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Families First Health & Support Center

100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth
603-422-8209

October 2019

Cross Roads House Health Clinic

Monday, Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Families First offers easy-to-access medical, dental, counseling and social work services for adults in temporary or unstable housing.  To confirm the time and location of the Mobile Health Teams, call 1-888-922-0005.

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Oct 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Tuesday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held each Tuesday morning, Mother-to-Mother Connections offers support to mothers during their baby's first year, when postpartum depression and anxiety are common. Come be with other mothers who know what it's like! With Susan Remillard, PCD (DONA), CLC, who is trained in birth and postpartum care. For more info, call Susan at 207-439-3033. Free child care with advance signup.

Find out more »
Free

Babytime

Tuesday, Oct 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesday mornings, 10-11:30
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held every Tuesday morning, Babytime is an educational, playful and supportive group for babies up to 12 months old and their parents or other caregivers. Expecting parents also welcome. A developmental therapist from the Children's Rehab Center of Portsmouth Regional Hospital comes to Babytime once a month to talk about infants' motor, social/emotional, language and brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

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Parenting Journey

Tuesday, Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesdays, Sept. 10 - Nov. 16
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

A 12-week curriculum designed for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of experiential exercises and guided discussions.  Parents, grandparents and caregivers of children of all ages are welcome.  This class will help you identify what you’re repeating from your childhood and what you…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Journey (Portsmouth)

Tuesday, Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This program is now closed. Please click "Add me to wait list" below to be notified the next time we are offering the program. Parenting Journey is a 12-week course for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of hands-on activities and guided discussions. *Please…

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$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Oct 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Wednesday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held each Wednesday morning, for children ages 2 to 3 and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships. Parents and caregivers get ideas for activities and parenting and a chance to connect with other parents. With Parkie Boley. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Parent Recharge

Thursday, Oct 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Parent Recharge meets the first and third Thursday mornings featuring unstructured conversation with other parents and caregivers. On the second, fourth and fifth Thursdays, there are focused discussions around a specific topic. Join us to learn, laugh, ask questions, and enjoy a morning out while your children socialize in our playroom. Coming up: October 10: Special Education and Individualized Education Plans. What’s an IEP? How do I know if my child needs one? Does last year’s IEP still fit? Join this discussion…

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Oct 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Friday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Preschool Playtime is held each Friday (except July 5, August 30, November 29 and December 27) for children ages 3 to 5 with their parents or other caregivers. Children enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and friendships. Adults share ideas for activities and parenting and have a chance to connect with other parents. With Parkie Boley.

Find out more »
$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Oct 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Toddler Playtime is held each Monday morning, for children ages 1 to 2, and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships, while you get new ideas for activities and parenting, and a chance to connect with other parents. Led by Parkie Boley. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Cross Roads House Health Clinic

Monday, Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Families First offers easy-to-access medical, dental, counseling and social work services for adults in temporary or unstable housing.  To confirm the time and location of the Mobile Health Teams, call 1-888-922-0005.

Find out more »
Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Oct 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Tuesday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held each Tuesday morning, Mother-to-Mother Connections offers support to mothers during their baby's first year, when postpartum depression and anxiety are common. Come be with other mothers who know what it's like! With Susan Remillard, PCD (DONA), CLC, who is trained in birth and postpartum care. For more info, call Susan at 207-439-3033. Free child care with advance signup.

