Abuse and Neglect

How You Can Help Stop Child Abuse & Neglect & NH Hotline State

If you have reason to suspect a child has been abused or neglected, contact DCYF by telephone from 8:00 AM to 4:30PM, Monday through Friday.

Call your local police department with urgent child abuse or neglect reports during DCYF non-work hours (between 4:30pm and 8:00am or on weekends and holidays).

Child Abuse Report Line: 1-800-894-5533 or 603-271-6556

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NH Division of Children, Youth and Families State

 
Activities and Clubs

Keene Cal Ripken Baseball Association Local
Allyson Barden Youth Softball League Local

Allyson Barden Youth Softball League

Veronica Bouley
Hunter Safety Local
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Bob King
(603) 352-7339
Interact / Student Rotarians Local

Interact is the youth portion of Rotary. Our local Interact Club is made up of just under 100 students in grades 10, 11, and 12. The 12th graders are called Student Rotarians and participate in some weekly Rotary meetings.

The Rotary Club Of Keene
PO BOX 126
Keene , NH 03431
Keene Babe Ruth Baseball Local

Keene Babe Ruth Baseball

Don Ruggles
1 (603) 357-1491
Keene Gladiators Youth Wrestling Local

Keene Gladiators Youth Wrestling

Wayne Adams
1 (603) 762-2657
Keene Youth Hockey Local

Keene Youth Hockey

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Keene Youth Lacrosse Local

Keene Youth Lacrosse

Keene Youth Lacrosse Club
527 Hurricane Rd Keene
Keene, NH 03431
Craig McBeth
1 (603) 352-8534
Key Club Local

SERVICE LEADERSHIP YOUTH GROUPS

Mike Ward
MoCo Arts Local

MoCo Arts
76 Railroad Street, Keene, NH 03431
(603) 357-2100 x208 (Office)

Katie Day
1 (603) 357-2100
Quit Using Tobacco Local

Cheshire Coalition for Tobacco-Free Communities sponsors an extensive array of treatment programs for those who wish to quit using tobacco, including:

  • Free one-on-one counseling
  • Assistance with nicotine replacement therapies (patches and gum)
  • Tobacco and addiction education

Services are available to everyone and we have special programs for women and youth.

Kate McNally
1 (603) 354-6513
Rouleau's Tae Kwon Do Local

Rouleau's Tae Kwon Do

Keene Rec Center
312 Washington Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 756-3318
Don Rouleau
1 (603) 903-8358
Singing Lessons Local

Singing Lessons

Private lessons & classes &  workshops For people who think they can't carry a time!

Singing Teacher & Natural Voice Practitioner
Phone: 603-357-4693
Nancy Salwen
1 (603) 357-4693
Troy Eagle Scouts Local

To date there is a total of nine Troy youth who have become eagle scouts.

Troy-Fitzwilliam Girl Scouts Local

The Girl Scout year is about ready to begin.  Last year was a fun filled year with both trips and earning badges.  Brownie Troop 20105 and Daisy Troop 12716 went to places like the Fitzwilliam Fire Department, Troy Ambulance, DentalHealth Works, Land of Fairy Magic, Children's Museum, TD Bank and a Father/Daughter dance.  We had Danielle from MoCo Arts teach us some dance and Officer Rachel Derosier of the Rindge Police Department tell us about her job and talk about safety.  We had a blast at our ice cream social with Marlborough Junior Troop 10649.  To end our year we went to East Hill Farm.  There was so much more that I haven't mentioned.  Registration will be happening in September so look for the flyer to come home from school.

Yoga@your Liberary Local

Like all library programs, the class is free of charge!  No experience is required.  Yoga mats are available for use during the class or you can bring your own.

Keene Public Library
60 Winter Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-352-0157
Youth Basketball League - Recreational Local

Youth Basketball League - Recreational

Keene Rec Center
312 Washington Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-357-9829

 
Adult Education

Adult Basic Edution (ABE) Local

Adult Basic Education classes are for people 18 or older, no enrolled in another school program.

  • ABE Reading - Improve literacy and reading enjoyment. Classes meet on Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30PM; Instructor - Lillian Chirichella
  • ABE Pre-GED Preparation - Learn skills needed to be successful on the GED test. Mondays - Language Arts, 6-8:30PM; Instructor - Suzanne Sharron. Thursdays - Math, 6-8:30PM; Instructor - Laura Ritinski-Mack
  • ABE Reading Intensive for GED - Tuesdays, 5:30-8:30PM; Insructor - Lillian Chirichella
  • Adult Learner Services - Meet with volunteer tutors who can help with GED preparation, reading and math skills, English for non-native speakers; Open enrollment = start anytime.
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL & ESOL-Civics) - English language classes for Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced learners. Also, help with preparation for citizenship interview and exam; Instructor - Alice Gomes.

Interested learners please call Katie Delaney for a registration appointment (603) 357-9041.

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GED Testing Schedule Local

All registrations: Monday-Thursday, 7:30AM to 3:00PM
Bring cash & photo ID - Registrations not accepted without payment & ID
* Registration Deadline - Thursday before Test *
For more information, call GED Chief Examiner, Katie Delaney at 357-9041

Practice GED - Required before registering for Official GED
$25 Test Fee (Cash Only)


  • March 5 & 6 - 5:30PM at Keene High School
  • March 26 & 27 - 5:30PM at Keene High School
  • May 7 & 8 - 5:30PM at Keene High School
  • June 4 & 5 - 8:00AM at 171 West St, Keene

Official GED - Pre-registration required
Bring $65 (CASH) Testing Fee & NH Photo ID. NH Photo ID is required for registration and test admission.

  • February 13 & 15 - 8:00AM at 171 West St, Keene
  • March 19 & 21 - 8:00AM at 171 West St.
  • April 9 & 11 - 8:00AM at 171 West St.
  • May 21 & 23 - 8:00AM at 171 West St.
  • June 18 & 20 - 8:00AM at 171 West St.
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Keene Community Education Local
171 West Street
Keene, NH 03431
(603) 357-0088
NH Works On The Job Training Local

 A customized training program that will prepare your trainee to meet the specific needs of your company. This training program will help you find potential hires who qualify for sub-sidized training to meet your company’s needs.

109 Key Rd.
Keene, NH 03431
Virginia Herrick

 
Adults with Disabilities

LifeArt Local

The idea of LifeArt came from a group of people with disabilities who believe that the way to change negative stereotypes is to contribute positively in the community. By providing this service as well as volunteering in many of the area’s festivals, folks are meeting each other in very natural circumstances and many barriers are dissolved!

LifeArt Community Resource Center
25 Roxbury St, Suite A
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-357-1456
Brandie Roof
Marie Moody
Chris Coates
Monadnock Developmental Services Local

Monadnock Developmental Services (MDS) provides assistance to individuals with developmental disabilities, children with chronic health conditions, adults with an acquired brain disorder, and elders who want non-medical assistance in their homes.

121 Railroad Street Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 1 (603) 352-1304
Toll-Free
1 (800) 469-6082
Service Link Aging and Disability Resource Center Local

A statewide network of locally administered community-based resources for seniors, adults with disabilities and their families.

105 Castle Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603)-357-1922
(866) 634-9412
Alzheimer's Association State

The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.


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Contocook Valley Transportation Company Volunteer Driver Program (CVTC) State

Provides rise to medical appointments and other needed destinations to people in the Eastern Monadnock Region who don’t drive or have a vehicle, with emphasis on people with disabilities.

375 Jaffrey Road, Suite 3
Peterborough, NH 03458
Phone: 1-877-428-2882 x3
Monadnock Worksource State

Provides services to adults with developmental disabilities.

P.O. Box 28, 225 Concord Street
Peterborough, NH 03458 03458
Phone: (603)-924-3326
David Mottacks

 
Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs

Alateen Local

Alateen is for young people who have been affected by someone else's drinking. 

  • Meetings: Sundays 5-6PM
St. James Episcopal Church
44 West Street
Keene, NH 03431
Linda
1 (603) 759-0732
Jana
1 (617) 275-6668
Cheshire Coalition for Tobacco-Free Communities Local

The Coalition addresses its mission and goals through a number of initiatives, including school-based and community health and prevention education, adult and youth tobacco cessation programs, vendor compliance checks, Smokeless Saturday court diversion program, local and state policy efforts, and alternative tobacco-free activities for youth.

 

Break the Chain:  This program is offered primarily for students who are found in possession of tobacco products, sometimes mandated by the juvenile court system, although any parent or school administrator can refer youth to the program. Break the Chain includes an assessment of the participant’s tobacco use, helps to identify trigger situations, and reaffirms the health consequences of using tobacco.  Participants learn strategies to recover from nicotine addiction by learning tools to manage withdrawal symptoms and skills to manage stress.  There is a $40.00 fee with this program.

