Good Beginnings of Sullivan County is concerned about healthy and lasting connections.
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Same mission:  To promote the optimal health and development of New Hampshire children and families in our area.  

Different name:  In order to fit our model of working with families, we feel a new name will give us broader name and mission recognition.  To that end, we believe that we will be able to serve more at risk families in need of our professional home visiting model of parent education.
This is the last week to register online for our fundraising breakfast featuring New York Times best-selling author Andre Dubus III.  In addition to his inspiring message , we will be making a BIG announcement and we want you to be there for it.  Good Beginnings o f Sullivan County will be changing our name.  The first unveiling will be at the event on October 29th. 

I hope to see you on October 29th!

Maggie Monroe-Cassel
Executive Director
Last Week to Register for October 29th Breakfast Event
A ndre Dubus III climbed to the level of a   New York Times  best-selling author.  His roots here humble.  Andre was raised in post-industrial Haverhill, MA.  His parents were divorced.  He lived with his mom and siblings in an apartment that they had to vacate for a few weeks each year when the landlord used it for his own family.  He spent a lot of time on the streets in a then struggling city.  He learned how to cope.  One way was to work out so he could beat up the kids who beat him up. He had another way to cope: writing. He rose to fame in the publishing of his book House of Sand and Fog He will share some of his stories from his memoire,  Townie .   His stories are a kin to the stories of the families we serve.   Click here  to learn more about Andre. Click here  for more information and to register for the event. There is no charge to register. We will be asking for donations at the event itself. Any amount or type (check, credit card, cash or stock) will be gratefully accepted and put to use serving our families.
Op-Ed: To beat addiction, stop the trauma that causes it
This is a short, infomative article on the relationship between childhood trauma and substance misuse.  Good Beginnings is dedicated to helping parents who have experienced childhood trauma stop the cycle it creates.  We give them the tools they need to give their own children a healthier opportunity than they had.  Read more....
Access Help Needed! 
Do you have the expertise to help us develop queries in Microsoft Access so that we can more easily pull accurate reports?  Call Maggie at 603-542-1848 if you can help for a few hours.
Find out more about our SHINE program here.  After school classes have already started at several of our high schools. Email to find out more or to register for a class.

Visit 2nd Beginnings, our gently used children's clothing store supporting our mission.  109 Pleasant St, Claremont, NH. Tues-Sat, 10-4.
So we hope that you have enjoyed receiving this enewsletter. Again, please help us out by passing it along to your friends who are also concerned about children and families.


Maggie Monroe-Cassel 
(603) 542 1848