Family Resources

AIDS Resources

AIDS Services of the Monadnock Region
AIDS Hot Line

16 High Street, Gilsum, NH 03448
Phone: (603) 357-6855
AIDS Services for the Monadnock Region, founded in 1989, is a non-profit organization commited to serving people living with HIV/AIDS in Cheshire County, southern Sullivan County and western Hillsborough County. We offer case management, free, anonymous HIV testing in a confidential setting and educational programs.

N.H. Public Health HIV-AIDS Hotline
Toll free: 1-800-752-AIDS (2437)

New Hampshire HIV/AIDS Program
Toll free: 1-800-852-3345, extension 4576

Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous
Provides time and place of meetings in area or residence.
Toll free: 1-800-593-3330

Al-Anon and Alateen
Local phone: (603) 228-2542
The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Help Line and Treatment
Cocaine abuse 24-hour hotline & treatment.
Toll free: 1-800-234-0420

Alcohol Crisis Intervention/Phoenix Health Center Keene
Alcohol and drug treatment center.
Phone: (603) 358-4041
Provide information and answers for people fighting drug and alcohol addiction. Their mission is to equip sufferers of addiction and substance abuse and their families with the best information, resources, and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery.

Area School Districts

School Administrative Unit 24
41 Liberty Hill Road, Bldg 5, Henniker, NH 03242
Phone: (603) 428-3269;
Includes Stoddard and surrounding towns.

School Administrative Unit 29
34 West Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 357-9002;
Includes Chesterfield, Harrisville, Keene, Marlborough, Marlow, Nelson, and Westmoreland.

School Administrative Unit 38 600 Old Homestead Highway, Swanzey, NH 03446
Phone: (603) 352-6955;
Includes Fitzwilliam, Gilsum, Hinsdale, Richmond, Roxbury, Sullivan, Swanzey, Troy, and Winchester.

School Administrative Unit 60
Box 600, Charlestown, NH 03603
Phone: (603) 756-3348;
Includes Alstead, Walpole and surrounding towns.

Surry School District
1 Village Road, Surry, N.H. 03431
Phone: (603) 352-3075;
Serving students living in the town of Surry.

Child Abuse and Neglect

New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth and Families
Toll free: 1-800-894-5533

NH Hot Line
Toll free: 1-800-852-3388
After hours, call local police.

Community Services and Support

Adult Learner Services-Community Education
438 Washington Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 357-9041;
Provides tutors and classes free of charge for adults who need help with reading or math. Also provides free English classes and tutorials for speakers of other languages.

Alzheimer's Association
10 Ferry St Ste 427B
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 226-5868

American Red Cross, NH West Chapter
83 Court Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-3210
Toll free: 1-800-244-2214;
Provides relief for victims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Education and training in CPR, first aid, water safety, swimming, HIV/AIDS prevention and family care giving classes, and provides transportation services for medical appointments.

Castle Center for Adult Day Care
312 Marlboro Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-2253 or (800) 541-4145;
Liscensed by the State of NH as an Adult Medical Day Care Program, United Way agency. The Castle Center Adult Day Program is a home away from home for adults who still want to enjoy active lives, yet require supervision for health and safety during the day. The Castle Center offers a structured program designed to assist adults to remain independent and active members of the community.

Catholic Charities
161 Main Street, Suite 200, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 357-3093;
Offers information and referral, counseling, adoption, NH Food Bank, unemployment support groups, and community outreach.

Cheshire County Maplewood Nursing Home
201 River Road, Westmoreland, NH 03467
Phone: (603) 399-4912;
A 150 bed intermediate and skilled level nursing facility which includes a specialized behavioral management unit. Maplewood is owned and operated by the Cheshire County government, and is operated as a non-profit facility dedicated to meeting the skilled nursing needs of residents of Cheshire County.

Cheshire County Probate Court
12 Court Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 357-7786;
The work of the Probate Court centers on protecting individual rights, particularly for some of the state's most vulnerable citizens: children, the elderly, and mentally and physically disabled youth and adults.  The Probate Court resolves issues involving families as well as property.