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Kate McNally, Program Coordinator
1 (603) 354-6513
Monadnock Family Services Local

Monadnock Family Services (MFS) offers programs in parent education, family support, youth development, services for senior, substance abuse prevention and treatment, veterans support services, and treatment for individuals and families confronting mental illness.

64 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603)357-4400
Monadnock Substance Abuse Services (MFS) Local

Alcohol and drug crisis and counseling servies 24 hours a day.

Phone: 603-357-4400
Phoenix House Local

SASY Program (Self-Assessment Saturdays for Youth) is an eight-hour outpatient course at the Phoenix House Keene Center. The course serves youth ages 13 to 21 who have violated school and legal drinking regulations or have been experimenting with alcohol and other drugs.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOPis an alcohol and other drug outpatient treatment program that meets three times a week for group sessions. Individual and family sessions are scheduled separately. Participants live at home and can continue with work or school while participating in treatment.

106 Roxbury Street Keene, New Hampshire 03431
Phone: (603) 358-5035
Keene Center
(603) 358-4041
Dublin Center
(603) 563-8501
Strive to be Tobacco-Free Local

The Coalition sponsors an extensive array of treatment programs for those who wish to quit using tobacco, including:

  • Free one-on-one counseling
  • Assistance with nicotine replacement therapies (patches and gum)
  • Tobacco and addiction education

Services are available to everyone and we have special programs for women and youth.

Kate McNally, Program Coordinator
tobacco-free@cheshire-med.com
(603) 354-6513

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Alcoholics Anonymous NH State

Meeting lists and information for NH.

NH Area Assembly Office
1330 Hooksett Road
Hooksett, NH 03106
Phone: (603) 622-6967
Narcotics Anonymous NH State

Meeting lists and information in NH.

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New Hampshire Tobacco Helpline State

Programs to help you live a tobacco free life.

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1-855-DRUGFREE Federal

1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373) ) is a nationwide support service that offers assistance to parents and other primary caregivers who want to talk to someone about their child’s drug use and drinking. Call us Monday to Friday. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm ET.

A Parent’s Guide to the Teen Brain Federal

Is My Teen’s Attitude and Behavior Normal?

From mood swings to risk taking, “normal teenage behavior” can appear to be anything-but-normal to parents and other bystanders. However, new research reveals that patterns of brain development during these formative years play a significant role in shaping your teen’s personality and actions.

You’ve come to the right place if you’re one of the millions of parents who have ever wondered:

  • “Who is this kid?”
  • “Why does my teen do that?”
  • ”What can I do?”

Through the use of video, interactive segments, scenario-based role-playing experiences, and practical advice from experts, A Parent’s Guide to the Teen Brain explores the science behind teenage brain development and how it shapes normal teenage attitude and behavior. Find tools and tips – all designed to help you connect with your teen. Gain insights into teen brain development and apply your new knowledge of normal teenage behavior to real life.

Check Yourself Federal

Check Yourself is a unique resource where older teens can think in a focused way about their relationship with drugs and alcohol, and invites them to consider whether their substance abuse is turning into a problem for them.

This site allows visitors to answer quiz questions about their lifestyle, read first-person stories, communicate with other teens and play decision games to see how they might act in situations involving drugs and alcohol. Most importantly, visitors will be able to get factual answers to questions about substance abuse, learn how to talk about their concerns with people who can help them, and get information about counseling and treatment.

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Help Line and Treatment Federal

Cocaine abuse 24-hour hotline & treatment

Phone: 1-800-234-0420
Know the Facts - Above the Influence Federal

Check out this site for how to live Above the Influence. 

"Every teen's life is filled with pressure, some of it good, some of it bad. Our goal is to help teens stand up to negative pressures, or influences. The more aware you are of the influences around you, the better prepared you will be to face them, including the pressure to use drugs, pills, and alcohol.

We're not telling you how to live your life, but we are giving you another perspective and the latest facts. You need to make your own smart decisions. We want teens to live Above the Influence."

Parents Toll-Free Helpline Federal

Time to get Help
Support for Parents of a Child Struggling with Drugs and Alcohol.

Partnership for a Drug-Free America Federal

The Partnership at Drugfree.org is here for parents, helping them prevent, intervene in or find treatment for drug and alcohol use by their children.

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) Federal

SAMHSA provides leadership and devotes its resources - programs, policies, information and data, contracts and grants- toward helping the Nation act on the knowledge that:

  • Behavioral Health is essential for health;
  • Prevention works;
  • Treatment is effective; and
  • People recover from mental and substance use disorders
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The Medicine Abuse Project Federal

The Medicine Abuse Project is a five-year action campaign that aims to prevent half a million teens from abusing medicine by the year 2017. The campaign provides comprehensive resources for parents and caregivers, law enforcement officials, health care providers, educators and others so that everyone can take a stand and help end medicine abuse. The Medicine Abuse Project website includes information about prevention of prescription drug abuse, painkiller addiction, and over-the-counter (OTC) medicine abuse. It provides information about how to dispose of medicine and how to safeguard the medicine in your home, as well as lists medicine abuse facts and includes comprehensive information about the most abused prescription drugs.

The Parent Toolkit Federal

A drug and alcohol prevention  resource for parents.

 
Childcare

Easter Seals Child Care Resouces And Referral Local

Provides lists of licensed and license exempt childcare providers by town along with detailed information on choosing child care. Information on child care subsidies and eligibility criteria is also available.

Please Notes: Families are encouraged to call Easter Seals Child Care Resources and Referral for a complete list of child care options in their commumity.

12 Kingsbury Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-355-4341
Elm City Childcare Center Local

A licensed childcare center that creates a nurturing envieroment for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years to explore all avenues of play and learning. We have staff educated in Early Childhood Education that create lessen plans as well as the set up of the classroom for optimal learning. We have four classrooms based on age and decelopmental needs and are open to children with special needs.

Hours: 7:30am - 5:30pm, Mon-Fri

168 Emerald Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-283-0350
Footsteps Daycare & Learning Center Local

Offers a program for children from 6 weeks to 6 6 years of age.

407 Winchester Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-357-1475
Friends-n-Fun Local

Childcare for 6 children ages 6 weeks to 5 yrs.

Hours: 7am-5pm, Mon-Fri.

304 Jaffrey Road
Marlborough, NH 03455
Phone: 603-876-4958
Great Beginnings Local

Offers care for children from 6 weeks through 6 years and a full year preschool program.

39 Old Homestead Highway PO BOX 10652
Swanzey, NH 03446
Phone: 603-355-8381
Harrisville Wells Memorial School Before/After School Program Local

For Grades K-6 children from Harrisville, Marborough, Nelson and Dublin all school days of the year, Transportation is provided to the afternoon program for students from Marlborough and Nelson elementary school. No transportation is provided for the before school program.

Hours: 6:30am-8:45am and 2:30pm-6:00pm, Mon,-Fri, on school days

35 Chesham Road
Harrisville, NH 03450
Phone: 603-827-3272
Julie Davenson
Head Start Local

A program of Southwestern Community Services Provides a supportive and consistent preschool educational environment for children and families through open communication, exceptional resources and positive role modeling to help children and adults become successful and self-sufficient. Programs in Ashuelot, Claremont, Drewswille, Jaffrey, Keene, Newport, and Swanzey.

63 Community Way PO BOX 603
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-352-7512 Ext. 4164
Helping Hands Preschool Local

9 children, age 3-6

Hours: 7:30am-5:30pm, Mon-Fri

68 Water Street
Marlborough, NH 03455
Phone: 603-876-4886
Home Away From Home Local

Fun educational and loving childcare in a relaxed home-like setting for children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age. Event care available upon request.

Hours: 7:30am-5:30pm, Mon-Fri.

11 Mapelwood Circle
Walpole, NH 03608
Phone: 603-756-3550
Keene Day Care Center Local

Full-day childcare in a dynamic, nurturing environment for ages six week to five years while parents are working, looking for work in a training program to prepare for work.

86 Wood Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603)-352-2129
Keene Montessori School Local

Offers young children an enriching preschool experience based on Montessori philosophy and methods for ages 3 to 6.

125 Railroad Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-352-4052
Keene YMCA Child Care Local

The YMCA is dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable childcare with family-centered, value-based programs to nurture children’s healthy development. Well trained staff provide safe, expert care so parents may have peace of mind while they work. At the YMCA we believe your child should have a safe, fun, caring, and stimulating environment to come to every day.

