2022 New Hampshire Family Resource Book

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At the risk of overstating the obvious, being a kid today is a lot different than it was when I was 10, 12, 16. One of the most overarching differences is that when I was any of those ages, cellphones didn’t exist. (Well, my dad had a giant one in a bag that rode around in his car and cost what seemed like a hundred dollars a minute to make calls on — but for all practical purposes, and in the form they’ve now taken, cellphones didn’t exist.) Home computers were just coming on the scene. I had one. But rather than being a tool for vegging out and watching YouTube, it forced you to learn programming if you wanted to do anything with it. If you wanted to play real video games, you needed to dip into the money you earned on your paper route and take that long bike ride to the arcade at the mall. Today, three of my four kids (the teenagers) have iPhones. All four have devices of some sort, for school and home, a tablet or a Chromebook, etc. And the linear programming schedules of the cable television of my later youth have morphed into the always available, readily bingeable, highly addictive on-demand programming of Netflix and Hulu and AppleTV+, etc. According to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychology, “On average, children ages 8-12 in the United States spend 4-6 hours a day watching or using screens, and teens spend up to 9 hours.” So, being a kid is different. And that means being a parent is different, too. We fight the never-ending battle of screen time and wonder what impact this ubiquitous technology is having on our children. Are they getting enough social time? Physical activity? Are we spending enough time together and really engaging as a family? How will they, as a result of growing up immersed in this soup of media, be different kinds of humans than we were? I’m not a pessimist — or a Luddite. I think technology has done amazing things, and presents opportunities that our children, and our society, will evolve into. But in the meantime, I’m glad as parents we have opportunities to engage our kids beyond their screens and technology. And that’s what this book is full of: from a round-up of hands-on summer education programs to great suggestions on engaging summer activities and many more resources. In all, we’ve compiled a great resource to help you win the summer with your kids, and support your parenting journey all year long. Sincerely, ERNESTO BURDEN PUBLISHER, MCLEAN COMMUNICATIONS

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CAMPS & SUMMER PROGRAMS FAMILY RESOURCES & SUPPORT

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SPECIAL NEEDS

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EDUCATION & CHILD CARE

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FAMILY FUN

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

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ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

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Keep your teen engaged and fulfilled this summer

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Special needs resource guide

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Educational summer fun

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Best of New Hampshire winners

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oo old for traditional day camps but too young to drive, your teen may feel rudderless during the summer months. Should you sign them up for summer classes or encourage them to look for a full-time job? Many parents wonder: How much free time is too much free time?

While it’s important for adolescents to take a break from the books, it’s equally important for them to maintain a routine during the summer months, says Jodie Lubarsky, M.A., L.C.M.H.C., vice president of Youth and Family Services at Seacoast Mental Health Center, Inc. “Between the ages of 13 and 16, teens are seeking more independence. It’s okay to loosen the structure a bit and let them sleep in later or stay up later during the summer months, but structure and routines are good for kids of all ages, because it promotes predictability and safety,” she says. Teens should also try to take breaks from their screens, make time for movement and enjoy their time off from school. While your child may have experienced some learning loss due to the pandemic, that doesn’t mean you should double-down on academics. In fact, it may be time to let your teen explore what they’re interested in and rekindle relationships with friends and family. “Many educators and mental health providers will agree that you can’t focus on instruction and academics until the social and emotional well-being of students has been supported and addressed,” Lubarsky says. In New Hampshire, parents have plenty of options when it comes to finding meaningful summer activities for their teens. From leadership programs to internships to volunteer work, teens can engage in experiences that help build routine but allow plenty of time for rest and relaxation. LEND A HELPING HAND When teens volunteer, they not only gain perspective and increase their sense of selfworth, but they also learn skills that will benefit them in the future, according to Gretchen Stallings, executive director of Volunteer NH. There are plenty of teen-friendly volunteer opportunities this summer that appeal to a wide range of interests. By logging onto Get Connected, Volunteer NH’s volunteer-matching site, parents can identify opportunities offered by various organizations throughout the state. Here are a few, according to Volunteer NH: Willing Hands: Reduce waste, improve health and provide reliable access to nutritious food for your neighbors in need. Volunteers of all ages are invited to work a two-hour afternoon shift on any of three garden plots in Norwich, Thetford or Lebanon. Volunteer days/times vary by site. Learn more at willinghands.org.

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Queen City Bicycle Collective: Keep the

Manchester community riding safely and affordably on their bicycles. Teens can help refurbish donated bikes or support programming and events at this nonprofit located on Elm Street. To volunteer, call or text Abby Easterly at 603-493-1720. Live and Let Live Farm: Volunteer at an animal shelter that rescues abused and unwanted animals in Chichester. Volunteers help feed, clean and socialize horses, dogs and cats. Teens can also lend a hand repairing fences, shelters and paddocks. If interested, your teen can fill out a contact form at liveandletlivefarm.org/volunteer. Sonshine Soup Kitchen: Help serve free hot meals in Derry during weekday afternoons. Set up the dining room, prepare food, cook and clean up. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old to serve in the soup kitchen, 16 to operate the dishwasher, and 18 years old to prepare meals at the stove. Learn more at sonshinesoupkitchen.org/volunteers/ faqs-about-volunteering. APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP Your teen doesn’t have to wait until college to gain work experience through an internship. High school internships provide a great way for teens to gain hands-on work experience before they declare a major. Some may be full-time paid internships, while others may be parttime or unpaid. You can talk to your teen’s high school guidance counselor about internships in your area, or even search online for local or national opportunities. For example, large companies like BAE Systems and Dartmouth-Hitchcock offer formal paid internship programs through competitive application processes that begin in early spring. However, smaller businesses in your town or region might offer similar programs that are less time-intensive or competitive. The Dartmouth-Hitchcock High School Foundation’s Summer Internship accepts about 20 students in a rotational program that emphasizes professional development at its Lebanon campus and in its community group practices located in Bedford, Manchester and Nashua. During the full-time, seven-week paid program, students work in core focus area, which could include a clinical, STEM, building trades or administrative department. At the same time, they rotate by working with three to four other front-line operational departments to gain exposure to diverse areas within a health care environment. “They learn how to enter the workforce and learn basic skills like time manage-

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ment, prioritization, communication, managing up and working in a professional environment,” says Tracie Ruggles, R.N., M.S. and nurse educator who oversees the internship programs. “Wherever they go in the future, they’ll be a good employee who understands the basic skills necessary to work not only in a professional environment, but also in a health care environment.” Dartmouth-Hitchcock High School Foundations Summer Internship applications are due at the beginning of March each year, and typically attract more than 100 applicants. Due to the interest in the internship, the D-H team is building additional summer work programs for regional youth. For more information, visit Internship Programs D-H Workforce Readiness Institute (dhwri.org). LEARN HOW TO DRIVE Taking driver’s education classes and logging hours on the road might not fit into your teen’s school-year schedule. That’s why summertime might be the ideal time for your teen to learn how to drive. Driver’s education classes typically last six weeks and include 30 hours of classroom education, 10 hours of driving time, and six hours of observation to meet the licensing requirements of the New Hampshire Department of Motor Vehicles for children under 18. To be eligible for their driver’s license, your teen will need to log 40 additional hours of supervised driving time with a parent, guardian or other responsible adult, 10 of which must be at night. If your teen is at least 15 years and 9 months old, he or she meets the age requirement to attend driver’s education school in New Hampshire. Many driving schools have their summer classes listed online, and they fill up quickly. Some of the more than 60 driving schools listed on the NH DMV website (dmv.nh.gov/drivers-licensenon-driver-ids/apply-your-first-drivers-licensenon-driver-id/ driver-education/schools) include: • Chico’s Driving Center – Goffstown • Benson’s Driving School – Hooksett and Portsmouth • Buckle Up Driving School – Nashua GET CERTIFIED IN SAFETY PROGRAMS Your teen can learn critical health and safety skills by earning nationally recognized health and safety certifications in CPR, first aid, babysitting or lifeguard/water safety. You can find classes online or in person, depending upon your teen’s interest and where you live. Earning one or more of these

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certifications might be particularly helpful for teens interested in pursuing work in the health care, fitness or caregiving fields. • Children beginning at age 11 can earn the Red Cross babysitting basics certificate after completing four hours of coursework. The online course covers topics such as what to do in an emergency, how to choose age-appropriate activities, and how to recognize and handle a variety of behaviors. Students who successfully complete the course receive a printable certificate. You can also search for in-person courses at redcross.org. • If your teen will turn 15 by the end of class, he or she may be eligible to take the American Red Cross lifeguard training course, a prerequisite to becoming a certified lifeguard. In addition to learning how to conduct emergency water rescues, teens learn CPR and first aid. For more information on these types of classes, contact the American Red Cross, Northern New England Chapter or the American Heart Association. You might also contact your local hospital or recreational department to see if certification classes will be held in your region this summer. EXPLORE LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT CAMP While your teen might feel too old to take part in traditional camp activities, their favorite day or overnight camp might offer counselor-in-training opportunities that teach them useful leadership skills. For example, the Granite YMCA offers a Leader-In-Training (LIT) program that introduces teens ages 13-14 to the skills needed to become a leader. The four-week training program teaches effective communication, team building and behavior management techniques through role playing in a day camp setting. YMCA Counselors-in-Training camps help teens age 15-16 become camp leaders. CITs attend special leadership and safety trainings and have the opportunity to get certified in CPR and first aid. They also receive weekly evaluations by their director and camp staff, which help determine their readiness to be summer camp staff members for the following summer. Teens must complete an interview process to be accepted into both programs, according to the website. Visit the Granite YMCA at graniteymca.org/camps for more information. For a comprehensive listing of New Hampshire day and overnight camps — which may include counselor-in-training opportunities -- visit nhcamps.org. DROP INTO A LOCAL TEEN CENTER For teens who aren’t interested in spending the whole summer at camp, hanging out at local teen centers may strike the right balance. The Dover Teen Center, operated by the New Hampshire Police Department, hosts daily trips to area lakes, beaches and trails — free of charge to town residents or Dover High School students. Stephen Pappajohn, youth services coordinator of the Dover Teen Center, said about 40 teens typically sign up each summer and pick which excursions they want to take part in each week.

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An offshoot of the Dover Teen Center’s after-school program, the summer program gives teens opportunities to explore new places and be social with one another — filling a void for teens who lack support at home. “During the school year, their teachers and coaches are there for them. During the summer, we’re listening to them and challenging them, which inspires growth, imagination and confidence,” says Pappajohn. Check with your town recreation or police department to see if there are any teen programs open in your city or town this summer. GO TO WORK Not surprisingly, during the pandemic, the percentage of teens employed during the summer months fell dramatically. However, the percentage of American teens who choose to work during the summer has continued to drop since the late 1990s, according to the Pew Research Center. In 2019, more than 35% of teens held summer jobs, compared to more than 51% in 1998. Choosing to work a job during the summer not only gives teens the opportunity to earn money but teaches them life skills such as responsibility, effective communication and teamwork. Thanks to low unemployment rates and openings in the hospitality and retail sectors, your teen could have many options when it comes to finding a summer job. While the bulk of teen jobs reside in the food preparation and retail sectors, your child might also be able to find jobs in offices, child care or health care. Search Indeed.com for opportunities close to your city or town. It’s important to be aware of the labor laws that affect children under age 18. In order for children under 16 to work, they must get a form from their employer — called the Employer’s Request for Child Labor — signed by their school official or parent/guardian. Teens age 16 or 17 must provide their employer a signed permission document that shows they have parental permission to work. There are also restrictions around the times teens can work, as well as the total number of hours they can work in a day or week. For more information, see the New Hampshire Department of Labor Youth Employment FAQ page: nh.gov/labor/faq/youth-employment.htm#receivecertificate. Whatever activity your teen chooses, it’s important for parents to give them some time to be teens. “Summer break is a rite of passage for kids,” says Lubarsky. “Once kids graduate from high school or college and get a job, they won’t get long summer breaks anymore. It’s important for them to enjoy time with friends and just being kids!” ✪ Krysten Godfrey Maddocks is a former journalist and marketing director who now regularly writes for higher education and technology organizations in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.


