Family Resources


Family Resource Guide

For parents, caregivers, and professionals working with families in the Londonderry School District and Rockingham County. This is a compilation of resources created by Londonderry School District. We do not endorse any agency or company listed.

Supported by your Londonderry School District System of Care Committee and created by Olivia Dygd for her senior project, class of 2020.

At Risk of Wandering Program: To the parents/caregivers of LEEP children: please complete all information and make copies of this document for your files.  Having copies allows you to hand over a recent copy to the police officer who arrives to assist you.  PLEASE BRING TO THE LONDONDERRY POLICE DEPARTMENT OR MAIL TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT 268A MAMMOTH RD. LONDONDERRY, NH 03053. 

special needs information form updated 2019.pdf

Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers is a free, online resource developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Designed for parents of 2 to 4 year olds, Essentials for Parenting addresses common parenting challenges, like tantrums and whining. The purpose of the resource is to provide as much information as possible on things you can do to build a positive, healthy relationship. Skills focus on encouraging good behavior and decreasing misbehavior using proven strategies like positive communication, structure and rules, clear directions, and consistent discipline and consequences.

Click on the link: Parenting Essentials  

Guide to Programs & Services offered by Southern New Hampshire Services:

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A Dictionary of Special Education Acronyms:

Dictionary of common special education terms and acronyms.pdf

CASEY FAMILY SERVICES Established in 1988, the New Hampshire Division of Casey Family Services offers an array of services to support and strengthen children, families, and communities statewide.

Casey Family Services

Partners in Health- Partners in Health is a free, statewide, community-based program that provides support to young adults and families of children with chronic health conditions, regardless of income. Each regional site has its own Family Council that plans programs and community activities while providing a forum for mutual support. 

Waypoint (a.k.a.- CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES) The Family Support and Preservation programs offered by Child and Family Services of NH 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 permanence for at-risk youth to support groups for parents to a program that assists families who have a child with a chronic health condition.

Click on the link: Waypoint 

Children's Medical Assistance It is the goal of DHHS and the Division of Family Assistance to ensure that each child in NH has access to quality health care. We do this by working in partnership with the medical and dental insurers, hospitals, community health centers, healthcare providers, schools and social service agencies across the state. 

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N.H. FAMILY VOICES They operate a "Family to Family Health and Service Center" and several projects, each with a specific focus on different ways we can help families supporting children with special needs to become informed, experienced self-sufficient advocates for their children and themselves. There is no charge for the services they provide. They are funded by state and federal grants, as well as donations from community partners and supporters.  

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THE UPPER ROOM The Upper Room is a non-profit Family Resource Center who is committed to the development of strong individuals and families in our community. They are a team of dedicated professionals who are actively working to improve the family life of the citizens of Derry and surrounding communities in a way that is unique to any place in New Hampshire. The Upper Room is here to help individuals and families in need of education, support, and resources to "make it" in today's world.

Click on the link: The Upper Room, a family resource center in Derry, NH ( 

KNOW AND TELL: The Granite State Children’s Alliance, New Hampshire’s network of Child Advocacy Centers.  Everyone in New Hampshire is now mandated to report suspected abuse.  We can all find the courage to report abuse, KNOW & TELL. Anonymously report what you see by calling DCYF at (800) 894-5533 or your local Police – For emergencies Dial 911.  

Click on the link: Know and Tell

Sonshine Soup Kitchen- Derry NH

To fulfill the mission of the Sonshine Soup Kitchen, we serve a free, hot meal to anyone who enters our dining room Monday through Friday, between 4:30 and 5:30 pm.

Click on the link: Sonshine Soup Kitchen

Londonderry Food Pantry: Click on the link: Londonderry Food Pantry

Maneuvering the Maze:   2019 Maneuvering Through the Maze is formatted to take the reader from birth to adulthood with listings of state health and human services agencies, educational resources, private associations and organizations that serve people with physical, developmental, mental health and chronic health conditions and their families. We have also added organizations and services that can be accessed by all state residents, such as housing, childcare, etc.