Building Our Future Together

Independence, opportunity, and inclusivity are key driving forces behind the mission statements of local nonprofits 603 United and Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS), both of which are dedicated to serving individuals with disabilities. For the first time, these two organizations will come together at the LRCS Annual Celebration on Thursday, April 13th, from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the Belknap Mill in Laconia.

This event will feature a catered reception followed by an awards ceremony honoring this year’s 2023 Community Partner Award, which recognizes the extraordinary efforts of supporters outside of the organization, Employee Mission Award, acknowledging employees going above and beyond to embody the mission of LRCS, and the Employee Longevity Awards, given to dedicated long-term employees. Immediately following the awards ceremony will be guest speakers from 603 United, Cassie Contigiani, Executive Director, and Kevin Shaw, Board President.

Started as a grassroots effort in 2022, 603 United stands by: “Live United and Be Inclusive.” Their goal as an organization is to provide social inclusion activities for adults 18+ with and without an intellectual disability. 603 United is dedicated to creating a community that fosters healthy relationships, healthy lifestyles, and inclusion within the Lakes Region.

“At LRCS, we value relationships and recognize the importance of community collaboration to better serve not only our individuals and families but the local community as a whole. We are excited and honored to have 603 United join us this year as we celebrate this growing partnership,” states Robert Leda, LRCS Vice President of Development and Public Relations.

While there is no charge to attend the event, seating is limited. Guests are asked to RSVP by April 7 to Judy Maguire at (603) 581-1504 or

Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS) is a nonprofit, comprehensive family support agency with a primary focus of providing supports to individuals with developmental disabilities and/or acquired brain disorders and their families. A dynamic human services organization, LRCS offers other essential and critical services to individuals in our Greater Lakes Region communities from birth throughout their lifespan. At the core of LRCS’ work are inclusion, acceptance, and building strengths and partnerships – whether at the individual, family or community level. LRCS has offices in Laconia and Plymouth which combine to serve families residing throughout Belknap and Southern Grafton Counties.  For more information visit