RedesignationJan2020January 13 Update: Online surveys will be available in late January/early February for those who weren't able to attend the Public Forums. Stay tuned.

January 2 Update: Public Forums planned for Keene on January 8 have been cancelled. Please plan to attend a session in Peterborough on Monday, January 8 at the Peterborough Town Library.

MDS, the Region V Area Agency, is hosting Public Forums in Keene and Peterborough in early January 2020 as part of the formal process required every five years by the State of NH and DHHS. The forums are facilitated by the State, and are held for families and individuals who receive services from MDS. We encourage everyone to attend one of these sessions. These forums are for families and individuals only. Please RSVP to Kyna by phone -- 603-352-1304 ext 273 -- or by email -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In Peterborough, two sessions will be held on Monday, January 6th at the Peterborough Library, one from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for individuals, another from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for families/guardians. 

In Keene, two sessions will be held on Wednesday, January 8th at MDS, 121 Railroad Street, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for individuals, another from 6:30 to 8 p.m.for families/guardians.

Every five years, each area agency must be redesignated by the State of New Hampshire to continue as an Area Agency. The process of redesignation is a comprehensive evaluation that reviews many aspects of service delivery quality and compliance. The review is required by state regulation: RSA 171-A and He-M 505.

These forums facilitated by the State are held for families and individuals who receive services organized by the Area Agency. Data will be gathered via these forums as well as online surveys, compliance audits and service reviews. All information gathered will be summarized for the Redesignation report.

RSVP:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-352-1304 ext 273.

These forums are for families and individuals only, not staff or providers.