Find out more »
Free

Babytime

Tuesday, Oct 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesday mornings, 10-11:30
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held every Tuesday morning, Babytime is an educational, playful and supportive group for babies up to 12 months old and their parents or other caregivers. Expecting parents also welcome. A developmental therapist from the Children's Rehab Center of Portsmouth Regional Hospital comes to Babytime once a month to talk about infants' motor, social/emotional, language and brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

Find out more »

Parenting Journey

Tuesday, Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesdays, Sept. 10 - Nov. 16
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

A 12-week curriculum designed for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of experiential exercises and guided discussions.  Parents, grandparents and caregivers of children of all ages are welcome.  This class will help you identify what you’re repeating from your childhood and what you…

Find out more »
Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Journey (Portsmouth)

Tuesday, Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This program is now closed. Please click "Add me to wait list" below to be notified the next time we are offering the program. Parenting Journey is a 12-week course for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of hands-on activities and guided discussions. *Please…

Find out more »
$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Oct 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Wednesday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held each Wednesday morning, for children ages 2 to 3 and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships. Parents and caregivers get ideas for activities and parenting and a chance to connect with other parents. With Parkie Boley. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Coping with Worry and Anxiety

Thursday, Oct 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Feeling  “stressed out” can impact children’s  self-esteem, academic functioning, social relationships, and family life. This talk will provide you with an understanding of how anxiety impacts children and adolescents and practical ways to improve coping skills. Dr. Laura Rubin will address the following key points: 1) Identify signs of stress/anxiety in your child 2) Learn strategies for helping to decrease your child’s stress/anxiety 3) Become more aware of how parent stress contributes to child stress Dr. Rubin is a neuropsychologist…

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Oct 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Friday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Preschool Playtime is held each Friday (except July 5, August 30, November 29 and December 27) for children ages 3 to 5 with their parents or other caregivers. Children enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and friendships. Adults share ideas for activities and parenting and have a chance to connect with other parents. With Parkie Boley.

Find out more »
$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Oct 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Toddler Playtime is held each Monday morning, for children ages 1 to 2, and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships, while you get new ideas for activities and parenting, and a chance to connect with other parents. Led by Parkie Boley. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

Find out more »

Cross Roads House Health Clinic

Monday, Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Families First offers easy-to-access medical, dental, counseling and social work services for adults in temporary or unstable housing.  To confirm the time and location of the Mobile Health Teams, call 1-888-922-0005.

Find out more »
Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Oct 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Tuesday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held each Tuesday morning, Mother-to-Mother Connections offers support to mothers during their baby's first year, when postpartum depression and anxiety are common. Come be with other mothers who know what it's like! With Susan Remillard, PCD (DONA), CLC, who is trained in birth and postpartum care. For more info, call Susan at 207-439-3033. Free child care with advance signup.

Find out more »
Free

Babytime

Tuesday, Oct 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesday mornings, 10-11:30
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held every Tuesday morning, Babytime is an educational, playful and supportive group for babies up to 12 months old and their parents or other caregivers. Expecting parents also welcome. A developmental therapist from the Children's Rehab Center of Portsmouth Regional Hospital comes to Babytime once a month to talk about infants' motor, social/emotional, language and brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

Find out more »

Parenting Journey

Tuesday, Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesdays, Sept. 10 - Nov. 16
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

A 12-week curriculum designed for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of experiential exercises and guided discussions.  Parents, grandparents and caregivers of children of all ages are welcome.  This class will help you identify what you’re repeating from your childhood and what you…

Find out more »
Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Journey (Portsmouth)

Tuesday, Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This program is now closed. Please click "Add me to wait list" below to be notified the next time we are offering the program. Parenting Journey is a 12-week course for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of hands-on activities and guided discussions. *Please…

Find out more »
$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Oct 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Wednesday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held each Wednesday morning, for children ages 2 to 3 and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships. Parents and caregivers get ideas for activities and parenting and a chance to connect with other parents. With Parkie Boley. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Kids in the Kitchen

Thursday, Oct 31 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Cooking with children is a great way to learn, connect and create together. This workshop offers helpful tips for involving children in the process of planning and preparing healthy snacks and meals. Facilitated by Donna Onacki, M.Ed, co-owner of The Healthy Home Chef, which offers cooking classes and pantry makeovers.

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November 2019

$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Nov 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Friday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Preschool Playtime is held each Friday (except July 5, August 30, November 29 and December 27) for children ages 3 to 5 with their parents or other caregivers. Children enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and friendships. Adults share ideas for activities and parenting and have a chance to connect with other parents. With Parkie Boley.