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Early Childhood Learning Adventures ECC 51 Old Bedford Rd., Bedford (603) 669-2811 learningadventuresnh.com Over The Rainbow Preschool 223 Rockingham Rd., Derry (603) 432-6655

Science & Nature Boys & Girls Club of Manchester 555 Union St., Manchester (603) 625-5031, mbgcnh.org/camp-foster Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center 928 White Oaks Rd., Laconia (603) 366-5695, prescottfarm.org Prescott Farm is dedicated to providing year-round environmental education programs for all ages and a place in the Lakes Region community that encourages curiousity, discovery, fun and connection to the natural world. Free public access to 160 acres of hiking trails, gardens and a natural playscape. Prescott Farm explores and preserves the natural world one adventure at a time. Seacoast Science Center 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye (603) 436-8043 seacoastsciencecenter.org SEE Science Center 200 Bedford St., Manchester (603) 669-0400, see-sciencecenter.org

Sports, Fitness and Recreation Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire 55 Bradley St., Concord (603) 224-1061, nhyouth.org Boys & Girls Club of Manchester 555 Union St., Manchester (603) 625-5031, mbgcnh.org/camp-foster Teen Adventure Camp is for campers going into 8th grade in the fall. Weekly field trips will include beach trips, hiking, biking and more. Teen campers will split the rest of their days between programming at the Union St. Clubhouse and at Camp Foster. A full day of fun and adventure for our oldest campers!

NH Climbing & Fitness 10 Langdon Ave., Concord (603) 715-9171, nhclimbinggym.com The Granite YMCA YMCA of Downtown Manchester 30 Mechanic St., Manchester (603) 623-3558 YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown 116 Goffstown Back Rd., Goffstown (603) 497-4663 YMCA of Strafford County 35 Industrial Way, Rochester (603) 332-7334 YMCA of the Seacoast 550 Peverly Hill Rd., Portsmouth (603) 431-2334 YMCA of Greater Londonderry 206 Rockingham Rd., Londonderry (603) 437-9622 graniteymca.org The Workout Club & Wellness Center 16 Pelham Rd., Salem (603) 894-4800 18 Orchard View Dr., #2, Londonderry (603) 434-6565 35 Hamel Dr., Manchester (603) 623-1111 theworkoutclub.com At The Workout Club, we’re proud to offer numerous programs for children to help them learn the importance of regular physical activity and a healthy diet from a young age. Our vacation camps offer your children a fun, physically active time including fit classes, splash park and our 40-foot rock wall, and our birthday parties are the best. YMCA of Greater Nashua Nashua Branch – (603) 882-2011 Merrimack Branch – (603) 881-7778 Westwood Park Branch – (603) 402-2258 Camp Sargent – (603) 880-4845 nmymca.org

Educational Seacoast Science Center 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye (603) 436-8043 seacoastsciencecenter.org Strawbery Banke Museum 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth (603) 433-1100, strawberybanke.org

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Family Resources & Support Adoption and Foster Care ADOPT NH — ­ adoptnh.org Adoptive Families for Children 18 Centre St., Concord (603) 228-6712, adoptivefamiliesforchildren.com Ascentria Care Alliance 261 Sheep Davis Rd., A-1, Concord (603) 224-8111, ascentria.org Bethany Christian Services 183 High St., Candia (603) 483-2886, bethany.org/candia Catholic Charities New Hampshire 100 William Loeb Dr., Unit 3, Manchester (603) 669-3030, cc-nh.org

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County 577 Central Ave., Suite 10, Dover (603) 435-2500, straffordcap.org Community Action Program Tri-County Cap 30 Exchange St., Berlin (603) 752-7001, tccap.org

Southern New Hampshire Services 40 Pine St., Manchester (603) 668-8010, snhs.org

Court Appointed Special Advocates of NH (CASA) 138 Coolidge Ave., Manchester (603) 626-4600, casanh.org

Southwestern Community Services 63 Community Way, Keene (603) 352-7512

New Hope For Children 130 Central Ave., Dover (603) 842-4794, newhopeadoption.com NH Foster & Adoptive Parent Association nhfapa.org

Granite United Way graniteuw.org

Waypoint 464 Chestnut St., Manchester (603) 518-4000, waypointnh.org

HAVEN Violence Prevention and Support Services 20 International Dr., Suite 300, Portsmouth (603) 436-4107, havennh.org 24-hour domestic violence crisis hotline: 1-603-994-7233

2-1-1: Your link to resources available in NH Dial 211 or go to 211nh.org Alateen/Al-Anon (603) 369-6930, nhal-anon.org Alcoholics Anonymous 1-800-593-3330, nhaa.net Bridges: Domestic & Sexual Violence Support 28 Concord St., Nashua 16 Elm St., Suite 2, Milford 24-hour crisis hotline: (603) 883-3044 bridgesnh.org Catholic Charities New Hampshire 100 William Loeb Dr., Unit 3, Manchester (603) 669-3030, cc-nh.org Child Care Aware of NH 1-855-393-1731, nh.childcareaware.org Community Action Program — Belknap/Merrimack counties 2 Industrial Park Dr., Concord (603) 225-3295, bm-cap.org

New Hampshire Conflict Resolution Association nhcra.org

Community Bridges, Inc. 70 Pembroke Road, Concord (603) 225-4153, communitybridgesnh.org

Easterseals NH Child Development and Family Resource Center 555 Auburn St., Manchester (603) 623-8863, eastersealsnh.org

Information and Support Services

New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence Concord, (603) 224-8893 24-hour crisis hotline: 866-644-3574 nhcadsv.org

Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program 129 Pleasant St., Concord 800-897-5323, dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/bchs/ clpp Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services 312 Marlboro St., Keene (603) 352-2253, hcsservices.org MADD — Mothers Against Drunk Driving 24-hour victim hotline: 877-623-3435 madd.org Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester 401Cypress St., Manchester (603) 668-4111, mhcgm.org New Hampshire Children’s Trust 10 Ferry St., Suite 307, Concord (603) 224-1279, nhchildrenstrust.org

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96-102 Main St., Claremont (603) 542-9528 scshelps.org United Way of Greater Nashua 20 Broad St., Nashua (603) 882-4011, unitedwaynashua.org United Way of the Greater Seacoast Pease International Tradeport 112 Corporate Dr., Portsmouth (603) 436-5554, graniteuw. org/communities-served/ greater-seacoast-region United Ways of New Hampshire uwnh.org UNH Cooperative Extension extension.unh.edu Volunteer Income Tax Assistance — Free Tax Preparation Services nhtaxhelp.org Waypoint 464 Chestnut St., Manchester (603) 518-4000, waypointnh.org

Crisis Intervention American Red Cross — New Hampshire/Vermont region 2 Maitland St., Concord (603) 225-6697, redcross.org/local/ new-hampshire-vermont Angie’s Shelter for Women 434 Union St., Manchester (603) 668-8698 Child Abuse Reporting (NH Division of Health & Human Services) 800-894-5533

Child Help — National Child Abuse Hotline 800-422-4453, childhelp.org Cross Roads House: A Secure and Transitional Shelter 600 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth (603) 436-2218, crossroadshouse.org Families In Transition — New Horizons 122 Market St., Manchester (603) 641-9441, fitnh.org Families in Transition — New Horizons (food pantry, soup kitchen) 199 Manchester St., Manchester (603) 641-9441 x221, newhorizonsfornh.org The Front Door Agency 7 Concord St., Nashua (603) 886-2866, frontdooragency.org GreenPath Financial Wellness 250 Commercial St., Suite 3016, Manchester 800-550-1961, greenpath.com Manchester Community Resource Center 434 Lake Ave., Manchester (603) 647-8967, mcrcnh.com Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester 401 Cypress St., Manchester (603) 668-4111, mhcgm.org For the Rapid Response Team, which operates 24/7/365, call 833-710-6477. Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention (MCVP) 24-hour crisis line: 1-888-511-6287 mcvprevention.org Nashua Children’s Association 125 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 883-3851, nashuachildrenshome.org Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter 2 Quincy St., Nashua (603) 889-7770, nsks.org NH Alcohol and Drug Treatment Locator dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bdas/treatment NH Statewide Addiction Crisis Hotline 888-511-6287 mcvprevention.org


Planned Parenthood of Northern New England 866-476-1321, plannedparenthood.org/ planned-parenthood-northern-newengland The Partnership for a Drug-Free NH (603) 573-3300 drugfreenh.org Samaritans 24-hour crisis hotline: (603) 357-5505 samaritansnh.org SHARE Program 1 Columbus Ave., Milford (603) 673-9898, sharenh.org The Youth Council 74 Northeastern Blvd., Nashua (603) 889-1090, theyouthcouncil.org

Government and State Resources New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights 2 Industrial Park Dr., Concord (603) 271-2767, state.nh.us/hrc New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services 129 Pleasant St., Concord 844-275-3447 District offices in Berlin, Claremont, Concord, Conway, Keene, Laconia, Littleton, Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth, Rochester dhhs.nh.gov New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services — Bureau of Family Assistance 800-852-3345, dhhs.nh.gov/dfa New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services — Division for Children, Youth & Families 800-852-3345, dhhs.nh.gov/dcyf New Hampshire Employment Security 45 South Fruit St., Concord (603) 224-3311 Full-service offices in Berlin, Claremont, Concord, Conway, Keene, Laconia, Littleton, Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth, Salem, Somersworth; satellite offices In Colebrook and Plymouth nh.gov/nhes New Hampshire Fish & Game Department 11 Hazen Dr., Concord (603) 271-3421, wildlife.state.nh.us

New Hampshire Housing 32 Constitution Dr., Bedford 800-640-7239 nhhfa.org

The Grapevine — Family & Community Resource Center 4 Aiken St., Antrim (603) 588-2620, grapevinenh.org

New Hampshire State House Visitor’s Center 107 North Main St., Room 119, Concord, (603) 271-2154 nh.gov

Greater Tilton Area Family Resource Center 5 Prospect St., Tilton (603) 286-4255, gtafrc.com

New Hampshire State Library 20 Park St., Concord (603) 271-2144 nh.gov/nhsl New Hampshire Travel Council nhtravelcouncil.com New Hampshire Women’s Foundation 18 Low Ave., Suite 205, Concord (603) 226-3355, nhwomensfoundation.org NH Medicaid dhhs.nh.gov/ombp/medicaid NHHEAF (New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation) 4 Barrell Court, Concord 888-747-2382 x119, nhheaf.org WIC Nutrition Program (603) 271-4546, signupwic.com

Legal Assistance New Hampshire Legal Assistance 800-639-5290, nhlegalaid.org

Parent Education Adult Learning Center 40 Arlington St., Nashua, (603) 598-8303 4 Lake St., Nashua, (603) 882-9080 adultlearningcenter.org The Children’s Place and Parent Education Center 27 Burns Ave., Concord (603) 224-9920, waypointnh. org/programs/ the-childrens-place-and-parenteducation-center Families First Health & Support Center 8 Greenleaf Woods Dr., Ste. 100, Portsmouth (603) 422-8208, familiesfirstseacoast.org

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Lakes Region Community Services Family Resource Center 719 North Main St., Laconia (603) 524-8811, lrcs.org/ family-resource-center

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Our Place 16 Oak St., Manchester, (603) 647-2244; 3 Crown St., Nashua, (603) 889-9431 cc-nh.org/programs/our-place Parent Information Center 54 Old Suncook Rd., Concord (603) 224-7005, picnh.org

Open Monday-Friday 6:30 am - 6:pm

Thr River Center — A Family & Community Resource Center 9 Vose Farm Rd., Suite 115, Peterborough (603) 924-6800, rivercenter.us

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Riverbend Community Mental Health (603) 228-1600 Mobile crisis services hotline: 1-833-710-6477 riverbendcmhc.org Salem Family Resources — Success By 6 — The Learning Cooperative Early Education & Enrichment Program The Haigh School, 24 School St., Salem (603) 305-6513, salemfamilyresources.org TLC Family Resource Center 109 Pleasant St., Claremont (603) 542-1848, tlcfamilyrc.org The Upper Room, A Family Resource Center 36 Tsienneto Rd., Derry (603) 437-8477, urteachers.org White Birch Center 51 Hall Ave., Henniker (603) 428-7860, whitebirchcc.org

The Family Resource Center 123 Main St., Gorham (603) 466-5190, frc123.org Good Beginnings of the Upper Valley 93 South Main St., West Lebanon (603) 298-9524, gbuv.org

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he New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities has compiled this listing to help people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families find the information, services and support they need. A complete version of the resource guide is available at NHDDresources.wordpress.com or by calling (603) 271-7038. Information and Referral Services, Guidebooks and Online Resources NH Family Voices (603) 271-4525, (800) 852-3345 ext. 4525 (in NH only) nhfv.org A “Family to Family Health and Education Center” assisting families of children and young adults with chronic health, physical, developmental and mental health challenges. Provides one-to-one phone assistance, educational materials, online resources, a lending library and quarterly newsletter.