Please contact the Y’s Director of Child Care Services for all inquiries regarding our Child Care Center and School’s Out programs

All YMCA Childcare programs are supported through funding by the Monadnock United Way and YMCA’s annual Reach Out for Youth Campaign. Financial Assistance is available.

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KSC Child Development Center Local

Mission
The Child Development Center is a demonstration early childhood education facility for Keene State College students, practicing professionals, and children and their families. The Center strives to model best practices by offering nurturing environments where young children are encouraged to explore, to be creative, to cultivate positive relationships, to experience the joy of learning, and to develop a sense of community. Under the guidance of mentor teachers and in collaboration with education faculty, college students are provided with multiple opportunities to apply theory to the actual practice of teaching. The Center also provides educational support and resources to families and professionals from the community.

The Child Development Center (CDC) is a best practices laboratory early childhood education center located on the Keene State College campus in Eliot Hall. The CDC is a learning community dedicated to providing excellent programs for young children and practical experiences for students studying to be teachers. Undergraduate and graduate students are offered supervised experiences under the guidance of early childhood professionals, in the direct education and care of infant, toddlers, and children. Many students also work in the CDC as volunteers and work study students.

The CDC provides a full day of carefully planned experiences for children from 4 months to 5 years old. The children learn through play in nurturing, aesthetically pleasing environments. There are 4 classrooms; infant, toddler, younger preschool, older preschool. Children truly learn to live together as they are helped to act kindly and respectfully toward one another, to consider others points of view, and to care about others joys and sorrows.

The CDC curricula follow an integrated model in which children learn as they observe, play, and participate in a wide range of child centered activities. Family communication and involvement is integral to the program. We welcome observations by anyone interested in excellent early childhood programs for young children.

Child Development Center Keene State College
229 Main Street, Suite 2503
Keene, NH 03435-2503
Phone: 603-358-2233
Maple Avenue Nursery School Local

Hours: 9am-11am Mon, Wed, Fri (Sep - May)

105 Maple Ave
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 357-5959
Monadnock Waldorf School Local
98 South Lincoln Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-357-4442
Montessori Schoolhouse Local

Toddler: for children 18 months through 3 years*
Preschool: for children 2 years 8 months through 6 years*
Pre & Aftercare
Extended-Day/Kindergarten: for children ages 4 to 6 years old and deemed ready by Program Director*
*Age on Sept. 1st
 

69 Washington Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-352-3301
Mountain Childcare Center Local

Childcare and preschool for ages 6 weeks to 6 years.
Hours: 7 AM - 6 PM, Mon - Thurs

50 Optical Ave
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-355-3700 ext 170
Rise Child Care Local

Rise Child Care has earned a reputation in the community for high quality care in a small group setting. Eleven children are enrolled each day in a group that includes both infants and toddlers. The Child Care staff of five provides an excellent child to staff ratio fostering warm relationships among care givers, children and parents.

Rise for baby and family
147 Washington Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 357-1395
Sophia's Hearth Family Center Local
700 Court Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 357-3755
Spofford Children's House Local

Children from two years five months to six years of age.

38 Chandler Road
Spofford, NH 03462
Phone: 603-363-8498
The Orchard School Local

Offers childcare services to children ranging from 2 and a half to 6 years of age.

Summer camps for 2.5 to 14 years old.

114 Old Settlers Road
East Alstead, NH 03602
Phone: (603) 835-2495
Village Children's Center Local

Hours:

Preschool: 8:30am - 11:30am, Mon-Fri

All day childcare: 8am - 5pm,  Mon-Fri

Serving Children from 2 and  half  - 6 years of age in preschool and 2 and half - 12 years of age in after school programs.

43 Church St
Spofford, NH 03467
Phone: (603) 363-4226
Walpole Village School Local

Hours: 7:30am - 5:30pm, Mon-Fri

Provides play based education for children 3 - 5 years of age

75 Westminster St.
Walpole, NH 03608
Phone: 603-756-4246
Winchester Learning Center Local

The WLC is a non-profit childcare, preschool, family resource center.

We offer:

Infant care (ages 6 weeks-24 months),
Toddler care (ages 2 -3 years)
Preschool  (ages 3-7 years). 
We also provide Night Care and Extended Care.

109 Keene Road
Winchester, NH 03470
Phone: (603) 239-7347
Harrisville Children's Center State

Provides full- and part-time childcare and educational programs to children from six weeks to six years of age.

PO Box 128 66 Main Street
Harrisville, NH 03450
Phone: (603)-827-3905
Linda MacGillvary
Hillsboro Child Development Center State

A child development program that provides accessible comprehensive services for children and families in the Greater Hillsboro area.

21 School Street
Hillsboro, NH 03244
Phone: (603)-464-3136

 
Counseling Services

Antioch Psychological Services Center Local

The Antioch Psychological Services Center (PSC) is a counseling center serving Antioch students and the community. They provide individual, couples, and family counseling to people of all ages, as well as psychological testing and assessment. The PSC is operated by Antioch University New England's Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology which is accredited by the American Psychological Association.

Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street
Keene, NH 03431
1 (603) 352-1024
Cheshire Mediation Local

Cheshire Mediation offers an array of services designed to help individuals and families grow, change and better manage differences. The following services are offered:

  • Divorce Mediation
  • Relationship Renewal
  • Co-parenting Mediation
  • Elder Mediation
  • Blended Family Mediation
25 Roxbury Street, Suite C 108 PO Box 340
Keene, NH 03431
(603) 358-3322
MAPS Counseling Services Local

MAPS provides individual, family and group counseling to residents of the Monadnock Region.

19 Federal Street
Keene, NH 03431
(603) 355-2244
Monadnock Family Services Local

Monadnock Family Services (MFS) offers programs in parent education, family support, youth development, services for senior, substance abuse prevention and treatment, veterans support services, and treatment for individuals and families confronting mental illness.

64 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603)357-4400

 
Disaster Relief

American Red Cross, NH West Chapter Local

Provides relief for victims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergenciesEducation and training in:

  • Disaster preparedness
  • CPR
  • First Aid
  • Water Safety
  • Swimming
  • Medical Careers

Holds blood drives throughout the region. Volunteers provide transportation services for medical appointments. Free services are also provided for soldiers, veterans and military families.

83 Court Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 1 (603) 352-3210
Toll-Free
(800) 244-2214

 
Education

Keene Public Library - Homework Help Local

The library provides you with the resources you need to succeed. The Youth Department runs a Learning Connections Homework Center with resources and trained volunteers to lend a hand. Our volunteer tutors are well trained to help students one-on-one in the library. 

The library also offers study guides, online databases, encyclopedias and websites. The Homework Assistance Program delivers a series of workshops to improve students' study skills. Topics will include reading strategies, note-taking, memorization techniques, and library skills.

If you can't make it to the library then, you can connect to a real live tutor from your home. Live homework help is available for 4th - 12th grade and college introduction level students insert days and hours. This program connects students to a real live tutor.

Students can receive help in math, science, social studies or English everyday of the week from 3 until 10 PM. Help in Spanish is available Sunday through Thursday from 3 until 10 PM.

Appointments can be arranged - call Christina Giorgo 352-0157.

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River Valley Community College Local

A fully accredited two-year community college providing comprehensive programs and 37 diverse associate degrees, diplomas, and certificate programs. This college also provides transfer pathways to four-year colleges and universities.

Academic Center
438 Washington Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 1-603-357-2142

 
Family Resources

Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of Western NH Local

A mentoring program that provides children with the opportunity to benefit form a one-to-one relationship with an adult role model/ friend.

Keene Office 68 Castle Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603)- 352-9536
GAP MT. LIONS CLUB Local
    The Lions year is about half over.  The midwinter convention was held at the end of January.  March is a busy month for the club: We will be serving refreshments on March 14th at the Troy Town meeting.  Our members attend the District Cabinet meeting on the 11th in Manchester.  It is a great way to get together with other Lions in NH. The St Patrick’s Eyeball Dance is March 17th at the Courtyard Marriott in Concord. 


    We are looking forward to the 250th Celebration for the Town of Fitzwilliam. We will serve our delicious BBQ chicken on Sat, July 28th.
    For residents of Troy & Fitzwilliam, please contact the Gap Mtn Lions Club if you need eyeglasses or hearing aids.  
    We welcome guests at our monthly meetings.

Keene Community Music Center Local

An Education and Performance Center that is dedicated to spread the joy of music to everyone. The center’s goal is to fill the Monadnock Region with music and to share musical knowledge with people of all ages and abilities.

39 Central Square, Suite 300
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603)-352-6011
Keene Family YMCA Local

Activities and programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

The Keene Family YMCA is proud to offer the “6th Grade Initiative,” a program that offers a free YMCA membership to students in the 6th grade.

