Community Resources

 Child Endangerment

Neglect:  Emotional, physical, educational

DCYF Central Intake:  1 – 800 – 894-5533

 

 

Counseling and Health Services

Community Partners: 516-9300
Offers a wide variety of services to youth and families, www.communitypartnersnh.org/

 

Goodwin Community Health: 749-2346 

Offers medical and psychiatric assistance, www.goodwinch.org/

 

Counseling Center of the Dover-Rochester Area: 335-1066, Offers affordable counseling for those without health insurance www.drcounseling.webs.com/

 

Domestic Violence

A Safe Place 330-0214; 436-4619

Support for victims of dating and domestic violence

 

 

Drug/Alcohol

Alanon – 1-877-825-2666

 

Alateen 1-877-825-2666

 

Bridging the Gaps::The Rochester Community Coalition for Alcohol and Drug Prevention www.bridgingthegapsnh.org 

Jennie Seyer O'Connell, Coalition Coordinator

Community resource to reduce drug abuse and underage drinking; resource network for parents and teens.  330-7160

 

CHANCES (Farmington) 755-3395

Evaluation, education and support services up to age 17

 

Hamel Substance Abuse Services 335-7070

(formerly Southeastern Services)

 

SHS D & A Counselor – Nicole Dale

332-0750 x 269

 

Teen Drug Court – Nicole Rodler 

332-7149

Diversion program in collaboration with Rochester Police Dept and Rochester School District.  Works with first time drug and alcohol violations.

 

See list of local counseling resources.

 

 

Eating Disorders
Associates in Psychology, Exeter NH

Eating Disorders Specialists 772-3386

 

Cambridge Eating Disorder Center

Cambridge, MA   888-900-2332

Residential and outpatient treatment center for girls and boys, age 12 and up

  

Nancy Maiello, LICSW

Great Bay Mental Health Association

Dover, NH      742-9200

 

Hampstead Hospital Eating Disorder Treatment Center      329-5311

 

Plymouth State University Eating Disorders Resource Directory- Click Here

 

 

Gay/Lesbian

Seacoast Outright (www.seacoastoutright.org)

Seacoast Outright is now holding Friday night Support Group Meetings at Yoga by Donation in downtown Portsmouth. Group starts at 7PM. Yoga by Donation is at 147 Congress St. above the natural foods store.

 

SHS GLBTQ group – Nicole Bandera

SHS social worker – 332-0757 X280

 

Rainbow Resources (www.RainbowResources-NH.org)

224-1686 Provides access to information and networking

 

 

Grief

Children’s Grief Education Association

www.childgrief.org

Information for grieving children and families

 

Community Partners – 335-6470

 

Pete’s Place Grief Support Center:  Jan Arsenault 740-2689

Pete’s Place supports children, teens, and families coping with a life-threatening illness or grieving the death of a loved one.

 

SHS Grief Group – Nicole Bandera,

SHS social worker – 332-0757 X280

 

NAMI NH (Suicide) – Elaine DeMello; Ann Duckless   225-5359

Provides support for families and the public dealing with mental illness through educational programs, information and referral services, legislative action.

 

Victims, Inc. – Pat Rainboth 335-7777

Provides emotional and practical support to crime and trauma victims and their families.  Provides court advocacy and sponsors Grieving Assistance Programs for adults and students and Camp Purple Parachute, a camp for grieving students.

 

 

Homeless Teens

Jackie LeHoulier, Homeless Liaison

335-3678 x 122

For youth who are “doubled up” housing with other families, runaways, living in hotels or motels, shelters, transitional housing, cars, public spaces, campgrounds or inadequate trailer homes

 

Jennifer Brooks, Youth Outreach Worker

332-3678 x110

Works with runaway and homeless youth through a division of Child and Family Services; helps students get connected to services.

 



 

Hunger/Food Assistance

Gerry’s Food Pantry 330-3468

M & F 1:00 – 3:15 pm; Wed 10:00 – 3:15 pm

 

Salvation Army Food Pantry 332 – 2623

M, W, F – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

 

Grace Community Food Pantry 332-9689

T & TH call for times.

 

WIC:  Avis Goodwin   332-4358

 

Health & Human Services  332-9120

 
Legal/Youth Services

Molly Aubuchon, Juvenile Officer for Rochester Police Dept.   332-7121

 

Tom Blair, SHS Resource Officer

332-0757 x 211

 

Brenda Ramsdell, Truant Officer  332-3678

 

Nicole Rodler, Juvenile Diversion  332-7149

Early intervention program which works with first time juvenile offenders

 

New Hampshire Legal Assistance

Nonprofit law firm providing legal services to low income individuals and families

www.nhla.org               1-800-562-3174

 

Legal Advice Hotline and Referral Center 1-800-639-5290

 
 

Living with Cancer

On Belay, www.on-belay.org

866-44- BELAY

An adventure based program for students ages 10-18 who are living with or have lost a family member to cancer or other life changing illness 

 
 
Medical Assistance
Goodwin Community Health – 749-2346 
Health and nutrition services, social services, STD and HIV testing and counseling, teen clinic

 

Healthy Kids – 1-800-464-2447

Medical coverage for uninsured youth up to age 19

 

Medicaid  332-9120

Rochester Office for Health and Human Services

 

New Hampshire Partners in Health:  Community Partners

749-4015

Support for families with children with chronic health issues
 

 

Parenting & Family Support

Family Strength 742-9200

Home based counseling; not only court referred

 

HUB – McConnell Center, Dover, NH

749-9754

Parent support groups, education, workshops, home visitation for Strafford County families

 

Parent Info Center  1-800-947-7005

Parent advocacy, referrals, education

 

SHS Teen Parenting Group – Nicole Bandera, SHS social worker – 332-0757 X280

 

 
Self Abuse - Cutting

www.kidshealth.org

Go to link for teens and then link for “Your Mind”

 
 

Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault and Support Services (SASS)

330-0214; 436-4619

24 hour crisis line 1-888-747-7070

Teen support groups, crisis intervention, education, PTSD

 
 
Social Services

NH Helpline 1-800-852-3388

Provides info and referrals for all social services in NH
 
 
Suicide Prevention
NH Hotlines: 
The Samaritans (24 Hour Hotlines): 603-357-5505, 603-924-7000, 1-877-583-8336 (NH Toll-Free)

Headrest Teenline: 1-800-639-6095 (24 Hour Line)

NAMI NH  – Elaine DeMello; Ann Duckless   225-5359

Provides support for families and the public dealing with mental illness through educational programs, information and referral services, legislative action.

 
 
Teen Pregnancy

Avis Goodwin – 332-4249

 

Baby’s Best Beginnings – 332-9040

Home visits, education

 

Birthright – 1-800-550-4900

Pregnancy support, maternity clothe, 24 hour hotline

 

Planned Parenthood  1-800-230-PLAN

 

WIC – 332-4358

Food assistance; nutrition education

 
 

Transportation

COAST   743-5777

Lilac City Taxi  335-4600

Sunshine Taxi  332-5100
 
 
Click the link below for a list of resources available in the community.   This list was current when published, but individual services may change without notice.

List of Resources (PDF)