Spaulding Academy & Family Services Recognizes Staff

October 03, 2022

Many thanks to the Winnisquam Echo for featuring this news on its front page! View the Echo article online or in a print-ready PDF.

Northfield, NH – The employees of Spaulding Academy & Family Services recently enjoyed an afternoon of food, games, and relaxation during the organization’s annual Staff Appreciation event. More than two-thirds of the total number of employees – approximately 205 people – attended.  The event overlapped multiple shifts so that staff members on the Academic, Residential, Community Based, Family Services, Housekeeping, Facilities and Grounds, Support Services, and Administrative teams could attend, including some with overnight shifts.

Food and beverages were provided by local food trucks: Baked & Brewed Café, Prime Time Grilled Cheese, and Winni Wagon. Staff members enjoyed cornhole games and giveaways, including hats, umbrellas, and collapsible coolers.

“The Staff Appreciation event is a great opportunity to thank everyone on campus for their daily contributions that make Spaulding Academy & Family Services such a special place,” said Nicole Keefe, Board Liaison & Communications Specialist, who organized the event. “We refer to our staff as the ‘Spaulding Family,’ and it was fun to focus on those family connections and relax together. We’re grateful to the Facilities and Food Services teams for their assistance with the event.”

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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. Its scenic hilltop campus is located on over 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 the Northfield campus, Spaulding Academy & Family Services’ 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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