HealthFirst Family Care Center: A Partner Agency
Rick Silverberg of HealthFirst Family Care Center, a long time partner agency of Granite United Way, is a passionate donor and advocate for our mission. Rick has a long history of supporting United Way in the Central Region and has always believed that we can do more together than we can individually.
“I grew up in a blue-collar industrial city in Connecticut where the United Way helped to fund much-needed services for my family, our neighbors, and our friends, proving to be a pillar of the community,” said Rick.
His father worked for an agency that received funding from United Way and was on their local Board of Directors. Fresh out of graduate school, Rick continued the family tradition by working for United Way-funded agencies, joining local committees, and eventually working for the United Way of Greater New Haven, Connecticut. When Rick moved to New Hampshire in 1980, he became involved with United Way projects, first in Merrimack County and then in the Lakes Region.
Rick’s advocacy for Granite United Way also takes place inside the very organization he works for. He is proud to say that HealthFirst Family Care Center has been a United Way partner since their inception twenty-three years ago. “Our organization has been part of several large-scale United Way initiatives and at present, it partners with the United Way in the delivery of expanded substance misuse disorder and behavioral health services.”
Even as a small employer, with a staff of 54, HealthFirst Family Care Center runs a workplace campaign. “Our staff see the needs of the individuals in the community, and we know that they largely benefit from United Way-funded services,” said Rick. “Together, HealthFirst, Granite United Way, and other funded partners positively impact the Lakes Region and communities like it.”