Senator Shaheen Visits Mid-State’s Little Antlers Learning Center

Jun 2, 2022 | News, Uncategorized

Senator Shaheen visited Mid-State’s Little Antlers Learning Center on Wednesday, June 1, following her successful push to secure $200,000 through the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) process to support families and children in Grafton County. This award will help the center renovate an 8,400-square-foot building to better provide early childhood education and childcare to families in the Central New Hampshire Region.  Little Antlers Learning Center is slated to open this summer, providing space for more than 60 children in the region to have access to reliable, top-notch childcare.

“Access to affordable childcare and quality early education are top of mind for Granite State families, particularly as families grapple with surging costs. That’s why I fought to bring meaningful resources to address this issue in New Hampshire through the annual funding legislation – visiting Little Antlers Learning Center today highlighted how important these investments are,” said Shaheen. “It was great to witness renovations that are underway as the center transforms its building to better meet the needs of children and families in Grafton County. I’m excited for the new center’s anticipated opening this summer, and I’ll continue to prioritize investing in quality education and learning for young Granite Staters.”

“There is a critical need for childcare in our rural region, and Mid-State is committed to being a part of the solution. I’d like to thank Senator Shaheen for her successful push to secure funding through the Congressionally Directed Spending process for our Little Antlers Learning Center. By all of us working together, it has helped to ensure that many families in our region have access to high-quality, reliable childcare,” said Robert MacLeod, DHA, Chief Executive Officer of Mid-State Health Center.

Mid-State has worked to secure a variety of funding including Community Development Block Grants and tax credits, as well as a grant through the Northern Border Regional Commission. Audrey Goudie, Director of Philanthropy states, ““We have had very generous community partners join us in our mission to increase the capacity for childcare in our community, however, more funding is needed to help defray the costs of this project.”

Little Antlers has naming opportunities and general fundraising options available through their Building the Next Generation capital campaign. Every donation will make a difference for our community’s children. To learn more visit littleantlers.org.

Senator Shaheen and the Mid-State Health Center team at the new learning center.

Mid-State Health Center has announced that its newest primary care office in Lincoln, New Hampshire is now open. The clinic, located at 6 South Mountain Drive will provide top-notch, convenient, and affordable primary care options to the local area.

“We are overjoyed to open our new primary care site in Lincoln and expand our services in the area. This new clinic affords us the opportunity to provide Mid-State’s high-quality primary care services in an area that has, in the past, had limited healthcare services,” said Robert MacLeod, Chief Executive Officer at Mid-State Health Center.

Mid-State Lincoln is accepting patients of all ages and will offer primary care services such as physical examinations, immunizations, and diagnoses and treatment of illness and injuries. The clinic also offers care coordination with other healthcare providers, prescribing medication, and management of chronic conditions, providing a healthcare home model for its patients.

The new clinic is open Monday through Friday, and business hours can be found online at midstatehealth.org. To make an appointment, please call 603-536-4000.

In addition, Mid-State will be hosting a community open house on Thursday, March 2nd from 4 PM to 6 PM where residents and businesses from the local community can tour the new office, meet members of the Mid-State team, learn how to become a new patient, and hear more about the services Mid-State Health Center offers.  A ribbon cutting will take place at 4:15 PM, however, community members are invited to stop by at any point during the event. Light refreshments will be served.

For questions about the open house, Samantha Hooper, Director of Marketing and Communication can be contacted via email at shooper@midstatehealth.org.