The goal of the 6th Grade Initiative is to inspire youth to discover their passions, develop a healthy lifestyle, and gain the assets needed to avoid risky behaviors and succeed in school and life.

Keene Family YMCA
200 Summit Road
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-6002
Keene Public Library - Homework Help Local

The library staff can help students with their homework. The Youth Department librarians can offer assistance and there are often trained volunteers here to lend a hand as well.

If you can't make it to the library, students can also connect to a real live tutor from your home. Live homework help is available for 4th - 12th grade and college introduction level students. This program connects students to a real live tutor. Students can receive help in math, science, social studies or English everyday of the week from 3 until 10 PM. Help in Spanish is available Sunday through Thursday from 3 until 10 PM.

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Keene Youth Services Local

The Youth Service Department offers several programs to attempt to meet the youth who live within Cheshire County area.

  • CHINS Diversion Program
  • JCC - Juvenile Court Diversion Program
  • Earn-It
  • Summer Youth Program
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Resources for the Holiday Season Local

Project Share, Keene Recreation Center, (603) 352-8464 
Salvation Army, Gifts for Kids, (603) 352-0607
The Community Kitchen, food boxes at Thanksgiving and Christmas, (603) 352-3200

Division for Juvenile Justice Services State

The DJJS administers programs and services around three organizational and functional areas:

  • Institutional Services
  • Probation and Parole
  • Community Programs
NH
1 (603) 357-3510
Division of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) State

The Division for Children, Youth and Families manages protective programs on behalf of New Hampshire's children, youth and their families. Services are designed to help families and children in their own homes and communities whenever possible.

NH
Maggie Bishop
(603) 271-4440
Period of Purple Crying State

Educating parents about understanding and safely managing normal infant crying and the dangers of shaking an infant.

452 Old Street Rd.
Peterborough, NH 03458
Phone: (603)-224-1279
Peterborough Children’s Choir State

A non-profit organization that provides a place for young singers to share the rewarding experience of making music together. This organization supports artistic endeavors of all types.

Peterborough, NH 03458
Phone: (603)-924-2055
Maria Belva
The River Center: Family and Community Resource Center State

Located in Peterborough, NH the center provides programs that focus on family and parenting, and that help improve the economic stability of local households.

44 and 46 Concord Street
Peterborough, NH 03458 03458
Phone: (603)- 924-680017)
A Parent's Guide to the Teen Brain Federal

Learn the mystery behind the developing teen brain.

NH
Families with Teens Federal

The Families with Teens program helps you meet the challenges of raising teens. Our parent and family education offerings build family strengths including better family communication and decision-making, stronger parent-teen relationships, and more confident parenting.

Teen Development | School Success | Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs |
Family Communication | Relationships | Technology | Parents of College Students | Southeast Asian | Spanish

NH

 
Financial Assisance

The Work Experience Program (WEP) Local

A program that offers short-term work experience to people who are receiving financial assistance from the state. This program provides participants with work habits, skills, and experience needed for a successful transition to becoming a paid employee.

Keene Office
109 Key Rd.
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603)- 352-1904

 
Food Pantries

Charlestown - Church Food Pantry Local

85 Wheeler Rand Road
363-8348 (Call first)

Compassion Food Pantry Local

48 Stratton Road, Jaffrey
532-6131 or 532-7950 (Tu. 4:30-6:30)

Fall Mountain Emergency Food Shelf Local

Baker Building, Rt12A, Langdon
835-2283 (M, W, F, Sat. 10-4)

Food Stamps Local

A program of NH Dept, Of Health & Human Services.

Assists families in applying for food stamps if they are eligible.

Keene District Office
809 Court Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-357-3510
Joan's Food Pantry Local

Ashbury Methodist
Highway 63, Chesterfield
363-8348 (Sat. 9-1)

Keene Community Kitchen Local

35-37 Mechanic Street, Keene
352-3200 (W 12:30-5:30, Th. 11:30-4)

Keene Salvation Army Local

15 Roxbury Plaza, Keene
352-0607 (Tu.-Th. 10-1)

New Life Assembly of God - Food Pantry Local

84 Nottingham Road, Peterborough
895-6041 (M-F 8-4:30)

NH
Richmond Community Food Pantry Local

30 Granite Hill Road, Richmond
239-4494

St. Peter's Food Pantry Local

38 Church Street, North Walpole
445-5213 (Sat. 11-11:30)

St. Vincent de Paul Society Local

St. Bernard Church
173 Main Street, Keene
(M, W, F 7-8; Food only)

The Salvation Army Local

Provides food assistance (food pantry) and assistance with clothing, small furniture, linens and other small household items through thrift store vouchers, as well as some other limited material and financial assistance, Offering other social, educational, recreational and religious programs for children and adults, Also counseling, information and referral services.

Thrift Store: 132 Monadnock Highway, Swanzey, NH 03446   1-603-357-2207, Mon.-Sat. 9-5

15 Roxbury Plaza
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 1-603-352-0607
Tue-Fr. 10am-2pm
Troy Helping Hands Center Local

Provides food from its pantry for Troy and Fitzwilliam residents. Provides clothing based on family size. Open to public for clothes and household items.

Hours: Mon. -Fri. 10-1:30 Sat.9:30-1:30

1 Depot Street PO Box 240
Troy, NH 03465
Phone: 603-242-3007
WIC Program Local

A program of Southwestern Community Services. A supplementary food program offering nutritious foods, nutrition education, breast feeding support and health care referral o woman with young children who quality for the program.

63 Community Way PO BOX 603
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-352-7512 Ext. 4234

 
Health Services

American Red Cross, NH West Chapter Local

Provides relief for victims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergenciesEducation and training in:

  • Disaster preparedness
  • CPR
  • First Aid
  • Water Safety
  • Swimming
  • Medical Careers

Holds blood drives throughout the region. Volunteers provide transportation services for medical appointments. Free services are also provided for soldiers, veterans and military families.

83 Court Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 1 (603) 352-3210
Toll-Free
(800) 244-2214
Bentley Commons of Keene- A Premier Senior Living Community Local

Provides a senior assisted living community that offers an active lifestyle supported by a kind and nurturing staff. 

197 Water Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603)-352-1282
1 (603) 352-7627 x2
Cheshire Medical Center Local

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchock Keene.

Phone: 603-354-6600
Cheshire Medical Center: Financial Assistance Policy Local

Provides care for emergency medical conditions and medically necessary services to individuals of all ages, gender, race, social or immigrant status, and sexual orientation or religious affiliation. Provides financial assistance to people who aren’t able to afford necessary medical care or emergency medical conditions. 

580-590 Court Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603)-354-5415
Cheshire Smiles Local

Offers dental screenings and education to all children from Preschool to Grade 3 and offers preventative care and referrals to dental offices for those without routine dental care.

Phone: 603-903-5494
Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services Local

HCS is a non-profit agency is committed to serving those in the southwestern New Hampshire region who are in need of home care or hospice services. Their mission is to help individuals remain independent and living where they are most comfortable and where they want to be.

312 Marlboro Street PO Box 564
Keene, NH 03431
(800) 541-4145
Medication Assistance Program Local

Provides assistance in accessing free medications for patients who cannot afford them. 

580-590 Court Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603)- 354-6546
Haley Compos, Coordinator
Monadnock Community Hospital Local

A modern, 62-bed facility equipped to handle primary and emergency care needs of the residents of the Monadnock Region.

453 Old Street Road
Peterborough, NH 03458
Phone: 603-924-7191
Monadnock Family Services (MFS) Local

Provides a range of mental health and support services to individuals and families.

Keene District Office
64 Main Street, Suite 301
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-357-4400
Community Support Program
17 93rd Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-357-5270
Winchester District Office
20 Warwick Road
Winchester, NH 03470
Phone: 603-239-4376
Walpole District Office
Main Street (PO Box 187)
Walpole, NH 03608
Phone: 603-756-4735
Planned Parenthood of Northern England Local

Are you uninsured and confused about the changes to the health care system? Planned Parenthood can help you figure it out.

Planned Parenthood of Northern England has been named a Navigator Organization in New Hampshire. It is our job to help you find an insurance plan that 's best for you.

8 Middle Street
Keene, NH 03431
(866) 476-1321
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England Local

Planned Parenthood provides affordable, confidential family planning and reproductive health services to women and men of all ages.

Medical services and supplies are available on a sliding fee scale based on ability to pay. Insurances are accepted. Payment plans are available.

8 Middle Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 1 (603) 352-6898
The Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene Local

Regional medical center and multi-specialty physician group practices with offices in Keene, Walpole and Winchester. Select specialty services are available in Jaffrey, NH and Brattleboro, VT.

