Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities

Enriching the Lives of Children with Complex Medical and Developmental Needs


2018 Goals:

Founded in 1947, Cedarcrest Center today provides a nurturing, home-like setting for up to 26 children with complex needs in a program of specialized medical care, special education and therapy services. In 2018, the center will continue its work with strategic partners to further develop and expand the use of telemedicine to improve care coordination with specialty physicians. We will continue to focus on providing step-down, hospital-to-home transition care for children born with medical complexity. Our collaborative work with organizations across several sectors to address common concerns related to health care workforce development will be ongoing.

Fundraising Events:

Cedarcrest’s signature event, this year the 6th Annual ‘Kids Care’ Walk and Roll, will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The 2.1-mile non-competitive circuit begins and ends at Cedarcrest Center, and is open to children and their families, community members, school, church, employee and other groups, participating individually or in teams. Participants may walk or roll with the assistance of a mobility device. More information and registration links are on the Cedarcrest website, cedarcrest4kids.org

Giving Opportunities:

General contributions to Cedarcrest Center provide cultural enrichment and recreational opportunities for the children, and provide funding for specialized medical equipment and educational and therapeutic technology. Interested individuals may contribute to Cedarcrest Center securely on our website with any major credit card, or with gifts of cash or appreciated securities by contacting the development director by telephone or in writing. We are also happy to assist those who wish to arrange a gift through a will or trust, or who wish to explore opportunities for endowment gifts.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteers play important roles at Cedarcrest. Some rock, sing, play games or do crafts with the children; groups of students and business colleagues assist with work projects; high school clubs help “chaperone” our Valentine’s dance and prom; quilting and sewing groups alter and mend clothing or work to help keep the children’s rooms brightly
decorated. Interested individuals should visit our website first, and then contact us at info@cedarcrest4kids.org

Board of Trustees

  • Cynthia Coughlin
    Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Keene
  • Annie DiSilva
    Monadnock Developmental Services
  • Dan Donovan
    Rose Meadow


  • Donna Dunlop
    Hopkinton Town Library
  • Kathy Frazier
    Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Keene
  • Glenn Galloway
    Hogancamp PC
  • Emily Hartshorne
    Keene Public Schools
  • Rebecca Joki
  • Beth Truman Kirkpatrick
    Savings Bank of Walpole
  • Ed McCaul
    Keene State College
  • Allen Mendelson
    Edward Jones Investements
  • Cole A Mills
    C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc,.
  • Elizabeth Peets
    Lincoln Street, Inc.
  • Paul Pezone
    Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Keene
  • John Snowdon
    Retired film producer
  • Carmelina Stella
    Miranda’s on Main
  • Alan Stroshine
    Keene Senior Center
  • Nancy Vincent
    Keene Public Library
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