Children with Special Health Needs
The Office of Children With Special Health Needs (CSHN) provides a number of services to Vermont children – birth to age 21 – who have complex health conditions, and to their families.
For more information, contact:
Hope Charkins, MSW
Department of Health
Children with Special Health Needs
118 Prospect Street, Suite 300 White River Junction, VT 05001
802-295-8809 Or TOLL FREE 1-888-208-2006
Crotched Mountain ATECH Services
57 Regional Drive, Suite #7
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-226-2900, Toll Free: 1-800-932-5837
When a person has a disability, finding the right assistive technology solution can make all the difference. Formerly NH-ATEC, this highly specialized clinical program provides evaluation and consultation services in the area of assistive technology.
NH Dept of Health & Human Services Medicaid Program
To apply for Medicaid, complete their online application at:
http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dfa/apply.htm. Someone from NH Health & Human Services will then contact you to set up an interview and process your application. Note – It may take several months to find out if you have been approved.
Early Childhood Mental Health Network
To promote the mental health of young children and their families through the collaboration of Upper Valley parents and professionals in the fields of psychology, medicine, education and social service.
(The) Family Place
319 US Rt. 5 South, Norwich VT 05055
A Family Resource Center providing a range and variety of programs supporting parents and families with play groups, parent education and support, home visiting, Child Abuse Center, community development, Information and Referral, and lending library. Serves primarily Vermont families.
Global Campus – Shiremont
Offering various enrichment classes in the Upper Valley for persons of differing abilities.
Good Beginnings of the Upper Valley
P.O. Box 5054, West Lebanon, NH 03784
603-298-9524 or Toll Free 866-398-8703
Good Beginnings provides both an In-Home Volunteer Visitor Program and Education/Support Program to any family of a new baby, including foster and adoptive families, within the first 6 months after the baby’s arrival. The In-Home Volunteer Visitor Program provides 12 consecutive weeks of 2-3 hour weekly home visits by a trained volunteer. The volunteer offers practical assistance, education, and emotional support, as needed. For families who do not request a volunteer, additional education and support can be provided in our office or over the phone, regarding infant care, daycare connections, safety information for infants and toddlers and more.
Good Neighbor Health Clinic
Offers free primary medical and dental care to uninsured and underinsured Vermont and New Hampshire residents living within a 25-mile radius from White River Junction whose household incomes are below 200% of the federal poverty level.
Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS) of Southeastern Vermont
P.O. Box 709, Hartford VT 05047
A private, non-profit community mental health center which has been serving residents of Windham and Windsor counties since 1967. Serves Vermont families.
14 Church St Lebanon NH 03766
603-448-4400 (crisis line)
1-800-639-6095 (teen line)
1-800-273-TALK (8255) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Provides crisis counseling for all types of emergencies related to emotional and mental health issues and alcohol/drug related issues. Information and referral is available, especially to all area AA and Alanon and NA groups. Provides a small Clinically Managed Residential Detoxification program for persons preparing to enter a 28- day treatment program (elsewhere) and a Transitional Living program for those coming out of a 28-day treatment program. Also has an outpatient program for drug and alcohol abusers.
HEAR in New Hampshire
HEAR in New Hampshire is a non-profit agency that provides educational, therapeutic, social and support services to children who have hearing loss, their families and the professionals who serve them.
Offers equine assisted activities and therapies that help participants gain the skills and body strength to overcome a variety of obstacles in their everyday lives. A horse’s walk closely emulates that of a human and stimulates virtually every movement system in the body. For individuals with mental or emotional disabilities, the unique relationship formed with the horse can lead to increased confidence, trust, patience and self-worth.
Let’s Grow Kids
A statewide public education campaign that aims to raise understanding of the importance of the earliest years in the lives of Vermont’s children. Funded by a collaboration of private foundations, Let’s Grow Kids is working with Vermont communities, organizations, businesses and individuals to create positive lasting change that will allow all of our children to succeed in life.
Life Transition Services
Provides opportunity & supports to individuals with Developmental Delays and Mental Health diagnoses in NH, as well as supporting select students from VT and NH schools with transition goals.
Lincoln Street, Inc.
(888) 545-9533 (Toll Free)
Lincoln Street, Inc. is a full service agency providing an array of personalized supports to people with intellectual disabilities and their families throughout Windham and Windsor Counties.
