Formerly Good Beginnings of Sullivan County
Still promoting the optimal health and development of children and families in our region of New Hampshire and still at 109 Pleasant St, PO Box 1098, Claremont, NH 03743  
603-542-1848.  Our new website will direct you back to the old one for the time being.

 Donate Now              November 2015

Whew!  We did it.  At an incredible breakfast event on October 29th, we unveiled our new name to the public.  We are now in the process of transitioning everything over from Good Beginnings of Sullivan County to the TLC Family Resource Center.  In our case, TLC stands for Teach Loving Connections.  That's what we do.  In the context of families with children of all ages, we seek to help families build on their own strengths to create possitive outcomes for their children as they grow into adulthood.  Our mission remains the same:   We promote the optimal health and development of children and families in our region of New Hampshire.

Why change a name after all these years?  There are three reasons: 1) We have out grown our name.  No longer do we work solely with new moms and babies. Our wor k extends to children up to 18 with our family support services and young women in our SHI NE program up to 21 years old.  The new name is more inclusive of our current mission. 2) T here has been a decades long confusion about the missions of Good Beginnings of the Upper Valley and Good Beginnings of Sullivan County. Our colleagues at Good Beginnings of the Upper Valley continue to work with moms and new babies with a volunteer model.  They are NOT changing their name.  There has always been confusion for both donors and clients with the two similiar names. We hope this will help end that confusion. And 3) We are part of a NH network of Family Resource Centers called Family Support New Hampshire.  This network is aiming to certify "family resource centers of quality." We are already on our way to that certification and wanted our name to reflect that reality.

Over the next six to eight months, we will be rolling out a new website, new signage and transferring all references to our name to TLC Family Resource Center.  Our EIN number will remain the same with the state and the IRS.  Thanks for staying with us through this change as we seek to enhance our services to area children and families.  Please call if you have any questions!

Maggie Monroe-Cassel
Executive Director
Thank you to all who attended our event!
Vicky Schwartz, mother of two, shared her story of working with her home visitor/parent educator Sandy Gassett.
S peaking profoundly of his own childhood in Haverhill, MA,
Andre Dubu s III stilled the audience with stories of his childhood in Haverhill, MA, parelleling them with the stories of the families in our programs.
Andre Dubus III, 
New York Times best-selling author, made many links between his own experiences and those of the families we serve in Sullivan and Lower Grafton Counties.  The audience  was enthralled.  As the event came to an end, Board President Beth Hoyt-Flewelling and Board Member Char Delabar unveiled the banner bearing the new logo of TLC Family Resource Center.  Good Beginnings of Sullivan County will now be known by this new name.

Special thanks to our sponsors for this event:  Crown Point Cabinetry, our Premier sponsor; Centurion Insurance Group, Lake Sunapee Bank and Mascoma Savings Bank, our Meal Sponsors; and Claremont Savings Bank, Ameriprise Financial and Lawrence E. Reed, CPA, our Table Sponsors.

Attendees filled the room at The Common Man in Claremont.
Char Delabar and Beth Hoyt-Flewelling unveiled the new logo designed by Dana Flewelling.
Thank you to all who attended and represented the many aspects of our communities with which we partner.  Thanks to you all, it is a day we will long remember.

Here's to a long and happy life as TLC Family Resource Center!
Raising of America and Raising New Hampshire to Air November 5th!
We are excited that our family resource center and some of our staff are featured in the documentary Raising New Hampshire that will air this Thursday, November 5, at 8:30 pm on public television immediately following the airing of the national documentary The Raising of America at 7:30 pm.  Click on either of the titles to learn 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.  We provide comprehensive sexual health information for young women 16-21 with the goal to lower teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease rates in the county. 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. The store is open to the public and soon will be sporting a new sign.
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