Connecting Individuals with Disabilities
to their Communities

Individuals with disabilities and their families work with Community Bridges to manage their unique challenges, maneuver the obstacles and thrive in their communities.

For over 35 years, Community Bridges has provided the tools and support to individuals with disabilities, so they become welcomed and active contributors in our community, and that makes it a better place for everyone!service area

Our individual approach is focused on creating the best life possible for every individual we serve. From early childhood through all phases of life, people experiencing developmental disabilities or injuries have an advocate and caring partner to help them utilize their skills and talents to live a productive and rewarding life that they choose for themselves.

Our Service Area

Allenstown, Andover, Boscawen, Bow, Bradford, Canterbury, Chichester, Concord, Danbury, Deering, Dunbarton, Epsom, Franklin, Henniker, Hill, Hillsborough, Hopkinton, Loudon, Newbury, New London, Northfield, Pembroke, Pittsfield, Salisbury, Sutton, Warner, Weare, Webster, Wilmot, Windsor

Individual and Family Support Services

Ongoing Support Across a person’s Lifespan through Committed and Caring Family Support, Case Management and Specialized Services

For people ages 3 and above, your first experience with Community Bridges after Intake and Eligibility is through Individual and Family Support Services. We support people throughout Merrimack County of any age and eligible disability, whether developmental disability or acquired brain disorder. We offer a wide array of supports including the development of positive school district collaboration, researching and selecting providers of needed services as well as seeking community resources and opportunities, which you and your family can choose from and combine creatively to meet your priorities as you transition through each stage of life.

We believe that a full range of life experiences and opportunities are available to you, and we are committed to supporting you to align the services you need to live the full life you envision.  Our Case Managers are trained to use Person-Centered Thinking strategies, and to facilitate Person-Centered Planning.  Person-Centered processes enable people with disabilities to identify the personal life outcomes they want to achieve, to gain experience over their lifespan, and to work with their personal support network to choose pathways to success.  A Person-Centered approach is critical to promoting and enhancing your personal choice, decision-making and direction.

The Individual and Family Support Department is made up of the following Case Management teams:

Please take a closer look at what we offer for support!

Family Directed Support Case Management

Adult Services Case Management

Participant Directed Services Case Management

To make an appointment for Eligibility & Intake 3 years old and up, please contact our Intake Specialist 3+: Laurie Noto 603-225-4153 ext. 350 or Lnoto@communitybridgesnh.org
 
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact Community Bridges through the Federal Relay Service (NH Relay) by calling 7-1-1 or 1-800-735-4423

Please feel free to reach out to us

Family Directed Support
Courtney Faison, Individual and Family Support Department, 225-4153 extension 204 or cfaison@communitybridgesnh.org

Adult Case Management
Caryn-Ann Ferriter 225-4153 extension 214 or cferriter@communitybridgesnh.org

Participant Directed and Managed Services
Terri Warren 225-4153 extension 269 or twarren@communitybridgesnh.org

“Our son’s group of therapists were not only highly skilled but creative and joyful and they love what they do.” – Deodonne