Find out more »
$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Nov 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Toddler Playtime is held each Monday morning, for children ages 1 to 2, and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships, while you get new ideas for activities and parenting, and a chance to connect with other parents. Led by Parkie Boley. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

Find out more »

Cross Roads House Health Clinic

Monday, Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Families First offers easy-to-access medical, dental, counseling and social work services for adults in temporary or unstable housing.  To confirm the time and location of the Mobile Health Teams, call 1-888-922-0005.

Find out more »
Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Nov 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Tuesday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held each Tuesday morning, Mother-to-Mother Connections offers support to mothers during their baby's first year, when postpartum depression and anxiety are common. Come be with other mothers who know what it's like! With Susan Remillard, PCD (DONA), CLC, who is trained in birth and postpartum care. For more info, call Susan at 207-439-3033. Free child care with advance signup.

Find out more »
Free

Babytime

Tuesday, Nov 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesday mornings, 10-11:30
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held every Tuesday morning, Babytime is an educational, playful and supportive group for babies up to 12 months old and their parents or other caregivers. Expecting parents also welcome. A developmental therapist from the Children's Rehab Center of Portsmouth Regional Hospital comes to Babytime once a month to talk about infants' motor, social/emotional, language and brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

Find out more »

Parenting Journey

Tuesday, Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesdays, Sept. 10 - Nov. 16
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

A 12-week curriculum designed for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of experiential exercises and guided discussions.  Parents, grandparents and caregivers of children of all ages are welcome.  This class will help you identify what you’re repeating from your childhood and what you…

Find out more »
Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Journey (Portsmouth)

Tuesday, Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This program is now closed. Please click "Add me to wait list" below to be notified the next time we are offering the program. Parenting Journey is a 12-week course for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of hands-on activities and guided discussions. *Please…

Find out more »
$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Nov 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Wednesday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held each Wednesday morning, for children ages 2 to 3 and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships. Parents and caregivers get ideas for activities and parenting and a chance to connect with other parents. With Parkie Boley. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

Find out more »
Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Sober Parenting Journey

Wednesday, Nov 6 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 14 times

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Sober Parenting Journey is a 14-week group, for parents in recovery. This program helps parents explore past family patterns, begin to heal past wounds, and seize the opportunity to take a new path that involves personal responsibility, sobriety, and the mobilization of hope through focused action. Sober Parenting Journey will help you to: Identify strengths and increase your resiliency. Build greater trust and connections to others. Become more confident in your recovery, and more hopeful and optimistic about the future.…

Find out more »

Parent Recharge

Thursday, Nov 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Parent Recharge meets the first and third Thursday mornings featuring unstructured conversation with other parents and caregivers. On the second, fourth and fifth Thursdays, there are focused discussions around a specific topic. Join us to learn, laugh, ask questions, and enjoy a morning out while your children socialize in our playroom. Coming up: October 10: Special Education and Individualized Education Plans. What’s an IEP? How do I know if my child needs one? Does last year’s IEP still fit? Join this discussion…

Find out more »
Free

Caregiver Group

Thursday, Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
First Thursday of each month
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This group is for any individual or family who is managing the care of a loved one with dementia, either at home or in a care community. Meetings are run by trained volunteer Dick Chamberlain and Families First social worker Cindi Shanley. To learn more, call Mr. Chamberlain at (603) 642-8758, or just drop into the next session.

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Nov 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Friday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Preschool Playtime is held each Friday (except July 5, August 30, November 29 and December 27) for children ages 3 to 5 with their parents or other caregivers. Children enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and friendships. Adults share ideas for activities and parenting and have a chance to connect with other parents. With Parkie Boley.

