New Hampshire Non-Police Resources

Published: 7/17/2020 3:43:22 PM
General Assistance


New Hampshire’s 211 number is staffed 24/7 by referral specialists who can help anyone in the state navigate a variety of community resources and information, from mental health and addiction treatment centers to resources regarding COVID-19. The 211 team also works directly with The Doorway, which has numerous locations in the state to help those who need it access treatment. Callers do not have to offer any identifying information or details that they are not comfortable giving. Translation services are also available. 211 is not an emergency response service.

Mental Health

Regional Community Mental Health Centers

New Hampshire’s community mental health centers serve 10 regions across the state and provide emergency services, assessment, individual and group therapy, case management, rehabilitation services, psychiatric services, and community disaster mental health support to people of all ages. Each region offers emergency services to anyone who is at risk of harm to themselves or others; these services are available 24/7 by phone or in person during office business hours. Phone calls and visits are confidential under HIPAA privacy laws unless child or elder abuse is disclosed.

Northern Human Services, Conway | General inquiries: (603) 447-3347 | 

West Central Behavioral Health | General inquiries: (603) 448-0126 | Emergency services: (800) 564-2578 |

Lakes Region Mental Health Center | General inquiries and emergency services: (603) 524-1100 |

Riverbend Community Mental Health, Concord | General inquiries: (603) 228-1551 | Emergency services: (844) 743-5748 or (844-7-HELP 4 U) |

Monadnock Family Services | General inquiries: (603) 357-4400 | Emergency services: (603) 357-5270 | After hours: (603) 357-4400 |

Greater Nashua Mental Health | General inquiries: (603) 889-6147 | Emergency services: (800) 762-8191 |

Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester | General inquiries and emergency services: (603) 668-4111 |

Seacoast Mental Health Center | General inquiries: (603) 431-6703 | Emergency services: Exeter: (603) 772-2710 Portsmouth: (603) 431-6703 |

Community Partners of Strafford County | General inquiries and emergency services: (603) 516-9300 |

Center for Life Management | General inquiries and emergency services: (603) 516-9300 |

Headrest NH

24/7 suicide hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Headrest is New Hampshire’s 24-hour confidential suicide hotline, available for those who are in emotional distress or may feel at risk of suicide. Callers are connected with trained counselors who can provide immediate assistance, referrals and support services or emergency intervention.

24/7 crisis hotline: 603-448-4400

Headrest’s 24-hour confidential crisis hotline is staffed by trained professionals who can help guide callers through their next steps and redirect them to other resources and options. Counselors can also provide referrals to support groups, clinicians, mental health services and other community resources.

Both Headrest hotlines are confidential unless the caller is an immediate threat or danger to themselves or others. Headrest staff are mandated reporters and must report disclosed instances of child or elder abuse. Callers are not obligated to give any identifying information.

NAMI NH | 1-800-242-6264

The National Alliance on Mental Illness’ New Hampshire branch is a grassroots advocacy organization working to support, educate and advocate for people in the state who are impacted by mental illness. The above phone number is a confidential information and resource line staffed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Staff members can help connect callers with local and national resources as well as offer support and information about NAMI programming. Staff will return messages within 48 hours.

Note: The NAMI resource line is not a hotline or emergency service, but is for those who are impacted by mental illness and are seeking help and resources.

Mobile Crisis Response

New Hampshire has three mobile crisis response teams across the state that can answer mental health crisis calls in person within their respective communities 24/7. Each team operates out of their respective community mental health center and can help direct callers to mental health resources.

Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester mobile crisis response team: (800) 688-3544

Harbor Homes mobile crisis response team of Nashua: (603) 816-1010

Riverbend Community Mental Health mobile crisis response in Concord: (844) 743-5748 or (844-7-HELP 4 U)

Rape and Domestic Violence Services

New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (NHCADSV)

NHCADSV oversees all 13 sexual assault and domestic violence crisis centers across the state of New Hampshire. Each program provides 24/7 confidential advocacy services and support to survivors of interpersonal violence and their allies. Confidential advocates can also accompany survivors to police departments, judicial hearings, and help them navigate the legal system if desired. Chat and text services are also available through most support centers.

NHCADSV staff are mandated reporters and must report disclosed instances of child or elder abuse. Callers are not obligated to give any identifying information.

24-Hour Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-866-644-3574

24-Hour Statewide Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-277-5570

Non-Emergency Immigrant Support Services

New Hampshire Solidarity Network | (603) 668-8250 | 27 Lowell St., 3rd floor, Manchester, NH 03104

The New Hampshire Solidarity Network, based in Manchester, is an advocacy organization that provides support services to immigrants who have been impacted by immigration enforcement. The organization can accompany immigrants as they report to ICE and organize community prayer vigils for families. The network can also provide housing for those who are seeking sanctuary or asylum, as well as food, childcare supplies and rent money for those who are undocumented and unemployed as a result of COVID-19.

Centro Latino de Hospitalidad | (603) 668-8250 | 383 Beech St. Manchester, NH 03103

A community based project of the Granite State Organizing Project and the St. Anne - St. Augustine Parish in Manchester, Centro Latino offers bilingual immigrant support and referral services, including help navigating housing and employment laws two days per week. Immigration attorneys are available monthly to offer services free of charge.

LGBTQ+ Resources

GLAD Answers New England| (800) 455-GLAD

GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) offers free and confidential legal information, assistance and referrals for LGBTQ+ people. GLAD can answer questions about changing gender identifiers or names on IDs, social security benefits, HIV rights and other LGBTQ+ rights questions. Callers can reach someone by phone Monday through Friday 1:30p.m. to 4:30p.m. or leave a message, but GLAD recommends sending an email for a faster response.

PFLAG New Hampshire | Dial 211 and ask for PFLAG-NH


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