Cheshire Smiles A service through Cheshire Medical Center with a number of locations in the Keene area
Phone: (603) 354-5494;
Offers dental screenings and education to all children in targetd grades (Preschool to Grade 3) and offers preventative care and referrals to dental offices for those without routine dental care.

Cheshire YMCA
32 Lake St., PO Box 647, Swanzey, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-0447;
Offers creative educational and recreational activities including resident and day camping, outdoor education and 7th and 8th grade American history travel programs. Financial assistance is available.

Community Recreation Programs
Contact your local town office for information on recreation services.

Community Support Program
17 93rd Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 357-5270

Consumer Credit Counseling Services of N.H.
PO Box 818, Concord, NH 03302
Phone: (800) 327-6778;
Provides confidential, expert, unbiased individual budgeting, money management, credit, and debt counseling; bankruptcy counseling; housing counseling; and reverse mortgage counseling. With the exception of bankruptcy counseling, all counseling is offered free of charge. CCCS of NH & VT also provides free educational programming to groups covering these same subjects.

Contoocook Housing Trust
PO Box 216, New Ipswich, NH 03071
Phone: (603) 878-1247;
Provides affordable rental and homeownership opportunities for low and moderate income families. Please contact us for housing in our target area.

Easter Seals New Hampshire
12 Kingsbury Street, Keene, NH 03431
Vocational Services - Phone: (603) 355-1067
Early Support Services (Early Inervention) - Phone: (603) 352-0165
Foster Family Program - (603) 352-5724
Easter Seals provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

Family Resource Connection
Toll free: 1-800-298-4321;
A statewide phone resource center providing information and resources for families with young children.

206 Roxbury Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 357-8722;
Familystrength is a non-profit organization that was built on its passion for helping families and individuals find effective and lasting solutions to life’s most difficult challenges that may involve, severe stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, family or sexual violence, child abuse, neglect or mental illness.

Friendly Meals
835 Court Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 357-352-2253
Other area offices: Stone Arch Village, (603) 352-7525; Harper Acres, (603) 357-4589; Hinsdale, (603) 336-7087; Troy, (603) 242-7986; Marlborough, (603) 876-3980; Jaffrey, (603) 352-2253; Stoddard, (603) 446-3478, North Walpole, (603) 352-2253; Westmoreland, (603) 399-7085; Marlow, (603) 446-7064 or 446-3490.
Available in many Cheshire County communities for seniors and individuals with disabilities who are homebound, and not able to prepare a meal. For those with special needs, breakfast bags, weekend meals and special diets are also available.

Granite State Independent Living
21 Chenell Dr., Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (800) 826-3700, (603) 228-9680;
A statewide nonprofit, service, and advocacy organization that provides tools for living life on your terms – so you can navigate your own life and participate as fully as you choose in your community, just like everyone else.

Helping Hands
3 Water Street, Troy, NH 03465
Phone: (603) 242-3007

Head Start
63 Community Way, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 357-0129;
Other locations: Drewsville, (603) 445-2595; Jaffrey, (603) 532-4135; Ashuelot, (603) 239-8228; Swanzey, (603) 352-2574; Claremont, (603) 542-2721; Newport, (603) 863-3112.
Head Start provides a supportive and consistent preschool educational environment for children and families through open communication, exceptional resources, and positive role modeling to help children and adults become successful and self-sufficient.

Hillsborough County Probate Court
30 Spring Street, P.O. Box 387, Nashua, NH 03061
Phone: (603) 882-1231 or 424-7844;
Has jurisdiction over a variety of issues including all matters related to wills, trusts and estates, guardianships and involuntary commitment proceedings, adoptions, name changes and partition of real estate.

Juvenile Conference Committee / City of Keene Youth Services
3 Washington Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 357-9810;
Provides an early intervention, community-based program for first-time young offenders residing in Keene and surrounding towns within the jurisdiction of Keene District Court. This pre-adjudication alternative to formal court proceedings holds youth accountable to the community while minimizes a juvenile's penetration into the justice system.

