Community Bridges

Family Support Council

The Family Support Council is vital to the success of Community Bridges’ mission.

The Council is made up of individuals who reside in our service area and who each have a family member with a disability. Its goal is to ensure that all individuals with disabilities are valued as contributing members of the community.

The Council achieves its goal by providing:

  • A forum where families share information and support
  • A voice for change and inclusion
  • A source of encouragement and support
  • A resource of talent, experience, and perspective
  • A community of people who care about one another
  • The Family Support Council is at the heart of Community Bridges and its mission


The Family Support Council empowers families with a member of any age who experiences a disability. The Family Support Council works in partnership with Community Bridges to provide knowledge, support, and advocacy.

These options allow families to make informed decisions on behalf of their family member. The Council works to ensure that all individuals with disabilities are valued members of the community.

The Family Support Council also:

  • Provides a voice for individuals with disabilities and their families throughout the region
  • Shares information and provides education to families
  • Remains current on and shares perspectives about the work of other area agencies, the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities, and national trends
  • Advises the Community Bridges Board of Directors on matters affecting families, as well as in the planning and coordination of events, activities, and workshops

If you’d like to learn more about joining the Family Support Council,
contact us at 603-226-3212 x269.

Family Support Council Events

The Family Support Council coordinates events throughout the year that bring together members of our communities in ways that are supportive and informative.

Check out our Regional Parent Training Events.

Visit our Resource Database for information on things to do, places of interest, ways to connect, and more!

Family Support Newsletter Archive

Learn about what the Family Support Council is working on this quarter. Read the current issue of the Family Support Council newsletter here.

Archived Issues

Community Bridges is a non-profit agency serving the communities of central New Hampshire. Disability is a natural part of the human experience and may occur as a result of developmental impairments, injury, or aging. We advance the integration, growth, and interdependence of people with disabilities in their home communities in ways that promote their ability to have positive control over the lives they have chosen for themselves.