We received a special email this morning from Denise Castonguay, Adult Living Coordinator for Mount Prospect Academy in Plymouth, NH, thanking Alicia Huysmans and the MVTC staff for their recent support of MPA’s holiday event. Denise’s email is copied below – great job Alicia and Co.!

There is nothing glamorous about raising funds for new programs. The average person may care about homelessness and veterans in need, but gets uncomfortable getting close enough to become part of the solution. Thankfully this is not true about Alicia and the faculty at Mountain Valley Treatment.

When the director for The Bridge House, Cathy Bentwood and I decided to pull off a spur of the moment holiday event directly linked to our veterans advocacy program, our backs were up against the wall. We had a tight time frame, no data base of supporting volunteers, and a community already saturated with request for help.

Alicia, and the faculty at Mountain Valley, immediately raised their hands and asked how they could help. With little guidance from us, they created and supported one of the free events offered for families at the Cookie Walk. The generosity and creativity they brought to our fund raiser gave parents exactly the quality experience necessary for success.

Thank you for this unique partnership and for sharing our vision of community based leadership between area agencies.

With gratitude, Denise

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