Stay Work Play New Hampshire – June 23, 2017

Doing Good NH: Kara Morse of Southern New Hampshire Health
By Laura Brusseau

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing young professional Kara Morse, who has dedicated her life to helping others!

Kara was born in Nashua and has had the opportunity to live all over the United States, Sicily and Iceland. Kara went to college in Maryland but New Hampshire was calling her home! Shortly after moving back to New Hampshire, Kara met her husband and now they are expecting their first child this summer!

Kara with her husband Matt.

Kara enjoys participating in numerous fundraisers for the Nashua Humane Society and she serves on the “Serving Those Who Serve” committee at Foundation Medical Partners, which focuses on serving the need of our veterans. In Kara’s free time, you can find her visiting friends and family, enjoying all that the Lakes Region has to offer or walking through Mine Falls Park in Nashua.

Kara
Participating in the Nashua Humane Society Walk!

Today, Kara is employed as the clinical administrator for Foundation Medical Partners in the Behavioral Health Department. While studying at the University of Maryland in College Park she found an interest and passion in human psychopathology, which would lead her to an internship at the Prince George’s Hospital Sexual Assault Center. During her internship she helped a survivor of sexual assault that was impregnated as a result of rape, and in that moment she realized there is nothing more powerful than someone allowing you to be by their side at their most vulnerable time. This experience would lead her to earn her masters in Social Work from the University of Baltimore under the Title IV-E program! In return for the federal government paying her tuition she worked in the Child Welfare System of Maryland for two years focusing on the foster care of teenagers. Kara says that this experience was the most rewarding and life altering moment of her life – she realized that people can face very tough circumstances and be treated poorly yet our inner core is so resilient and full of hope. Now a decade later she is changing lives back in her hometown and sharing her light at Southern New Hampshire Health.

The mission of Southern New Hampshire Health is to improve, maintain and preserve the overall health and well-being of individuals living in the greater Nashua area by providing information, education and access to exceptional health and medical care services.

 

Upcoming Events:

Southern New Hampshire Health offers many low cost to no cost community educational programs. Classes vary from health and nutrition to yoga and a variety of child-birth classes for new parents. A complete list of programs can be found here.

Find them on social media:

You can find them on FacebookTwitter & Instagram.

Advice to young professionals:

When asked why young professionals should give back Kara said, “I can’t over emphasize how important it is to work hard for what you want. It’s important to take an assertive approach to your life goals and work towards them each and every day. Avoid expecting that life will simply hand you what you want. Instead motivate yourself to try hard every day and view setbacks as learning opportunities. Stay hopeful and don’t be afraid of change!”

There are so many wonderful people and agencies making a difference in our own back yards! If you would like us to feature your non profit agency or know of an amazing NH professional giving back like Kara email  me at doinggood@stayworkplay.org

Until next time –Do Good NH!

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