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:

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

The Lukas Community
PO Box 137
Temple, NH 03084 USA

Harvest Festival!!

On a beautiful day in October, we celebrated the harvest and all the people who make it happen, as well as friends from near and far, parents, guardians, former co-workers, children, and the retirement of Heidi and David after more than 26 years leading the Lukas Community.

Presented awards..

Made musicWith bells,   strings

and songs.Played with the babies and

Celebrated service and families and life at the Lukas Community, Fall 2017

Come See What We’ve Been Doing!

Our weaving studios are open from 10 to 4 on each of these days, and we’ll have woven scarves, bags, rugs, and hats, and candles, candle holders, other woodworking items, hand-bound books, knitted and felted items, and a variety of other beautiful things.
37 Memorial Highway, Temple, NH.
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We hope to see you there!

Walking Groups

Viewing platform on Crotched Mountain

We  love to get out and walk, and we are surrounded by many great places to do it! There are mountain trails and rail trails, easily accessible trails  for those with limited mobility,  conservation trails at the Harris Center, lakes with trails at the MacDowell Dam,  Otter Brook, and Greenfield State Parks, all a short distance away.

Shady place to rest on a warm day

MacDowell Dam in Peterborough

Welcome to Our New Executive Director!

  Kristen Stanton  joined us as Executive Director on July 1, 2017, replacing David Spears, who has retired  after 25 years at the helm. Kristen brings over 14 years of experience with Easter Seals in Massachusetts, where she was Director of Business and Strategic Development for 12 years, followed by 2 years as Vice President of Marketing and Communications. She has spent the last several months working within the region to increase philanthropic outcomes and recognition and awareness of the life and work of the Lukas Community. Lukas Community provides lifelong residences and workshops for adults with developmental disabilities and caregivers, children, volunteers, and staff members on 65 acres in Temple, NH, and draws its philosophy from the teachings of Rudolf Steiner. Kristen lives with her family in New Boston.