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,


Goodwin Community Health: 749-2346 

Offers medical and psychiatric assistance,


Counseling Center of the Dover-Rochester Area: 335-1066, Offers affordable counseling for those without health insurance


Domestic Violence

A Safe Place 330-0214; 436-4619

Support for victims of dating and domestic violence




Alanon – 1-877-825-2666


Alateen 1-877-825-2666


Bridging the Gaps::The Rochester Community Coalition for Alcohol and Drug Prevention 

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 


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




Seacoast Outright (

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 (

224-1686 Provides access to information and networking




Children’s Grief Education Association

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               1-800-562-3174


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


Living with Cancer

On Belay,

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


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


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

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



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)