The Family/Parent Support and Preservation programs offered by Child and Family Services of New Hampshire are designed to provide a wide array of support services to families throughout NH and portions of VT. These programs offer emotional support and practical solutions in managing family life, work with families who struggle with employment barriers and offer assistance to those who need in home assistance with parenting and household management. Other programs range from those designed to facilitate permanance for at-risk youth to support groups for parents to a program that assists families who have a child with a chronice health condition.



Babies and Parents Group @ The Childrens Place-- Meets on Friday's from 9:30pm-11:00pm. This group is for people who have recently become parents and would like to meet other new parents to discuss questions and concerns in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Nonmembers are welcome and no registration necessary. 
The Childrens Place, 27 Burns Rd., Concord, NH
For more information call (603) 224-9920



Circle of Parents--A support group for individuals currently parenting child/children. Explore discipline techniques, school behaviors, youth culture, goals and expectations, health and safety, communication and more. The group decides the topics and leads discussion.

Every Tuesday from 10:00am-11:30am
Franklin United Methodist Church, 88 Franklin St, Franklin, NH
Call: (603) 518-4210 for more information
This group is FREE and children are welcome



A support group that provides a source of help, compassion and -  most of all - understanding for individuals and families who have had someone they love die as a result of substance abuse or addiction. 
Facilitators, John & Lois Kesty lost their daughter to addiction 2 years ago and through their experience have a deep desire to ease pain for others who find themselves in a similar situation.
This is an open group, so feel free to share with others who may benefit.
Group meets the 2nd Thursday every month.

Time: 6:00pm
Location: Child and Family Services, 464 Chestnut St., Manchester, NH
Contact: Lois Kesty  603-325-5211 for more information and/or to register. 

Families Advocating Substance Treatment, Education and Recovery (FASTER Group) – Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment (ASAT) Parents Group: – meets Tuesdays at 6:00pm. For more info contact Susan McKeown at (603) 668-4859 or Sue Allen, 475-1473 or via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EMPOWERMENT - Domestic Violence Support Group for Women:  Every Monday evening  6-7:30pm
YWCA, 72 Concord St.,  Manchester, NH. Call for (603) 625-5785 for more information.
No pre-registrion required; Child care provided free of charge

CODA (Co-Dependency Anonymous) meets every Thursday, @ 5:45pm.  Call (603) 203-1357 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group:  Connect with other grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. Gain support, share experiences, get new perspectives, and exchange information and resources. Group meets every Monday, 11:00-noon at Hope for New Hampshire Recovery, 267 Wilson St., Manchester.  For more info, contact Elizabeth Pederson, 851-1087 or 935-9008 or via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sexual Violence Support Group for Men:
Every Tuesday, call for times
Contact: Steven Durost, group facilitator (603) 625-0010



Parent-Child Play Date:  Connect with other parents, share ideas and become even more empowered, while your child makes friends, learn socialization skills, has fun, and bonds with you.  Group meets Wednesday mornings (schedule subject to change) at CFS on 113 W. Pearl St. Nashua.    Contact Kristen Ellis, Child and Family Services (603) 518-5151 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to register. Pre-registration for this FREE program is suggested.  

Parent Groups

FAMILIES FIRST - Seacoast Area Parent Classes & Groups: 

Families First Health & Support Center, Portsmouth, NH  (






Other family education resources:

"Through the Eyes of a Sibling": for families dealing with siblings of a child with chronic illness; A workshop that discusses this topic to help families who are in this situation. The workshop was taped and put on YouTube:

Salem Family Resources  (

The Upper Room Family Resource Center, Derry NH  (

NH Home Visiting, Concord, NH  (

Family Support Network, Concord, NH  (

NH Children's Trust, Concord, NH  (