Find out more »
$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Nov 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Toddler Playtime is held each Monday morning, for children ages 1 to 2, and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships, while you get new ideas for activities and parenting, and a chance to connect with other parents. Led by Parkie Boley. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

Find out more »

Cross Roads House Health Clinic

Monday, Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Families First offers easy-to-access medical, dental, counseling and social work services for adults in temporary or unstable housing.  To confirm the time and location of the Mobile Health Teams, call 1-888-922-0005.

Find out more »
Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Nov 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Tuesday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held each Tuesday morning, Mother-to-Mother Connections offers support to mothers during their baby's first year, when postpartum depression and anxiety are common. Come be with other mothers who know what it's like! With Susan Remillard, PCD (DONA), CLC, who is trained in birth and postpartum care. For more info, call Susan at 207-439-3033. Free child care with advance signup.

Find out more »
Free

Babytime

Tuesday, Nov 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesday mornings, 10-11:30
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held every Tuesday morning, Babytime is an educational, playful and supportive group for babies up to 12 months old and their parents or other caregivers. Expecting parents also welcome. A developmental therapist from the Children's Rehab Center of Portsmouth Regional Hospital comes to Babytime once a month to talk about infants' motor, social/emotional, language and brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

Find out more »

Parenting Journey

Tuesday, Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesdays, Sept. 10 - Nov. 16
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

A 12-week curriculum designed for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of experiential exercises and guided discussions.  Parents, grandparents and caregivers of children of all ages are welcome.  This class will help you identify what you’re repeating from your childhood and what you…

Find out more »
Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Journey (Portsmouth)

Tuesday, Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This program is now closed. Please click "Add me to wait list" below to be notified the next time we are offering the program. Parenting Journey is a 12-week course for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of hands-on activities and guided discussions. *Please…

Find out more »
$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Nov 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Wednesday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held each Wednesday morning, for children ages 2 to 3 and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships. Parents and caregivers get ideas for activities and parenting and a chance to connect with other parents. With Parkie Boley. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

Find out more »
Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Sober Parenting Journey

Wednesday, Nov 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 14 times

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Sober Parenting Journey is a 14-week group, for parents in recovery. This program helps parents explore past family patterns, begin to heal past wounds, and seize the opportunity to take a new path that involves personal responsibility, sobriety, and the mobilization of hope through focused action. Sober Parenting Journey will help you to: Identify strengths and increase your resiliency. Build greater trust and connections to others. Become more confident in your recovery, and more hopeful and optimistic about the future.…

Find out more »
Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Building Language Skills

Thursday, Nov 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Learn about typical speech development and how to enhance language learning in your everyday play and interactions with your child. Facilitated by Amy Mangano, MA,  Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Nov 15 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Friday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Preschool Playtime is held each Friday (except July 5, August 30, November 29 and December 27) for children ages 3 to 5 with their parents or other caregivers. Children enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and friendships. Adults share ideas for activities and parenting and have a chance to connect with other parents. With Parkie Boley.

Find out more »
$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Nov 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Toddler Playtime is held each Monday morning, for children ages 1 to 2, and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships, while you get new ideas for activities and parenting, and a chance to connect with other parents. Led by Parkie Boley. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

Find out more »

Cross Roads House Health Clinic

Monday, Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Families First offers easy-to-access medical, dental, counseling and social work services for adults in temporary or unstable housing.  To confirm the time and location of the Mobile Health Teams, call 1-888-922-0005.

Find out more »
Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Nov 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Tuesday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held each Tuesday morning, Mother-to-Mother Connections offers support to mothers during their baby's first year, when postpartum depression and anxiety are common. Come be with other mothers who know what it's like! With Susan Remillard, PCD (DONA), CLC, who is trained in birth and postpartum care. For more info, call Susan at 207-439-3033. Free child care with advance signup.