Keene Family YMCA
38 Roxbury Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-6002;
Provides programs for children and teens, and physical activities for everyone.

Keene Housing Authority
831 Court Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-6161;
Provides decent, safe and affordable housing to residents of the Monadnock Region, while at the same time meeting the needs of family, and elderly households. Toward this end, a vast array of programs and services are offered including Public Housing, Section 8 Voucher Program, Congregate Housing Services Program, Resident Self Reliance Program, and the Housing Assistance Coupon Program.

Keene Parks and Recreation Department
312 Washington Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 357-9829;
Offers a range of recreational activities to residents of Keene.

Keene Senior Center
70 Court Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-5037
Providing social and recreational programs for ages 50+ in the Monadnock Region.

Mentor Clinical Care
32 Washington Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 357-4929
Individual And Family Social Service

Monadnock Adult Care Center, Peterborough
456 Old Street Rd, Peterborough, NH 03458
Phone: (603) 924-8620 or 532-2428

Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter
PO Box 3053, Peterborough, NH 03458
Phone: (603) 924-5033;
A transitional shelter run by volunteers from local communities and a part-time Case Manager. MATS serves the towns of the Greater Monadnock Region, and we also accept referrals from other shelters throughout the tri-state area.

Monadnock Area Housing Coalition
Phone: (603) 352-7512
Provides direct and immediate care to the homeless populations and those in imminent danger of becoming homeless.

Monadnock Humane Society
101 West Swanzey Road, Swanzey, NH 03446
Phone: (603) 352-9011, or 352-0035;
A private, non profit humane organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for animals and people through humane education, and to providing shelter and facilitating adoption for lost, abused or abandoned animals.

Monadnock United Way HELP-LINE
Toll free: 1-800-368-HELP (4357)
Statewide: 1-866-444-4211

Monadnock Volunteer Center
30 Washington Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-2088 or 357-6893;
Our primary focus is to send volunteers to public and non profit agencies in the Monadnock Area. In order to meet community needs that other agencies are unable to fill.

Monadnock Worksource, Peterborough
225 Concord St., PO Box 28, Peterborough, NH 03458
Phone: (603) 924-3326;
Provides opportunities, supports, and services for people with developmental disabilities to promote their personal growth, interdependent relationships, and a rich quality of life as members of their communities. Supports and environments are individualized, age-apropriate, and image enhancing.

N.H. Department of Employment Security, Keene
109 Key Road, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-1904;

N.H. Housing Finance Authority
109 Key Road, Keene, NH 03431
Rental Help: (800) 439-7247
Home Ownership: (800) 649-0470
Promotes finance and supports affordable housing opportunities and related services for New Hampshire families and individuals through the efficient use of resources and the building of effective partnerships, thereby contributing to the economic and social development of the State and its communities

N.H. Legal Assistance
Toll Free: (800) 562-3994;
A non-profit law firm offering legal services in civil matters to seniors and eligible low-income persons. NHLA provides high quality legal services to vulnerable low-income people, ranging from simple legal information and advice to vigorous and thorough representation in all of New Hampshire's courts and before many of the local, state and federal agencies which play large roles in the lives of low-income people. In providing legal services to the poor, NHLA helps balance the scales of justice for all citizens.

N.H. Public Defender
1 West Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 357-4891;

New Hope New Horizons
Community Way, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-7512;
New Hope New Horizons (NHNH) provides life enriching services to adults of all abilities so that they may achieve their personal hopes and dreams. These services include employment, day and community outreach, and residential support. A dedicated staff composed of both new and long-term members is committed to the success of the people they support.

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
8 Middle Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-6898;
Provides routine gynecological care, pregnancy testing and testing for sexually transmitted diseases.

Pregnancy Resource Center
100 Washington St., 2nd Floor, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 358-6460, 1-800-395-HELP
All services are free and include: Individual Parenting classes, materials and support provided. Pregnancy testing and confirmation through limited obstetrical ultrasound; Information about fetal development, pregnancy options, sexual health, post-abortion small group or individual support.

