New Hampshire Partners in Service for Children, Youth and Families


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Members and Services
Who Are We
New Hampshire Partners in Service (NHPS) is a private, non-profit trade association made up of human service agencies providing a wide array of treatment and services to high-risk children, adolescents and families throughout the State of New Hampshire. We have been providing resources, networking and professional development opportunities to our members and affiliated partners for over forty years. We have a history of strong ties and successful collaboration with multiple education and health department personnel. Our members are effective, responsive and accommodating in their approach.

Our Committees
We have four ongoing committees that help support NHPS mission. They include our Executive Committee, Membership Services Committee, Government Affairs, and Education and Training. Each committee serves a valuable role in setting goals and achieving results identified by the membership. Ad Hoc committees are formed for special projects as indicated.

Our Purpose
NHPS provides an opportunity for members to network with peers as well as private public stakeholder collaboration. This enhances our services and engages us in setting standards of best practice throughout New Hampshire’s wide service array.

Through our membership we offer: A forum for sharing information, models of practice and resource networking, professional development and training projects, data collection and reporting for referral entities and courts,  advocacy to influence policy on child welfare, social services, behavioral health and juvenile justice  affiliation and networking with key stakeholders and organizations.

NHPS Affiliations: Our members actively participate in multiple initiatives to support and implement best practices for children, youth and families.
Some examples include:
  • Child Welfare League of America
  • NH Child Advocacy Network
  • NH Framework for Collaboration
  • NH Office of the Commissioner Stakeholders Community
  • NH Dartmouth Bridge Project-Trauma Informed Screening and Treatment
  • NH Children's Behavioral Health Collaborative
  • NH Better Together Initiative


Find valuable information about New Hampshire service options such as residential treatment, foster homes, community and in-home family support services, day treatment, education services, child advocacy and more.

Residential Treatment Services (Intensive, Intermediate and Shelter Care)

Residential Treatment services offer a comprehensive variety of therapeutic opportunities in a residence or campus. Such services can include onsite schools (Intensive) or utilize local public schools (Intermediate) depending on the needs of the child or youth served. Shelter Care is a short term service for youth and families needing immediate respite as well as diagnostic evaluation, psychiatric testing and reentry support to return home.

Individual Service Options (ISO)

Individual Service Options tailor a variety of therapeutic, social and community-based services to the specific needs of a child, youth and his or her family and endeavors to create a safe, stable, positive home environment for each child. This service can be provided in the youth's home, a relative's home or if needed a foster home.

Foster Homes

A temporary home for a child and/or young adult that is unable to live with their legal family for a period of time and are in need of a safe and stable place to live with families that are trained and supervised by social services.

In Home Support Services

In Home Support Services offers trained staff that provide short-term family therapy, crisis stabilization, parenting assistance, case management and individual supports based on each family's needs. This service is provided in the family's home.

Special Education Day School

Educational programs that provides specialized education services for children with learning disabilities and behavioral challenges.

Day Treatment Program

An intensive afternoon and evening program offering an alternative to out-of-home placement that supports youth who are transitioning from more intensive environments. Day Treatment allows youth to remain living at home while getting the help they need to get back on track through a combination of community based academic services, recreational and social activities and therapeutic supports.

Substance Abuse Treatment

A variety of psycho-educational and counseling services for children, youth and families that have experienced problems related to alcohol and/or drug use. These services can be accessed in the community or as a part of a residential treatment program. Many programs require random drug screening. Such services may be voluntary or court ordered.

Child Advocacy - Court Appointed Special Advocates

Trained volunteers that represent the best interest of abused and/or neglected children in the court system. A CASA volunteer visits the child on each case on a monthly basis and interacts with families, treatment team members, DCYF and other parties to the case. CASA volunteers advocate in court for safe and permanent homes for each child.



CASA of NH is the private, nonprofit organization whose volunteers advocate in New Hampshire's courts for the best interests of abused and neglected children, so they can grow up in safe, permanent homes.
A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer is a trained citizen appointed as the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) by the District or Family Court judge to represent a child victim in cases of abuse and neglect.

Visit CASA of NH 
CASA of New Hampshire
P.O. Box 1327
Manchester, NH 03105-1327
Phone: (800) 626-0622
or (603) 626-4600
Fax: (603) 623-6362


Child and Family Services of New Hampshire
Founded in 1850, Child and Family Services is the oldest children’s charitable organization in NH. Child and Family Services of NH (CFS) is an independent nonprofit agency dedicated to advancing the well-being of children by providing an array of social services to strengthen family life and by promoting community commitment to the needs of children.

We beleive that the well-being of future generations and the well-being of their communities depends on the quality of care we provide each child today. Further that children need strong families and caring communities to attain their full potential. Finally that setting the highest standards of integrity and professionalism will enable us to provide quality services to children and their families.