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Free

Babytime

Tuesday, Nov 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesday mornings, 10-11:30
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held every Tuesday morning, Babytime is an educational, playful and supportive group for babies up to 12 months old and their parents or other caregivers. Expecting parents also welcome. A developmental therapist from the Children's Rehab Center of Portsmouth Regional Hospital comes to Babytime once a month to talk about infants' motor, social/emotional, language and brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

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Parenting Journey

Tuesday, Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesdays, Sept. 10 - Nov. 16
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

A 12-week curriculum designed for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of experiential exercises and guided discussions.  Parents, grandparents and caregivers of children of all ages are welcome.  This class will help you identify what you’re repeating from your childhood and what you…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Journey (Portsmouth)

Tuesday, Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This program is now closed. Please click "Add me to wait list" below to be notified the next time we are offering the program. Parenting Journey is a 12-week course for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of hands-on activities and guided discussions. *Please…

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$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Nov 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Wednesday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held each Wednesday morning, for children ages 2 to 3 and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships. Parents and caregivers get ideas for activities and parenting and a chance to connect with other parents. With Parkie Boley. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Sober Parenting Journey

Wednesday, Nov 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 14 times

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Sober Parenting Journey is a 14-week group, for parents in recovery. This program helps parents explore past family patterns, begin to heal past wounds, and seize the opportunity to take a new path that involves personal responsibility, sobriety, and the mobilization of hope through focused action. Sober Parenting Journey will help you to: Identify strengths and increase your resiliency. Build greater trust and connections to others. Become more confident in your recovery, and more hopeful and optimistic about the future.…

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Parent Recharge

Thursday, Nov 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Parent Recharge meets the first and third Thursday mornings featuring unstructured conversation with other parents and caregivers. On the second, fourth and fifth Thursdays, there are focused discussions around a specific topic. Join us to learn, laugh, ask questions, and enjoy a morning out while your children socialize in our playroom. Coming up: October 10: Special Education and Individualized Education Plans. What’s an IEP? How do I know if my child needs one? Does last year’s IEP still fit? Join this discussion…

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$7

Senior Luncheons

Thursday, Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Thursday, Dec 19, 2019

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Craft Fair & Thanksgiving Luncheon Thursday, November 21 In the Gym of Community Campus Made fresh on site - hot turkey lunch Craft Fair 10am-1:30pm. Lunch at noon. Admission to craft fair is free. Lunch is $7 RSVP 603-610-4433 Holiday Lunch & Potluck Dessert Thursday, December 19 Soup, Salad and ½ Sandwich followed by a grand buffet of potluck desserts from YOU! Lunch is $5. RSVP to 603-610-4433

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Nov 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Friday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Preschool Playtime is held each Friday (except July 5, August 30, November 29 and December 27) for children ages 3 to 5 with their parents or other caregivers. Children enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and friendships. Adults share ideas for activities and parenting and have a chance to connect with other parents. With Parkie Boley.

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$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Nov 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Toddler Playtime is held each Monday morning, for children ages 1 to 2, and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships, while you get new ideas for activities and parenting, and a chance to connect with other parents. Led by Parkie Boley. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Cross Roads House Health Clinic

Monday, Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Families First offers easy-to-access medical, dental, counseling and social work services for adults in temporary or unstable housing.  To confirm the time and location of the Mobile Health Teams, call 1-888-922-0005.

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Nov 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Tuesday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held each Tuesday morning, Mother-to-Mother Connections offers support to mothers during their baby's first year, when postpartum depression and anxiety are common. Come be with other mothers who know what it's like! With Susan Remillard, PCD (DONA), CLC, who is trained in birth and postpartum care. For more info, call Susan at 207-439-3033. Free child care with advance signup.