Maneuvering Through the Maze nhfv.org/how-we-can-help/ resources A comprehensive resource guide of state health and human services agencies, educational resources, private associations and organizations that serve people in New Hampshire with physical, developmental, mental health and chronic illnesses and their families, from birth to adulthood. Produced by NH Family Voices.

Parent Information Center on Special Education (PIC) 54 Old Suncook Rd., Concord (603) 224-7005, (800) 947-7005 picnh.org Telephone/email support to families with questions about early supports and services, special education and other disability-related concerns, interactive workshops for parents, volunteer advocate training and informational materials (online and printed).

Disability Rights Center – NH (DRC) (603) 228-0432, (800) 834-1721 (V/TTY) drcnh.org Information, referral, advice, and legal representation and advocacy to individuals with disabilities on a wide range of disability-related issues. Online resources and materials available on many disability-related topics. Federally funded Protection and Advocacy Center.

ServiceLink Aging and Disability Resource Centers (866) 634-9412 servicelink.nh.gov From local offices throughout the state, ServiceLink helps individuals access long-

term services, supports and resources, access family caregiver information, explore options, and understand and access Medicare and Medicaid. After-hours appointments are available as needed. Callers are automatically connected to the ServiceLink office in their area. Funded by the state of New Hampshire and federal government. Online ServiceLink Community Services and Supports Resource Directory: referweb.net/nhsl

Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire bianh.org List of resources compiled by the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire.

NH Governor’s Commission on Disability 121 South Fruit St., Suite 101, Concord (800) 852-3405, (603) 271-2773 nh.gov/disability Provides information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and accessibility issues, including accessible parking spaces, housing, voting and transportation. Online list of state and federal government benefit programs for people with disabilities.

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NH Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)

Office of Disability Employment Policy

New Hampshire Leadership Series

121 South Fruit St., Concord (800) 852-3405, (603) 271-0476 silcnh.org Provides a monthly resource newsletter, archives of past issues and online “tip sheets” on benefits, housing and health care, based on an independent living philosophy. A federally funded, independent, cross-disability council.

dol.gov/agencies/odep/topics The federal office of disability employment policy

(603) 228-2084, (800) 238-2048 iod.unh.edu/projects/nhleadership Intensive seven-session leadership training provides parents and people with disabilities with information and strategies to effectively impact local and state organizations regarding issues related to individuals with disabilities and their families.

NH Family Ties (Formerly Parent to Parent of NH) (800) 499-4153 ext. 241 communitybridgesnh.org/ services/nh-family-ties Provides parent matches between experienced parents, who have “been there,” with new or referred parents of children with special needs just beginning to meet the challenges of a disability or chronic health condition. Available through the area agency network as part of their family support services. NH Family Ties provides information and referral to community resources, services, support groups, state support programs and others.

2-1-1 New Hampshire 211nh.org Information and referral for general human services including help with food, emergency housing, employment, health care and counseling is available by dialing 211 in NH or (866) 444-4211 from out of state. Operated by United Ways of New Hampshire.

NHCarePath (866) 634-9412 nhcarepath.org Designed as New Hampshire’s “front door” to quickly connect individuals of all ages, abilities and income levels to a full range of community services and supports, including housing, transportation, financial assistance, Medicaid, veterans’ services, mental health, drug and alcohol services. Operated by the NH Department of Health and Human Services.

NH DHHS Division of Family Assistance 129 Pleasant St., Concord (800) 852-3345 ext. 9700 (603) 271-9700 dhhs.nh.gov/dfa/index.htm

Information and Resources on Specific Disabilities or Topics ADVOCACY AND SELF-ADVOCACY ABLE NH (603) 271-7042 ablenh.org ABLE (Advocates Building Lasting Equality) advocates for the human and civil rights of all children and adults with disabilities, and promotes full participation by improving systems of supports, connecting families, inspiring communities and influencing public policy.

New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities 2½ Beacon St., Suite 10, Concord (603) 271-3236 nhcdd.nh.gov Federally funded agency that supports public policies and initiatives to remove barriers and promote opportunities in all areas of life. Its mission includes “dignity, full rights of citizenship, cultural diversity, equal opportunities and full participation for all New Hampshire citizens with developmental disabilities.” Members are appointed by the governor and represent people with developmental disabilities, parents, guardians and agencies that serve people with disabilities.

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People First of New Hampshire NH Council on Developmental Disabilities 2½ Beacon St., Suite 10, Concord (603) 271-3236 peoplefirstofnh.org Statewide self-advocacy organization and umbrella for 17 self-advocacy groups for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Provides resources, training and support. Call for the chapter in your area or how to start one.

AUTISM NH Virtual Autism Center Maintained by NH Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders 2½ Beacon St., Suite 10, Concord info@nhcouncilonasd.org nhfv.org/resources/the-newhampshire-council-on-autismspectrum-disorders Provides a single point of entry to a comprehensive body of information about NH services for those who experience autism spectrum disorders. Also offers best practices guidelines.

Department of Applied Psychology Antioch University New England 40 Avon St., Keene (800) 552-8380 admissions@antiochne.edu antiochne.edu Offers practice-oriented, valuesbased graduate study. Master’s degrees in education, environmental studies, management and psychology; doctoral degrees in environmental studies and psychology. Also offering an Autism Spectrum

Disorders Certificate program — a program for teachers, counselors, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, advocates, occupational therapists and others.

Asperger’s Association of New England (617) 393-3824, (866) 597-AANE aane.org The Asperger’s Association of New England (AANE)’s mission is to foster awareness, respect, acceptance, and support for individuals with AS and related conditions and their families.

BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED Future in Sight 25 Walker St., Concord (603) 224-4039, (800) 464-3075 futureinsight.org A nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of those who are blind or visually impaired and their families. Provides a range of services in education, rehabilitation and social services for infants and toddlers, children (3-21), adults and seniors.

NH Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired 21 South Fruit St., Suite 20, Concord (603) 271-3537 (603) 271-3471 (V/TTY) (800) 581-6881 education.nh.gov/who-we-are/ deputy-commissioner/%20bureau-of-vocational-rehabilitation/ services-for-the-blind-and-visuallyimpaired Provides those services necessary to help people with visual loss to enter, re-enter, or maintain employment. Most services are provided without charge to the referred individual. Services for Blind and Visually Impaired Program is supported by state and federal tax dollars.


BRAIN INJURY Brain Injury Association of NH 52 Pleasant St., Concord (800) 773-8400, (603) 225-8400 (NH-only information/resources) (800) 444-6443 (National toll-free Brain Injury Resource Line) bianh.org Helps people with brain injury-related disabilities live in their own homes and communities. Chartered state affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America. (BIAA; biausa.org). Comprehensive online resource directory at bianh.org/resourcedir.html

BULLYING NH Department of Education Bullying and Cyber Bulling Resources education.nh.gov/who-we-are/ division-of-learner-support/bureau-of-student-wellness/bullyingcyber-bullying

StopBullying.gov stopbullying.gov A federal website that provides information from various government agencies about what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how to prevent and respond to bullying.

CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES OR SIGNIFICANT MEDICAL NEEDS YOUR CHILD’S PEDIATRICIAN: Provides the gateway to proper assessment, diagnosis and initial treatment, services and supports. YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT: If you have a child with a disability who is eligible for special education services, your child may receive services from ages 3-21. Contact your school district before your child turns three — the age at which the school district becomes responsible for your child’s education.

NH Medicaid for Children Coverage for children up to age 19 and “Katie Beckett” option 129 Pleasant St., Concord (877) 464-2447

Children’s Medicaid Unit dhhs.nh.gov/dfa/medical/ children.htm Provides comprehensive health and dental insurance to NH children ages 0-19 for families without access to insurance or for whom it is unaffordable (formerly NH Healthy Kids). Also, Home Care for Children with Severe Disabilities (HCCSD), commonly known as the “Katie Beckett” option, is available for severely disabled children up to age 19, whose medical disability is so severe that they qualify for institutional care but are being cared for at home. Only the income and resources of the disabled child are counted towards eligibility for this program.

Seacoast Mental Health Center provides comprehensive mental health services to children, adolescents, adults, and families living with mental illness and serious emotional disorders who reside in the eastern half of Rockingham County. Our Locations: 1145 Sagamore Avenue Portsmouth 603-431-6703 30 Prospect Avenue Exeter 603-772-2710

visit us online at www.smhc-nh.org www.facebook.com/smhcnh

In-Home Support Waiver for Children with Severe Disabilities NH DHHS Bureau of Developmental Services 105 Pleasant St., Concord (800) 852-3345, ext. 5034 Provides assistance for children with the most significant medical and behavioral challenges requiring long-term supports and services, who live at home with their families, are Medicaid eligible, and meet the ICF/MR level of care and other qualifications of the program. The goal of the IHS waiver is to provide services which are necessary to allow the individual to remain at home with his/her care-giving family. Services are provided through the Developmental Disabilities Area Agencies.

Family Centered Early Supports and Services (FCESS) NH Bureau of Developmental Services 105 Pleasant St., Concord (603) 271-5034 (800) 852-3345, ext. 5034 dhhs.state.nh.us/dcbcs/bds/earlysupport/index.htm A program designed for children birth through age 2 who have a diagnosed, established condition with a high probability of delay, are experiencing developmental delays, or are at risk for substantial developmental delays if supports and services are not provided. FCESS

Living Innovations has been supporting people for over 20 years. We strive to enrich the lives of the individuals we work with every day through the following services: SHARED LIVING based on a person in need of support living with a host family in a natural home. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT supporting specific employment goals through job coaching and planning. TRANSITION SUPPORT adjusting from school to adulthood. IN-HOME SUPPORT designed to give each individual and family/guardians the support to manage busy lives. To learn more or to join our team, visit LivingInnovations.com or email info@livinginnovations.com.

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are delivered in the family’s home by designated nonprofit and specialized service agencies located throughout the state.

resource for services specific to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community and for information about hearing loss.

Special Medical Services

DENTAL SERVICES

NH Department of Health and Human Services 129 Pleasant St., Concord (800) 852-3345, ext. 4488 (603) 271-4488 dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bds/sms/ specialcare.htm The NH Title V Program for Children with Special Health Care Needs administers health programs and services for children ages birth to 21 years, who have, or are at risk for, a chronic medical condition, disability or special health care need. Works together with families and health care providers, community agencies and schools to obtain access to health care and related services. Provides care coordination services; support for child development and neuromotor clinics; nutritional and feeding/swallowing consultation; and psychological and physical therapy services.

NH Partners in Health 129 Pleasant St., Concord (800) 656-3333 (800) 735-2964 (TDD) dhhs.nh.gov/ dcbcs/bds/sms/pih Helps families of children with a chronic health condition that significantly impacts daily life. Partners in Health’s role is to advocate, access resources, navigate systems and build capacity to manage the chronic health condition of their child. Locations throughout the state. No income requirements.

DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Inc. 56 Old Suncook Rd., Suite 6 Concord (603) 224-1850 (603) 224-0691 (TTY) Video Phone (VP): 968-5889 ndhhs.org New Hampshire’s “one-stop”

Donated Dental Services: Dental Lifeline Network (800) 292-1531 dentallifeline.org/new-hampshire A statewide program that provides comprehensive treatment by volunteer dentists to elderly, disabled and medically challenged individuals.

Easterseals Oral Health Center, Manchester (603) 621-3482 easterseals.com/nh/ourprograms/oral-health-center Staff evaluates, monitors and responds to patients with a wide range of disabilities and special medical needs. Medicaid accepted.

