Upper Room receives grant for $7,500

The Upper Room has received a $7,500 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to help support its Teen Information for Parents Success program, providing help for young families.

"During these challenging times, young families are at greatest risk for being unemployed or under employed, poor nutrition and even committing child abuse or neglect," said Kimberly Bavaro, Upper Room executive director. "It is through support from organizations such as Bank of America that we are able to make a difference in the lives of so many families."

For more information on the TIPS program, or other programs offered at the Upper Room contact Bavaro at 432-8882, kbavaro@URTeachers.org, or visit online at URTeachers.org.

Domestic violence awareness training set

Joyce Holt will lead Domestic Violence Awareness Training Tuesday, March 22, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Topics will include: What Is Abuse? Traits of an Abuser. Survivors' Needs and more.

The training will be held at Central Congregational Church, 14 Crescent St. Call 434-4411.

Parks and Rec plans trip to Maple Barn

Derry Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a trip to Parkers Maple Barn in Mason on April 5.

Lunch is held the restaurant at Parkers Maple Barn. Choices include a roast turkey dinner or baked haddock. Meal choices also include mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls, apple crisp and beverages.

After lunch, take a tour of Parker's Sugar House and learn how and where maple sugar is made the shop and browse the gift shop.

The cost for Derry residents is $24 per person, $34 for nonresidents.

Pick-ups are scheduled for senior housing complexes at 10:15 a.m. and Hood Commons at 10:30 a.m.

Registration information is available online at derry-nh.org or through the recreation office. For more information, call 432-6136.

More support for Upper Room

The Upper Room has received a $30,000 grant from the Alexander Eastman Foundation to support area families through its Greater Derry Family Outreach Program (GDFO). GDFO provides in-home parenting education and or counseling to families experiencing conflict or crisis. A primary goal of the program is to prevent situations from escalating to a point where a child would need to be placed in foster care. GDFO provides families with the short term support they need in their home to identify core issues that they are struggling with and develop a concrete family plan with how to address those issues and create a more positive, nurturing home environment.

"The Alexander Eastman Foundation is proud to be in partnership with the Upper Room in support of the Greater Derry Family Outreach Program. This program exemplifies the goals of the foundation by strengthening family units and increasing access to health care", said Tom Hong, Board of Directors President for the Alexander Eastman Foundation.

Rabies Vaccination Clinic

Derry Parks & Recreation, along with Handel with Care Veterinary Hospital and Derry Animal Control, sponsor a rabies vaccination clinic on April 9th from 2 to 4 p.m. The clinic will be held at the Alexander-Carr Lodge, located at 28 Pierce Avenue.

Cost of the vaccination is $15 per animal with 60 percent of proceeds going to support the Derry Dog Park. Only cats and dogs are eligible for this event.

Licensing will also be available for Derry dogs only. Licensing costs $7.50 for neutered or spayed dogs, $10 for others.

For information call Animal Control at 432-6143 or Parks and Recreation at 432-6136.

CASA receives grant money

Court Appointed Special Advocates, CASA, received a $10,000 grant from the Alexander Eastman Foundation The grant will be used to recruit, screen and support volunteers who will be advocating for abused and neglected children from the Derry area.

The Alexander Eastman Foundation is a grant making foundation serving the Derry area of New Hampshire, including the towns of Derry, Londonderry, Windham, Chester, Hampstead and Sandown. It began in 1983 as a result of the dissolution of the Alexander Eastman Community Hospital, a community hospital founded in 1934. Grants and scholarship assistance are provided to promote good health and well-being for residents of the greater Derry area and to improve the quality and availability of health care in the community.

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