Project Share
312 Washington Street, Keene, NH 034311
Phone: (603) 352-8464
Thrift shop

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
30 Washington Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-2088;
Peterborough: 924-7350
The mission of the Monadnock Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is to mobilize the skills and talents of people of all ages to help deliver creative solutions to community needs through volunteerism.

St. Vincent DePaul Society
161 Main Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 357-3093;
The food pantry is open three evenings a week to clients through the generosity of the parish community – their donated, non-perishable food items or monetary donations.  Clients may come for food assistance on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:00—8:00pm in the basement of St. Bernard Church.

Salvation Army
15 Roxbury Plaza, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-0607
Provides help with food (food pantry and food voucher system), counseling, information and referral services, social, educational, recreational and religious programs for adults and children.

Salvation Army Thrift Store:
132 Monadnock Highway, Swanzey, NH 03446
Phone: (603) 357-2207;
Mon.-Sat. 9-5
Provides clothing and other material assistance.

Social Security Administration
34 Mechanic Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-3487,
Toll Free: 1-800-772-1213

Southwestern Community Services
63 Community Way, PO Box 603, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-7512, extension 4285, 4141, 4284, or 4283
Toll Free: 1-800-529-0005;
SCS owns and manages over 200 Senior and Workforce houses and apartments throughout the region. Income limits apply. Applications may be picked up at the Island Street office or can be mailed.

United Church of Jaffrey Emergency Shelter
Phone: (603) 532-7047

Workforce Oppourtunity Council
64 Old Suncook Road, Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 228-9500
Toll Free: 1-800-772-7001;
To promote life-long learning by partnering with businesses, agencies, and organizations to bring the state's education, employment and training programs together into a workforce development system that will provide the means for residents of New Hampshire to gain sufficient skills, education, employment and financial independence.

Young Monadnock Cares
Phone: (603) 352-2088

Help With Child Care

Child Care Resources and Referral
12 Kingsbury Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 355-4341;
Provides lists of licensed and license exempt childcare providers by town along with detailed information on choosing child care. Information on child care subsidies and eligibility criteria is also available.
Note: Families are encouraged to call Easter Seals Child Care Resources and Referral for a complete list of child care options in their community. The following list includes licensed centers only:

Footsteps Daycare & Learning Center
130 Martell Court, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 357-1475
Offers a program for children from 6 weeks to 6 years of age.

Great Beginnings
39 Old Homestead Highway, PO Box 10652, Swanzey, 03446
Phone: (603) 355-8381
Offers care for children from 6 weeks through 6 years and a full year preschool program.

Harrisville Children's Center
66 Main Street, PO Box 128, Harrisville, NH 03450
Phone: (603) 827-3905;
Provides full and part time child care and preschool to children from ages 6 weeks to 6 years old.

Head Start
A program of Southwestern Community Services
63 Community Way, PO Box 603, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-7512, extension 4160
Toll Free: 1-800-529-0005
Provides a supportive and consistent preschool educational environment for children and families. Through open communication, exceptional resources and positive role modeling, children and adults become more successful and self-sufficient. Programs in Ashuelot, Claremont, Drewsville, Jaffrey, Keene, Newport, and Swanzey.

Keene Day Care Center
86 Wood Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-2129
School-aged after school program phone: (603) 357-2031;
Provides childcare services for children 6 weeks through school age at two sites. Families of all incomes are eligible if they are working, seeking work or attending school. The school-age program is open before and after school as well as during vacation time.

Keene Family YMCA
38 Roxbury Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-6002;
Provides childcare services for infants through preschool age, and Before and After School programs in Keene, Swanzey, Marlborough, Westmoreland and Chesterfield. Please call for additional information.

Keene Montessori School
125 Railroad Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-4052;
Offers young children an enriching preschool experience based on Montessori philosophy and methods for ages three to six.

