100+ Women donates to Avenue A

  • Avenue A recently accepted a donation of more than $11,000 from 100+ Women Who Care Monadnock. From left: Mikala Mackesy, teen representative; Jacqueline Roland, Avenue A Coordinator; Boo Martin, 100+ Women Who Care Monadnock; Melissa Gallagher, Executive Director, The Grapevine. Courtesy photo

Published: 5/6/2021 2:26:20 PM

100+ Women Who Care Monadnock stepped up recently to help fund critical support for local teens, with a donation of over $11,000 to Avenue A, a program of The Grapevine Family and Community Resource Center in Antrim.

In the last year, almost 20% of local teens admitted to having thoughts of suicide, a surge that reflects the trauma of Covid-19. As explained by Mikala Mackesy, teen representative for Avenue A, teens have suffered “isolation and loss of connection to friends and loved ones. They’re reaching out and just waiting for someone else to reach back.” Jacqueline Roland, Avenue A Coordinator, noted that Avenue A is the only teen center in New Hampshire that is embedded in a family and community resource center, expanding both its reach and its services.

The members of 100+ Women Who Care Monadnock reached back. Every quarter, members vote for a nonprofit to receive a check of $50 or more from each member. Eligible nonprofits must serve the residents in any of 14 towns in the region. Currently meeting virtually, the 100+ Women members view videos from the nonprofits explaining their services and how the money will be used.

More information about Avenue A is available at https://grapevinenh.org/. To become a member of 100+ Women Who Care Monadnock or apply for the next round of funding, visit https://www.100womenwhocaremonadnock.com/.


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