This is not a comprehensive list of support groups in NH. Because support groups change frequently, please call the contact number to check on times,
location and frequency of the groups meetings. Remember to check community hospitals and community organizations for ongoing support meetings.
We would like to encourage you to contact us with suggestions. This listing does not serve as an endorsement of any individual, organization, or agency.
Dover - Parents of Children with Diabetes Support Meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Contact Kris Ferullo at (603) 740-2861
Merrimack - Nashua Parents Diabetes Support Group, meets at the Merrimack YMCA the 4th Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm. Contact: Carolyn Perrault, 595-3971
Merrimack - Parents of Children with Diabetes meets the last Wednesday of every month at the Merrimack, YMCA at 6:30 p.m. Contact Carolyn Perrault or Melanie Baker at
Salem - The Diabetes Support Group meets on the third Wednesday of the month at the Northeast Rehab. Hospital on Butler Street in Salem, NH. Meetings start at 7:00 pm.
Manchester - Insulin Pump Support Group - CMC, Manchester. Contact (603) 626-2626
Manchester - Type 1 Diabetes Support Group Meets the 1st Monday of the month, Elliot Hospital, 3rd Floor, Labor and Delivery Conf. Rm., at 6:30 pm. Contact Danielle
Paquette at 647-8497
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The Autism Society of New Hampshire offers a list of support groups throughout the State - 679-2424
Rochester - Autism Group for Parents of Young Children, Rochester Community Office of Community Partners, Amanda Helinski at 755-3442
or Betsy at Community Partners 516-9300
Durham - ASD Support Group, this group was formed for parents in the Oyster River School District for pre-school and the early grades in the
Durham area. Contact by e-mail: Julie Smith
Nashua - Autism Support Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of month starting October 6th. Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Place: Emmaus Institute,
154 Broad St, Suite 1538. Contact - 886-3760.
Keene - Friends and Family of Individuals with Autism and Asperger's Support Group - Meets the second Wednesday of each month
Time: 6:30 - 8:00. Place: Antioch Marriage and Family Institute Center Keene, 149 Emerald St., Keene. 2nd Floor #9. Children's services will be
available for the children of parents attending the support group. Children's services are provided by graduate students and Antioch alumni and are
available on a space available basis with advance reservation. Whether your family is new to the diagnosis or you have years of experience, you will
find something to interest you. All parents and caregivers and individuals with autism, Asperger's Syndrome or related disorders are welcome.
For more information contact: Jeni Wahlig at 283-2156.
Dover - Support Group for Parents of Children with Cerebral Palsy Contact: Alison Goss - 749-4051 or
Betsy at Community Partners at 516-9300
Portsmouth - Seacoast Food Allergy Support Group, Support group for individuals & families dealing w/ food allergies. Meets at Portsmouth Regional
Hospital, Borthwick Ave. Portsmouth, NH . Please contact for upcoming meetings.
Tamara Leibowitz at 430-9935
Manchester - Raising Our Celiac Kids, ROCK'n New Hampshire, Support group for children with celiac.
We welcome families of kids on the autism spectrum involved in a gluten-free/casein-free dietary intervention program.
Contact: Michelle Ouellette - 627-1831
Dover - Community Partners - Contact: Betsy - 516-9300
Manchester - Circle of Friends - Play Group/Support Group for families who have a child with Down Syndrome. Meets: Every Friday.
Time: 11:00 am -1:00 pm. Place: Easter Seals. Contact: Nicky Cosio 627-2451 or Laurie Lamy 622-3234 or Jeannie Dallahi 437-3031.
Upper Valley Down Syndrome Support Group The Upper Valley Down syndrome support group is a new social group. If you would like
to be a part of this new exciting group please contact Tricia Dufty by phone (802) 649-8608
Concord - Capital Region Mothers of Multiples Support Group - support group for mothers and expecting mothers of multiples in the Capital Region.
The meetings provide the opportunity to meet other mothers and families, share experiences, and get support and advice. The group also holds special
family events throughout the year. Meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month in the Payson Center, conference room C. Contact: Krista
Nashua - Greater Nashua Parents of Twins and More, - 635-2564
Salem - MDA Parent's Clubhouse, Northeast Rehab Hospital. Contact: 866-632-2259
Hinsdale - Hinsdale Parents Partnership Mission is to encourage positive communication between school and family and provide equal opportunities for all children.
Meets: First Wednesday of each month. Time:6:30 pm. Place: Millstream Community Center, Hinsdale. Contact: Michele (603) 336-7078.
Celiac Disease & Gluten Intolerance
Concord - New Englander Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance Support Group-Education, information and support for persons diagnosed with
celiac disease or dealing with gluten intolerance in the central New Hampshire area. Meets quarterly at Concord Hospital with a formal program,
and informally three or four times per year at members' homes and/or public venues. For more information, contact Judith Englander at (603)
Laconia - Lakes Region Lyme Support - Meets on the second Thrusday of the month, 6:30 pm at Taylor Community (Woodside Bldg., Maple Room), Laconia.
