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Dear PathWays Community,

Updated : April 4th, 2020

Good Afternoon.

I would like to begin by acknowledging the commitment and dedication of our staff and home providers to the individuals and families we serve. Many people count on us for daily support and you have continued to provide these essential services during very difficult times. Thank you so much!

We are all balancing work and family life while experiencing stress and anxiety due to the uncertainty we face. Please continue to reach out to your supervisor or our Human Resources Department if there are ways we can assist you with these challenges. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. wrote: “We are here to help each other get through this thing, whatever it is.”

We have continued to implement strategies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and have modified our services as necessary according to the requirements of the Governor’s Emergency Orders and guidance from the New Hampshire Departments of Health and Human Services and Public Health as well as the CDC. This has included restricting visitors to our larger community residences, discontinuing non-essential activities in the community and transitioning all of our non-direct support staff to telecommuting. Our Service Coordinators continue to check in with people and are conducting Individual Service Agreement and Team meetings by video conference. All of our other meetings are being held by video or teleconference.

We suspended visits to our offices in Claremont, Newport and Lebanon on March 23rd. We asked people to use the drop boxes at our offices and to call ahead to our main office to make arrangements if they needed to pick up something. This seems to be working well and has reduced the traffic in our office considerably. Beginning on Monday April 6th our 654 Main Street office be staffed from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please continue to call ahead at 603-542-8706 if you need to make arrangements to pick up something during these hours. PathWays will continue to provide services and will be available to you 24 hours a day by phone or email.

Please continue to visit the CDC website frequently as this is the best source of current information. The address is https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Stay safe and wash your hands!

Mark Mills, CEO

Welcome to PathWays of the River Valley

PathWays is a non-profit agency that serves people with disabilities in their home communities in Sullivan and Lower Grafton counties. PathWays works with children, adults, and their families to provide ongoing, individualized support. PathWays works with local agencies, programs and businesses to provide individuals with meaningful work, recreation and community life.

PathWays of the River Valley is the result of a merger in 2006 that combined the resources of Developmental Services of Sullivan County (DSSC) of Claremont, and United Developmental Services (UDS) in Lebanon and is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of local citizens.

We are PathWays of the River Valley, a community-based non-profit agency that supports people with developmental disabilities and brain injuries and their families throughout Sullivan and Lower Grafton Counties.

Samantha Valdivia will be PathWays’ new Intake Coordinator following the retirement of Pam Cyr! Samantha has been with PathWays for six years serving as an Administrative Assistant. She brings to this new role a passion for our mission, strong organizational skills, and a desire to learn and grow with PathWays. She begins her training for the new role this month! Congratulations Samantha!

This is a Place For You to call Home

Please use this website to learn more about our programs and connect with other individuals, families and community resources who share our belief in ensuring the quality of life and human dignity of all members of our community.

Support Ages 0-3

PathWays Family Centered Early Supports and Services is a program of developmental services for eligible infants and toddlers. The program is family-centered home/community based.

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Support Ages 3-21

PathWays collaborates with families and local school districts, who have primary responsibility for services for individuals between the ages of 3 and 21…

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Adult Support

PathWays provides supports for adults with developmental disabilities or brain injuries in everyday life to maintain their independence and well-being is what we do here at Pathways.

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Enhanced Family Care

Our Enhanced Family Care Providers allow individuals with disabilities to live in a community based, home environment, while still receiving supports.

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Learn more about the towns we serve in Lower Grafton and Sullivan Counties, as well as our office locations.

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Looking for a rewarding work? PathWays employs over 150 people in Sullivan and Grafton Counties of New Hampshire. Learn more about current opportunities and benefits of a career in human services!

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You may often wonder where your money goes and how much is eaten up in administration costs.

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Family Support Council

The Family Support Advisory Council is an advisory body to PathWays of the River Valley, the region’s designated Developmental Services agency.

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Administrative Office – Lower Grafton and Sullivan Counties • 654 Main Street • Claremont, NH 03743
Phone 603-542-8706 or 603-448-2077 • Fax 603-542-0421

PathWays of the River Valley is the result of a merger in 2006 that combined the resources of Developmental Services of Sullivan County (DSSC) of Claremont, and United Developmental Services (UDS) in Lebanon and is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of local citizens.


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