Spaulding Academy Family Services Expands with Community Based Program Building

September 09, 2021

Northfield, NH – Spaulding Academy & Family Services (formerly Spaulding Youth Center) is pleased to announce the opening of a new building for its Community Based Programs staff and families. The Shaker House is located in Northfield, approximately two miles from campus.

Services acquired the property several years ago, the house was renovated to fulfill the unique space needs of the Community Based Programs staff. The team consists of a foster care licensing worker, masters level clinicians, case managers, and family aides who partner to provide Individual Service Option (ISO) Foster Care, In-Home Services, and Child Health Support to children and families.

When staff members are not on the road visiting the children and families they support, the Shaker House provides a private and discreet family meeting room for supervised family visits. In addition, the onsite two-car garage was renovated to additional office space for six employees. All construction and renovation work on both buildings – except for the electrical and flooring – was completed by the Spaulding Academy & Family Services Facilities team.

The house and garage now provide workspace for a total of 14 Community-Based program staff members with a parking area that accommodates 15 vehicles. “This expansion of our office and meeting spaces is significant. Now our Community Based Programs staff have their own private offices to check in and out of as they travel, and the families we work with in the greater community can enjoy a welcoming and home-like place to meet,” said Todd Emmons, CEO & President, Spaulding Academy & Family Services. “Thanks to the addition of the Shaker House, we also have newly available space on our main campus for Academy and Residential Program use.”

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About Spaulding Academy & Family Services

Spaulding Academy & Family Services is a leading provider of educational, residential, therapeutic and community-based programs and services for families, and children and youth with neurological, emotional, behavioral, learning or developmental challenges, including Autism Spectrum Disorder and those who have experienced significant trauma, abuse or neglect. Established in 1871, Spaulding Academy & Family Services is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was formerly known as Spaulding Youth Center since 1958. Our scenic hilltop campus is located on more than 500 acres in Northfield, NH and welcomes boys and girls from ages 4 to 21 from around the state of New Hampshire and beyond. In addition to programs provided on our Northfield campus, Spaulding’s community-based programs include foster family licensing, Individual Service Option (ISO) foster care, ISO in-home services, child health support services, and more for children ages 0 to 20 and their family. For information about Spaulding Academy & Family Services, visit


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