Finding Other Help

Adoptive Families For Children, Inc.

Adoptive Families for Children is a full service adoption agency, licensed in New Hampshire since 1983. Adoptive Families for Children offers adoption counseling and placement services for birth parents that want to place their child for adoption. Our experienced staff will help you throughout the process to ensure that your needs are met. There is no charge to birth families for the services and the counseling provided. For families looking to adopt, Adoptive Families for Children offers an experienced team of professionals throughout New Hampshire to assist you with a home study (domestic or international), post placements, court reports for out of state adoption agencies and courts, as well as for interstate and international authorities.

Kristine Pries, Agency Director
18 Centre Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-357-4456 or 603-228-6712
Fax: 603-226-0165
Adult Learner Services-Community Education

Provides tutors and classes free of charge for adults who need help with reading or math, especially for preparation to pass the HiSet test battery. Provides free English classes and tutorials for speakers of other languages. Provides Project KEEP, the Keene School District after school program for children in grades K-5. Provides Ready for Kindergarten for children ages 0-5, a parent program that teaches child development and provides tools and activities for free for Keene residents (Monadnock Regional School District has a similar program). Provides apprenticeships in machining, electrical and plumbing as well as office occupational programs. Additionally, for those seeking a traditional high school, an alternative diploma program is offered. All services are free except the diploma program.

227 Maple Ave
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-357-9041 or 603-357-0088
American Red Cross - NH West Chapter

Provides relief for victims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Education and training in disaster preparedness, CPR, first aid, water safety, swimming, and Licensed Nurse Assistant. Holds Blood drives throughout the region. Volunteers provide transportation services for medical appointments. Free services are also provided for emergency communication to soldiers, veterans and military families.

83 Court Street Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-352-3210
Toll-Free
Phone: 1-800-464-6692
Ark Supervised Visitation Center

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. Service for Western Cheshire County.

22 North Street
Jaffrey, NH 03452
Phone: 603-532-2426
Catholic Charities

Information and referral, counseling, adoption, NH Food Bank, unemployment support groups, and community outreach.

Food pantry for Winchester, Richmond, Ashuelot and Hinsdale is open 6:30pm to 7:30pm on Tuesday evenings and operated by the Mary Queen of Peace Parish located at: St. Stanislaus Church, 82 Richmond Road, Winchester, NH 03470

161 Main Street Suite 200
Keene, NH 03431-3722
Phone: 603-357-3093
St. Stanislaus Church
82 Richmond Road
Winchester, NH 03470
e-Mail: 
Family Strength

Provides families with in-home therapeutic, counseling and support services, office-based counseling/therapy for individuals, couples and families.

206 Roxbury Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 357-8772
HELP-LINE Information & Referral Service

A program of Monadnock United Way which provides an information and referral service for the region.

23 Center Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-352-1999
Phone: NH 211
Website: 
Keene Community Education

Provides educational help for adults ranging from basic reading and math skills through HiSet classes, testing and alternative diploma classes. Also provides enrichment classes, English as a second language, vocational certificate programs and after school care for children in grades K-5.

227 Maple Ave
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-357-0088
MAPS Counseling Services

Provides counseling services to couples, families and individuals of all ages. Our children's program specializes in the assessment and treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and behavioral problems. Accepts most insurance and offers a sliding scale for uninsured clients. Free and low cost support groups for people with chronic pain, cancer and their families.

19 Federal Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603 355-2244
9 Vose Farm Road
Peterborough, NH 03458
Phone: 603 924-2240
Website: 
Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention

Provides support to survivors of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, and stalking, and works to break the cycle of violence through school, community and business prevention education programs. Services include 24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter, support groups, court advocacy, hospital advocacy and information and referral. All crisis services are free and confidential.

24-Hour Crisis Line
Phone: 1-888-511-MCVP (6287)
12 Court Street Ste. 103 Mon - Fri 8-4
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-352-3782
Roving Advocacy Services - The River Center
9 Vose Farm Road Mondays 8-4 or by appointment
Peterborough, NH 03458
Phone: 603-209-4015
Network for Children and Families

The Network for Children and Families is dedicated to supporting the well-being of babies, children and families in all aspects of their development. Offers educational opportunities for parents and professionals who work with children, as well as support meetings for child care providers.

147 Washington Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-357-1395
Parent Express Magazine

A free monthly magazine for area families covering Cheshire County, NH and Windham County, VT. Includes ideas, resources and activities for parents, caregivers and children. Available at many area locations.

60 West Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-352-1234x1826
Parenting New Hampshire

Parenting New Hampshire is a source of statewide information and resources for New Hampshire families.

150 Dow Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Phone: 603-624-1442
Sophia's Hearth

Sophia's Hearth Family Center offers a small full-time, year-round childcare program for children from 3 months to age 6. The Center brings nurturing to families with children up to 3 years of age through playgroups, workshops and speaker and discussion evenings. Parents are invited to meet new friends, explore themes of interest to them, and enjoy their children with others who care about young children.

700 Court Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-357-3755
Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones NH seeks to provide the parents of children with disabilities and the professionals who work with them the information and resources they need to support the educational, social and emotional development and well being of the very special children they care so much about.

150 Dow Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Phone: 603-624-1442
The River Center

A family and community resource center. Information and referral for area services, Parent Support Programs, Employment Resource Center, and Money Matters programs. Classes, workshops, individual coaching and referrals available.

9 Vose Farm Rd, Suite 115
Peterborough, NH 03458
Phone: 603-924-6800 or 603-924-2159
Fax: 603-924-2159
The Southern NH HIV-AIDS Task Force

Provides case management for people living with HIV/AIDS.

17 Dunbar Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-354-3241
Fax: 603-354-3245
UNH Cooperative Extension

Provides research-based education and information to strengthen youth, families and communities including nutrition education on an individual or group basis to families who are income eligible and on-line resources for families.
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am - 4:30 pm

33 West St
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-352-4550
Toll-Free
Phone: 1-877-398-4769