Meghan Barrasso

An Evening of Recognition

On October 30, 2019 the Department of Developmental Services Northeast Region hosted an Evening of Recognition at the Ferncroft Country Club. The Department of Developmental Services’ mission is to create, in partnership with others, innovative and genuine opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to participate fully and meaningfully in, and contribute to, their

National Family Caregivers Month

National Family Caregivers Month is celebrated every November to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. A family caregiver is anyone who provides any type of physical and/or emotional care for an ill or disabled loved one at home. Family caregivers can range from parents, adult children, spouses, family members, neighbors, friends etc. This

Employer Training + Reverse Career Fair Recap

A panel-led discussion and Reverse Career Fair drew 75 people to the Hartleb Technology Center at Northern Essex Community College (NECC) on Wednesday evening, October 30th. The event, sponsored by Fidelity House CRC, NECC, and Chesterton, provided useful information for area employers who are seeking to hire people with disabilities. Representatives from CVS Health, Home

Community Awards Night Recap

On Wednesday October 23, 2019 stakeholders and community supporters of Fidelity House CRC were invited to attend a celebration of achievement at Community Awards Night from 5:30-8:00 pm at Andover Country Club. The night was successful with over 150 attendees at the event. Fidelity House CRC Community Awards Night recognized people in the community who

Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong

Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong (MASS) is a state-wide, self-advocacy organization run for and by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The board of directors, many of the staff members and most of the trainers are all individuals with disabilities. Chair of MASS, Derek Spear, presented his story to all in attendance at Fidelity House CRC

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is celebrated every October and is dedicated to bringing awareness to disability employment issues and inclusive policies and practices to ensure that all Americans who want to work, can work and have access to services and supports that enable them to do so. NDEAM also celebrates the many and

Merrimack College M.Ed in Community Engagement

Merrimack College’s School of Education and Social Policy has begun recruitment for 2020-2021 Community Engagement fellows. The Master of Education in Community Engagement program at Merrimack College prepares students to be nonprofit leaders, social change activists and leaders in the national service-learning movement. The M.Ed. program offers a fellowship, which allows students to receive their

Employer Training & Reverse Career Fair

Fidelity House CRC is offering an Employer Training and a Reverse Career Fair to empower employers to diversify their workforce through hiring people with disabilities. This event is taking place Wednesday, October 30th from 5:00-7:00 pm at The Hartleb Technology Center at NECC. At the event, there will be a panel presentation from employers with

National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week

September 8 – 14, 2019 is Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week! The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) is leading the national effort of DSP week and has been working with the U.S Senate to get a Senate Proclamation for this dedicated week. Massachusetts’ Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey have signed onto

Fidelity House CRC is Seeking Home Care Providers

Make an impact on someone’s life from the comfort of your own home. A Home Care Provider is an individual or family who can provide a home and daily support for an adult with developmental disabilities. Fidelity House CRC is seeking home care providers located in the Lawrence, Andover, North Andover, Haverhill, Methuen and surrounding