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND ACQUIRED BRAIN DISORDERS NH DHHS Bureau of Developmental Services 105 Pleasant St., Concord (800) 852-3345, ext. 5034 dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bds/index.htm The NH developmental services system offers individuals with developmental disabilities and acquired brain disorders a wide range of supports and services within their own communities through 10 designated nonprofit area agencies that serve specific geographic regions: • Service coordination • Day and vocational services • Personal care services • Community support services • Early Supports and Services and Early Intervention • Assistive technology services • Specialty services and family supports (including respite services and environmental modifications) • In-Home Support (IHS) Waiver for Children with Severe Disabilities

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For area agencies and communities served: dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/ bds/agencies.htm

EMPLOYMENT Work Incentive Resource Center iod.unh.edu/projects/workincentives-resource-center Developed by the Institute on Disability as part of a larger effort in collaboration with Granite State Independent Living and the New Hampshire Granite State Employment Project to expand employment for individuals with disabilities through greater awareness and use of work incentives.

New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation Locations education.nh.gov/partners/ vocational-rehabilitation A list of Vocational Rehabilitation offices. Regional Offices: Berlin .......................(603) 752-2271 Concord ................(603) 271-2327 Keene ....................(603) 357-0266 Manchester ...........(603) 669-8733 Nashua ..................(603) 889-6844 Portsmouth ............(603) 436-8884

Vocational Rehabilitation NH Department of Education Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation 21 South Fruit St., Suite #20, Concord (800) 299-1647 education.nh.gov/vr Helps people with disabilities of all ages get jobs.

NHWorks (603) 271-7275, nhworks.org Information center for job seekers and employers. Lists current job openings, NH economic and labor market information, education and training programs, employment laws, small business resources and locations. Work centers provide technical assistance to prepare resumes and cover letters, job search workshops, employment counseling, aptitude and skills testing, and career exploration tools. Sponsored by the NH Workforce Opportunity Council.

GED/ADULT EDUCATION NH Bureau of Adult Education GED & Adult Education Information 21 South Fruit St., Suite 20 Concord (603) 271-6698 nhadulted.org Supports educational services to adults who have not received a high school diploma or GED certificate or who do not read, write or speak English. Grants to school districts and nonprofit organizations make it possible for local adult education programs to serve adult learners whose skills range from very basic to high-school level.

Partnership in Employment: Supporting Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in their Communities aucd.org/docs/resources/pie_ adults_Nov2014_families.pdf A project of the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston and the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services. Overview of day and employment services for people with developmental disabilities and guidance for those assisting them.

GOVERNMENT BENEFITS/ AGENCIES Apply Online for Benefits with NH EASY nheasy.nh.gov New Hampshire’s Electronic Application System (NH EASY) offers NH residents a fast and easy way to apply online for cash, medical, child care, Medicare savings program and food stamp benefits.

NH Department of Health and Human Services 129 Pleasant St., Concord (800) 852-3345 dhhs.nh.gov Provides services for individuals, children, families and seniors, and administers programs and services for mental health, developmental disabilities, substance abuse and public


health. The DHHS website contains a description of programs and services administered by the department and information about how to apply. DHHS District Offices: dhhs.nh.gov/ contactus/districtoffices.htm Local offices to apply for Medicaid, financial assistance, food stamps and other benefits.

Social Security 70 Commercial St., Suite 100 Concord (800) 772-1213 (800) 325-0778 (TTY) (603) 228-5206 (FAX) ssa.gov Applicants for SSDI and SSI can file for benefits online at SSA.gov website, by phone or by visiting a local Social Security office.

Special Education NH Department of Education Bureau of Special Education 101 Pleasant St., Concord (603) 271-6693

education.nh.gov/ specialeducation Online reports, data and regulations relative to special education.

NH Circuit Court — Probate Division 1 Granite Place, Suite N400 Concord (855) 212-1234 probateservice@courts.state.nh.us courts.state.nh.us/probate/index. htm The Circuit Court Probate Division has jurisdiction over all matters related to wills, trusts and estates, guardianships and involuntary commitment proceedings, adoptions, name changes and partition of real estate. Probate judges preside over these cases from courthouses located in each of the 10 counties in NH.

HOUSING NH Housing Finance Authority 32 Constitution Dr., Bedford (800) 640-7239, (603) 472-8623

(603) 472-2089 (TDD) nhhfa.org A self-supporting public benefit corporation. The Authority administers a broad range of programs designed to assist low- and moderate-income people and families to obtain decent, safe and affordable housing. Home ownership programs, multifamily housing programs and rental assistance programs.

Granite State Independent Living (GSIL) Home Access Modification

Local Public Housing Authorities

USDA Rural Development in Vermont/New Hampshire

gsil.org/disability-support/ home-access-modification/ home-access-modificationopening-doors-for-you-2 Trained staff assess accessibility needs and provide referrals to licensed vendors in NH. May also assist in establishing a plan and identifying funding sources for accessibility projects.

hud.gov/states/new_hampshire Provides housing for low-income people and families in local communities.

Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire Housing Assistance Guide img1.wsimg.com/blobby/ go/73501c8c-d97a-4233-91792f30b7c98191/downloads/72005BIA-web.pdf?ver=1610460953527 Lists housing assistance resources compiled by the Brain Injury Association.

(802) 828-6080 rd.usda.gov/nh Works to improve the quality of life in rural areas. Provides technical assistance to communities, and funding and resources for home purchase, apartment rental and repairs.

New Hampshire Community Loan Fund 7 Wall St., Concord (603) 224-6699 communityloanfund.org Collaborates with a wide range of

SUMMER FUN FOR KIDS BEGINS HERE! SCHOOL VACATION CA MP! Email for De tails

The Club Fit Kidz Summer Camp Fun and fitness in an educational environment

Londonderry

Ninja Club activities include ninja obstacle training and fitness, swimming and outdoor soccer, and basketball. Ages 5–12 years old are welcome!

Salem

Salem activities include pool, rock climbing, splash zone open swim, intro to all things fitness, healthy competitions and a variety of fun fitness classes throughout the week. Ages 5–12 years old are welcome!

Contact Ann Marie Caprio at annmarie.caprio@theworkoutclub.com Member and non-member pricing available. LONDONDERRY • 437-8888 18 Orchard View Drive • Next to Cinema 12

theworkoutclub.com

SALEM • 894-4800 16 Pelham Road • Off Exit 2, I-93

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donors and lenders, and with business, nonprofit and government partners. Provides financing and support to people with low and moderate incomes for affordable housing.

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) New Hampshire Programs and Services (603) 666-7510 portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/states/new_hampshire Assistance with home ownership, subsidized apartments, public housing, foreclosure assistance, homeless resources and discrimination. Counseling and other services available.

State of NH Foreclosure Prevention Initiative For immediate assistance, dial 211 (in NH) homehelpnh.org Website with important tips on alternatives to foreclosure and other valuable resources. There is also a list of qualified housing counselors who can offer specific suggestions.

INDEPENDENT LIVING — ADULTS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES Granite State Independent Living 21 Chenell Dr., Concord (800) 826-3700, (603) 228-9680 gsil.org New Hampshire’s only Independent Living Center. Provides information, specialized services and peer support for people with disabilities following the principles of personal choice and direction. Provides home care services, personal care, community-based disability supports and employment services including benefit counseling.

LEGAL ASSISTANCE Guide to New Hampshire Legal Services Programs courts.state.nh.us/selfhelp/documents/legal_services_brochure.pdf Produced by the NH Judicial Branch

Disability Rights Center — NH drcnh.org Provides information, referral, advice, legal representation and advocacy to individuals with disabilities on a wide range of disability-related problems including special education, accessibility, employment discrimination, home and community-based services and Medicaid.

NH Legal Aid (800) 639-5290 nhlegalaid.org A cooperative effort of the legal services agencies serving New Hampshire’s low-income population to provide legal information, referrals and pro se assistance. Online application for legal assistance. Website provides links and contact information to a number of nonprofit agencies that provide a range of services across the state. Includes online self-help guides.

NH Judicial Branch Self-Help Center courts.state.nh.us/selfhelp/index. htm Basic, practical information about the New Hampshire court system, how it works and what the procedures are for bringing a case to court.

NH Bar Association Pro Bono Referral Program (800) 639-5290, (603) 224-3333 nhbar.org/legalservices-programs/pro-bono Connects low-income individuals with volunteer attorneys who provide free legal services in family law, bankruptcy, consumer, housing and senior citizen matters.

New Hampshire Legal Assistance (800) 562-3174 nhla.org Provides free legal advice and representation to low-income people and older adults in civil matters involving basic needs, including food, shelter, income, medical care and public benefits. Local Offices: Berlin . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 698-8969 Claremont . . . . . . . . (800) 562-3994 Concord . . . . . . . . . (800) 921-1115

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Manchester. . . . . . . (800) 562-3174 Portsmouth . . . . . . . (800) 334-3135 Foreclosure Relief Project . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 399-9995 Senior Citizens Law Project . . . . . . . (888) 353-9944 or (603) 624-6000

The “Law Line” — NH Bar Association (800) 868-1212 Talk to a lawyer for free on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 6-8 p.m.

University of New Hampshire School of Law Civil Practice Clinic (603) 225-3350 Assists low-income clients with a variety of issues from consumer protection, collection and foreclosure defense (including Chapter 13 bankruptcy), predatory lending and auto fraud. Will take cases from Merrimack, Belknap, Sullivan and Hillsborough counties.

MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDE PREVENTION

PHONE 2-1-1 SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator and Treatment Referral Helpline (800) 662-HELP (4357) (800) 487-4889 (TDD) findtreatment.samhsa.gov Use the Locator to find alcohol and drug abuse treatment or mental health treatment facilities and programs around the country. Or call the SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline. Free, confidential information in English and Spanish for individuals and family members facing substance abuse and mental health issues, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

NAMI NH 85 North State St., Concord (800) 242-6264, (603) 225-5359 naminh.org A statewide network of affiliate chapter support groups, staff and volunteers that provide information, education and support to all families and communities affected by mental illness.

Community Mental Health Centers: NH DHHS Bureau of Behavioral Health (800) 852-3345, ext. 5000 (603) 271-5000 dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bbh/centers.htm Regional agencies provide publicly funded mental health services to individuals and families who meet certain criteria. Services include 24hour emergency services, assessment and evaluation, individual and group therapy, case management, rehabilitation, psychiatric services and specialized programs for older adults, children and families as well as short-term counseling and support.

Mental Health Peer Support: NH DHHS Bureau of Behavioral Health (800) 852-3345, ext. 5000 (603) 271-5000 dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bbh/peer.htm Local Peer Support Agencies provide services to adults with mental illness who self-identify as a recipient, former recipient or at significant risk of becoming a recipient of publicly funded mental health services. Provided by and for people with a mental illness. Includes face-to-face and telephone peer support, outreach, monthly educational events, activities that promote self-advocacy, wellness training, after-hours warm line and crisis respite.

Disaster Distress Helpline (800) 985-5990, (800) 846-8517 (TTY) disasterdistress.samhsa.gov Website and helpline for those affected by a disaster and in need of immediate assistance, information, support and counseling. Callers are connected to the nearest crisis center.

Center for Disease Control Emergency Preparedness Resources cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/emergencypreparedness. html

Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK (8255) suicidepreventionlifeline.org


New Hampshire Suicide Prevention and General Resources (603) 225-5359, (800) 242-6264 (NOT crisis response numbers.) theconnectproject.org

RESEARCH & TRAINING UNH Institute on Disability (603) 228-2084 (TTY) (800) 238-2048 (TTY) iod.unh.edu Provides a university-based focus for the improvement of knowledge, policies and practices related to the lives of people living with disabilities and their families. Offers seminars and workshops, webinars, interdisciplinary evaluation and consultation, leadership training and customized, on-site support in schools.

TRANSITION NH Parent Information Center’s Life After High School Toolkit picnh.org/wp-content/uploads/ 2018/06/Transition-Toolkit-2018v2.pdf Strategies, tools and resources for families of youth with disabilities to create successful transition plans.

Next Steps NH: Options for Life After High School

TRANSPORTATION NHCarePath transportation webpage

Special Needs FEATURED ADVERTISER LISTINGS

nhcarepath.org/transportation

NH Department of Transportation: Public Transportation (603) 271-3734 nh.gov/dot/org/aerorailtransit/ railandtransit/transit.htm Information about public transportation in New Hampshire, including links to regional transit providers.

