Parenting / Family Support Resources

New Hampshire offers a variety of local/regional and statewide parenting and family resources. Each of the businesses/organizations listed below are dedicated to serving the community and the needs of the families that live in New Hampshire. Browse these resources by local/regional or statewide.

Local/Regional

The Family Resource Center
The Family Resource Center (FRC) is a non-profit organization serving the needs of children and families in NH’s North Country. FRC responds to the community’s needs and remains committed to focusing their services and programming on working with individuals and families to aid them in learning and adopting skills that will fortify them on their journey to healthy family functioning.

Northern Human Services
Northern Human Services assists and advocates for children affected by mental illness, developmental disabilities and related disorders in living meaningful lives.

Coös County Family Health Services
Coös County Family Health Services provides comprehensive office-based primary care services. These services include health care provided by NH licensed MDs, Nurse Practitioners (NP), Physician Assistants (PA), including diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses, preventive services, screening, and health education according to evidence-based guidelines, assessment of need for social and nutrition services, and appropriate referrals to health and behavioral health specialty providers.

AskPetra (Prevention Education Treatment Recovery Assistance)
AskPETRA is the North Country Health Consortium’s response to Northern New Hampshire’s Substance Use Disorder (SUD) crisis. This free service provides local training and one-on-one help to connect adults, families, and providers with the knowledge they need to understand, prevent, and treat SUD.

Welcome Families NH
Welcome Families NH is a destination for families, especially those with young children, who live in or are looking to move to New Hampshire. They strive to take you on a journey by providing insights to resources and opportunities in the state that can:

  • Help you find and access basic needs such as housing and childcare
  • Provide current information about your child’s development
  • Connect you with resources if you or your child is facing a crisis or risk
  • Assist in discovering the many valuable resources New Hampshire has to offer.

SAU’s for Special Education
Work with the Special Education Department at your child’s school district to see what resources they offer.


State

Child Care Aware of New Hampshire
Child Care Aware of NH provides free and confidential referrals that are tailored to fit the needs of each individual family seeking child care. Additionally, they provide families with consumer education to assist them in choosing a quality child care program. They provide information on the importance of high-quality care, what quality child care looks like and questions to ask when touring a program.

Parent Information Center
The Parent Information Center provides a wealth of services designed to help parents understand their child’s special needs and the laws that govern the early intervention and special education process.

Watch Me Grow New Hampshire – New Hampshire Family Voices
Watch Me Grow, an initiative of New Hampshire Family Voices, helps families to ensure their child’s brightest future by tracking his or her growth and development. Watch Me Grow is NH’s developmental screening, referral and information system for families with a child ages birth to six years.

211: Essential Community Services
In 2000, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) designated 211 as the 3-digit number for information and referrals to social services and other assistance.

Ages and Stages Questionnaires
Ages & Stages Questionnaires® provides reliable, accurate developmental and social-emotional screening for children between birth and age 6. Drawing on parents’ expert knowledge, ASQ has been specifically designed to pinpoint developmental progress and catch delays in young children—paving the way for meaningful next steps in learning, intervention, or monitoring.