Contact: Nancy Bourassa – (888) 596-5698
Manchester - Greater Manchester Lyme Disease Support Group - Meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7 pm at First Congregational Church of
Manchester, 508 Union St, Manchester. Contact: David Hunter – 660-3425
Manchester - NH Lyme Disease Support Group for Teens - Meets on the forth Wednesday of the month at First Congregational Church of Manchester, 508
Union St, Manchester. Contact: David Hunter – 660-3425
Family Junction - Monthly social gatherings at the McConnell Center - Second Wednesday of the Month starting October 13, 2010 - Time: 6:00—7:30 pm
Join us on the second Wednesday of the month for a social gathering at our new home at the McConnell Center in Dover. Starting October 13, we will be offering a monthly youth
social and parent support group. These gatherings are open for families who have a child with a chronic medical condition who can participate in low key activities (games, art-
focused) in a group setting. The goal is for families to generate relationships with other children and adults who understand exactly what they are dealing with on a daily basis;
when a child has a chronic health condition it affects the entire family in so many ways.
Children ages 6-13 have a chance to hang out together, to connect with their peers, and to play games. Siblings in the same age group are welcome to join. Program staff and
trained volunteers will be supervising the children’s activities in close proximity to the parent support group. Food and beverages will be provided. The fee is $3 per person, not
to exceed $10 for a family of four or more. However, this fee should not prohibit anyone from joining our program. Please contact us for more information. Please contact us if you
have questions about this opportunity being a good fit for your family. Families are asked to RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Laconia: Grandparents as Parents held at Giggles and Grins Family Resource Center, 20 Canal St., Laconia. The group meets on the first Monday of every month from 12:00 - 1:30pm.
A light lunch is provided. Contact: Mary Beshta at 524-2610 or 524-8811 ext. 175 for more information.
Keene: Off Our Rockers, sponsored by the Parenting Outreach Project of Monadnock Family Services, meets twice a month at 64 Main Street in Keene. Contact Elizabeth Raposa at
283-1562 for more information.
Manchester: Relatives As Parents Prgram (RAPP) held at YWCA, 72 Concord Street, Manchester. The group meets every other Thursday night from 6:00 to 7:30 PM registration is
not required. Free educational and support group for grandparents and relatives raising children. Childcare and dinner are provided at every meeting. Registration is not required.
See our events calendar for dates, or for more information contact 625-5785 or email@example.com. Supported by the Brookdale Foundation.
Manchester: *NEW in 2010* Grandparents As Parents Support Group held at YMCA, 30 Mechanic Street, Manchester. The group meets the first Thursday of the month from
5:30 to 7:00 PM. Childcare and supper are available. Grandparent contact: Bernadette Perry at 627-1583. Facilitator contact: Joanne Linden at 225-2985.
Concord: The Grandparents as Parents Support Group This support group is for grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren. Contact Linda Stephenson at Dame School
225-0830 for more information.
Concord: Grandparent's as Parents, sponsored by Riverbend Parent-Child Center, meets Tuesdays at Riverbends Central office in Concord. Contact Cynthia Langevin at 226-7510
ext. 4322 for more information.
Franklin: Relatives as Parents Gathering meets Tuesdays from 11:00am to 12:30pm, Franklin Methodist Church, 88 Franklin Street, Franklin. Contact Jenn Sumner at 934-3170
for more information.
Salem: Grandparents as Parents Support Groups, sponsored by Salem Family Resources-Success by 6, meets the third Friday of the month at the Greater Salem Caregivers
(Foss School Building), 287 Lawrence Road, Salem. Contact Dick O’Shaughnessy at 898-5493 for more information.
Portsmouth: Grandparents Support Group meets Thursdays from 1:00 - 2:00pm at the Seacoast Mental Health Center, 1145 Sagamore Avenue, Portsmouth. Contact Diane Cyr
at 431-6703 ext. 3167 for more information.
Dover: GRASP: Grandparents Are Special People meets once a month at the HUB Family Resources Center, Located at the McConnell Center, 61 Locust Street, Dover.
Call 749-9754 for more information.
Concord - Parent & Family Support Group For Parents, Teens & Adults with epilepsy, family, and friends are welcome. Child care is available. Meets: Saturday mornings
9:00-11:00 am on the following dates: March 19, April 16, May 21, June 25, August 6, September 10 and November 12. Place: The Children's Place and Parent Education Center,
27 Burns Avenue, Concord, NH. Contact Jay and Allison Goodwin
Manchester - Parent & Family Support Group For parents, Teens & Adults with epilepsy, family and friends are welcome. Meets the 3rd Monday of month. March 21, April
18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19 and October 17. Time: 6:30-8:00 pm. Place: Manchester Community College, 1066 Front St. Room 107 (in library),
Manchester, NH. Contact: Susan Welby (617) 506-6041 X 19