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Ascentria Care Alliance

Ascentria Care Alliance, formerly Lutheran Social Services of New England, began in 1872 in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. Over the years, the nonprofit organization has expanded to include many programs throughout New England including operating offices in Concord and Manchester New Hampshire. With a mission to: "strengthen communities by empowering people to respond to life's challenges" Ascentria serves more than 10,000 New Hampshire residents every year through seven supportive programs:

Disability Services works with persons with developmental disabilities or brain injuries, their families and the professionals that support them. By focusing on each person's capabilities, strengths and talents, Ascentria Disability Services supports a "whole life" approach assisting individuals as they building relationships, obtain work and enjoy a meaningful life.

Good News Garage accepts and repairs donated vehicles and awards them to working, low-income individuals who are without reliable transportation. More than 1,000 refurbished cars have been provided to NH residents and more than 4,000 vehicles have been awarded throughout New England since 1996.

Health Profession Opportunity Project (HPOP) offers supportive case management, education and training, and employment assistance to low income individuals in New Hampshire.

In-Home Care serves nearly 400 older or chronically ill residents with personalized care allowing them to remain in their own homes. Specializing in self-directed support, Ascentria employs 300 trained personal care providers who work with individuals ranging in age from 19 to 100 and older.

Language Bank began in 2001 and provides interpretation and translation servcies throughout New Hampshire. Language Bank employs more than 200 trained, professional interpreters who represent more than 60 languages. Language Bank services are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Services for New Americans (SNA) has resettled more than 3,000 refugees in New Hampshire since 1998. SNA offers client centered wrap-around services for each family including employment support, case management, specialized assistance for older adults, health and mental health support, housing placement, cultural orientation classes and English classes.

Therapeutic Family Connections provides specialized foster care and in-home supports for children and families who need an increased level of structure and guidance.

To learn more about Ascentria Care Alliance, please visit: ascentria.org or contact Susan Swain, Regional Marketing Director at: sswain@ascentria.org or 603.657.7423.

Posted on: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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