Early Support Services: Provides resources and home visits to families with children aged 0-3 with developmental delays or disabilities.
Parenting Education: Workshops build parenting skills, while providing free childcare and dinner.
Playgroups: For families with children ages 0-5. Groups bring parents, guardians, and children together on a weekly basis.
Kinship Navigation: Essential resources and support for grandparents and caregivers taking care of young children. LRCD residents have utilized this program to find emotional support, receive education, and connect with additional resources through Family Resource Kinship Navigators.
Emergency & Crisis Support: Each center has staff that offer household case management, crisis work, and in some cases, triage services for abuse situations. Emergency funds are also available for families in crisis.
Homebuyer Seminar October 22
Thinking about buying a home and/or know someone who is? Attend our Home Buyer Seminar!
Saturday, October 22 8:30am - 4:30pm at LRCD - 193 Court St. Laconia
Our presenters from HOMEteam will share their experience and expertise, and provide an introduction to the home buying process. The class reviews the steps to home ownership and teaches you how to successfully navigate the home buying process. Click HERE to sign up today!
Harvey Heights Update
It's been a busy summer at Harvey Heights in Meredith as renovations continue at the property. The team from North Branch Construction is much loved by tenants.
Recently, a group of residents surprised Project Superintendent Darren Finch on his birthday! Happy Birthday, Darren. Thank you to you and your team for the outstanding job you are doing on this project.
Renovations continue moving ahead on schedule, thanks to an outstanding team. The last group of existing tenants is moving now, enabling renovations to begin on the last four apartments. Site work is wrapping up before the ground freezes, including a new parking lot, a new patio where tenants can gather, a fence around the playground, and improvements to the stormwater drainage system. Construction is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year!
Wood & Clay Supports Gale School Project
Wood & Clay, a local company that specializes in custom home construction and renovations in the Lakes Region, has purchased another $25,000 in New Hampshire business tax credits to support the redevelopment of the Gale School in Belmont. Just last year, they purchased $50,000. The project will transform the historic schoolhouse into a community facility that will include on the second floor a new program center for Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS).
Wood & Clay, based in Gilford, is owned by husband and wife team Kevin Beland and Shannon Robinson-Beland.
LRCD and LRCS are partnering to sell the tax credits to local businesses. We have $160,000 left to sell in order to move ahead with construction. To purchase tax credits for the Gale School project, contact Carmen Lorentz at (603) 524-0747, ext 110. READ MORE...
Faces of Affordable Housing: Kathy
Originally from Athens, New York, but from Colebrook at heart, Kathleen "Kathy" Cass is a resident at Laconia Housing’s Tavern Inn Apartments.
After enduring difficult health and housing issues, Kathy has finally found a forever home where she gets all the care she needs while living independently and being close to loved ones.
Kathy’s story is one of strength and resilience. READ MORE...