National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) (866) 983-3222

contact@nadtc.org nadtc.org A program of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, administered by Easterseals and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) with guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living. Resources and Publications: nadtc.org/resources-publications

Advocacy and Support Services Living Innovations 62-A Whittier St., Dover (603) 319-6550, livinginnovations.com Living Innovations provides support to people of all ages and abilities to have a good life at home and in the community. Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester 401Cypress St., Manchester (603) 668-4111, mhcgm.org

Educational Resources Monarch School of New England 105 Eastern Ave., Rochester (603) 332-2848, monarchschoolne.org A day school that serves children ages 5 - 21, with significant physical, medical and developmental disabilities. We see potential within each student, providing academic and life skill education with high expectations. We deliver a creative, collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach to help reduce barriers making learning accessible for our students to be actively engaged in educational and lifelong community pursuits.

Crisis Intervention Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester 401Cypress St., Manchester (603) 668-4111, mhcgm.org

nextsteps-nh.org Transition and career development resources for special educators, students, parents and others interested in increasing transition and career development opportunities for youth with and without disabilities.

National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center’s Age Appropriate Transition Assessments Toolkit transitionta.org/toolkit-resources Designed to help with the selection of assessments for students in regards to transition planning.

Disability.gov’s Guide to Student Transition Planning dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/odep/ pdf/2013odephealthyreport.pdf Healthy Transitions: A pathway to employment for youth with chronic health conditions and other disabilities.

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Education & Child Care

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With plenty of enrichment opportunities available, kids can learn while they take a break. BY KRYSTEN GODFREY MADDOCKS

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esearch continues to show that American children haven’t yet recovered from learning losses due to the pandemic. And unfortunately, the students struggling most are the ones who continue to experience learning challenges. While this summer might seem like a good time to beef up on academics, New Hampshire educators stress that it’s important to strike a balance between schoolwork and fun. When children are given the opportunity to grow through new experiences, it equips them to become better learners.

“Children are learning all of the time — whether they’re in school or not in school. Particularly over the summer, it’s an outstanding time for them to breathe, get moving and participate in outdoor activities,” says Frank Edelblut, commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Education. While some students need to play catch up, your child might be right on target or even above grade level expectations. According to Melissa White, administrator for academics and assessment for the NHDOE, Granite State students performed fairly well on state accountability assessments last year compared to the rest of the

nation. If you’re not sure how well your student did or where your child needs help, you can ask their teacher for test results and input, White says. Throughout the year, teachers have been engaged in providing formative assessments — or informal classroom assessments — to help further pinpoint their students’ strengths and where they need support. Some school districts will once again spend their Covid relief funds on summer programs, which may be beneficial for your child. While private tutors or tutoring programs are also an option this summer, you should connect with your child’s learning team to guide you in the www.nhmagazine.com

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right direction, she says. “It really depends on the student and whether knowledgeable educators think this is going to help. You need to know their strengths and the areas in which they need support,” White says. “It doesn’t make sense if (the tutoring program) won’t meet specific needs to support your child.” APPROACHING LEARNING FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE There are other ways to prevent summer slide — or academic losses during the summer — that don’t require a formal approach to learning. Tapping into what students love can help bridge

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the gap, spark creativity and prepare your child for school in the fall, White says. Robotics, music, soccer and dance camps all include learning components that are automatically integrated into their programs. “The great thing about our state is that there are so many opportunities to engage with different activities,” she says. “At summer camps, kids are socially connecting with other children and adults. It provides another opportunity to learn something, and it doesn’t have to be academically focused.” Unstructured time can be beneficial, too. Physical activity and play time help students grow physically. White encourages families to get their kids off of their devices and enjoy simple activities together, like family hikes. “It doesn’t have to be a planned activity that you have to pay a lot for; sometimes it’s the simplest activities that are the highest quality,” she says. SUMMER PROGRAMS SUPPORTED BY THE STATE

Prenda Summer Discovery Camp Launching for the first time this summer, Prenda Discovery Camps will provide a tuition-free summer learning option thanks to a partnership between Prenda and the NHDOE. Following the Prenda school year model, in which “pods” of similarly aged children learn together in small groups with a guide, these camps will allow kids to explore the arts, technology, engineering and science. This school year, 28 pods supported more than 150 students. Of these, eight pods will be continuing into the summer in Concord, Chester, Goffstown, Hollis, Hooksett, Lancaster, Manchester and Meredith, says Brian Packer, head of partnerships for Prenda. Additional school year pods will transition into summer

pods, Packer anticipates. To sign up, parents are asked to join a waiting list by visiting prenda.com/state-offerings-summer-camps. Summer guides will continue to sign up through May, and Prenda will share new openings with parents as they become available, Packer says. Currently Prenda Camps will run in two-week sessions from July 5 through August 26. “The Prenda experience provides students with the space and time to explore learning content that resonates with their interests,” Packer says. “Prenda uses a variety of learning tools and projects to allow students to flourish at their own pace.” The summer program will build upon Prenda’s school-year model, helping kids develop a skill they can begin to put into practice prior to the start of the academic year, Packer says. The Prenda program is also an approved Education Freedom Account vendor, which means that parents can choose to enroll their child in a Prenda pod during the school year in lieu of a public school if they meet certain income requirements.

ReKINDling Curiosity Summer camp and school-age programs challenge kids and give them the opportunity to make friends in a safe, positive environment. For the second year in a row, parents may be able to get up to $650 off the cost of camp per child, depending upon their child’s needs and family income. Thanks to the New Hampshire Department of Education’s ReKINDling Curiosity program, children with disabilities and children from low- to moderate-income families will again have greater access to summer camp. Last year, more than 300 families took part in the program, and to date enrollment has exceeded that number and continues to grow, Edelblut says. The ReKINDling Curiosity

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program was initially developed in response to the pandemic’s impact on students’ social, emotional and mental health. The NHDOE directed federal Covid relief funds toward the program to not only provide school-aged children with new recreational opportunities, but also to improve their mental health and prepare them for school, according to Edelblut. To qualify for the $650 discount, parents must show that their student has a disability, determined by confirmation of an IEP or medical documentation of a disability. Students from families earning less than 250% of the federal poverty level are eligible for a $500 camp fee per child, and students from families earning less than 400% of the federal poverty level are eligible for a $350 camp fee per child. Parents can find a list of participating ReKINDling Curiosity camps at nhcamps.org/for-parents/camps-directory. THINKING OUTSIDE THE CAMPFIRE CIRCLE While traditional summer are always a fun option, STEM camps can teach kids about science, technology, engineering and math concepts they may not learn about in their classrooms in a fun way. While these camps aren’t necessarily academic in nature, they can expose your child to new subject matter in an entertaining way. Here are a few camps your child might want to consider:

McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center 2 Institute Dr., Concord, NH (603) 271-7827 starhop.com Join weeklong STEM day camps designed for ages 5 through 14 with an emphasis on hands-on activities and demonstrating learning. Topics include coding, astronomy, dinosaurs and

weather that change based on the week. Programs run from June 27 through August 12.

SEE Science Center 200 Bedford St., Manchester, NH (603) 669-0400 see-sciencecenter.org/ see-camps-programs This summer, the SEE Science Center is offering five different hands-on science camps. Find details and register on SEE’s website.


The McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center in Concord offers weeklong STEM day camps.

• Camp Summer Science: Explore slimy science, brain games, design and engineering. • iSpy Camp: Discover crime scene investigation, forensics and espionage. • Animation Camp: Create a stop-motion film using LEGO® bricks and computers. • FIRST® Place™ Invention Challenge Camp: Design and program LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robots to complete missions. • Flip the Script Live Action Movie Camp: Star in and film fun creative science videos and learn about media.

LetGoYourMind: STEM Program letgoyourmind.com Email: jim@letgoyourmind.com LetGoYourMind Summer STEM programs offered structured full-day programs where kids can experiment with Lego bricks and learn about the basics of design and engineering. Camps run for one week at each of these 15 locations in New Hampshire, including

Amherst, Bedford, Concord, Derry, Dover, Durham, Londonderry, Manchester, Nashua, New Boston, New London, Pelham, Portsmouth, Salem and Windham. Sessions are geared toward three age groups: 4-5, 6-8 and 9-13, and each includes group builds and free building time. See the website for more information about when and where camps will be offered in your area. ✪

Krysten Godfrey Maddocks is a former journalist and marketing director who now regularly writes for higher education and technology organizations in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

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Education & Child Care Child Care & Early Learning Programs Auburn Montessori School 78 Rockingham Rd., Auburn (603) 627-1691, auburnmontessori.com In our 31st year, we are an established school, offering an environment rich in academic, artistic and outdoor experiences. Our focus on care for self and others, peace curriculum, woods, gardens and resident animals combine to build in each child a strong connection to their world. We are proud to foster a sense of support and community with our families lasting years beyond graduation. Part- or full-time summer camps. Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire 55 Bradley St., Concord (603) 224-1061, nhyouth.org The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire and our early childhood division, Central New Hampshire Child Care Services, provide licensed, award-winning early learning and youth development programs to children age 6 weeks through grade 12. We operate 26 Boys & Girls Clubs and early learning centers in Greater Concord, the Lakes Region, the Kearsarge Region and Suncook. At all our locations you can expect consistently high standards for child safety, staff qualifications, facilities, and curricula and programs. Join us for summer camp, preschool, after school or anything in between! Learning Adventures, ECC 51 Old Bedford Rd., Bedford (603) 669-2811 learningadventuresnh.com At Learning Adventures, our goal is to provide each child with a safe, quality environment in which to explore the world around them through meaningful experiences and activities. Our state-licensed center is open year-round, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and offers affordable child care for children ages 1 to 4 years. Over The Rainbow Preschool 223 Rockingham Rd., Derry (603) 432-6655 Celebrating 34 years in education. We have built a reputation of having longterm qualified staff with three generations in the school. Licensed by the

State of NH CCLB for 6 weeks–12 years. Offering a variety of quality developmentally age-appropriate programs. Full- and part-time extended care programs. School year and summer sessions. Nurturing the whole child in a safe and loving environment. The Granite YMCA YMCA of Downtown Manchester 30 Mechanic St., Manchester (603) 623-3558 YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown 116 Goffstown Back Rd., Goffstown (603) 497-4663 YMCA of Strafford County 35 Industrial Way, Rochester (603) 332-7334 YMCA of the Seacoast 550 Peverly Hill Rd., Portsmouth (603) 431-2334 YMCA of Greater Londonderry 206 Rockingham Rd., Londonderry (603) 437-9622 graniteymca.org The Granite YMCA is the community leader in providing high-quality child care for infant, preschool and schoolaged children. Children grow while exploring and having fun in a variety of hands-on and physical activities. Programs include before and after school child care, day/overnight camps, teen centers and teen leadership programs. Financial assistance available. For more information, visit graniteymca.org. World Academy 138 Spit Brook Rd., Nashua (603) 888-1982, worldacademynh.com World Academy is a progressive, NEASCaccredited, independent school and summer camp for students from Infant through Grade Eight. Our cutting edge 55,000-square-foot campus is located on seven beautiful acres and serves nearly 500 families with a team of more than 75 highly credentialed teachers. Our mission is to prepare our students for personal success in the rapidly changing global future through a transformative education, a whole child focus and family engagement.

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Charter School Spark Academy of Advanced Technologies 1066 Front St., Manchester 945-9151, sparkacademynh.org Spark Academy is a charter school located on the campus of Manchester Community College. We empower students with opportunities to master technical skills in a high school and early college program that emphasizes the dignity and value of work. They will develop into innovative problem solvers ready to enter the technical careers of their choice upon graduation or through further study.

Career Education Spark Academy of Advanced Technologies 1066 Front St., Manchester 945-9151, sparkacademynh.org

College Planning Spark Academy of Advanced Technologies 1066 Front St., Manchester 945-9151, sparkacademynh.org

Educational Resources The Upper Room, a Family Resource Center 36 Tsienneto Rd., Derry (603) 437-8477, URteachers.org The Upper Room is a Family Resource Center serving parents, grandparents, children and teens through 15 educational programs, classes, support groups, referral services, including support for young adults.