580-590 Court Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-354-5400
2-1-1 New Hampshire State

The number to dial for information about health and human services and organizations/resources throughout New Hampshire. 

2-1-1 NH, PO Box 211
Manchester, NH 03105 03105
Phone: Dial: 211
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Federal

The CDC is dedicated to protecting health & promoting quality of life through prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability.

NH

 
Help for Veterans

Keene Vet Center Outstation Local

Normal working hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. In an effort to better serve the veteran and family members, upon request Vet Centers will provide services after normal work hours and/or on weekends.

640 Marlboro Rd. (Route 101)
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-358-4950 Or 603-358-4951
David Cope
1 (603) 358-4950
Elisabeth S Buchanan
1 (603) 358-4978
Monadnock Family Services Local

Monadnock Family Services (MFS) offers programs in parent education, family support, youth development, services for senior, substance abuse prevention and treatment, veterans support services, and treatment for individuals and families confronting mental illness.

64 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603)357-4400
VAMC Manchester, New Hampshire State

Mission

Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.

VA Core Values - "I CARE"

  • Integrity - Act with high moral principle. Adhere to the highest professional standards. Maintain the trust and confidence of all with whom I engage.
  • Commitment - Work diligently to serve Veterans and other beneficiaries. Be driven by an earnest belief in VA's mission. Fulfill my individual responsibilities and organizational responsibilities.
  • Advocacy - Be truly Veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of Veterans and other beneficiaries.
  • Respect - Treat all those I serve and with whom I work with dignity and respect. Show respect to earn it.
  • Excellence - Strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement. Be thoughtful and decisive in leadership, accountable for my actions, willing to admit mistakes, and rigorous in correcting them.

Services

  • Urgent Care
  • Primary Care
  • Ambulatory Surgery
  • Specialty Clinics
  • Mental Health
  • Hospital Based Home Care
  • Community Acute Care
  • Long Term Care
718 Smyth Road
Manchester, NH 03104
Phone: 603-624-4366
Veterans Center State

Friends in the NH/ VT area, from an email a friend forwarded to me...This from Jerry Greenwood, driver of the Mobile Vet Center Van many of us are familiar with:

"I have Combat Veteran that was getting ready to be homeless and one of counselors here in White River has got him a small house to live in for free and the power is on now but has NO heat ,the place has a wood stove, but the wood stove is junk . Howie do you know anyone who would or could donate a wood Stove for free thanks.

Phone: 800-649-6603
Jerry W. Greenwood
(802) 295-2908
White River Junction VA Medical Center, Vermont State

The White River Junction VA Medical Center (WRJ VAMC) is responsible for the delivery of health care services to eligible Veterans in Vermont and the 4 contiguous counties of New Hampshire. These services are delivered at the Medical Center's main campus located in White River Junction, Vermont, and at its seven Outpatient Clinics (Bennington, Brattleboro, Colchester, Newport, and Rutland, Vermont; Keene and Littleton, New Hampshire). The White River Junction VA is closely affiliated with the Geisel School of Medicine (formerly Dartmouth Medical School), the University of Vermont College of Medical, with multiple other nursing and allied health affiliations.

The White River Junction (WRJ) VA Medical Center is located on a 64 acre hillside setting in the Upper Connecticut River Valley. The Medical Center includes a hospital building, a 47,000 square foot research building, an ambulatory care building, and buildings for clinical and administrative support. The hospital's bi-state catchment area includes approximately 75,000 veterans (50,000 in Vermont and 25,000 in New Hampshire).

The Medical Center is a 74-bed, acute care facility that provides a full range of primary, secondary, and specialty care. Clinical services focus on a comprehensive, compassionate continuum of care. Inpatient beds include:

  • 43 medical/surgical beds
  • 7 ICU beds (medical and surgical)
  • 10 psychiatry beds
  • 14 Residential Recover Center beds (a Substance Abuse Residential Rehab Treatment Program)

In addition, four state-of-the-art Operating Room Suites, and six Post Anesthesia Recovery beds support WRJ's active surgery program.

215 North Main Street
White River Junction 05009
Phone: 802-295-9363
1 (866) 687-8387

 
Help with Fuel / Electric / Weatherization

Help with Smoke Detectors Local

Tis the season to change your smoke detector batteries, fire officials say.

And the Keene Fire Department and State Fire Marshal’s Office are offering free smoke detector batteries to senior citizens and low-income households as part of the National Home Fire Safety Program.

Batteries, which are limited to two per household, can be picked up at the Keene Fire Station on Vernon Street, while supplies last.

The program is sponsored by Energizer batteries and the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

 

Fire Prevention Bureau
32 Vernon Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 757-1863
Southwestern Community Services Local

Provides help with fuel and electrical assisance.

Weatherization program available for low income families.

Phone: 352-7512 Ext.4120 or Ext. 4246 or 1-800-529-0005

63 Community Way PO Box 603
Keene, NH 03431
Statewide Electric Assistance Program State

Income-eligible PSNH customers may qualify for a discount of 7 percent or more off their monthly electric bill (for the first 700 kilowatt hours used) through the New Hampshire Electric Assistance Program (EAP). The level of discount depends on household income, household size and electricity usage. (For program details, click here to view our EAP Brochure.)

 
Help with Housing

Cheshire Homes, Inc. Local

A family housing project of 75 apartments, providing subsidies when available to those in need, using income guidelines to determine eligibility.

245 Pearl Street
Keene, NH 03431
1 (603) 352-5459
Cheshire Housing Trust Local

Provides renters with opportunities to participate in the management and maintenance of their homes. Provides home buyer education. IDA program information and foreclosure prevention counseling.

39 Central Square
Keene, NH 03431
1 (603) 357-7603
Keene Housing Authority Local

Provides decent, safe and affordable housing for individuals, families, elderly and disabled persons of low to moderate income within the Monadnock region.

Stone Arch Village
831 Court Street
Keene, NH 03431
1 (603) 352-6161
SCS Homeless Services Local

A program of Southwestern Community Services, providing both emergency shelter and supportive housing services.

The shelters are operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

63 Community Way PO Box 603
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 357-7512
Toll-Free NH Helpline
(800) 852-3388
Southwestern Community Services Local

SCS owns and manages over 300 Senior and Workforce houses and apartments throughout the region. Income limits apply.

Applications may be picked up at the Community Way office, online or can be mailed.

63 Community Way PO Box 603
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-7512

 
Legal Help

NH Public Defender Program State

Provides legal services to defendants charged with felonies or misdemeanors and juvenile delinquency in state courts who qualify for the services.

1 West Street, Keene

Phone: 603-357-4891 or 1-800-464-0655

Legal Advice and Referral Center (LARC) State

Offers free legal information, advice and referrals to low income people with family law, local welfare and housing issues, including Pro Se assistance. LARC refers cases to Pro bono, NHLA and other legal service agencies.

Phone: 1-800-639-5290 or 603-224-3333

NH

 
Library

Alstead Shedd-Porter Memorial Library Local
Hours Wednesday 12 noon – 4 pm and 6 pm – 8 pm
  Thursday 10 am – 4 pm
  Friday 12 noon – 6 pm
  Saturday 9 am to 12 noon
Phone: (603) 835-6661
Library Email:
Chesterfield Public Library Local

Hours:

Monday: 10am – 5pm
Tuesday: 1pm – 8pm
Wednesday: 1pm – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Saturday: 9am – 1pm

Friday & Sunday: CLOSED

524 Rt. 63
Chesterfield, NH 03443
Phone: 603.363.4621
Dublin Public Library Local
Library Hours:
Monday: 4-8 pm
Tuesday: 4-8pm
Wednesday: 9am-Noon & 4-8pm
Thursday: 4-8pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm
StoryTime: Wednesdays at 9:30a.m.
Family Night: every 3rd Monday at 6:30p.m.
Main Street Box 442
Dublin, NH 03444-0442
Phone: 603-563-8658
Fitzwilliam Library Local

Monday 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 12:00 noon and 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 12:00 noon
Closed on Friday

Kate Thomas
1 (603) 585-6503
Gilsum Public Library Local

Library Hours
Monday  12-4, 6-8
Tuesday  6-8
Wednesday  12-4
Saturday  10-Noon

650 Route 10.
Gilsum, NH 03448
Phone: 603-357-0320
Library Email:
Harrisville Public Library Local

Library Hours

Monday 3 - 7 p.m.
Tuesday 3 - 7 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. AND 3 - 7 p.m.
Thursday 3 - 7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Children's Story Hour/Activity Weds. 11 a.m.

