November 2017
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Thank you!
On behalf of the board and staff and all children, youth, and families we serve, I want to thank everyone who participated in one or more of our 25th anniversary events this fall. Our year started this a screening of Resilience. We followed that with more screenings of the film. Finally, Bill Brown presented a workshop on Adverse Childhood Experience in collaboration with Turning Points Network. Our Born to Run 5K and our fundraising dinner in October topped off the year of events.
The dinner, featuring NYT best-selling author Andre Dubus III, was the highlight of our year. We were given a $12,500 incentive gift from the Satzow Family Fund at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation with the hopes of raising a total of $25,000 that evening. We were overcome by the response as more than $15,000 was given or pledged that evening. With our generous sponsors, we have, to date, raised over $41,000 as part of our 25th anniversary events. Thank you!

Maggie Monroe-Cassel
Executive Director
Breaking Down Barriers
While we celebrate the first 25 years, we have much work yet to do. It is now the appeal time of the year. Breaking Down Barriers will be the focus of our request for donations to support our ongoing work throughout the year. We depend on support from our Annual Appeal to see us through the year as we work to break down the barriers that many families experience. These barriers prevent families, youth, and children from full participation in resources that can help them. Please help us Break Down Barriers throughout the year with your donation to our Annual Appeal. One block at a time, you can help us take away a barrier so that a family can help themselves along a healthy and productive path. Watch the wall fall and find out how to donate here.
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On #GivingTuesday, FaceBook will be matching donations made through their site. This will give you the opportunity to stretch your donation even further. Watch for more information on how you can donate!
Your Voice Matters
TLC Family Resource Center will once again join with The New Hampshire Children's Trust to provide a brief introduction into how families can better advocate for their children. In collaboration with SAU #43 and TLC, the Children's  Trust staff will present a two hour workshop on why it is important to stand up for your children, where it is important to let your voice be heard, and when it is important to speak up on behalf of children in general or your children specifically. Whether in the schools, at a doctor's appointment, or in front of the state legislature, YOUR voice matters. Join us:

Tuesday, January 9
at 6 p.m.
Towle School Building, 86 N.Main St, Newport, NH

Register preferred to guarantee food and childcare, please click here. For the flyer, please click here.
Adverse Childhood Experiences
On September 22, Turning Points Network and TLC Family Resource Center co-sponsored a presentation on Adverse Childhood Experiences by Bill Brown. Attended by over 60 people, this event helped us dive deeper into the reality of how ACEs affect our communities and the individuals in them. Click here for the PowerPoint presentation Bill used in the presentation.
Next Screening of Resilience: the Biology of Stress 
and the Science of Hope
This Wednesday, November 15, you have another opportunity to view the screening of Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope. In collaboration with Colby Sawyer College, we are participating in the screening and the conversation afterwards. Please join us at 5:30 p.m. in the Curtis L. Ivey Science Center, Room 201. No reservations needed.
Volunteer Orientation Planned
On Thursday, November 16, at 5:30 p.m., we will be holding a volunteer orientation at our office located at 109 Pleasant St. in Claremont. If you or someone you know is looking for an opportunity to assist us in our mission by volunteering at the agency, in the children's thrift store, or with the Rural Outright program, this is the perfect time to find out more about us and what options we have. No reservations needed. Refreshments will be provided. For more information and to sign up with GiveGab, our volunteer management program, click here.  
Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelight Vigil
Rural Outright will be holding a Candlelight Vigil for Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) on Monday, November 20, at 6:30 p.m. at TLC Family Resource Center. TDOR is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.
Beyond the Keyhole: Rural LGBTQ Community Oral History and Andrew's Inn
Join Rural Outright for the next Let's Talk event on Thursday, November 30, at 7 p.m.
at the Newport High School in the Lou Thompson Community Room at 245 N. Main St., Newport, NH. Andrew's Inn was a gay disco, bar, restaurant, hotel, co-counseling site, and community space in Bellows Falls, Vermont from 1973-1984. Those involved were the state's rural LGBTQ vanguard. Now, for the first time, the Green Mountain Crossroads' (GMC) Andrew's Inn Oral History Project is sharing the Andrew's Inn story. HB Lozito, executive director of GMC and creator of the Project, will discuss the history of Andrew's Inn, share audio featured in the Project, and explain how this project fits into GMC's broader work empowering rural LGBTQ community members.
TLC Children's Thrift Store IS Open for Business
While the hours for our store have been shortened, we are open Wednesdays 11-6 pm for late shoppers, Thursday 11-4 pm, and Saturday, 11-2 pm. Our holiday and winter clothes are out and you can't find better deals! AND, we are part of the Shop Claremont for the Holidays campaign. Get a red card here or bring the one you've already started and we will stamp it to qualify for you for a drawing at either our location or you can leave it at another shop when you've filled the card.

We're hiring! Find out more about our employment opportunities here.
Neil Allen
VISTA Member
(603) 542-1848 x 311