Individualized Family Support
Families First offers three different individualized support, education, and referral programs for families, often provided in the home. Family workers meet with families to identify needs, access services, and learn skills to reduce stress and improve family life. They also provide support and education about infant, child and adolescent development to help parents understand their children's needs. For New Hampshire residents only.
For families who may be experiencing problems meeting their basic needs (housing, transportation, utilities, food, etc.) and who want to improve their parenting skills and build strong parent/child relationships. This program is for those who are parenting one or more children ages 0-18 and are living in Eastern Rockingham County, NH. For information, call 603-422-8208 ext. 314.
For pregnant women or new mothers who receive their prenatal care at Families First. First Steps provides support through pregnancy and the baby’s first year of life. For information, call 603-422-8208 ext. 142.
Partners in Health
For families that include a child who has a chronic health condition that is expected to last 12 months or more. The Partners in Health Coordinator helps families advocate for their children; access resources; navigate systems such as schools, insurance companies and medical providers; and build competence to manage their child's illness through family-directed education, support and encouragement. A Family Council meets monthly to plan programs and community activities; meetings also provide a forum for mutual supports. Families must live in Eastern Rockingham County, NH. For more information, call 603-422-8208 ext. 146 or click to view info on eligibility (towns served and chronic health conditions that qualify families for this assistance). A Needs Assessment Checklist lists some of the ways Partners in Health helps families.