7 Canal St. P.O. Box 387
Harrisville, NH 03450
Phone: (603) 827-2918
Hinsdale Public Library Local

Hours:
Mon., Wed., Thurs. Noon-5 p.m. & 6:30-8 p.m.
Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m.-noon
Closed Tuesday

122 Brattleboro Road
Jaffrey Library Local
Hours:
Mon, Wed 10am - 5:30pm
Tues, Thurs 1pm - 7:30pm
Friday 10am - 4:30pm
Sat 10am - 2pm
38 Main Street
Jaffrey, NH 03452
Phone: 603-532-7301
Keene Public Library Local

Hour:

Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday (Labor Day - Memorial Day): 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday (Memorial Day - Labor Day): 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Keene Public Library
60 Winter St.
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-352-0157
KSC Mason Library Local
December 30 – January 5

Monday - Wednesday: Closed
Thursday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

January 6 – January 19

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03435
Circulation Desk
1 (603) 358-2711
Reference Desk
1 (603) 358-2710
Marlborough Frost Free Library Local

Hours:

Tues. & Wed. 2-8 ~~ Thurs. & Fri. 10-5~~ Sat 10:00- 1:00

28 Jaffrey Road
Marlborough, NH 03455
Phone: 603-876-4479
Library Email:
Marlow Public Library Local

Hour:

Mondays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 pm. - 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. -- 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

12 Church Street - Jones Hall PO Box 64
Marlow 03456
Phone: (603) 446-3466
Nelson Olivia Rodham Memorial Library Local

Hours
Monday 10:00 – 1:00
Tues, Wed, Thurs 3:00 – 7:00
Saturday 10:00 – 1:00

1 Nelson Common Road
Nelson 03457
Phone: 603-847-3214
Library Email:
North Walpole Library Local

Hours:
Tuesday and Wednesday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

70 Church St.
North Walpole, NH 03609
Phone: (603) 445-5153
Rose Werden
Richmond Library Local

Hours:

Tues. 4-7 p.m.  Wed. 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  Thurs. 4-7 p.m.  Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

105 Old Homestead Highway
Richmond, NH 03470
Wendy O’Brien
(603) 239-6164
Rindge Ingalls Memorial Library Local

Monday 10:00-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 2:30-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00-5:00 p.m.
Thursday 2:30-8:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00-5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9-12 noon

203 Main Street PO Box 224
Rindge, NH 03461-0224
Phone: (603) 899-3303
Diane Gardenour
Stoddard Davis Public Library Local

Summer Hours (June 1 - August 30):
Monday & Wednesday 3:30 to 8:00PM
Tuesday 10--2
Saturday 10-2

Winter Hours (August 31-May 31)
Monday & Wednesday 3:30 to 7:00PM
Tuesday 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM to 12:00 Noon

1391 Route 123 North P.O. Box 749
Stoddard, NH 03464-4153
Phone: (603) 446-6251
Sullivan Public Library Local

Hours:

Monday 1-6
Thursday 9-2, 6-8
Saturday 9-12

436 Centre Street P.O. Box 92
Sullivan, NH 03445-0092
Phone: (603) 847-3458
Surry Reed Free Library Local

The Reed-Free Library is very active and maintains many current and interesting books for the residents of Surry. We also offer reading groups, reading programs for children, movie nights, lectures and other activities.

Library Days and Hours
Monday and Thursday 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Carolyn Locke
1 (603) 352-1761
Swanzey Mt. Caesar Union Library Local

Monday    10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday    10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday   2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday   10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

628 Old Homestead Highway
Swanzey Center, NH 03446
Phone: 357-0456
Library Email:
Swanzey Stratton Free Library Local

Tuesday & Thursday     2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday     10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

9 Main Street PO Box 578
West Swanzey , NH 03469
Phone: 352-9391
Troy Gay Kimball Library Local

Hours:

Tuesdays: 10:30am to 7:30pm
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 1:30pm to 7:30pm
Saturdays: 10am to 3pm

The Library is closed on major holidays, which include New Year’s Eve and Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Eve and Day.

10 South Main St PO Box 837
Troy, NH 03465
Phone: 603-242-7743
Library Email:
Walpole Bridge Memorial Library Local

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

48 Main St
Walpole, NH 03608
Phone: (603) 756-9806
Westmoreland Public Library Local

Hours:
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Saturdays: 9:00am – 1:00pm

33 South Village Road PO Box 180
Westmoreland, NH 03467
Phone: 603-399-7750
Winchester Library Local
Hours:

Conant - M,W,F: 10:00 - 8:00
Sat: 10:00 - 2:00

Thayer - Tues. 3:00 - 7:00
Thurs. 1:00 - 5:00
Sun. 10:00 - 2:00

Conant Library
111 Main Street
Winchester, NH 03441
Phone: 239-4331
Thayer Library
3 Ashuelot Main Street PO Box 67
Ashuelot, NH 03441
Phone: 392-0175

 
Local Coalitions

CAST: Communities and Schools Together Local

CAST is a five-year project that seeks to improve child health in the Bethel School District. The project includes seven elementary schools with an enrollment of nearly 3,000 students. CAST is a unique community-based participatory program in that it brings together schools, local organizations, and families to assess and respond to children’s health and nutrition needs at both a school and community level. Meets the second Thursday of every month, 9 AM at the E.L.M.M. Center at 20-21 Durkee Street, Winchester, 239-7347.

Cheshire Coalition for Tobacco-Free Communities Local

The Coalition addresses its mission and goals through a number of initiatives, including school-based and community health and prevention education, adult and youth tobacco cessation programs, vendor compliance checks, Smokeless Saturday court diversion program, local and state policy efforts, and alternative tobacco-free activities for youth.

 

Break the Chain:  This program is offered primarily for students who are found in possession of tobacco products, sometimes mandated by the juvenile court system, although any parent or school administrator can refer youth to the program. Break the Chain includes an assessment of the participant’s tobacco use, helps to identify trigger situations, and reaffirms the health consequences of using tobacco.  Participants learn strategies to recover from nicotine addiction by learning tools to manage withdrawal symptoms and skills to manage stress.  There is a $40.00 fee with this program.

NH
Kate McNally, Program Coordinator
1 (603) 354-6513
Hinsdale Community Coalition Local

The Hinsdale Community Coalition is a group of adults and youth working together to create and maintain a healthy community for all. Meets the first Wednesday of every month, 6:30 PM at the Millstream Community Center, 336-5984.

Monadnock Alcohol and Drug Abuse Coalition (MADAC) Local

MADACs mission is to influence public awareness, policy and funding to support alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery in Cheshire County. Meets the second Monday of every month, 4 to 5:15 PM at the Keene Public Library.

63 Community Way
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603)719-4150
Monadnock Voices for Prevention Local

Monadnock Voices for Prevention are people who live and work in the Monadnock Region and through education, evaluation and advocacy work together to build community resources and reduce the impact of substance abuse in our communities.

105 Castle Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603)357-1922
Strive to be Tobacco-Free Local

The Coalition sponsors an extensive array of treatment programs for those who wish to quit using tobacco, including:

  • Free one-on-one counseling
  • Assistance with nicotine replacement therapies (patches and gum)
  • Tobacco and addiction education

Services are available to everyone and we have special programs for women and youth.

Kate McNally, Program Coordinator
tobacco-free@cheshire-med.com
(603) 354-6513

NH
We've Got Your Back (WGYB) Local

WGYB is a network of parents trying to create an environment of support to reduce underage drinking and its effect on the community. Meets on the second Monday of every month, 4:00pm – 5:30pm at ELMM Community Center, Winchester, NH

 

NH
New Futures State

Who Are We?

New Futures is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates, educates and collaborates to prevent and reduce alcohol and other drug problems in New Hampshire. New Futures envisions a State and local communities where public policies support prevention, treatments and recovery oriented efforts to reduce alcohol and other drug problems.

What We Do — Advocate, Educate and Collaborate

New Futures seeks to impact alcohol and other drug policies through advocacy that includes:

  • Strengthening relationships with stakeholders and policy makers
  • Research and information dissemination
  • Policy analysis
  • Framing issues
  • Influencing spending priorities
  • Participating in rulemaking
  • Public education and outreach
  • Coalition building and support
  • Encouraging citizen participation
  • Media relations
  • Direct and indirect lobbying
NH

 
Mental Health

Antioch Psychological Services Center Local

The Antioch Psychological Services Center (PSC) is a counseling center serving Antioch students and the community. They provide individual, couples, and family counseling to people of all ages, as well as psychological testing and assessment. The PSC is operated by Antioch University New England's Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology which is accredited by the American Psychological Association.

Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street
Keene, NH 03431
1 (603) 352-1024
MAPS Counseling Services Local

Provides counseling services to couples, families and individuals of all ages. Our children's program specializes in the assenssment and treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and behavioral problems. Accepts most insurance and offers a sliding scale for uninsured clients. Free and low cost support groups for people with chronic pain, cancer and their families.

19 Federal Street
Keene , NH 03431
Phone: 603-355-2244
44 Concord Street
Peterborough, NH 03431
Monadnock Family Services Local

Monadnock Family Services (MFS) offers programs in parent education, family support, youth development, services for senior, substance abuse prevention and treatment, veterans support services, and treatment for individuals and families confronting mental illness.

64 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603)357-4400
Peer Support Center Local

Provides education, hope, and ongoing support to individuals with mental illness.

P.O. Box 258, 64 Beaver Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603)-352-5093 or (603)-352-509
211 New Hampshire State

2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers, at no cost, to information about critical health and human services available in their community.

You can also check out 211's website for more information.

NH Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) State
Through our support and education networks, NAMI NH provides opportunities for people, in a safe and comfortable setting, to share each other's pain and promote hope. Together we are working hard to build a better tomorrow for our loved ones and for ourselves.
People of all ages with mental illness or serious emotional disorders and their families will have access to comprehensive, integrated health care and community-based supports without discrimination or stigma.

NAMI NH is a statewide, grassroots non-profit comprised of a network of affiliate chapters and support groups, staff and volunteers that provide information, education and support to all families and communities affected by mental illness.

Through our support and education networks, NAMI NH provides opportunities for people, in a safe and comfortable setting, to share each other's pain and promote hope. Together we are working hard to build a better tomorrow for our loved ones and for ourselves.

People of all ages with mental illness or serious emotional disorders and their families will have access to comprehensive, integrated health care and community-based supports without discrimination or stigma.

 
Monadnock Area Parks

Annett Wayside Park Local

Annett Wayside Park is part of the 1,494 acre Annett State Forest and is located near the Cathedral of the Pines National Shrine. It is a beautiful spot for picnicking. A 1/4 mile hiking trail offers a pleasant stroll to the edge of Black Reservoir.

538 Cathedral Road
Rindge, NH 03461
Phone: 603-532-8862
Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area Local

Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area spans 13 acres. It offers great opportunities for hiking as you explore the footpaths along the gorge and enjoy the scenic views.

1823 Route 9
Chesterfield, NH 03443
Phone: 603-363-8373
Keene Local Parks Local

Walking Trails: click
Wheelock Park Camp Area: click
Parks & Open Sapces in Keene: Click

 

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Monadnock State Park Local

Monadnock State Park is located in and around the 3,165-ft. Mount Monadnock. The park is surrounded by thousands of acres of protected highlands.

116 Poole Road
Jaffrey, NH 03452
Phone: 603-532-8862
Pisgah State Park Local

Pisgah State Park includes over 13,300 acres of rough forested terrain, encompassing a complete watershed north of the Ashuelot River. Within the Cheshire County towns of Winchester, Chesterfield and Hinsdale, the park protects seven ponds (popular for fishing), four highland ridges and numerous wetlands.

520 Old Chesterfield Rd
Winchester, NH 03470
Phone: 603-271-3254
Rhododendron State Park Local

Rhododendron State Park is named after the 16-acre grove of Rhododendron Maximum, which is the focal point of the park.

424 Rockwood Pond Rd
Fitzwilliam, NH 03447
Phone: 603-532-8862
Franklin Pierce Homestead State

Franklin Pierce Homestead is operated by the Hillsborough Historical Society, is the boyhood home of America's fourteenth president and is a spacious and beautiful, federal style country home. Built by Pierce's father in 1804, it reflects the gracious and affluent living of the nineteenth century.

301 2nd NH Turnpike
Hillsborough, NH 03244
Phone: 603-478-3165
Greenfield State Park State

Greenfield State Park is tucked away in this 400-acre park in the southwest corner of the Granite State and features ponds, bogs, and a forest that extends to the shore of undeveloped Otter Lake.

133 Beach Road
Greenfield, NH 03047
Phone: 603-547-3497
Miller State Park State

Miller State Park is located on the 2,290-foot summit and flank of Pack Monadnock in Peterborough and is the oldest state park in New Hampshire.

13 Miller Park Rd
Peterborough, NH 03458
Phone: 603-924-3672
Mount Sunapee State Park State

Mount Sunapee State Park is a major recreation area in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region offering year-round activities.

86 Beach Access Rd
Newbury, NH 03255
Phone: 603-763-5561
Pillsbury State Park State

Pillsbury State Park is one of the more primitive and lesser known gems of the New Hampshire State Park system. Heavily wooded and sprinkled with several ponds and wetlands, its diversity of habitats makes it home to a great variety of wildlife, including moose and loons. Canoe and kayak rentals are available. Crossed by a network of hiking and mountain bike trails, the park is an important link in the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway, a 51-mile hiking trail that connects Mount Monadnock with Mount Sunapee to the north. History buffs enjoy exploring the park's long-abandoned and overgrown cellar holes, remnants of early farm settlement and lumbering of the late 1700s and early 1800s when the area was called Cherry Valley.

100 Pillsbury State Park Rd
Washington, NH 03280
Phone: 603-863-2860

 
Physical/Sexual Abuse

Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention Local

MCVP offers numerous services which include the following:

  • Emergency Shelter
  • Safety Planning
  • Information & Referral
  • Peer Counseling
  • Support Groups
  • Medical & Legal Advocacy
  • Education & Outreach

Their crisis hotline is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by staff and trained volunteer Crisis Intervention Workers.

24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-888-511-MVCP (6287) -- NH Only

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Recreation Center

Chesterfield Recreation Department Local
PO Box 175
Chesterfield,, NH 03443
Phone: 603 - 363 - 838
Melissa Metivier
Dublin Parks & Recreation Local
1120 Main Street
Dublin, NH 03444
Phone: 603-563-8544
Fitzwilliam Recreation Department Local
13 Templeton Turnpike PO Box 725
Fitzwilliam, NH 03447
Phone: (603) 585-7270
Cindi Beede
Hinsdale Recreation Department Local

Town Pool Hours
Sunday - Friday   1:00pm-7:00pm
Saturday              11:00am-7:00pm
Adult Water Aerobics
Monday-Friday     12:00pm-1:00pm
                              7:00pm-8:00pm

Phone: 336-5079
Jaffrey Recreation Department Local

Mon - Fri 8:00 - 1:00
Other Hours by Appointment

31 Howard Hill Road
Jaffrey, NH 03452
Phone: 603-532-7863
Marlborough Recreation Committee Local

The recreation committee meets periodically.

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Peter Switzer
(603) 876-4549
Marlow Recreation Department Local
Nelson Recreation Local
Rindge Recreation Department Local
283 Wellington Rd PO Box 131
Rindge, NH 03461
Phone: 603) 899-6847
Stoddard Recreation Commission Local

The Recreation Commission is involved with the development and promotion of recreational activities in Stoddard.  At the present time, the Recreation Commision has concentrated on the improving the baseball field besides the Faulkner Elementary School on School Street.

The members of the Recreation Commission are appointed on an annual basis by the Selectmen.
 

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Troy Recreation Committee Local

The Troy Recreaton Committee is a volunteer committee dedicated to the recreational facilities and activities of the Town of Troy, NH.

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Walpole Recreation Department Local
Whitcomb Park, 14 Bundy Lane PO Box 729
Walpole, NH 03608
Phone: 756-3496
Winchester Recreation Department Local
1 Richmond Road
Winchester, NH 03470
Phone: 603-239-4951

 
Senior Services

Keene Senior Center Local

Provides a community center-based program of activities designed to meet the social, recreational, and educational needs of the region’s adult population fifty years of age and older. 

70 Court Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603)-352-5037
Peg Monahan

 
Short-Term Emergency Assistance

MUW (Monadnock United Way) Helpline Local

Have a problem? Need Help? Call the MUW helpline at (603)-352-1999 or 1-800-368-4357

Visit the Monadnock United Way's website for more information about this organization.

2-1-1 New Hampshire State

The number to dial for information about health and human services and organizations/resources throughout New Hampshire. 

2-1-1 NH, PO Box 211
Manchester, NH 03105 03105
Phone: Dial: 211

 
Suicide Prevention

Samaritans NH Local

The Samaritans program was developed to serve the needs of community members at risk of suicide. The program provides support, education, information and referrals and is not focused on counseling but rather befriending. They offer the following programs:

  • Confidential Suicide Prevention Crisis Hotline that is open to all callers, 24/7
  • Educational outreach programs to the community
  • Safe Place support group for individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide
  • Postvention services to schools and communities after a suicide or sudden death occurs

All programs are free of charge. There are no eligibility requirements.

