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Letter: Help us find our founders

In 1976 three women started the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire by attending a Boston workshop on family violence and formed an organization to provide services to battered women since none existed in the area. We know that one of these women was a survivor and the other two were social workers. We would like to know who they are.

The Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire is celebrating its 35th anniversary by reintroducing itself to Merrimack County and by establishing its history. First known as the Concord Task Force for Battered Women, the crisis center incorporated as the Merrimack County Task Force Against Domestic Violence in April 1978. We have recently renamed the organization the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire, formerly the Rape and Domestic Violence Crisis Center. Our mission has evolved over the years, but the underlying theme has not. We exist to address violence, support those that are survivors and educate as prevention.

The identities of our founders are missing. The community may know who these women are; if so, please contact Jill Rockey, executive director, at 225-7376 or jill@cccnh.org.

MARIA PACELLI

Concord

(The writer is chairwoman of the board of the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire.)

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