Community Cafe update

On Saturday, February 25 local community members joined us at a Community Café to talk about the potential of a family resource center in Saranac Lake. The Alliance wanted to learn directly from local families about their needs and vision for a family resource center. A diverse group of fourteen adults shared what had surprised them about being parents, the type of support they need, and what their ideal family resource center would look like. Notes and pictures from the Community Café are attached.

Jamie Basiliere thoughtfully led the group through the Community Café process. We are grateful to Danielle and Rob Carr, Lucianna Cellotti, Kristi Colarusso, Cathy Craft, Patti McGillicuddy, and Erin Streiff. A big thank you to the Lil' School for hosting the event and the staff there for creating a fun Kids Café.

There will be a second Community Café at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center on April 28 at 5:00. Registration is required, please register online at

Click here for more photos from the cafe!

Click here for notes from our conversation!


Address: PO Box 288 / 304 Bear Cub Lane, Lake Placid, NY 12946

Phone: (518) 523-9904


Thank you

The Adirondack Birth to Three Alliance is a project of Adirondack Foundation. BT3 is supported by the generosity of foundations and individuals like you!