Kindergarten Auburn Montessori School 78 Rockingham Rd., Auburn (603) 627-1691, auburnmontessori.com High Mowing School 222 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton (603) 654-2391, highmowing.org World Academy 138 Spit Brook Rd., Nashua (603) 888-1982, worldacademynh.com

Preschools Auburn Montessori School 78 Rockingham Rd., Auburn (603) 627-1691, auburnmontessori.com

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Private Elementary Schools High Mowing School 222 Isaac Frye Hwy., Wilton (603) 654-2391, highmowing.org We are a progressive, arts and movement-oriented, nature-based Waldorf School.Your child will develop the capacities needed to meet the demands of our ever-changing world to live a joyful, balanced, and fulfilling life. Our broad and inclusive curriculum challenges and inspires students through captivating learning experiences. Independent preschool to grade 12. $3.8M financial aid, scholarships, bus service. Come be inspired. World Academy 138 Spit Brook Rd., Nashua (603) 888-1982, worldacademynh.com

Private Middle Schools High Mowing School 222 Isaac Frye Hwy., Wilton (603) 654-2391, highmowing.org World Academy 138 Spit Brook Rd., Nashua (603) 888-1982, worldacademynh.com

Private High Schools High Mowing School 222 Isaac Frye Hwy., Wilton (603) 654-2391, highmowing.org

Special Needs Monarch School of New England 105 Eastern Ave., Rochester (603) 332-2848, monarchschoolne.org


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ince 2000, New Hampshire Magazine has polled and published the picks of its readers and editors in hundreds of categories. We’ve selected a handful of the 2021 winners that are most helpful for families, including pizzerias, campsites, summer attractions, diners, ice cream shops and more. Coming this summer, you can visit bestofnh.com or pick up a copy of the July issue to see who won in 2022.

of New Hampshire Best Breakfast Places

BREAKFAST PLACE MANCHESTER MULTILOCATION REGIONAL

BREAKFAST PLACE SEACOAST REGION MULTILOCATION REGIONAL

DINER DARTMOUTH/LAKE SUNAPEE REGION

OVERALL WINNER

The Friendly Toast Bedford and Portsmouth thefriendlytoast.com

The Friendly Toast Bedford and Portsmouth thefriendlytoast.com

4 Aces Diner West Lebanon 4acesdiner.com

BREAKFAST PLACE MONADNOCK REGION

BREAKFAST PLACE WHITE MOUNTAINS REGION

DINER LAKES REGION

The Purple Finch Café Bedford purplefinchcafe.com OVERALL MULTILOCATION LOCAL WINNER

Tucker’s Multiple Locations tuckersnh.com

The Riverhouse Café Milford damngoodgrub.com/riverhousecafe

BREAKFAST PLACE CONCORD AREA

BREAKFAST PLACE MONADNOCK REGION MULTILOCATION LOCAL

The Windmill Restaurant Concord windmillfamilyrestaurantinc.com

The Red Arrow 24 Hr Diner Multiple Locations redarrowdiner.com

BREAKFAST PLACE DARTMOUTH/ LAKE SUNAPEE REGION

BREAKFAST PLACE NASHUA AREA

Lou’s Restaurant & Bakery Hanover lousrestaurant.com BREAKFAST PLACE GREAT NORTH WOODS REGION

The Wilderness Restaurant Colebrook Facebook BREAKFAST PLACE LAKES REGION

The Farmer’s Kitchen Farmington farmerskitchen-nh.com BREAKFAST PLACE MANCHESTER AREA

Poor Boy’s Diner Londonderry poorboysdiner.com

Suzie’s Diner Hudson suziesdiner.com BREAKFAST PLACE SALEM AREA

Maddie’s Salem maddiesnh.com BREAKFAST PLACE SALEM AREA MULTILOCATION LOCAL

MaryAnn’s Diner Derry, Salem and Windham maryannsdiner.com BREAKFAST PLACE SEACOAST REGION

104 Diner New Hampton thecman.com

Polly’s Pancake Parlor Sugar Hill pollyspancakeparlor.com

DINER MANCHESTER AREA

Best Diners

Airport Diner Manchester thecman.com

DINER OVERALL WINNER

Tilt’n Diner Tilton thecman.com

DINER MANCHESTER AREA MULTILOCATION LOCAL

DINER OVERALL MULTILOCATION LOCAL

The Red Arrow 24 Hr Diner Multiple Locations redarrowdiner.com

The Red Arrow 24 Hr Diner Multiple Locations redarrowdiner.com DINER MONADNOCK REGION

Peterborough Diner Peterborough peterboroughdiner.com

DINER CONCORD AREA

Northwood Diner Northwood Facebook

DINER MONADNOCK REGION MULTILOCATION LOCAL

DINER CONCORD AREA MULTILOCATION LOCAL

The Red Arrow 24 Hr Diner Multiple Locations redarrowdiner.com

The Red Arrow 24 Hr Diner Multiple Locations redarrowdiner.com

DINER NASHUA AREA

Big Bean Café Durham and Newmarket thebigbeancafe.com

Joey’s Diner Amherst joeysdiner.com

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EDITORS’ PICK

ICE CREAM WHITE MOUNTAINS REGION

PIZZERIA GREAT NORTH WOODS REGION

Breakfast, Beatified

Bishops Homemade Ice Cream Littleton bishopshomemadeicecream.com

The Burg Pittsburg Facebook

Best Chicken Fingers

PIZZERIA LAKES REGION

Puritan Backroom Manchester puritanbackroom.com

Tilton House of Pizza Tilton tiltonhouseofpizza.com

Best Family-Friendly Dining

PIZZERIA LAKES REGION MULTILOCATION REGIONAL

Ober Easy, in Hampstead, takes dinering (it’s a thing) to a new level. Tim and Sue Ober’s spot right along Route 111 ticks all the important boxes: It’s welcoming and bright, you’ll find a giant cup of coffee hitting the table before your butt hits the seat and, if you’ve been more than once, Sue will know your order. The Amish oatmeal, Benedicts and three-egg omelets, in particular, are great (the Kitchen Sink will get the better of any appetite), but it’s the house-marinated steak tips and eggs that will make you a regular. Pair them with a bloody mary — mixed drinks, beer and wine are available — for an ideal weekend treat. Pro tip: Whatever you order, ask for it “BAM-style,” and they’ll kick it up with a little garlic or heat.

DINER SALEM AREA

ICE CREAM CONCORD AREA

The Bacon Barn Londonderry baconbarndiner.com

Arnie’s Place Concord arniesplace.com

DINER SALEM AREA/ MULTILOCATION LOCAL

ICE CREAM DARTMOUTH/ LAKE SUNAPEE REGION

MaryAnn’s Diner Derry, Salem and Windham maryannsdiner.com

Sanctuary Dairy Farm Ice Cream Sunapee icecreamkidbeck.com

DINER SEACOAST REGION

ICE CREAM GREAT NORTH WOODS REGION

Roundabout Diner and Lounge Portsmouth roundaboutdiner.com DINER WHITE MOUNTAINS REGION

Littleton Diner Littleton littletondiner.com

Best Doughnuts Donut Love Exeter and North Hampton donutlove603.com

Moose Alley Cones Pittsburg partridgecabins.com/about-us/ moose-alley-cones ICE CREAM LAKES REGION

Jordan’s Ice Creamery Belmont facebook.com/jordansic ICE CREAM MANCHESTER AREA

Best Ice Cream Shops

Puritan Backroom Manchester puritanbackroom.com

ICE CREAM OVERALL WINNER

ICE CREAM MONADNOCK REGION

Hayward’s Ice Cream Nashua haywardsicecream.com

The Walpole Creamery Walpole and Keene walpolecreamery.com

EDITORS’ PICK

Confection Kingdom A trip to Lickee’s & Chewy’s Candies and Creamery is an unforgettable, immersive experience. Just ask Igor — the dragon that guards the front door of this fantastical space in the Cocheco Mills in Dover. A magic hums throughout the place, creating an atmosphere that’s part Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, part Hogsmeade and part Walt Disney World. Immerse yourself in a fantasy world while indulging in outrageous chocolates, candy, ice cream and massive King Shakes — a range of chilled libations piled high with candy, cookies, nuts, sprinkles, chocolate shavings, chips and chunks.

ICE CREAM MONADNOCK REGION MULTILOCATION LOCAL

Kimball Farm Jaffrey and Mass. Locations kimballfarm.com ICE CREAM NASHUA AREA

The Big 1 Ice Cream Stand Nashua thebig1icecream.com ICE CREAM SALEM AREA

Moo’s Place Homemade Ice Cream Derry and Salem moosplace.com ICE CREAM SEACOAST REGION

Lago’s Ice Cream Rye lagosicecream.com

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Puritan Backroom Manchester puritanbackroom.com

Sal’s Pizza Multiple Locations sals-pizza.com

FAMILY-FRIENDLY DINING MULTILOCATION LOCAL

PIZZERIA MANCHESTER AREA

T-BONES Great American Eatery Multiple Locations t-bones.com

Alley Cat Pizzeria Manchester alleycatpizzerianh.com

EDITORS’ PICK

Quintessential Fun for All Since 1935, the Makris family has been hosting visitors on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee at the NASWA Resort. The resort is steeped in bright, rustic charm, and it invites you to unplug from your busy life for a relaxing summer vacation. Lakeside rooms, suites and cottages offer private balconies, lake views, wake-up service and even pet-friendly rooms for your four-legged friends. Amenities with local flair include a dock space for you to bring your own boat, private beach, kayaks and paddle boards, bistro and “world famous” “NazBar,” so a refreshing cold beer or tasty boat drink is never out of reach. Experience a beautiful piece of New Hampshire history and know that no matter if it is your first visit or 10th, you will always be treated like family.

Best Pizzerias PIZZERIA OVERALL WINNER

La Festa Brick & Brew Pizza Dover lafestabrickandbrew.com

PIZZERIA MANCHESTER AREA MULTILOCATION REGIONAL

Sal’s Pizza Multiple Locations sals-pizza.com

PIZZERIA CONCORD AREA

Constantly Pizza Concord, Penacook constantlypizza.net PIZZERIA CONCORD AREA MULTILOCATION REGIONAL

Sal’s Pizza Multiple Locations sals-pizza.com PIZZERIA DARTMOUTH/ LAKE SUNAPEE REGION

Charlie Mac’s Pizzeria Derry and Warner cmacsderry.com PIZZERIA DARTMOUTH/LAKE SUNAPEE REGION MULTILOCATION LOCAL

Ziggy’s Pizza West Lebanon and Sunapee ziggys.pizza

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Arts Educators When lifelong lover and supporter of the arts Carolyn Jenkins passed away in 1981, she gifted the City of Concord with her family’s home, the Kimball Jenkins Estate, with directions that it be used for cultural and educational purposes, including the “encouragement of art.” Today, this beautiful property is home to the Kimball Jenkins School of Art, where each year more than 1,300 students study drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, woodworking, glass, sculpture and more. And now, as the school continues to expand upon Jenkins’ vision, ballet and hip hop (plus other cultural dance and music) were added to the list of disciplines, thanks to creative collaborations with Eastern Ballet and Vibes of Style.


EDITORS’ PICK

PIZZERIA SALEM AREA

Safe Snacking

Granfanallys Pizza Pub Salem granfanallys.com

For anyone with food allergies (or kids with allergies), finding safe — and tasty — items can be challenging. Windham-based Homefree produces their line of packaged snacks in a dedicated bakery completely free of peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, wheat, dairy, soy (except lecithin), fish, shellfish and sesame. The staff even wears Homefree clothing and shoes to avoid tracking in allergens, and the kitchen is strictly gluten-free as well. These are just some of the precautions they take, meaning these are truly treats you can trust. Plus, they taste good! The mini cookies come in a variety of flavors, including chocolate chip, lemon, vanilla, chocolate mint and more.