Listen – Community Services and Thrift Stores
60 Hanover Street, Lebanon NH 03766 (main office)
Provides full range of support services for low-income families, including housing assistance, food pantry, credit counseling, heating helpers, etc.
Molly’s Place at the CHaD Family Center
CHaD Family Center/Molly’s Place online
DHMC CHaD Family Center, One Medical Center Dr., Lebanon NH 03756
Located on the 6th Floor of the Faulkner Building at DHMC. Provides a child and family-friendly place for respite while receiving services at the outpatient clinics or inpatient ward. Library of medical issues and computers for checking personal email and doing Internet medical research are available for parent use. Staffed by trained family resource coordinators knowledgeable about local, two states, and national resources. Serves Vermont and New Hampshire.
NH Child and Family Services
Providing a wide array of social services to strengthen family life.
Upper Valley Office – West Lebanon Village Plaza
3 Atwood Ave.
West Lebanon, NH 03784
Nine East Network
We support families and educators in creating the best learning opportunities possible for deaf and hard of hearing children. We also provide consulting services in the areas of speech and language, literacy and math instruction, and curriculum development. Nine East Network is dedicated to serving Vermont’s children, schools and agencies. Our team of experienced professionals offer direct services, education, training, and consultation in all regions of Vermont.
Partners in Health
For NH children, age birth to 21, who have a documented chronic illness that impacts daily life. They provide recreational and respite opportunities, advocacy and information and referral.
654 Main St., Claremont NH 03743
Provides range of services, including family support and Early Supports and Services (ESS) to people and their families in Lower Grafton and Sullivan counties with developmental disabilities and brain injuries.
ServiceLink Aging & Disability Resource Center
A NH state network of community based offices that provides information and support to help people make informed choices and live independently in their communities.
SEVCA – SouthEast Vermont Community Action
4 Gilman Office Complex, WRJ, VT 05001
Provides range of services to low-income families in Windsor County.
Southwestern Community Services
96 Main St. Claremont NH 03743
Provides range of services to low-income families in Sullivan County.
75 Bank St. Suite L-08
Lebanon, NH 03766
A safe and welcoming place where adults with special needs, their families and caregivers, and caring members of the Upper Valley community can come together and take part in fun and educational activities.
TLC Family Resource Center (Formerly Good Beginnings of Sullivan County)
We provide important tools and education for parents in Sullivan and Lower Grafton Counties to increase positive relationships with their children. Call 603.542.1848
Turning Points Network
87 Sunapee, Newport NH 03773
11 School St., Claremont, NH
A comprehensive service agency for women of domestic and sexual abuse, offering counseling, support groups, information and referral, temporary shelter, and advocacy.
Upper Valley Mental Health Resource Guide
A comprehensive guide to mental Health resources in the Upper Valley
Upper Valley Services
Provides opportunities, support, and assistance to people with developmental disabilities enabling them to safely live, work and socialize in their communities in ways which are based upon their individual needs, values, interests and choices. Covering the Bradford, Moretown and Randolph, VT areas.
Vermont Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
The Vermont Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health exists to support families and children where a child or youth, age 0-22, is experiencing or at risk to experience emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges.
Visiting Nurse and Hospice of VT and NH
Offers home and community based health and hospice services
A regional nonprofit organization based in White River Junction, VT, that works to engage citizens, organizations, and communities in creating solutions to our region’s challenges.
195 North Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05001
NH – http://education.nh.gov/career/vocational/
Kattie McKinnon – Kathryn.McKinnon@doe.nh.gov
85 Mechanic St. Suite B21, Lebanon, NH 03766
VT – vocrehab.vermont.gov/
Stephanie Jackson – Stephaine.firstname.lastname@example.org
220 Holiday Dr. Suite A, WRJ, VT 05001
West Central Behavioral Health
Intake Line for new patients: 603-542-5128
They have locations in Lebanon, Claremont and Newport. Provide a full range of mental health services, including Emergency Services at 1-800-564-2578.
WISE (Domestic & Sexual Violence Program)
38 Bank St., Lebanon NH 03766
A comprehensive service agency for women of domestic and sexual abuse, offering counseling, support groups, Information and referral, temporary shelter, and advocacy.
73 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091
Provides a setting for pre and post graduates with special needs to explore culture, education, business and fitness while developing bonds of friendship.