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Free

Babytime

Tuesday, Nov 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesday mornings, 10-11:30
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held every Tuesday morning, Babytime is an educational, playful and supportive group for babies up to 12 months old and their parents or other caregivers. Expecting parents also welcome. A developmental therapist from the Children's Rehab Center of Portsmouth Regional Hospital comes to Babytime once a month to talk about infants' motor, social/emotional, language and brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

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Parenting Journey

Tuesday, Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesdays, Sept. 10 - Nov. 16
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

A 12-week curriculum designed for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of experiential exercises and guided discussions.  Parents, grandparents and caregivers of children of all ages are welcome.  This class will help you identify what you’re repeating from your childhood and what you…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Journey (Portsmouth)

Tuesday, Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This program is now closed. Please click "Add me to wait list" below to be notified the next time we are offering the program. Parenting Journey is a 12-week course for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of hands-on activities and guided discussions. *Please…

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$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Nov 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Wednesday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held each Wednesday morning, for children ages 2 to 3 and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships. Parents and caregivers get ideas for activities and parenting and a chance to connect with other parents. With Parkie Boley. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Closed for Thanksgiving

Thursday, Nov 28
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 28 of November, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

No Family Center programs today

Friday, Nov 29
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

December 2019

$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Dec 2 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Toddler Playtime is held each Monday morning, for children ages 1 to 2, and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships, while you get new ideas for activities and parenting, and a chance to connect with other parents. Led by Parkie Boley. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Cross Roads House Health Clinic

Monday, Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Families First offers easy-to-access medical, dental, counseling and social work services for adults in temporary or unstable housing.  To confirm the time and location of the Mobile Health Teams, call 1-888-922-0005.

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Dec 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Tuesday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held each Tuesday morning, Mother-to-Mother Connections offers support to mothers during their baby's first year, when postpartum depression and anxiety are common. Come be with other mothers who know what it's like! With Susan Remillard, PCD (DONA), CLC, who is trained in birth and postpartum care. For more info, call Susan at 207-439-3033. Free child care with advance signup.

Find out more »
Free

Babytime

Tuesday, Dec 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesday mornings, 10-11:30
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held every Tuesday morning, Babytime is an educational, playful and supportive group for babies up to 12 months old and their parents or other caregivers. Expecting parents also welcome. A developmental therapist from the Children's Rehab Center of Portsmouth Regional Hospital comes to Babytime once a month to talk about infants' motor, social/emotional, language and brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

A Toolbox for Challenging Behaviors

Tuesday, Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Why do some children seem to challenge us more than others? Why can we cope with some misbehaviors while others cause us to lose our cool?  The place to start is knowing who we are and using self-reflection to understand our limits and strengths.  This discussion will help parents identify personal hot buttons and learn strategies for calming ourselves and our children. This is part 1 of a two-week series. Presented by Megg Thompson, who is a Certified Behavioral Consultant…

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$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Dec 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Wednesday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held each Wednesday morning, for children ages 2 to 3 and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships. Parents and caregivers get ideas for activities and parenting and a chance to connect with other parents. With Parkie Boley. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Sober Parenting Journey

Wednesday, Dec 4 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 14 times

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Sober Parenting Journey is a 14-week group, for parents in recovery. This program helps parents explore past family patterns, begin to heal past wounds, and seize the opportunity to take a new path that involves personal responsibility, sobriety, and the mobilization of hope through focused action. Sober Parenting Journey will help you to: Identify strengths and increase your resiliency. Build greater trust and connections to others. Become more confident in your recovery, and more hopeful and optimistic about the future.…

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Parent Recharge

Thursday, Dec 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Parent Recharge meets the first and third Thursday mornings featuring unstructured conversation with other parents and caregivers. On the second, fourth and fifth Thursdays, there are focused discussions around a specific topic. Join us to learn, laugh, ask questions, and enjoy a morning out while your children socialize in our playroom. Coming up: October 10: Special Education and Individualized Education Plans. What’s an IEP? How do I know if my child needs one? Does last year’s IEP still fit? Join this discussion…

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Prenatal Breastfeeding Basics

Thursday, Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Offered on Sept. 5, 2019; Dec. 5, 2019; and April 2, 2020
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

All expectant parents are invited to this  free class to prepare you for breastfeeding your baby. Manya Jennings, RN, IBCLC (a registered nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) will teach the class. She is the nurse in Families First's prenatal program, will teach the class. To register, call Manya at (603) 422-8208 ext. 3108. Meets in the Parent Room at Families First.