Business Office: (603) 357-5510
24/7 Hotline: (603) 357-5505 or (603) 924-7000
SamariTEEN Hotline: (877) 583-TEEN (8336)
director@samaritansnh.org

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Summer and Vacation Camps

KPRD Summer Playground Program 2014 Local

Registrations for KPRD’s summer playground program for 2014 will be taken beginning February 1st.  Programs will be held for children aged 6-11 at both Wheelock Park and Robin Hood Park.  We also offer Adventure Camp for children ages 12-13.  This camp is based at the Recreation Center.

We will run two 4-week sessions and children have the option to attend one or both sessions.  Fees must be paid in full before the session begins, and payment will be taken at the Recreation Center only.  Cash and checks accepted.

Registrations are accepted until the programs are filled.  Space is limited and no waiting list is offered.  We will accept a set amount of children, and once the amount is reached, registrations will be closed.

Registration forms are available online at www.keeneparks.com.  This is a fillable pdf form that you may submit online.  Registrants will receive a confirming email within the next business day.  If you do not receive confirmation, please call 603-357-9829 to check if received.  Forms may also be printed and brought to the Recreation Center, or faxed to 1-603-283-5661.

No registration accepted without $60 non-refundable deposit. NO WEEKLY RATES AVAILABLE. INTERNET REGISTRATION MUST BE FOLLOWED BY PAYMENT WITHIN 5 WORK DAYS.  PROOF OF RESIDENCY MUST BE PROVIDED WHEN REGISTERING FOR KPRD PROGRAMS.

 Date and payment details may be found on the registration form.  Please call 603-357-9829 with any questions.

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School Vacation and Summer Camp Information Local

Click here for more information about school vacation and summer camps in the Monadnock region!

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Youth with Differences Camp Vision Local

Camp Vision
Camp Vision works to improve the self-esteem of our campers, ages 10-14, through a mentoring relationship with our counselors who also have learning disabilities and/or ADHD.
Click here for all information, including a brochure!

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New Hampshire Camps State

Come to camp to explore the outdoors, form new friendships, to participate in exciting activities, and to build your confidence and independence. NH camps have it all!

NHCDA Barnstead, NH 03218
Phone: 1-800-549-CAMP

 
Support Groups

Joy’s Network Cancer Resources Programs and Support Local

Provides cancer and health-related sources, programs, and services to families that have been affected by cancer in the Monadnock Region.

25 Roxbury Street, Suite B
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603)-762-1800
Kimberley Diemond, Director
Living with Cancer: A Peterborough Area Support Group Local

AT the Heart of Healing...... Hope


Individuals and families who are dealing with cancer are often at a loss to find emotional support and understanding for the many challenges this illness brings to their lives. The cancer support group is intended to compliment medical treatment by offering support from others who understand and share these challenges.


This Group is available to anyone with cancer or anyone who has dealt with cancer or a similar life-threatening illness. The group meets every Friday from 12:00 to 1:15, at Monadnock Community Hospital. This group is supported by a generous donation from the Monadnock United Way, and is offered free.

MAPS has been offering cancer support services since 1989. Our groups are places of caring, support and discovery which offer hope and spiritual well being while living with cancer. If youor someone you love is interested in learning more about this group, Please call Adele Michaelides at (603)355-2244, ext. 8302. Pre-Registration is required.

MAPS Counseling Services
44 Concord st.
Peterborough, NH
Chronic Pain Support Group State

If you are one of the millions of people in the U.S. challenged with chronic pain and/or chronic illness, feelings of being isolated, unheard and misunderstood can be as difficult as pain or illness itself.  Often, anxiety, depression and tremendous frustration accompany chronic conditions, leaving one feeling terribly lonely.MAPS Counseling Services is now offering an ongoing, weekly group for those living with chronic pain and/or chronic illness.

Click here for flyer.

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Adele Michaelides
1 (603) 924-2240
The American Childhood Cancer Society Federal

Es has helped over a million children beat cancer.

American Childhood Cancer Organization
P.O. Box 498
Kensington, MD 20895-0498
Phone: 855-858-2226
The Mesothelioma Group Federal

A very informative guide to understanding cancer.

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Youth with Disabilities

Monadnock Developmental Services Local

Monadnock Developmental Services (MDS) provides assistance to individuals with developmental disabilities, children with chronic health conditions, adults with an acquired brain disorder, and elders who want non-medical assistance in their homes.

121 Railroad Street Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 1 (603) 352-1304
Toll-Free
1 (800) 469-6082
Monadnock Developmental Services - Reach Out Local

Monadnock Developmental Services

Recharge your energy
Enjoy meeting new friends
Activities, music, movies and more
Come together
Have a laugh

Opportunity for one and all
Upbeat and uplifting
Take time for yours
 

WHAT is Reach Out?  

4 hours of activity-based respite every month

Any child AGE 6 to 14 with a developmental disability chronic health condition or acquired brain injury and his/her siblings (age 6 to14) can attend Reach Out and join the fun.
 

WHAT Activities are offered?

Groups will be formed according to age and/or interests: Arts & Crafts, Group Games, Music & Movement, Movies & Theme Parties.
 

WHERE will Reach Out be held?  

LifeArt Community Resource Center at 25 Roxbury Street, Keene NH.
 

HOW much does Reach Out cost?

The charge for each event (4 hours) is $5.00 per child.  It is very important for caregivers to return on time to pick up children. Those who return late will be charged $5.00 every 15 minutes after the designated end time, which must be paid to the staff person who remained after hours.

Families must reserve a space for each Reach Out opportunity. Space is limited to 15 children.

 Please call Rita at 352-1304 to make your reservations.


WHAT if my child has difficulty with separation or behaviors?

Staff will provide supportive, respectful care. They will follow your direction as to best approaches to soothe your child and will be clear about your instructions as to when and  if to contact you. Staff has the authority to ask that any child be removed if behavior is unacceptable and disruptive.

 

WHEN is Reach Out Scheduled?

  • Saturday November 18 6:00 to 10:00PM
  • Saturday December 16 6:00 to 10:00PM


MORE Questions or for future dates?

 Call MDS at 352-1304 and ask for Carol Brown, Director of Respite.

Parent Information Center Local

The Mission of the Parent Information Center is to guide and encourage families in supporting the unique learning potential of their children, including children with disabilities. The Parent Information Center is committed to the belief that:

  • Parents make the difference
  • All children can succeed given the right support
  • Every child is worth our investment
  • Children do best when schools and families work together in partnership
  • As children grow they can take increasing ownership of their education and future
Rise for Baby & Family Local

Provides supportive services to infants and toddlers with special needs from birth to the third birthday and their families.

Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603)-357-1395
Youth with Differences Local

CampVision
Camp Vision works to improve the self-esteem of our campers, ages 10-14, through a mentoring relationship with our counselors who also have learning disabilities and/or ADHD.
Click here for all information, including a brochure!

Project Eye-To-Eye
Click here for all of the information!

Friends & Family Autism/Aspergers Support Group
Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Antioch Marraige & Family Institute, Center at Keene during school year. For information and to register, call Jeni Wahlig at 603-283-2156

New England Disabled Sports
New England Disabled Sports is a national recognized program which provides year round adaptive sport instruction to adults and children with physical and cognitive disabilities. Our programs allow individuals with disabilities to enjoy a boundary-free environment, enjoy outdoor recreation with friends and family, as well as provide access to equipment and instruction that might otherwise be unavailable. Click here for more information.

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New England Disabled Sports State

Offers year round programs to people with disabilities. Offers sports and recreation within a safe, supportive, fun environment, and lessons are customized to meet the individual needs of each student.

P.O. Box 26, 39 Loonbrook Road
Lincoln, NH 03521
Phone: (603)-745-6281 x5663
New Hampshire Family Voices State

Provides families with information on special needs and has a lending library.

Thayer Building
129 Pleasant St
Concord , NH 03301
Phone: 1-800-852-3345 ext. 4525
1 (603) 271-4525
Project Eye-To-Eye Federal

Eye to Eye is the only national LD / ADHD movement dedicated to mentoring. But we do much more to reach many more people with our message. In addition to our core mentor/mentee relationships, Eye to Eye brings people together both inside and outside the LD / ADHD community with the Think Different Diplomats, camps for students with LD / ADHD, and a variety of events. We're not just totally changing lives -- we're totally changing the conversation about LD / ADHD.


Click here for all of the information!