NH Resources

All developmental services offered are provided by contractual agreement between Bureau of Developmental Services and the following designated non-profit area agencies located throughout NH. These agencies are committed to strengthening and supporting individuals and families within the context of their lives and within their own communities.

View Area Agencies Map

Region Area Agency Phone Number Address
North Country (Region 1) Northern Human Services (603) 447-3347 87 Washington Street
Conway, NH 03818
Upper Valley (Region 2) Pathways of the River Valley (603) 542-8706 654 Main Street
Claremont, NH 03743
Lakes Region (Region 3) Lakes Region Community Services (603) 524-8811 or
(800) 649-8817
719 North Main Street
PO Box 509
Laconia, NH 03247
Concord Area (Region 4) Community Bridges (603) 225-4153 or
(800) 499-4153
70 Pembroke Road, Suite 5
Concord, NH 03301
Monadnock Region (Region 5) Monadnock Developmental Services (603) 352-1304 or
(800) 469-6082
121 Railroad Street
Keene, NH 03431
Nashua Region (Region 6) Gateways Community Services (603) 882-6333 144 Canal Street
Nashua, NH 03064
Manchester Area (Region 7) The Moore Center (603) 668-5423 195 McGregor Street, Unit 400
Manchester, NH 03102
Seacoast Region (Region 8) One Sky Community Services (603) 436-6111 755 Banfield Road, Suite 3
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Dover & Rochester Area (Region 9) Community Partners (603) 749-4015 113 Crosby Road, Suite #1
Dover, NH 03820-4375
Salem & Derry Area (Region 10) Community Crossroads (603) 893-1299 8 Commerce Drive
Atkinson, NH 03811

The Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) are located in 10 regions of New Hampshire. They are private not-for-profit agencies that have contracted with the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Behavioral Health (BBH), to provide publicly funded mental health services to individuals and families who meet certain criteria for services.

Services provided by CMHCs include: 24-hour Emergency Services, Assessment and Evaluation, Individual and Group Therapy, Case Management, Community Based Rehabilitation Services, Psychiatric Services, and Community Disaster Mental Health Support. All CMHCs have specialized programs for older adults, children, and families. The Community Mental Health Centers also provide services and referrals for short-term counseling and support.

List and map of the 10 CMHCs with the cities and towns that they serve. (Includes Emergency Service numbers)

Region

Mental Health Center Phone Number Main Office
North Country (Region 1) Northern Human Services (603) 447-3347 87 Washington Street
Conway, NH 03818
Upper Valley (Region 2) West Central Behavioral Health (603) 448-0126

9 Hanover Street, Suite 2
Lebanon, NH 03766

Lakes Region (Region 3) Lakes Region Mental Health Center, Inc. (603) 524-1100 40 Beacon Street East
Laconia, NH 03246
Concord Area (Region 4) Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc (603) 226-7505 3 N State Street
PO Box 2032
Concord, NH 03301-2032
Monadnock Region (Region 5) Monadnock Family Services (603) 357-4400