Keene State College Child Development Center
229 Main Street, Elliot Hall, Suite 2503 Keene State College, Keene, NH 03435
Phone: (603) 358-2233;
Provides childcare and educational programs for children 4 months to 4 years, 11 months of the year from late August through mid-June.

Lily Garden Learning Center
867 Route 12, Unit 10, Westmoreland, NH 03467
Phone: (603) 357-9399;
Provides a nature-based, hands-on early learning experience for infants and young children (3 months to age 5). Offers a curriculum that teaches respect and trust while honoring and valuing differences.

Monadnock Waldorf School
98 South Lincoln Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 357-4442;
Offers a half day or full day of healthy and creative opportunities for children ages 2 years, 9 months to 6 years old to imitate through story, song, circle games, outside play, and many side-by-side activities with teachers.

Montessori Schoolhouse
69 Washington Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-3301;
Offers educational programs for children ages eighteen months through five years old that cultivate their natural curiosity, creativity, independence and love for learning based on Montessori teaching methods. Also offers pre-care, after-care and summer camp.

The Orchard School
114 Old Settlers Road, East Alstead, NH 03602
Phone: (603) 835-2495;
Offers childcare services to children ranging from two and a half to six years of age. Summer camps for 2.5 to 14 year olds.

Rise...For Baby and Family
147 Washington Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 357-1395
Offers a childcare program for children from infants to age three, which integrates children of different abilities.

Spofford Children's House
38 Chandler Road, Spofford, NH 03462
Phone: (603) 363-8498
Offers childcare to children from two years five months to six years of age.

Help for Children with Special Needs

Adoptive Families for Children, Inc.
26 Fairview Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 357-4456
Licensed by the State of New Hampshire to provide complete adoption services for children, birth parents, and adoptive parents.

ARK Supervised Visitation Center
24 Vernon Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 357-4661
Provides a safe, neutral, child-centered environment for supervised visitation and exchange to promote healthy interaction between family members, allowing a child to have safe contact with their non-residential parent in a warm, friendly atmosphere.

Big Brothers - Big Sisters
166 Emerald Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-9536;
Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children reach their potential through professionally supported one-on-one relationships.

Bureau of Special Medical Services
Division of Public Health
Department of Health and Human Services
129 Pleasant Street, Thayer Building, Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-4488
Toll Free: 1-800-852-3345, extension 4488
Health programs for the diagnosis and treatment of children from birth to twenty who have physical disabilities, chronic illnesses, or developmental delays.

Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities
91 Maple Avenue, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 358-3384;
Provides comprehensive medical/residential care, special education and outpatient therapy services to children with complex medical and developmental needs. Caregiver training is also offered.

Easter Seals
12 Kingsbury Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-0165;
Provides early intervention, home-based services for children, from birth to three years of age, and their families.

Monadnock Developmental Services
121 Railroad Street, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-1304
Toll Free: 1-800-469-6082, extension 293
Provides advocacy and case management services, family support and respite, along with residential, vocational, recreational and therapeutic services for persons with developmental disorders.

New Hampshire Family Voices
29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301
Toll free: 1-800-852-3345, extension 4525
Provides families with information on special needs and has a lending library.

Parent Information Center
151-A Manchester Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 224-7005
Toll free: 1-800-947-7005
Provides information and free training to parents and community agencies regarding special education laws and services provided by schools such as I.E.P.’s for children ages three to twenty-one.

Parent to Parent
12 Flynn Street, Lebanon, NH 03766
Toll free: 1-800-698-5465;
Matches parents of children with disabilities with parents of children with similar needs. Also provides information and referral services.

Partners in Health
Phone: (603) 352-1304
Toll Free: 1-800-469-6082
Help for families of children with chronic health conditions, birth to twenty-one years of age.

RISE...For Baby and Family
147 Washington Street, PO Box 824, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 357-1395
Provides support and services for infants and toddlers with special needs and their families. Rise also provides an on-site childcare program, which integrates children of different abilities. Serving children with special needs from age three and all students at age five or six.