2023 Mission Award Winner: Denise Day

Last updated July 20, 2023 | Published on June 22, 2023 | News & Updates

Each year, Community Action Partnership of Strafford County honors an outstanding staff member who embodies the mission and vision of the agency. This year’s Mission Award winner is Family Advocate Denise Day, whose passion and compassion have improved the lives of countless children and families in her 16 years at CAPSC.

Denise is a constant when it comes to our success stories and community outreach. She has an unmatched and unwavering ability to be both a powerful and a supportive force in the lives of the people she serves.

“I just feel like she is one of the main reasons for my stability with my daughter. From the moment I got to Dover, I needed somebody and Denise was that somebody and she continued to be.”

– Cheryl, a local resident and single mother who is thriving thanks in large part to Denise

Denise also does it all with a level of kindness and dedication that improves the lives of the coworkers around her.

“It’s just so inspiring to see how much she cares.”

– Heather Woods, Early Head Start Home Visitor

We’re honored to select Denise as the 2023 Mission Award winner, and hope our gratitude and love for Denise come through in the attached video that we made to help celebrate her at our 57th Annual Meeting in May! Thank you, Denise, and congratulations!

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CAPSC’s Mission and Vision

Founded in 1965, CAPSC is the sole provider in Strafford County to offer a full suite of programs and services designed to have a measurable impact on the health and welfare of at-risk children, seniors, and people experiencing low incomes.

Without the services provided by our agency, many local residents would be without a means to provide for their basic needs, including food, education, child care, utilities assistance, transportation, housing, emergency shelter and access to other services.

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Early Care and Education Program

Our Early Care and Education Program is rooted in the Head Start Approach to School Readiness, wherein children ages 0-5 grow socially, emotionally, intellectually, and cognitively, in preparation for elementary education. Children are creative and receptive, and our staff planning revolves around the needs and cues from each child. By respecting and encouraging individual abilities, we hope to develop a strong feeling of self-worth in each child.

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