"We fully believe that our front-line staff and support staff play an essential role in offering outstanding person-centered services and are crucial to the growth of our agency"

Lee Rivers (Executive Director)

All of our staff have lived experience which does so much for the work they do in our community.

Here's what our staff is saying:

Darren Dumas

"I have been employed with Community Connections of Franklin County for a little over 2 years. Since being hired in 2018, I have had many roles. Working for Community Connections of Franklin County has been nothing short of amazing since I was hired. Each day has it’s new challenges, however; that’s what makes my job so much fun and entertaining. My colleagues and coworkers within the agency also add to the benefits of working for an agency, like Community Connections of Franklin County. Everyone is welcoming, helpful and encouraging. 

Community Connections of Franklin County has also helped me on a personal level. Since being employed with Community Connections of Franklin County, it has provided me with a sense of belonging. Working and collaborating with others, including members of our local communities, allows you to be part of something bigger than yourself. It allows you to play off the strengths of others and use their insights and talents to improve your own work performance."

Kevin Elmer

"I started working for Community Connections of Franklin County in June 2019. I am employed as a Peer Homeless Specialist at the Barnabas House Homeless Transitional Shelter. I assist individuals in finding permanent housing, employment if they are able to work and provide them guidance on everyday life experiences that one may experience as an adult. Every day presents different trials and tribulations, however; with the support of my co-workers and amazing supervisor I have managed to navigate through this a little easier.

Working for Community Connections of Franklin County has made me a better person. I have always enjoyed helping people, and since I have started in this position I truly feel like I am making a difference in people's lives; as I can relate to some of their situations and enjoy being there to help them in any possible way, even if sometimes it's just to lend an ear."

Ashley LaBare

"Hi! My name is Ashley and I have been employed with Community Connections of Franklin County for over a year. I enjoy my job more than I have ever enjoyed a job. One of my favorite things about working for Community Connections is that we are all a family. If you need something, someone will ensure you have it. If you are having a bad day, you always have someone to turn to that you trust. 

Community Connections of Franklin County has also helped me on a personal level. As I have lived experience with mental health, and as I stated above, there is always someone that is there for you, whether you need a shoulder to cry on or weather you just need to vent. Since starting my employment with this agency my overall personal anxiety has lessened greatly. When I first gained employment with the agency, I actually thought I was going to need to file for disability because I couldn’t even go into a store by myself. Now, I know that I am not alone - I’ve conquered so many of my fears and I could not have done that without the help of my supervisor and my co-workers. 

So, if you’re seeking employment to work for an amazing agency and have a job that you don’t dread going to, Community Connections of Franklin County is the place to go!"

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

Community Connections of Franklin County provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, martial status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Community Connections of Franklin County complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Community Connections of Franklin County expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

    7 Pearl Street

    Malone, N.Y. 12953

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