Promoting the optimal health and development of children and families in our
region of New Hampshire
109 Pleasant St, PO Box 1098, Claremont, NH 03743  

 Donate Now           August 2016
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I just spent a weekend with my best friend from childhood, Sarah Jacobson. She and her sister, Connie, also a wonderful friend, came up from the DC area to see our new home in Vermont. I have known Sarah for 49 years. Seems impossible. The years pass. Circumstances change. Parents pass on. And yet the solid base of our relationship endures. It has been enough years that we don't necessarily remember the same events with the same details. And that adds some amusement and depth to the memories. The strength of this important, childhood relationship has been the foundation of other relationships. That is how things work. Ideally our positive relationships start with family and move to friends and then to the larger community. Great things can happen if that process goes smoothly. 

Our work at TLC in early childhood relationships, bonding, support, and services is important for the same reason that my deep relationships with my family, and then with Sarah, are important. The early years are the most important for determining what kind of adult a child will become. It starts with mom and dad and then extends to more family, to neighbors, to the community, to the nation, to the world. If we want the world to be a better place for everyone in another generation, we need to invest in those first few years and create solid relationships now.

Thanks for helping us build those important connections in the first critical years!

Maggie Monroe-Cassel
Executive Director
Born to Run 5K and Pumpkin Patch Dash
Our Born to Run 5K race has been moved from May to October. The race will be held in the same location in Cornish as in previous years. Registration is now open.  Click here to go to our registration page. The fall colors will be beautiful and it will be a great day.  Keeping with the pumpkin theme in and around the area that weekend, you will be seeing some special new additions to the race. There will be a Pumpkin Patch Dash and Obstacle Course for the young children; there will be pumpkin pies for prizes; and there will be all kinds of pumpkin goodies for snacks! You can add you own pumpkin spice to the event with a special costume or by dressing in orange! Whether you walk, run, or do the free kids' obstacle course, you will have a fun-filled morning and you will be supporting our mission.School
Back to School Ideas for Parents
Whether it's your child's first year of kindergarten, first or last year of high school, here are some helpful hints to start the new year off well.  Read more....
CelebratingCelebrating 25 Years!
2017 will be an important year here at TLC Family Resource Center. We will be 25 years old. It's time to celebrate BIG! We are collecting stories from former staff, former clients, former volunteers, and former board members. If you have a great story from your work with TLC Family Resource Center, formerly Good Beginnings of Sullivan County, please contact Maggie at She will work with you to get it in writing. Photos? Yes, we would love any of your old Good Beginnings/TLC photos as well.

We will be talking more about the year's events as they approach as we have lots of fun in store.  If you are interested in serving on our 25th anniversary committee, please let us know.

While we will be looking back at our history, the most important part of the year will be setting the stage for the next 25 years. We welcome your ideas about what TLC Family Resource Center could be doing to help strengthen local families in Sullivan and Lower Grafton Counties. Call or email any time if you have a great idea or recognize a great need.
ShineSHINE Summer Sessions and more!
Find out more about our SHINE program here. We provide comprehensive sexual health information for young women and men 16-21 with the goal to lower teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease rates in the county. Email or click here to find out more or click here to register for a class.
SecondSummer Bargains at 2nd Beginnings
Kids bikes recently donated!

Haven't visited our store yet? Then you don't know what you are missing. Lots of children's clothing and toys at great prices. Some are new but most are gently used and in great shape. Come on down for a visit. The store is open 10-4 Tuesday through Saturday.
Maggie Monroe-Cassel 
(603) 542-1848 x 322