PIZZERIA SALEM AREA MULTILOCATION REGIONAL

Sal’s Pizza Multiple Locations sals-pizza.com

The Community Oven Epping and Hampton thecommunityoven.com PIZZERIA SEACOAST REGION MULTILOCATION REGIONAL

The Flatbread Company North Conway and Hampton flatbreadcompany.com PIZZERIA WHITE MOUNTAINS REGION

Athens Pizza House and Restaurant Keene Facebook

Elvio’s Pizzeria North Conway and Moultonborough elviospizzeria.com

PIZZERIA MONADNOCK REGION MULTILOCATION LOCAL

PIZZERIA WHITE MOUNTAINS REGION MULTILOCATION REGIONAL

The Pizza Barn Center Ossipee, Peterborough and Troy pizzabarnnh.com, peterboroughpizzabarn.com, Facebook

The Flatbread Company North Conway and Hampton flatbreadcompany.com

Ramunto’s Brick Oven Pizza Multiple Locations ramuntos.com PIZZERIA NASHUA AREA

Nashua House of Pizza Nashua nashuahouseofpizza.com PIZZERIA NASHUA AREA / MULTILOCATION LOCAL

Kendall Pond Pizza Windham, Dover and Hudson kendallpondpizza.com PIZZERIA NASHUA AREA MULTILOCATION REGIONAL

Sal’s Pizza Multiple Locations sals-pizza.com

Prescott Farm — Exploring and preserving the natural world, one adventure at a time.

PIZZERIA SEACOAST REGION

PIZZERIA MONADNOCK REGION

PIZZERIA MONADNOCK REGION MULTILOCATION REGIONAL

Featuring programs and events designed to get explorers of all ages into nature. WildQuest Day Camp, Fledglings Naturebased Preschool, Community Connections Programs, and Volunteer Opportunities.

Visit prescottfarm.org

928 White Oaks Rd., Laconia • (603) 366-5695 • camp@prescottfarm.org

For every new beginning.

NHYOUTH.ORG Early Learning Before/After School Summer Day Camps

Best Mac and Cheese Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery Raymond thetuckaway.com

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MAC AND CHEESE MULTILOCATION REGIONAL

Mr. Mac’s Macaroni and Cheese Manchester, Portsmouth and Mass. Locations mr-macs.com

Best Kid’s Clothing Shop Puddlejumpers Children’s Shop Exeter puddlejumpersnh.com

Best Toy Store Willikers! Books & Toys Portsmouth g-willikers-books-toys.myshopify.com

EDITORS’ PICK

Upscale Ski Lodge The new Rosebrook Lodge at the top of the Bretton Woods Skyway Gondola combines a swanky ski resort feel with a traditional lodge. Inside the striking building, hungry skiers and riders can grab a pizza or sandwich at Crystal Hill, and those just interested in dining in an unusual setting can sit down at the Switchback Grille for cocktails and European-inspired dishes such as raclette. The Skyway — the state’s first eight-person gondola — is also quite the impressive ride, and you’d be hardpressed to beat the views of Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range.

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Glamping

SUMMER OUTDOOR ATTRACTION DARTMOUTH/LAKE SUNAPEE REGION

SUMMER OUTDOOR ATTRACTION WHITE MOUNTAINS REGION

Our stay-at-home lives were paradoxically both isolating and over connected. As many turned to screens big and small to work and talk to family and friends, unplugging became even more difficult. Getaway Blake Brook in Epsom has the solution. Amenities and features at these fully furnished tiny cabins include a huge picture window, two queen beds, shower, drinking water, AC and heat, electric toilet, mini kitchen, fire pit and, crucially, a lockbox for your cellphone. If you do crack and bust out a device, you won’t find any Wi-Fi. Campers can enjoy the restorative aspects of nature in comfort and without any electronic interruptions. Cabins are situated 50 to 100 feet apart on 20 acres of Bear Brook Sate Park, so human interaction is kept at a minimum. However, should you find yourself craving a little company, the excellent Blasty Bough Brewing is within walking distance.

Mount Sunapee Resort Newbury mountsunapee.com

Santa’s Village Jefferson santasvillage.com

SUMMER OUTDOOR ATTRACTION LAKES REGION

Best NH Sports Team

Best Museum

Bear Brook State Park Allenstown nhstateparks.org

Currier Museum of Art Manchester currier.org

Best Theater/Performing Arts Venue The Palace Theater Manchester palacetheatre.org

Best Campground

Best Family-Friendly Resort

Gunstock Mountain Resort Gilford gunstock.com SUMMER OUTDOOR ATTRACTION MANCHESTER AREA

FAMILY-FRIENDLY RESORT TIE SUMMER OUTDOOR ATTRACTION GREAT NORTH WOODS

RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain Lincoln riverwalkresortatloon.com

Bear Rock Adventures Pittsburg bearrockadventures.com

FAMILY-FRIENDLY RESORT TIE

The Inn at East Hill Farm Troy east-hill-farm.com

SUMMER OUTDOOR ATTRACTION MONADNOCK REGION

Best Summer Outdoor Attractions

Northlands (Drive-In Live) Swanzey drive-in-live.com

Best Ski Resort

SUMMER OUTDOOR ATTRACTION OVERALL OVERALL WINNER

SUMMER OUTDOOR ATTRACTION SEACOAST REGION

Loon Mountain Lincoln loonmtn.com

Canobie Lake Park Salem canobie.com

Hampton Beach Hampton hamptonbeach.org

Wakeda Campground Hampton Falls wakedacampground.com

More Family Fun Attractions Seacoast Science Center 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye (603) 436-8043 seacoastsciencecenter.org Located on the rocky coast in historic Odiorne Point State Park, Seacoast Science Center is a marine education, recreation, and science resource dedicated to inspiring active conservation. SSC features aquariums, indoor touch tanks, interactive exhibits, and naturalist-led programs and events that teach people about the importance of the marine environment so that they are empowered to build a healthier ocean and a better planet. Strawbery Banke Museum 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth (603) 433-1100, strawberybanke.org

EDITORS’ PICK

Four-Season Hub for Adventure Adventure seekers need to know about Hub North in Gorham. It has everything you need, including glamping sites, a cozy lodge, communal kitchens, serene spirit and location that is minutes away from hiking trailheads in the northern Presidential Range of the White Mountains. Over 20 miles of biking are available year-round, as are options for plenty of hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, backcountry skiing and alpine skiing. Whether you visit in the winter or summer, the fun and excitement you find around every corner at Hub North remains the same.

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Strawbery Banke Museum is a 10-acre campus dedicated to bringing 300+ years of history to life, from Indigenous history to the present day, in the Puddle Dock neighborhood. Tour historic houses on their original foundations, meet engaging costumed roleplayers, watch traditional crafts demonstrations, and explore historical gardens and landscapes.

Museums Strawbery Banke Museum 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth (603) 433-1100, strawberybanke.org

Sports, Fitness and Recreation NH Climbing & Fitness 10 Langdon Ave., Concord (603) 715-9171, nhclimbinggym.com We know that everyone has untapped potential inside of them — it’s only a

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matter of discovering it. Our summer camps provide the framework for kids of all ages and abilities to discover that potential through climbing based activities, in an encouraging, non-intimidating environment. Join us! The Workout Club & Wellness Center 16 Pelham Rd., Salem (603) 894-4800 18 Orchard View Dr., Londonderry (603) 434-6566 theworkoutclub.com YMCA of Greater Nashua Nashua Branch – (603) 882-2011 Merrimack Branch – (603) 881-7778 Westwood Park Branch – (603) 402-2258 nmymca.org The Y is a nonprofit charitable organization serving locally for more than 135 years from facilities in Nashua and

Merrimack. Programs and services are offered in safe and supportive environments including volunteer opportunities, preschool/school-age child care, day camps, swimming, arts and dance, family events, sports instruction, health and wellness options, recreational fun and so much more!

Party Planning SEE Science Center 200 Bedford St., Manchester (603) 669-0400, see-sciencecenter.org


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Health & Wellness Allergists Core Allergy & Immunology 9 Buzell Ave., 3rd Floor, Exeter (603) 418-0034, corephysicians.org

Alternative Medicine Core Acupuncture 7 Alumni Dr., Exeter, NH (603) 778-6777, corephysicians.org Exeter Hospital Massage Services 7 Alumni Dr., Exeter, NH (603) 778-6777, exeterhospital.com

Childbirth & Maternity Catholic Medical Center (CMC) 100 McGregor St., Manchester (603) 668-3545, catholicmedicalcenter.org The Family Center at Exeter Hospital 5 Alumni Dr., Exeter (603) 580-6358, exeterhospital.com St. Joseph Hospital Childbirth Center 172 Kinsley St., Nashua (603) 595-3162, stjosephhospital.com/ services/childbirth-center

Dentists & Orthodontists Core Pediatric Dentistry 5 Hampton Rd., Exeter (603) 773-4900, corephysicians.org

Ears, Nose & Throat (ENT) Core Otolaryngology & Audiology 3 Alumni Drive, Exeter, (603) 772-8208 200 Griffin Rd., Portsmouth, (603) 766-6400 corephysicians.org

Family Medicine Amoskeag Health 145 Hollis St., Manchester 1245 Elm St., Manchester 1555 Elm St., Manchester 184 Tarrytown Rd., Manchester 88 McGregor St., Manchester (603) 626-9500, amoskeaghealth.org Using an integrated model of delivering care, Amoskeag Health improves your family’s overall physical health and well-being. Our experienced staff provide high-quality primary health care to patients of all ages as well as behavioral therapy and OB/GYN. We have an on-site eye care center and provide access to interpretation services and insurance enrollment. Call 603-935-5336 to become a patient!

Catholic Medical Center (CMC) 100 McGregor St., Manchester (603) 668-3545 catholicmedicalcenter.org Core Physicians 8 Primary Care Offices and 20 Specialty Care Practices (603) 580-7700, corephysicians.org Your family depends on you for so many things. The most important: keeping them healthy and growing strong. That is why more families in our region have grown to depend on Core Physicians. With more than 40 primary care providers and 60 specialists, we have the expertise, technology and comprehensive care to keep you and your family healthy. Core Family and Internal Medicine of Exeter 21 Hampton Rd., Building 3, Exeter (603) 775-0000, corephysicians.org 20 Hampton Rd., Exeter (603) 772-1436, corephysicians.org Core Primary Care Portsmouth 605 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth (603) 658-2344, corephysicians.org Epping Regional Health Center 212 Calef Hwy., Epping (603) 693-2100, corephysicians.org Hampton Health 879 Lafayette Rd., Hampton (603) 929-1195, corephysicians.org Kingston Health Carriage Town Plaza, 53 Church St., Kingston (603) 642-3910, corephysicians.org Plaistow Health 127 Plaistow Rd., Plaistow (603) 382-4972, corephysicians.org Seacoast Family Practice Millbrook Office Park, 118 Portsmouth Ave., Building D, Stratham (603) 778-1620, corephysicians.org DMC Primary Care Bedford, Derry, Goffstown, Londonderry, Raymond and Windham (603) 537-1300, dmcprimarycare.com DMC has provided comprehensive primary care for entire families since 1964. We are an independent primary care practice, which means we are free to work with all hospitals and specialists. DMC offers same-day appointments, online self-scheduling and extended

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hours (plus Saturdays In Derry). Patients can choose telehealth or in-office visits. We are always accepting new patients. Experience a different kind of primary care with DMC! St. Joseph Hospital Primary & Specialty Care Services, South Nashua 173 Daniel Webster Hwy., Nashua (603) 891-4500, stjosephhospital.com St. Joseph Hospital Primary & Specialty Care Services, Nashua 460 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 883-7970, stjosephhospital.com St. Joseph Hospital Family Medicine & Specialty Services 4 Dobson Way, Merrimack (603) 424-4181, stjosephhospital.com 444 Nashua St., Milford (603) 673-3014, stjosephhospital.com 208 Robinson Rd., Hudson (603) 882-6700, stjosephhospital.com

Hospitals & Medical Centers Catholic Medical Center (CMC) 100 McGregor St., Manchester (603) 668-3545 catholicmedicalcenter.org Catholic Medical Center (CMC), a member of GraniteOne Health, is committed to delivering the highest quality, most advanced health care to patients across New Hampshire. Caring for the very young at heart, through a variety of health care services and a dedication to community outreach programs, CMC is helping to foster a healthier community every day. CMC is where heart meets health. Elliot Health System 1 Elliot Way, Manchester (603) 665-0789, elliothospital.org Elliot Health System, a member of SolutionHealth, is the largest provider of health care services in Southern New Hampshire. Elliot Hospital is a 296-bed acute care facility and Manchester’s Regional Trauma Center. The Elliot has an extensive network of health centers, and primary and specialty care practices, offering comprehensive services including the Elliot Breast Health Center, Elliot Urgent Care, Elliot 1-Day Surgery Center and more.

