that Evan may experience problems as he developed, but it was Nathan who did not progress as expected.

The Tower Foundation Blog

The [Tower Foundation] business model training helped Fidelity House employ non-traditional thinking and testing of new ideas. The project fostered greater collaboration among agency department heads. CEO Yvonne Allard stated that “we always had plenty of good ideas but did not have the business skills to move forward.” Want to read the full article? Use

Santa Visits Fidelity House

On Friday, December 7th, Santa visited the Fidelity House Children and Family Services department for crafts, cookies, cocoa and a showing of The Polar Express. His visit  was a big success and is a highlight of our year. Fidelity House Program Director, John Chakar took on the role of Santa and did an amazing job!

2018 Annual Meeting

On Wednesday, December 5th, the 47th Fidelity House Annual Meeting took place at the Andover Country Club. More than 140 staff and supporters gathered to celebrate another successful year of supporting individuals with disabilities to lead a rich and meaningful life. We have a large number of employees who have been with the organization for

National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month This month we take time to celebrate the immense contributions of friends and family who support a loved one by volunteering their time to help them manage their health and wellness. There are more than 44 million Americans who care for a family member, friend, or neighbor. According to

Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month “Every day, people with disabilities can and do make important contributions to America’s businesses. They have the drive to succeed in employment, and the skills and talent they need to deliver value and results for their employers.” – www.whatcanyoudocampaign.org National Disability Employment Awareness Month – October, is a time to learn about disability