Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month! Down Syndrome Awareness Month is a chance to spread awareness, education, advocacy and inclusivity throughout communities. The month of October is dedicated to acknowledging and celebrating the abilities and accomplishments of individuals with Down Syndrome! Down Syndrome Facts: Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra

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

Fall Festival to Benefit Fidelity House CRC

COTTAGE GARDENS HOSTS FALL FESTIVAL TO BENEFIT FIDELITY HOUSE CRC Christine Macmillan, owner of Cottage Gardens in Haverhill and mom of a young man with Down syndrome who participates in the Community Based Day Services program at Fidelity House CRC, will be hosting a Fall Festival at her business. The Fall Festival event will take

Soft Skills with NECC

Fidelity House CRC’s Community Based Day Services (CBDS) participates in Northern Essex Community College Soft “Skills in the Workplace” program. Northern Essex Community College (NECC) is a public community community college with campuses located in Haverhill and Lawrence.  NECC’s mission is to unlock potential, empower and provide innovative opportunities for each of their students. Their

We miss you Amy

From The Salem News, published on July 20, 2019: “Salem – Amy Irene Michaud entered into rest July 19, 2019 at her home in Georgetown, Mass. She was the daughter of Mary G. and the late Donald J. Michaud of Salem Mass. She was the sister to Marylou and Donald Gauthier of Salem, Carolyn Michaud of Peabody,

Fidelity House CRC Receives International Accreditation

CARF International announced that Fidelity House CRC (FHCRC) has earned a three-year accreditation. CARF Accreditation for its Adult Foster Care and Day Services programs. The CARF accreditation is the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization.  Fidelity House CRC put itself through a rigorous peer review process.  During an on-site visit