A Comfortable New Place to Stay

There’s a wonderful old house in Wilton, not far from here, that has been renovated and outfitted into a lovely place to stay for a few nights or longer. From their brochure: “The house was designed and built for Judge George F. Bales in the early 1900s…” “Grand, yet intimate, it boasts soaring 10-foot ceilings and original detailing throughout – including the ‘grand front porch’ with 16 mini pillars.” Three sumptuous rooms, each with its history upstairs, and lovely living room and entertainment spaces downstairs. Air conditioning. Hosted by Kathryn Rockwood, who lived in Temple for many years. For more information, you may find them on Facebook at 34 Park, and on Airbnb.

Household Caregivers

We have openings for household caregivers to start this summer. Generous benefits. Private apartment provided, many living expenses covered, additional monthly stipend. Perfect for a young couple or small family, also perfect for a single person. Bring your skills and interests – we’d love to have you. Send letter of interest and resume to Kristen Stanton, PO Box 137, Temple, NH 03084 or email tokristen.stanton@lukascommunity.org.

24 Hours to Help Us Make History| NH Gives

We need your help! The weather is changing, and the autumn temperatures are staying warm late into the season. This is lovely… except that our root cellars have not cooled down, either, by harvest time and we can’t safely store the baskets and bushels of vegetables and other produce from our gardens and orchards. Reluctant to let all of these wonderful things rot away, we discovered a cost-effective solution: Build an insulated walk-in cooler in the root cellar space using a CoolBot. (https://www.storeitcold.com) for less than half of the cost of a commercial unit. We have joined NH Gives so you can help us bring in the $3000 and we can build it this year! Please tell your friends and family members about this special project and ask them to join us in helping to feed our community members and families.

Get ready to give! On June 6-June 7, starting at 6PM on June 6, visit https://www.nhgives.org and make a donation to The Lukas Community. You will have 24 hours to make your donation, and all giving will end at 6:00PM on June 7.

Questions? If you have any questions or would like more information, let us know. lukas@lukascommunity.org or 603-878-4796. Thank you in advance for all that you do to help us feed our residents and coworkers!

Live-In Houseparents Needed Before June

Ready for something new? The Lukas Community is looking for caring, responsible adults who, as house parents in one of our extended -family households, are ready and willing to step in to assist our individuals with disabilities. We are happy to have couples, single people, and small families join our community of residents, staff, and volunteers.

Each of these remarkable people helps to provide a rich therapeutic environment through activities such as gardening, animal care, crafts, cooking, music and movement. Previous experience is welcome though not a requirement. what are your special interests? A private apartment and food from our own organic garden are  provided along with a monthly stipend, health ans retirement benefits, 4 – 6 weeks of vacation per year and tuition aid for school-aged children.

If this sounds interesting to you or to someone you know, please go to our website for more information www.lukascommunity.org. For other questions, please contact Kristen Stanton: lukas@community.org. or (603) 878-4796.

Perfect for retired teachers and nurses, and for parents whose children are in school. Please let people know we are looking!


Positions Available, Full and Part-time

The Lukas Community, a small residential community, located in beautiful rural Temple, NH is looking for caring, responsible adults who – as house parents in one of our extended -family households, or as single co-workers – find meaning and fulfillment in sharing their lives and daily work with individuals in need of special care.

We strive to provide a supportive environment in which each individual can unfold their special gifts while we try to meet their particular needs by creating a rich therapeutic environment including activities such as gardening, animal care, crafts, cooking, music and movement, to name just a few. Previous experience would be welcome but is not a requirement. Accommodation and food from our own organic garden will be provided along with a monthly stipend, health benefits, tuition aid for parents with school aged children, and 4 – 6 weeks of vacation per year.

If you are interested to learn more about us, view our website www.lukascommunity.org. For questions and further information, please contact Kristen Stanton: lukas@community.org. or call the office at (603) 878-4796.

We’re also looking for part time people to come a few days a week to help as our residents grow older. Perfect for retired teachers and nurses, and for parents whose children are in school. Please let people know we are looking!

Thank you!


A Few Things from Our Wish List…

Wish List

We’d love to have your help with a few things:

  • 25-30 bales of good hay for the animals (every year)
  • 2 new swivel desk chairs
  • Plastic laundry sink for washing wool and woven goods –  ours is cracked, and  leaks water all over the floor
  • Replace bathroom counters and sinks in Echo Farm
  • Grab bars in bathrooms and hallways to help with aging in place

Please contact Kristen at 603-878-4796 or lukas(at)lukascommunity.org. Thank you!

Coworkers/Houseparents Needed Now – Please Share!

Join Us as a Co-Worker – to start now or before June

The Rudolf Steiner inspired Lukas Community serves the lifelong needs of those adults with developmental challenges. We seek healthy, compassionate individuals, couples and small families to live with and help care for our residents in beautiful, well appointed extended-family homes as well as to provide leadership and participation in our therapeutic programs. These programs include arts and crafts workshops, organic gardening, animal care, movement therapy and swimming as well as participation in a variety of cultural and recreational activities in the acclaimed Monadnock area.

Houseparents are co-workers who have taken on the responsibility for the management of a household. Essentially, they lead a house community of individuals with disabilities, other support co-workers and volunteers while creating a supportive and nurturing home environment. The houseparents provide training and guidance in direct care and household duties. They are also responsible for administration of medications, state licensing requirements and household repairs and finances.

Applicants should be self-motivated and work well with others. High school diploma required, experience with developmentally disabled preferred. No history of substance abuse or prior criminal record. References required.

To apply:

Click here to download an application:
Application for Employment

and email it with a resume and cover letter to: lukas@lukascommunity.org

or mail the completed application, with cover letter and resume to:

The Lukas Community
PO Box 137
Temple, NH 03084 USA