64 Main Street, Suite 301
Keene, NH 03431

Nashua Region (Region 6) Greater Nashua Mental Health (603) 889-6147 100 West Pearl Street
Nashua, NH 03060
Manchester Area (Region 7) The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (603) 668-4111 401 Cypress Street
Manchester, NH 03103
Seacoast Region (Region 8) Seacoast Mental Health Center, Inc. (603) 431-6703 1145 Sagamore Ave.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Dover & Rochester Area (Region 9) Community Partners (603) 516-9300 113 Crosby Road, Suite 1
Dover, NH 03820
Salem & Derry Area (Region 10) Center for Life Management (603) 434-1577 10 Tsienneto Road
Derry, NH 03038
  • New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
    DHHS's mission is to join communities and families in providing opportunities for citizens to achieve health and independence.
  • New Hampshire DHHS Bureau of Developmental Services
    Works with NH's developmental services system to ensure public resources are used effectively to support individuals and families in their community.
  • New Hampshire DHHS Bureau of Behavioral Health
    Works to ensure the provision of efficient and effective services to those citizens who are most severely and persistently disabled by mental, emotional, and behavioral dysfunction as defined by NH laws and rules
  • New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities
    A federally funded agency that supports public policies and initiatives that remove barriers and promote opportunities in all areas of life.
  • NH Medicaid for Children
    Provides comprehensive health and dental insurance to NH children ages 0-19 if their families do not have access to insurance or it is unaffordable.
  • Governor's Commission on Disability
    Provides information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and accessibility issues, including accessible parking spaces, housing and transportation. Provides online list of state and federal government benefit programs. 57 Regional Drive, Concord.  1- 800-852-3405, 603-271-2773.
  • Community Support Network, Inc.
    CSNI is a not for profit organization that works in support of the 10 Area Agencies throughout the state of New Hampshire that provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injury and their families.
  • NAMI NH
    A statewide network of affiliate chapters support groups, staff and volunteers that provide information, education and support to all families and communities affected by mental illness.
  • Parent Information Center on Special Education (PIC)  
    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).  151-A Manchester St., PO Box 2405, Concord, NH 03302.  603-224-7005 or (800) 947-7005. Funded in part or whole by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • NH Family Voices
    A "Family To Family Health and Education Center" assisting families of children/youth 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.  (603) 271-4525 or NH only (800) 852-3345 x. 4525.
  • ServiceLink Aging & Disability Resource Centers  
    Community-based supported information and referral services for older adults and people with disabilities that support people to make informed choices and live independently in their community. Information provided about Medicare and Medicaid. Offices are located throughout the state. Callers are automatically connected to the ServiceLink office in their area. Funded by the State of New Hampshire and federal government.  Call 1-866-634-9412. 
  • ServiceLink Community Resource Directory
    Search for services for older adults and people with disabilities online by type of service and community through the ServiceLink Community Resource Directory.
  • Family Centered Early Supports and Services
    Program for delivering supports and services in family homes for children from birth through age two who have a diagnosed, established condition that has a high probability of resulting in delay, are experiencing developmental delays, or are at risk for substantial developmental delays if supports and services are not provided.

Inclusive Education

  • NH Department of Education
    The NHDOE is committed to helping students, parents, and educators (including teachers, principals, superintendents, and school communities) meet the educational needs of each student. This site provides a wealth of data and information about the NHDOE's programs, services, and initiatives at the fingertips of every citizen.
  • ABLE-NH
    ABLE NH advocates for the civil and human 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.
  • Children's Alliance of New Hampshire
    Our vision of the Children’s Alliance of New Hampshire is to be the leading, independent and inspirational voice for children in New Hampshire, widely recognized as the foremost source of accurate data on child well-being and as an educator, convener, collaborator and leader for courageous policy positions and community action and for our focus on building our internal capacity and sustainability.
  • Main Street Academix
    An innovative educational consulting firm specializing in school climate improvement and respectful schools research and evaluation.  They help schools evaluate and improve school safety, prevent bullying, reduce dropouts, and promote student engagement in leadership and learning.
  • NH Center for Effective Behavioral Interventions and Supports (NH CEBIS)
    The New Hampshire Center for Effective Behavioral Interventions and Supports (NH CEBIS) engages schools and other youth-serving organizations in developing strategic systems and practices that promote the behavioral, social-emotional and academic growth of all children.
  • SERESC
    SERESC's story begins in 1974, when 14 New Hampshire school districts pooled their resources to establish this collaborative non-profit agency. Originally chartered to establish services and programs to implement the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), SERESC has since expanded its focus areas to include: Education, Professional Development and Technology services.
  • Strafford Learning Center
    Strafford Learning Center is a private, non-profit organization incorporated in 1973. The Board of Directors and staff are committed to offering high quality special education and related supports to over thirty school districts throughout the region.

UNH Resources

  • Accessible UNH
    This page provides information for visitors, prospective students, and existing students on accessibility, services, and support at the University of New Hampshire.
  • The New Hampshire Challenge
    The New Hampshire Challenge, Inc. is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) organization serving the state of New Hampshire.  Our mission is to “provide information to and advocate for families with persons who have disabilities.”  The goal of the organization is to “create a vision for change so families will see themselves as integral parts of the community at large.”
  • People First of New Hampshire
    Statewide umbrella of 17 self-advocacy groups for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities around the state providing resources, training, and support.  Call for the chapter in your area or on how to start one.
  • Disabilities Rights Center (DRC)
    Information, referral, advice, and legal representation and advocacy to individuals with disabilities on a wide range of disability-related problems. Online resources and materials available on a wide range of disability-related topics. 18 Low Avenue, Concord. (603) 228-0432  or (800) 834-1721 (v/tty). Federally-funded Protection and Advocacy Center.
  • Maneuvering Through the Maze
    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.
  • 211 New Hampshire
    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 1-866-444-4211 from out of state. Operated by United Ways of New Hampshire.