Meghan Barrasso

COVID-19 Planning Update

Hello Fidelity House CRC community, I wanted to reach out to you regarding Fidelity House CRC’s preventative efforts related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak. The health and safety of those we serve as well as our valued employees is of the utmost importance. FHCRC has been monitoring the situation carefully and reviewing information coming out

Miss Mary will be Missed

This past week Fidelity House CRC lost one of our Shattuck Street residents, Miss Mary V. Baur, on March 5, 2020. Mary was an amazing lady full of life and spunk. We would also like to give a shout-out to Mary’s Program Director, Jamie Madden, for her commitment and compassion to not only Mary, but

National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is dedicated to providing encouragement and opportunities for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities to reach their potential and live a fulfilled life. This includes, providing the opportunity for individuals to become productive members of the workforce, encouraging them to be self-advocates, and providing

Cummings Foundation Highlight

For today’s Thankful Thursday post, we’d like to highlight the Cummings Foundation. Fidelity House CRC is fortunate to have the support of the Cummings Foundation which was founded by Joyce and Bill Cummings in 1986. They wanted to give back in the areas where Cummings Properties, the commercial real estate firm founded by Bill, operated

FHCRC Attends The 2020 Flutie Foundation Partner Reception

On Tuesday, January 28th, Fidelity House CRC attended the annual 2020 Flutie Foundation Partner Reception where recipients for their Signature Grant Cycle were announced. This year’s grant cycle focused on under-served and culturally diverse communities and $400,000 in grants were awarded from The Flutie Foundation to the organizations who attended the reception. The Doug Flutie

Family Support Center Art Therapy Class

Fidelity House CRC’s Family Support Center supports their families by providing a wide range of fun activities and services for chilren and adults of all ages. Some of these services include: respite, support groups, workshops, therapeutic programs, recreation, social skills training, music therapy, and art therapy. This past November, the Family Support Center’s fall session

Giving Tree Campaign Recap

Fidelity House CRC recently wrapped up their annual Giving Tuesday campaign this past weekend. Giving Tuesday began in 2011 and is a movement dedicated to creating an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the holiday season. Fidelity House CRC’s Giving Tuesday campaign was the Giving Tree Campaign, which began on November 5th

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