Dear Passport Community,

Monday May 28, 2018

We are sharing some sad news today. One of our staff, Melissa Monteagudo, Administrator for our Passport Program, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on May 26. She died of a rare disorder that affects some women following childbirth. Melissa leaves behind her husband Richie, her daughter Malaya and her newborn twins Ellie and Finn.

For those of you that knew Melissa, she was a very positive and outgoing person. She always went out of her way to make people feel welcomed and appreciated.  We will miss her immensely.

The Contact Hamilton team is struggling to come to terms with this sudden loss.

Kindly share this message with those who may have known Melissa.

The Passport Team


Housing Tool Kit Feedback Requested –

Over the last few years, more and more people and their families/support networks have become actively engaged in planning for their future. This movement has been partially spurred by recent  community-based projects that  provided replicable examples of  creative, inclusive and cost-effective housing solutions for adults with developmental disabilities.

We are creating a Housing Tool Kit In order to assist people, their families and their support networks in their planning. We estimate the survey to take you under 5 minutes to complete. Please take a few minutes to provide us with feedback in order to develop a  Tool Kit  that can support your planning.

To complete the survey, click on this link or copy and paste the link into your browser:

Please complete this survey by June 15, 2018. Thank you in advance for your assistance and participation. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Casey at .

Contact Hamilton Board of Directors

  • Contact Hamilton needs board members from across all the communities it services. If you are interested in joining Contact Hamilton’s Board of Directors, please click here for more information.

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