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

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

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