Visit Child and Family Services of New Hampshire
Statewide Headquarters:

464 Chestnut St., P.O. Box 448,
Manchester, NH 03105
Toll Free: 800-640-6486
Phone: (603) 518-4000
Fax: (603) 668-6260

Key Program, Inc.
Grounded in a strength-based philosophy, Key focuses on unlocking the potential of youth and families. Through a variety of residential and non-residential program models and settings, Key provides direct services each day to over 600 adolescents from the child welfare, mental health, juvenile justice, and educational systems. We create opportunities for those in our various programs to learn new skills and approaches to problem solving. Grounded in a strength-based philosophy, Key focuses on unlocking the potential of youth and families. Through a variety of residential and non-residential program models and settings, Key provides direct services each day to over 600 adolescents from the child welfare, mental health, juvenile justice, and educational systems. We create opportunities for those in our various programs to learn new skills and approaches to problem solving.

Key Program
2 Gaythorne Road, Suite #1U
Methuen, MA 01844
Phone: (978) 685-0194
Fax: (978) 557-5905

Ascentria Care Alliance (formerly, Lutheran Social Services)
As one of the largest community service organizations in New England, Ascentria Care Alliance empowers people of all backgrounds to rise together and reach beyond life’s challenges. With 60 locations throughout the region, we use an innovative client-centered care model to help individuals and families move forward and thrive physically, intellectually, socially, spiritually and economically. Through productive collaborations and partnerships, we create measurable, positive impact that enriches our communities. Inspired by our faith-based heritage and guided by compassion, courage and integrity, we envision a world in which everyone can realize their fullest potential and share with others in need.  Ascentria offers a continuum of community-based programs for families, children and teens at risk that provide safe residential environments and provide services that build and support strong and nurturing families. Our full service adoption program helps to unite children domestically and internationally with loving parents who are prepared to nurture them. Through our specialized foster care and parenting teen programs, we provide safety and care for children and teens at risk while offering support, and training for families so that they are equipped to care for them. Ascentria is committed to the belief that all children deserve a permanent, secure and loving home.  To that end, we serve children and families through an array of supportive, therapeutic and educational services that help them through difficult life transitions, for the purpose of providing safety and nurture, opportunities for healthy personal and social development, and the resources that will serve them for the rest of their lives.

Ascentria Care Alliance assists; children, youth and families; persons with developmental disabilities, mental illness and deafness; those who are economically disadvantaged; refugees, including unaccompanied minors; older adults and the elderly.

Visit: Ascentria Care Alliance
261 Sheep Davis Road
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 224-8111

NFI North, Inc.
NFI North has been providing key services for children, youth, families, adults and seniors within New Hampshire and Maine since 1990. Over the past twenty years the organization has continually worked to develop small community based services, using evidenced based practices that are designed to meet the individual psychological, emotional, behavioral, and educational needs of individuals within the States of New Hampshire and Maine. The organization's programs and services work in a systemic manner building on the family's strengths in order to effectively address the challenges that confront them. Individuals who participate in our services develop skills, which support greater self-sufficiency and capacity for success within their family and community.  NFI North (NFI) prides itself on the high quality services found within the organization.  The Agency is fully accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) as a Behavioral Health Organization. In addition, the Agency's programs and services are licensed and certified by the various state regulatory entities and each service participates in an ongoing quality enhancement process. This culture of quality also extends to the caliber of staff found within the Agency. NFI staff are highly qualified professionals that share the organization's vision for the delivery of key community and home based services. Program and Agency staff are credentialed and trained in accordance with state, federal, Joint Commission and professional licensing standards. The organization maintains a dynamic core curriculum that involves highly specialized trainings and supervision. Most importantly, the staff's commitment to the provision of quality services to children, youth and families in New Hampshire and Maine is unsurpassed.

NFI North
PO Box 417
Contoocook, NH 03229
Phone: (603) 746-7550
Fax: (603) 746-7544

Pine Haven Boys Center
Pine Haven is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian, intensive treatment program that serves boys with behavioral, educational or emotional problems. Pine Haven is committed to serving children in connection with their family system. Children develop and heal best if supported by their families or relying on them as an essential resource.

Pine Haven
133 River Road
Allenstown, NH 03275-2362
Phone: (603) 485-7141

Youth Villages

Youth Villages is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children with behavioral health and emotional challenges. Founded in 1986, Youth Villages helps children and families every year from more than 20 states and Washington, D.C., through a wide array of programs, including intensive in-home services, residential treatment, foster care and adoption, transitional living services, mentoring and crisis services.

Visit Youth Villages
Youth Villages
Program Representative New Hampshire
912 Union Street
Manchester, NH

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