New Film Release
Institutions: Close Them!
Institutions: Close Them! is a film production inspired by members of People First of New Hampshire to help send the message that all institutions must be closed.
Featured in the film are five members of People First of New Hampshire who had lived at Laconia State School and Training Center in Laconia, New Hampshire. These five individuals; Frank, Roberta, Linda, Annabelle, and Joanne share their stories past and present to encourage movement toward community living.
People First of New Hampshire is preparing a toolkit to accompany this film to help other states close their institutions. This will be available soon. Laconia was the first state institution in the United States to close in 1991.
Please watch this powerful film and get involved in our cause.
|Institutions: Close Them! ~ A Production of |
People First of New Hampshire
|About Institutions: Close Them!
Institutions: Close Them! is the #1 goal for People First of New Hampshire which is a non-profit organization directed by citizen self-advocates in our state who experience disabilities. We have and will plan to work with states across the nation to close institutions.
Members of People First of New Hampshire who once lived at Laconia State School and Training Center have shared their stories of great hardship yet have moved rightfully forward with dignity as member citizens within our communities. Their stories of inspiration have led the board of directors to demand that all institutions be closed. To this end, a goal to help close institutions began in 2009. For additional information, please visit our webpage dedicated to Institutions: Close Them!