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Free

Caregiver Group

Thursday, Dec 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
First Thursday of each month
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This group is for any individual or family who is managing the care of a loved one with dementia, either at home or in a care community. Meetings are run by trained volunteer Dick Chamberlain and Families First social worker Cindi Shanley. To learn more, call Mr. Chamberlain at (603) 642-8758, or just drop into the next session.

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Dec 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Friday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Preschool Playtime is held each Friday (except July 5, August 30, November 29 and December 27) for children ages 3 to 5 with their parents or other caregivers. Children enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and friendships. Adults share ideas for activities and parenting and have a chance to connect with other parents. With Parkie Boley.

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$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Dec 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Toddler Playtime is held each Monday morning, for children ages 1 to 2, and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships, while you get new ideas for activities and parenting, and a chance to connect with other parents. Led by Parkie Boley. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Cross Roads House Health Clinic

Monday, Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Families First offers easy-to-access medical, dental, counseling and social work services for adults in temporary or unstable housing.  To confirm the time and location of the Mobile Health Teams, call 1-888-922-0005.

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Dec 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Tuesday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held each Tuesday morning, Mother-to-Mother Connections offers support to mothers during their baby's first year, when postpartum depression and anxiety are common. Come be with other mothers who know what it's like! With Susan Remillard, PCD (DONA), CLC, who is trained in birth and postpartum care. For more info, call Susan at 207-439-3033. Free child care with advance signup.

Find out more »
Free

Babytime

Tuesday, Dec 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesday mornings, 10-11:30
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held every Tuesday morning, Babytime is an educational, playful and supportive group for babies up to 12 months old and their parents or other caregivers. Expecting parents also welcome. A developmental therapist from the Children's Rehab Center of Portsmouth Regional Hospital comes to Babytime once a month to talk about infants' motor, social/emotional, language and brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

A Toolbox for Challenging Behaviors

Tuesday, Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Part 2 Create a parenting toolbox with strategies based in LOVE. Infants are born with two emotions: LOVE and FEAR.  Many behavior strategies come from FEAR.  Let's start filling our children's toolboxes with strategies based in love, understanding, time and patience.  As these toolboxes fill, so will our connections with our children! Presented by Megg Thompson a Certified Behavioral Consultant and Certified Life Coach working with children, adults and families, and Founder and Filler of The eMpTy Toolbox.

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$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Dec 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Wednesday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held each Wednesday morning, for children ages 2 to 3 and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships. Parents and caregivers get ideas for activities and parenting and a chance to connect with other parents. With Parkie Boley. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Sober Parenting Journey

Wednesday, Dec 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 14 times

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Sober Parenting Journey is a 14-week group, for parents in recovery. This program helps parents explore past family patterns, begin to heal past wounds, and seize the opportunity to take a new path that involves personal responsibility, sobriety, and the mobilization of hope through focused action. Sober Parenting Journey will help you to: Identify strengths and increase your resiliency. Build greater trust and connections to others. Become more confident in your recovery, and more hopeful and optimistic about the future.…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Mentors Matter

Thursday, Dec 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

What is a mentor? How can a mentor help your child? Kate Kelleher, program and outreach specialist from Big Brothers Big Sisters will lead this discussion about the benefits of positive mentors in children’s lives and how BBBS provides this resource for children in our community and beyond.

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Dec 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Friday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Preschool Playtime is held each Friday (except July 5, August 30, November 29 and December 27) for children ages 3 to 5 with their parents or other caregivers. Children enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and friendships. Adults share ideas for activities and parenting and have a chance to connect with other parents. With Parkie Boley.

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$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Dec 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Toddler Playtime is held each Monday morning, for children ages 1 to 2, and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships, while you get new ideas for activities and parenting, and a chance to connect with other parents. Led by Parkie Boley. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Cross Roads House Health Clinic

Monday, Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Families First offers easy-to-access medical, dental, counseling and social work services for adults in temporary or unstable housing.  To confirm the time and location of the Mobile Health Teams, call 1-888-922-0005.

