Gateways Community Services

2019 Goals:

Gateways Community Services’ primary role is to support individuals with all types of disabilities and their families. We engage in community partnerships to create a seamless treatment and support system. This also helps to coordinate the delivery of innovative services that enhance the integration of medical, behavioral and long-term support, resulting in better healthcare, improved outcomes and lower costs. Gateways believes in “nothing about us without us.”  Through education and training we will re-invigorate the Greater Nashua education and advocacy network of family mentors for each town we serve to advocate regionally, statewide and federally. This will empower the individuals we support to exercise choice and voice. We continually fine tune our essential services, offering a wider range of options while making them even more user friendly.

Fundraising Events:

Providing our clients with services that promote independence and ease remain a top priority for Gateways. This year, we are excited to welcome Dr. Temple Grandin, world-renowned Autism expert to speak to our community. We will continue our fundraising efforts in 2019 with events such as United Way’s Over the Edge, our annual appeal. In addition, our Annual Celebration, to be held in September, is a wonderful event that celebrates our clients and staff. This year’s event will feature nationally acclaimed filmmaker Dan Habib, whose work focuses on the challenges and achievements of those with developmental disabilities. Other events to give include Giving Tuesday, New Hampshire Gives.

Giving Opportunities:

Donations provide us with essential support. Online donations can be made at  You can designate to a specific program or give in honor or in memory of a loved one. Other ways to give include the endowment fund, annual appeal, bequests, and via the Gateways newsletter. Checks can be made payable to Gateways Community Services. Mail to 144 Canal Street, Nashua, NH 03034.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteers in our organization have become a piece in our woven fabric that makes Gateways Community Services a family. If interested in volunteering, please connect with the staff development coordinator at We look forward to hearing from you. Opportunities available: clerical and office support, special bulk mailings, completing consumer surveys, fundraising events, meal preparation and facilitating activities in the Adult Day Service Program, and maintenance projects. Volunteer eligibility requirements: Must be 18 years of age or older, complete and pass a criminal background check, complete and pass a TB test.

Board Officers   /   Board Members

Edgar R. Carter

Helen Honorow
Vice Chair

Joe Gamache

Mark Thornton

Leah Brokhoff

Bob Corcoran

Kim Craffey

Peggy Gilmour

Jim McKenna

Tim McMahon

Jim Moran

Rich Pietravalle

Sharron Rowlett-Moore

Lauren Primmer

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