Exeter Hospital 5 Alumni Dr., Exeter (603) 778-7311, exeterhospital.com Exeter Hospital, a Level III Trauma Center, is a community-based hospital serving New Hampshire’s Seacoast region. The hospital’s comprehensive health care services include, but are not limited to, breast health, maternal/child and reproductive medicine, cardiovascular, gastroenterology, sleep medicine, occupational and employee health, oncology with Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center oncologists, orthopedics and emergency care. Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network 70 Butler St., Salem (603) 893-2900, northeastrehab.com Southern New Hampshire Health 8 Prospect St., PO Box 2014, Nashua (603) 577-2000, snhhealth.org Southern New Hampshire Health (SNHH), a member of SolutionHealth, is comprised of Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, an 188-bed, MagnetRecognized hospital in Nashua, and Foundation Medical Partners, with more than 300 primary and specialty care providers. SNHH is Massachusetts General Hospital’s first clinical affiliate in the region. SNHH is committed to improving and preserving the health and well-being of individuals in the greater Nashua area. St. Joseph Hospital 172 Kinsley St., Nashua (603) 882-3000, stjosephhospital.com St. Joseph Hospital, a member of Covenant Health, is a 208-bed acute care community hospital located in Nashua. The main campus features the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies and is supported by a network of primary care providers and specialists focused on delivering personalized medicine. Our hospital is DNV-GL accredited and its extensive services include 24-hour emergency care and a certified stroke program, as well as a Cardiovascular Center, Breast Care Center, Cancer Center and Maternal Child Health Center. To learn more about us, please visit stjosephhospital.com.


Medical Information & Referral Find a Doctor at St. Joseph Hospital 172 Kinsley St., Nashua 800-210-9000, stjosephhospital.com Exeter Hospital Physician & Referral Center (603) 580-6668, exeterhospital.com

Mental Health Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester 401Cypress St., Manchester (603) 668-4111, mhcgm.org The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (MHCGM) is a private nonprofit system of comprehensive care, that for more than 60 years has been available to New Hampshire citizens who experience problems with mental illness, often with co-occurring substance abuse. MHCGM has nearly 500 employees operating over 30 programs and is the largest provider of outpatient behavioral health services in New Hampshire. MCHGM provides a broad range of services to people of all ages from young children to older adults. Specialty services, outreach programs, crisis response, counseling, emergency services, integrated care, telehealth are just a few of the many services offered. Each year MHCGM serves over 11,000 individuals, including veterans and their families. Seacoast Mental Health Center 1145 Sagamore Ave., Portsmouth (603) 431-6703, smhc-nh.org 30 Prospect Ave., Exeter (603) 772-2710, smhc-nh.org The mission of Seacoast Mental Health Center is to provide a broad, comprehensive array of high-quality, effective and accessible mental health services to residents of the eastern half of Rockingham County. We provide comprehensive mental health services to children, adolescents, adults and families. Services range from 24/7/365 emergency services to individual and group therapy, couples and family therapy, substance use disorder treatment and case management.

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Core Orthopedics 7 Alumni Dr., Exeter (603) 777-1000, corephysicians.org

St. Joseph Hospital Orthopedics 168 Kinsley St., Nashua (603) 578-9363, stjosephhospital.com

Pediatrics Amoskeag Health 145 Hollis St., Manchester 1245 Elm St., Manchester 1555 Elm St., Manchester 184 Tarrytown Rd., Manchester 88 McGregor St., Manchester (603) 626-9500, amoskeaghealth.org Core Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine (603) 580-6668, corephysicians.org Core Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine provides comprehensive, specialized care to well and sick infants, children and young adults. Core Pediatrics of Epping 212 Calef Hwy., Epping (603) 693-2100, corephysicians.org Core Pediatrics of Exeter 9 Buzell Ave., Exeter (603) 772-8900, corephysicians.org Core Pediatrics of Plaistow 166 Plaistow Rd., Suite 3, Plaistow (603) 257-4000, corephysicians.org Core Pediatrics of Stratham 118 Portsmouth Ave., Stratham (603) 658-1823, corephysicians.org

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Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network 383 East Dunstable Rd., Nashua (603) 891-3000, northeastrehab.com 70 Butler St., Salem (603) 681-3200, northeastrehab.com 101 Amesbury St., Lawrence, MA 978-975-0395, northeastrehab.com 386 Merrimack St., Methuen, MA 978-965-5089, northeastrehab.com 1555 Main St., Tewksbury, MA 978-770-0730, northeastrehab.com 1230 Bridge St., Lowell, MA 978-955-5955, northeastrehab.com 101 Jackson St., Lowell 978-677-7608, northeastrehab.com Northeast Rehab’s Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation program provides therapeutic outpatient services to infants, children and adolescents with a wide range of orthopedic, congenital and neurological diagnoses. We provide comprehensive physical, cccupational and speech therapy services. Your child’s rehab team will provide experienced pediatric assessment education, therapeutic intervention and transition planning to ensure a fruitful life at home, school and within the community.

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PRESCHOOL • KINDERGARTEN • AFTERCARE

ages 3 to 6 years

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St. Joseph Hospital Pediatrics 173 Daniel Webster Hwy., Nashua (603) 880-1440, stjosephhospital.com 155 Kinsley St., Nashua (603) 889-6671, stjosephhospital.com 444 Nashua St., Milford (603) 673-3870, stjosephhospital.com

Physical Therapists Athletic Performance Center of Exeter Hospital Epping and Hampton (603) 601-7761, exeterhospital.com/ apcenter Exeter Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitation 212 Calef Hwy., Epping (603) 777-1885, exeterhospital.com 207 South Main St., Newmarket (603) 292-7285, exeterhospital.com 24 Plaistow Rd., Unit 4, Plaistow (603) 257-3333, exeterhospital.com Exeter Hospital Rehabilitation 7 Alumni Dr., Exeter (603) 778-6548, exeterhospital.com 212 Calef Hwy., Epping (603) 777-1886, exeterhospital.com 207 South Main St., Newmarket (603) 292-7285, exeterhospital.com 24 Plaistow Rd., Unit 4, Plaistow (603) 257-3333, exeterhospital.com 53 Church St., Kingston (603) 642-9425, exeterhospital.com 95 Brewery Ln., #15, Portsmouth (603) 430-3004, exeterhospital.com Route 27, Raymond (603) 895-6058, exeterhospital.com Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network 70 Butler St., Salem (603) 893-2900, northeastrehab.com

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Your family’s well-being is our priority. At five locations in downtown Manchester, Amoskeag Health provides patients of all ages with high-quality access to primary care; mental and behavioral health care; and an on-site eye care center. We also work with your family to coordinate community resources, language assistance, and insurance enrollment.

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St. Joseph Hospital Outpatient Rehab Services 460 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 598-2401, stjosephhospital.com 208 Robinson Rd., Hudson (603) 889-7465, stjosephhospital.com 382 Daniel Webster Hwy., Merrimack (603) 424-9635, stjosephhospital.com 442 Nashua St., Milford (603) 673-9950, stjosephhospital.com 75 Northeastern Blvd., Nashua (603) 595-3076, stjosephhospital.com 2300 Southwood Dr., Nashua (603) 883-4624, stjosephhospital.com

Speech Therapists Exeter Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitation 212 Calef Hwy., Epping (603) 777-1885, exeterhospital.com 207 South Main St., Newmarket

(603) 292-7285, exeterhospital.com 24 Plaistow Rd., Unit 4, Plaistow (603) 257-3333, exeterhospital.com Premier Speech Therapy, LLC 80 Nashua Rd., Building B, Londonderry (603) 548-2188 premierspeechtherapy.com Premier Speech Therapy, LLC is a family-centered private practice treating speech, language and swallowing disorders in infants, children and adults. Our experienced therapists aim to incorporate the needs of each individual and are committed to providing superior quality service to our clients in order to become an essential building block on your road to success.

Urgent Care Elliot Urgent Care at Bedford 25 Leavy Dr., Bedford (603) 472-1772, elliothospital.org/website/ urgent-care.php Elliot Urgent Care at Londonderry 40 Buttrick Rd., Londonderry (603) 552-1550, elliothospital.org/website/ urgent-care.php Elliot Urgent Care at River’s Edge 185 Queen City Ave., Manchester (603) 663-7227, elliothospital.org/website/ urgent-care.php

Women’s Health Amoskeag Health 145 Hollis St., Manchester 1245 Elm St., Manchester 1555 Elm St., Manchester 184 Tarrytown Rd., Manchester 88 McGregor St., Manchester (603) 626-9500, amoskeaghealth.org Core Obstetrics & Gynecology 3 Alumni Dr., Exeter (603) 778-0557, corephysicians.org Core Physicians 9 Primary Care Offices and 20 Specialty Care Practices (603) 580-6668, corephysicians.org Exeter Hospital 5 Alumni Dr., Exeter (603) 580-6668, exeterhospital.com St. Joseph Hospital OB/GYN & Midwifery 168 Kinsley St., Ste. 20, Nashua (603) 883-3365, stjosephhospital.com/ st-joseph-hospital-obgyn

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Enrichment Programs Art, Music and Theater YMCA of Greater Nashua Nashua Branch (603) 882-2011, nmymca.org Merrimack Branch (603) 881-7778, nmymca.org Westwood Park Branch (603) 402-2258

Dance and Gymnastics Happy Feet Dance School, LLC 25 Indian Rock Rd., Windham (603) 434-4437 happyfeetdanceschool.biz Happy Feet Dance School offers fun, age-appropriate dance classes to students ages 2 through teens! The school prides itself on being referred to as “the friendly dance school.” Their dedicated staff nurtures each child’s unique abilities to allow all of their students

to develop self-esteem in helping to reach their full potential.

Outside the Classroom Seacoast Science Center 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye (603) 436-8043 seacoastsciencecenter.org SEE Science Center 200 Bedford St., Manchester (603) 669-0400, see-sciencecenter.org

Sports, Fitness and Recreation NH Climbing & Fitness 10 Langdon Ave., Concord (603) 715-9171, nhclimbinggym.com The Granite YMCA YMCA of Downtown Manchester 30 Mechanic St., Manchester (603) 623-3558 YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown

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116 Goffstown Back Rd., Goffstown (603) 497-4663 YMCA of Strafford County 35 Industrial Way, Rochester (603) 332-7334 YMCA of the Seacoast 550 Peverly Hill Rd., Portsmouth (603) 431-2334 YMCA of Greater Londonderry 206 Rockingham Rd., Londonderry (603) 437-9622 graniteymca.org The Workout Club & Wellness Center 16 Pelham Rd., Salem, (603) 894-4800 18 Orchard View Dr., Londonderry (603) 434-6565 theworkoutclub.com

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Youth and Teen Services Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire 55 Bradley St., Concord (603) 224-1061, nhyouth.org Boys & Girls Club of Manchester 555 Union St., Manchester (603) 625-5031, mbgcnh.org/camp-foster The Upper Room, a Family Resource Center 36 Tsienneto Rd., Derry (603) 437-8477, URteachers.org The Upper Room is a Family Resource Center serving parents, grandparents, children and teens through 15 educational programs,classes, support groups, referral services, including support for young adults.



Surround Yourself with Great Care Core Physicians’ Primary Care Core Physicians offers comprehensive primary care in seven Seacoast communities, with same day appointments, extended hours and weekends, and an online patient portal. Core Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine provides care for infants, children and adolescents in Epping, Exeter, Plaistow and Stratham.

Core physicians’ Specialty Services Core Physicians also has more than 20 specialty care services for adults and children, sharing one electronic medical record (EMR) with primary care so all providers have immediate access to your health records. Acupuncture

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Departments of Exeter Hospital As a 100-bed community hospital serving New Hampshire’s Seacoast region, Exeter Hospital’s scope of care includes a wide variety of comprehensive services: Adult & Pediatric Rehabilitation

Center for Cardiovascular Specialties

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Rockingham VNA & Hospice Rockingham Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice (RVNA & Hospice) is a community based home health and hospice agency that provides high quality home care, hospice and community outreach programs within Rockingham County and the surrounding towns of Barrington, Lee and Durham.

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