GORHAM — The Family Resource Center partnered with the employees of Brookfield Renewable to supply children with coats, hats, gloves, snow pants and boots this winter.
With generous support from Brookfield, families in need received winter gear as a part of the Family Resource Center “Warm for Winter” effort that began in December. The community partnership supplied coats to infants and young children through their Project Youth Afterschool programs in the Berlin-Gorham area as well as through their Family Support Programs in Coos County.
Shawn Gregg, manager of Androscoggin operations for Brookfield Renewable presented a check to Family Resource Center Executive Director Patti Stolte for $2,500 in support of the project and spoke on behalf of Brookfield employees saying, “We are so happy to be able to do good things in our communities for the local families.”
“Many of these families are working hard to make ends meet,” said Stolte. “They are doing the right things for their families and each year we work to fill gaps for families, making sure that infants and children can stay warm and in good health through the challenges of winter.”
Brookfield supports the Family Resource Center’s mission to build healthier families and stronger communities in the North Country through their employee participation.
The Family Resource Center provides comprehensive services to parents and their children, from pregnancy through age 18. Services include parenting classes, parent-child groups, playgroups, information and referral, after school assistance, supports for veteran families, and other programs to meet community needs. Services are available to all families and can be especially supportive of families struggling with challenging issues, limited financial resources and troubled family dynamics.
The Family Resource Center is a part of the statewide network called Family Support New Hampshire and recently received funding from the Wyman Family Fund through N.H. Charitable Foundation in support of the family services they provide.
For more information on how to access Family Resource Center services, call (603) 466-5190.