Support groups

Grandparent and kinship support groups in New Hampshire.  Please verify meeting as all are subject to change.

 

Antrim

The Grapevine

Meets: Saturdays
4 Aiken St
Antrim, NH 03440

Join us for a discussion on the joys and challenges grandparents face, hear from other grandparents and learn about some of the resources and supports available.

This program is FREE. If child care is an issue please let us know. Interested grandparents can call Carol at 603-588-2620 or Wendy at 603-924-6800.

Concord

Grandparent’s Cafe

Meets: Mondays
12:00 - 1:30 pm
103 North State St
Concord, NH

A support group designed specifically for people who are caring for a child relative. It’s a great chance to meet other people in a similar situation, share some ideas, build advocacy for those providing kinscare, and get some great inspiration from one another.

To register, call 603-518-4210 or email valkj@waypointnh.org.

Exeter

Exeter family support group

Meets: 2nd and 4th Tuesday
7:00 pm
Exeter Baptist Church
2 Spring St.
Exeter, NH

Contact Linda Haskins at 978-578-5670

Keene

Grandparents Gathering

Meets: 3rd Saturday of the month
9:00 – 11:00am
Keene Day Care Center
86 Wood St. Keene, NH

We are an informal, supportive group of folks who are parenting as grandparents. We gather to share experiences, questions, ideas, resources, and support. We leave with stronger connections and deeper relationships with others who understand the unique role we play in our grandchildren’s lives.

Child care and light refreshments provided. Advanced sign-up requested.

For more information contact: allie.britton17@gmail.com.

Laconia

Parenting the Second Time Around (PASTA)

Meets: Tuesday evenings
6:00pm-8:00 pm
Dinner served at 5:30pm.

The Family Resource Center
719 No. Main Street, Laconia, NH


To register: Contact Tricia T. at 528-0391 or e-mail tricia.tousignant@lrcs.org.

Londonderry

Parenting the Second Time Around (PASTA)

Meets: Tuesdays starting September 17
6:00pm to 7:00pm
YMCA of Greater Londonderry
206 Rockingham Rd.
Londonderry, NH 03053


To register, call Lisa Fitzgerald at 603-437-9622 or email lfitzgerald@graniteymca.org.

Manchester

Grandparents raising grandchildren

Meets: Mondays
11:00-12:00 pm
Hope Recovery Center
293 Wilson St.
Manchester, NH

This group is co-facilitated by Waypoint NH & Hope Recovery Center. Contact Missy Oglebay, 603-518-4292, OglebayM@Waypointnh.org.

Nashua

KinsCare Connection and Support Group

Meets: Tuesdays
9:30 to 11:30 am
113 West Pearl St
Nashua, NH 03060

This group is hosted by Waypoint NH and facilitated by Terri Clyde. Contact Terri, 603-518-4324, clydet@waypointnh.org

Rochester

sos healthy guardians & grandparents

Meets: 2nd Thursday of the month
5:30 to 7:00 pm
Rochester SOS Community Center
63 Main St.
Rochester, NH

Facilitated by a grandparent with legal guardianship, this peer-led support group will include education and discussion on topics such as how to file for legal guardianship, what type of reports need to be filed, issues that may come up with the Division for Children, Youth and Families, and resources available for childcare, financial aid and transportation. Dinner and child care will be provided.

Seacoast

Grandparents Recharge Group

Meets: First Monday of the Month
9:30 to 11:30 am
Seacoast Youth Services
867 Lafayette Rd
Seabrook, NH

Are you a grandparent providing care for your grandchildren? If so, you are not alone. Over 10,000 children are living in grandparent-headed households in NH. This monthly group will provide resources, information and support for grandparents. Child care is provided with advance sign-up and transportation assistance is available.

Hosted by Families First and facilitated by Sarah Jones and Patrice Baker.

Somersworth

Relative Caregiver Recharge

Meets: 2nd Monday of each month
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Goodwin Community Health
311 Route 108, Somersworth

This monthly group will provide a friendly, informal opportunity for support, resources, and information for all relative caregivers and grandparents. Bring your successes, questions and ideas to share with the group!

Child care is provided with advance sign-up and transportation assistance is available.

Facilitated by Patrice Baker and Georgie Clark

Wolfboro

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group

Meets: 3rd Tuesday of the month
6:00 to 7:30 pm
Children’s Center
180 Main St.
Wolfeboro, NH

The monthly group will be facilitated by a counselor. Free child care will be provided as well as light refreshments. To register or for further information please contact Pat Titus at The Children’s Center in Wolfeboro at 569-1027 or email to ptitus@wolfeborochildren.org.

The program is a collaboration between The Children’s Center, Northern Human Services and the Governor Wentworth School District’s Homelink Program.