Family Update is a bi-monthly publication of the Region III Family Support Council targeted to families receiving services from Lakes Region Community Services. The newsletter includes useful information about the area agency, legislative updates and resources available in the community.
How long has LRCS been in business?
LRCS has been serving the Lakes Region for 36 years.
Is LRCS registered as a non profit business?
Yes, LRCS is registered as a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization.
Where is LRCS’ service area?
LRCS provides services to individuals and families who reside in Alexandria, Alton, Ashland, Barnstead, Belmont, Bridgewater, Bristol, Campton, Center Harbor, Ellsworth, Gilford, Gilmanton, Groton, Hebron, Holderness, Laconia, Meredith, New Hampton, Plymouth, Rumney, Sanbornton, Thornton, Tilton, and Wentworth.
What types of services does LRCS provide?
LRCS’ service offerings include child development, family support, childcare resource and referral, early childhood supports and services, residential care, enhanced home care, shared family living, elderly and personal care, service coordination, assisted independent living, and vocational support.
How can I access services?
If your child or family member with a disability is under 3 years old, you may call Tylaine Guarriello at 524-1741, ext: 1578, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your child or family member with a disability is over 3 years old, please call Kerri Lowe at 524.8811, ext: 1526 or via email at email@example.com.
How do I know if I am eligible for services?
There is no financial criterion for eligibility; however there are many variables that may affect an individual's eligibility status. To find out if you or your family member qualifies, you need to contact the appropriate LRCS Intake Coordinator who will provide you with a fully confidential screening.
Does LRCS have a waiting list?
Unfortunately, there is currently a waiting list for services. The number of individuals on our waiting list changes frequently, and although it should have been eliminated all together with the passage of senate bill 38 in 2007, the 2012-2013 State budget biennium did not fully fund services for all individuals on the waiting list.
How does LRCS prioritize the waiting list?
A committee reviews requests for services and determines their status on the waiting list based on criteria developed by the State of New Hampshire.
What happens to individuals while waiting for services?
If the individual lives with family, he/she may be eligible for family support, respite, and parent-to-parent services. LRCS may also help individuals access other resources in the community through our Intake Coordinator.
From where does LRCS receive its funding?
Primary funding comes from Federal and State funds, grants, and private donations.
Where is LRCS located?
LRCS has one office in Laconia, NH at 719 North Main Street, which also houses the Family Resource Center and one office in Plymouth, NH to more closely support the communities located in our service area.
How many people does LRCS employ?
LRCS employs more than 350 people in full and part time positions.
How can I help?
Glad you asked! As a non-profit, our organization relies on donations and Medicaid funds to facilitate our services. If you would like to donate, please click here.