History of the Batchelder Society
In September 1905, a group of twenty eight citizens gathered at the home of Mrs. Alice Batchelder to create an organization that would provide food and clothing to needy families. The new organization was called Associated Charities of Keene. Today, it is known as Monadnock Family Services.
Monadnock Family Services has grown and changed in many ways since 1905. We still offer aid to families, but today that aid also comes in the form of counseling and related supports to individuals and families living with mental illness.
The intentions of the original twenty-eight concerned citizens live on today in the generosity of our donors. It was with this caring legacy in mind that MFS created The Batchelder Society.