Parenting Classes/Supports

The Youth Counsel

112 West Pearl St
Nashua, NH 03060
603-889-1090 (Contact: Chris)
http://www.theyouthcouncil.org/

The Youth Counsel has many programs including parenting groups for children ages 1-17. These classes run for six weeks and are $60.

Child and Family Services of NH
Play Group for children ages 0-4
Facilitator: Kristen Ellis, Email: EllisK@cfsnh.org, Phone: 603-496-3120
Days: Wednesdays
Times: 10-11:30am
Child and Family Services has a play group for children 0-4, and their parents. Group activities include: crafts, play time, stories, and meeting at parks. Please call, or email Kristen for additional information, and to RSVP if you are interested in attending.

New Hampshire Children’s Trust

The Concord Center
10 Ferry Street
Concord, NH 03301
603-224-1279
New Hampshire Children’s Trust provides is a non-profit cooperation whose goal is to eliminate child abuse and neglect. They have array of resources, including: advocacy training for parents.

Simply Social Kids

One Industrial Way
Unit 4
Tyngbsoro, MA 01879
978-764-2758
www.simplysocialkids.com
Simply Social Kids offers social skills groups and bullying prevention programs. They also offer seminars and parent trainings. Simply Social Kids are unable to bill insurance, so their programs are private pay.

Our Place (Office located in the Parish Nurse Center)

72 Vine Street
Nashua, NH 03060
603-647-2244, or 603-598-2424
Contact: Karen Munsell
Our Place works with young pregnant parents, and follow them for three years. Their focus is on the health and well being of the parent and child. They also have a Parent Support and Education group for teens and young mothers’ (up to age 25).

NAMI Parent/Family Support Group

Location: Londonderry Presbyterian Church Building
126 Pillsbury Road
Londonderry, NH

Facilitator: Susan Allen-Samuel - 603-225-5359 Ext. 328

Date: 1st & 3rd Monday of each month

Time: 6:30pm to 8:00 pm

NAMI is dedicated to improving the quality of life of those dealing with mental illness. This particular group is a parent/family support group for people whose family members and/or children have a mental health concerns. The group is led by a trained facilitator who is also a family member. Currently their group includes parents with teenagers who have a mental health diagnosis. No registration is required to attend.

Early Learning Readiness
YMCA

Nashua, NH 03062
603-882-2011
Contact: Sarah Sutherland, Email: ssutherland@nmymca.org
The Early Learning Readiness program is for caregivers of children 0-5, and is run two days a week for a couple hours. It provides centers for children and their caregivers highlighting developmental activities that can also be taken home. The goal is to build a strong foundation, providing a preschool-like experience, and providing caretakers support.

Child and Family Services of NH

Manchester and Nashua locations
603-889-7189
Contact Name: Lisa Anderson
Contact for Substance Abuse Intake for Adolescents and Young Adults (Ages 12+): 603-518-4229
www.cfsnh.org

Child and Family Services of NH Provides many services to families and children, including: counseling, home parenting supports, groups for parents with substance abusing children, and behavior supports. They work with children ages birth through twenty one.

Family Resource Center of Greater Nashua

Located at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua
47 Grand Avenue, Nashua, NH
603-883-0523 X215
Email: familyresourcectr.nashua@gmail.com

The Family Resource Center of Greater Nashua offers services that educate, support, and promote positive family growth and development. They have parent education programs including: nurturing classes, internet safety, and dating violence. They have the “Ultimate Free Play Date” (ongoing) for children five and younger and have a parent support group titled “Circle of Parents”. Please contact them for their current scheduling and programs.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)

Concord, NH 03301
603-856-1653 - Heidi Toursie
www.naminh.org

NAMI is dedicated to improving the quality of life of those dealing with mental illness. They have two educational/parenting programs: “Parents Meeting the Challenge” (for parents of children) and “Family to Family” (families of adult children). “Parents Meeting the Challenge” is specifically for parents of children with a mental illness. The classes are in the spring, and the fall. 

They provide education, support and advocacy to those afflicted by mental illness and their families. They also have a Family Support Program, and parent education, and parent support groups (see above for local listing). The local parent educational group runs in Nashua. NAMI has no costs to this program, or eligibility requirements, however families will need to register.

National Parent Helpline

1-855-4A Parent (1-855-427-2736)
Nationalparenthelpline.org

The National Parent Helpline provides emotional support and empowerment for parents

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