- July 2022 -

Opportunity Brews Confidence

Mission Moment

Rockstar Katie!

Our N.E.S.T (New Employment Skills Training) Program celebrated several interns this month, including some that finished their training and some that are just getting started! This month we want to showcase our Rockstar N.E.S.T participant Katie! 

Katie is from Old Lyme, CT, and is excited to learn some new skills this summer. During her first week, Katie enjoyed learning the ropes around the shop and making a new friend - her job coach Amelia! 


The Deep River community, that The Nest calls home, has been impacted by the choices of individuals that do not represent what our community stands for. In response to the recent events, The Nest and A Little Compassion are activating a positive campaign called Hands Together for Racial Equality and Justice. This campaign is a simple, but meaningful, way to reject racism and promote inclusivity in our community.

We invite everyone to stop by The Nest and receive a paper handprint representing skin tones from around the world. Each handprint will become a part of our diversity collage, which we will showcase on our storefront windows. A suggested donation of $5 will go towards the anti-racism programs at Tri-Town Youth Services Bureau.

Be apart of the #DeepRiver difference, so that we can bring our Hands Together for equality and justice for all members of our community.


New Program Director

Kimberly was inspired to be an advocate for others through her personal experiences with mental health. Outside of her work at ALC, Kimberly has a passion for art and writing young adult literature. She is currently working towards her MFA in Writing.Kimberly is looking forward to utilizing her creativity and compassion to continue the work ALC is doing for the community.

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Looking for a local, safe place to meet like-minded folks? Come join us for our Nest Gatherings!  The Nest Coffee House is proud to provide young adults with an inclusive, fun space to hang out and share their interests with others.  Check out our July Gatherings, and join our Meetup Group for more information.

Thursday July 7th 6:00-7:00 PM  

Tuesday July 12th 6:00-7:00 PM  

Tuesday July 19th 6:00-7:00 PM  

CHATFIELD HOLLOW HIKE - Chatfield Hollow State Park
Thursday July 28th 4:30 - 5:45 PM  

Nest Gatherings are funded in part by generous grants from  the Community Foundation of Middlesex County and the American Savings Foundation.

For more information please join our Meet Up group at

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