About the Program

Families Connecting offers families guidance and support that is designed to minimize stress and maximize a family’s ability to succeed. Services are provided in the comfort of the family home. Families participate by choice, at no cost to them. 

When families have too many stressors, Families Connecting:

  • Helps parents help their children
  • Provides emotional support, encouragement and empowerment
  • Offers practical solutions to help in managing family life

Where appropriate, Families Connecting may provide:

  • Child care opportunities
  • Short-term overnight care

Families Connecting also helps with:

  • Learning effective parenting skills
  • Accessing community resources
  • Learning healthy ways to express anger and frustration
  • Resolving parent/child conflicts
  • Setting realistic family rules
  • Learning time management and organizational skills
  • Learning about health and nutrition and safety
  • Learning about budgeting finances

Referrals

Referrals are accepted from

  • families themselves
  • schools
  • social service agencies
  • pediatricians and hospitals
  • family and mental health clinics
  • Division of Children, Youth and Families   

KEY FACTS FAMILIES CONNECTING

Eligibility:

Any family living in Coos County including the communities of Groveton, Colebrook, Columbia, Stratford, North Stratford, Pittsburg and W. Stewartstown.

 

 

Areas Served:
COOS COUNTY
107 Main St.
Colebrook, NH 03576 

 

Contact:

Ann-Marie Smith, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 603-237-4884

 

 

Funding

Families Connecting is funded in part by Coos County Incentive Funds and is a partner in the Neil and Louise Tillotson Foundation Coos County Family Support Project.

 

 

Fees:
None to client