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Dec 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Tuesday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held each Tuesday morning, Mother-to-Mother Connections offers support to mothers during their baby's first year, when postpartum depression and anxiety are common. Come be with other mothers who know what it's like! With Susan Remillard, PCD (DONA), CLC, who is trained in birth and postpartum care. For more info, call Susan at 207-439-3033. Free child care with advance signup.

Find out more »
Free

Babytime

Tuesday, Dec 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesday mornings, 10-11:30
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held every Tuesday morning, Babytime is an educational, playful and supportive group for babies up to 12 months old and their parents or other caregivers. Expecting parents also welcome. A developmental therapist from the Children's Rehab Center of Portsmouth Regional Hospital comes to Babytime once a month to talk about infants' motor, social/emotional, language and brain development. If you need child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Holidays, Traditions & Gratitude

Tuesday, Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

During the first half of the evening, parents will discuss the importance of rituals and traditions in creating a strong family identity. We will also share ideas for cultivating an “attitude of gratitude” in our families. The kids will be next door having a light dinner. During the second part of the evening, parents and children together will make gifts to take home to share with loved ones.

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$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Dec 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Wednesday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held each Wednesday morning, for children ages 2 to 3 and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships. Parents and caregivers get ideas for activities and parenting and a chance to connect with other parents. With Parkie Boley. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Sober Parenting Journey

Wednesday, Dec 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 14 times

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Sober Parenting Journey is a 14-week group, for parents in recovery. This program helps parents explore past family patterns, begin to heal past wounds, and seize the opportunity to take a new path that involves personal responsibility, sobriety, and the mobilization of hope through focused action. Sober Parenting Journey will help you to: Identify strengths and increase your resiliency. Build greater trust and connections to others. Become more confident in your recovery, and more hopeful and optimistic about the future.…

Find out more »

Parent Recharge

Thursday, Dec 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Parent Recharge meets the first and third Thursday mornings featuring unstructured conversation with other parents and caregivers. On the second, fourth and fifth Thursdays, there are focused discussions around a specific topic. Join us to learn, laugh, ask questions, and enjoy a morning out while your children socialize in our playroom. Coming up: October 10: Special Education and Individualized Education Plans. What’s an IEP? How do I know if my child needs one? Does last year’s IEP still fit? Join this discussion…

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$7

Senior Luncheons

Thursday, Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Thursday, Dec 19, 2019

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Craft Fair & Thanksgiving Luncheon Thursday, November 21 In the Gym of Community Campus Made fresh on site - hot turkey lunch Craft Fair 10am-1:30pm. Lunch at noon. Admission to craft fair is free. Lunch is $7 RSVP 603-610-4433 Holiday Lunch & Potluck Dessert Thursday, December 19 Soup, Salad and ½ Sandwich followed by a grand buffet of potluck desserts from YOU! Lunch is $5. RSVP to 603-610-4433

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Dec 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on Friday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Preschool Playtime is held each Friday (except July 5, August 30, November 29 and December 27) for children ages 3 to 5 with their parents or other caregivers. Children enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and friendships. Adults share ideas for activities and parenting and have a chance to connect with other parents. With Parkie Boley.

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No Family Center programs this week

Monday, Dec 23 - Tuesday, Dec 31
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

With the exception of Mother-to-Mother Connections and Sober Parenting Journey, which will still be held, there will be no playgroups, parent support groups or parenting classes held this week.  See you in 2020.

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Cross Roads House Health Clinic

Monday, Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Families First offers easy-to-access medical, dental, counseling and social work services for adults in temporary or unstable housing.  To confirm the time and location of the Mobile Health Teams, call 1-888-922-0005.

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Christmas Day

Wednesday, Dec 25
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 25 of December, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Families First is closed.

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