Join us for hybrid sessions to learn more information and ask questions about the DD Systems Work.

TwCandidate Forums October 20 and 26o opportunities are available for families and individuals to meet local candidates and learn where candidates stand on issues.

Please join us for discussion and light refreshments. The Peterborough session will be held Thursday, October 20 from 5-7 p.m. at the Peterborough Town Library. The Keene session will be held on Wednesday, October 26 at MDS, 121 Railroad Street.

Three major topics of discussion with be the NH BDS System Redesign, the Workforce Rate Increase, and the Waitlist.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Sue Walthour, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-352-1304 ext 247.

These forums are sponsored by Monadnock Developmental Services, the Family Council and ABLE-NH.

Rachel Moses as Home Provider of the YearRachel Moses of Keene has been named New Hampshire’s Home Provider of the Year by the New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities, as part of Direct Support Professional (DSP) Appreciation during the month of September. Rachel was nominated by local service provider Residential Resources Inc., and joins a group of six Monadnock area Home Providers and DSPs who have received this statewide award.

Each year, the NH Council’s DSP Conference Committee selects a Direct Support Professional (DSP) and a Home Provider from the many statewide nominations they receive. These awards recognize caregivers who have shown outstanding service in supporting the people with whom they work on a daily basis.

Rachel Moses and her husband, Peter, opened their homes to an individual with developmental disabilities more than a decade ago, bringing her in as part of their family. In recent years, the individual has had some major health issues, resulting in her having to stay in a nursing home for rehabilitation. During this time, Rachel stepped right up to continue with care and advocacy to see this woman through cancer, blood transfusions, and procedures. Rachel has taken her to several appointments weekly, helped her adjust to new medications and protocols, and helping her go through surgeries. Never missing a beat, she always brings in her favorite food, Dunkin coffee and a donut. Rachel has worked hard to make sure that all of the individual’s needs are being met while in nursing home care.

“Rachel Moses so deserves to be recognized for the outstanding care she gives,” says Vikki White, Program Manager at Residential Resources, a provider agency working with Monadnock Developmental Services. “There is just no one else like her. She is top notch in my book, for the fun she creates and the love that she shows to her individual. Rachel never gives up, and is always sharing a smile with everyone around her!”

The individual herself says: "I love Rachel and Peter, they are my family and I want to be with them forever.”

MDS sends out its deepest thanks to the hundreds of Direct Support Professionals and Home Providers in the Monadnock Region, who are the closest to the front line, after families, in supporting people with disabilities. These caregiving heroes make a difference each and every day in the lives of those with developmental disabilities, providing long-term care and support.

If you or someone you know would like to enhance the lives of others while enriching your own, MDS is looking for compassionate, caring people for full and part-time work. Call 603-352-1304 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Family Support Conference Survey
Families: Please complete online survey by Sep 30
The NH Family Support Conference will return next summer and the planning committee wants important feedback from families. The FSC survey will help the planning team build a conference that will meet the needs of your family and others across the state.This survey should take no more than 5-6 minutes and will be available for family responses until September 30th. Questions about the survey? Contact Angela Boyle, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 603-893-1299 ext 344.

Click here to begin the Family Support Conference survey.