Childcare &
Family Resources

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211 in your state can help connect you with up-to-date resources in the area you need assistance.

Childcare Assistance in VT and NH

Baby Supplies

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Women’s Health Resource Center

The WHRC is a community service of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC). It offers support groups, classes, and workshops in pregnancy and parenting, first aid and safety, and women’s health, as well as a variety of services supporting women and new parents, such as: breast pump program, diaper bank, menstrual product bank, Willing Hands food shelf, lending library, and assistance accessing resources for formula.

Good Beginnings

Good Beginnings offers FREE services to any family in the Upper Valley with a new baby. Their Education/Support Program provides reliable resources about infant health and safety, as well as infant items such as formula, diapers, clothing and gas cards for doctor’s appointments.

Baby Steps Family Assistance

Baby Steps provides assistance to families in need of everyday items not typically covered by most federally-funded programs. Families may need items due to changes in their housing situation, family growth from season to season, or job requirements. Support is provided at no cost to eligible families.

Child Abuse & Domestic Violence Resources

New Hampshire: 


  • DCF Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline: 1-800-649-5285 (24/7).
  • Safeline (local domestic violence prevention agency): 1-800-639-7233 (24/7).
    Orange County and northern Windsor towns of Sharon, Royalton, Bethel, Stockbridge and Rochester.
  • VT Network
    Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-228-7395
    Sexual Violence: 800-489-7273 

Parent Resources

The Family Place 

The Family Place is a private, non-profit organization based out of Norwich, Vermont offering comprehensive programs to families in the Upper Valley. Programs include home visits, early intervention for infants and toddlers with developmental delays, nursing services, parenting classes and groups, treatment for families dealing with the trauma of sexual abuse, assistance with child care costs, intensive wrap-around supports for young families in poverty, community playgroups, and more. 

Good Beginnings

Good Beginnings offers FREE services to any family in the Upper Valley with a new baby to provide support and education during this transition. Their 3 main programs are:

  • In-Home Volunteer Visitor Program – A trained and background-checked volunteer visits 2-3 hrs/wk for 12 consecutive weeks to lend a helping hand.
  • MOM, Mentors of Moms Program – A trained and background-checked mentor visits virtually for support, friendship and advice.
  • Education/Support Program – Provides reliable resources about infant health and safety, as well as infant items such as formula, diapers, clothing and gas cards for doctor’s appointments.

Waypoint NH (formerly Child and Family Services)

Waypoint is a nonprofit agency based out of Manchester, NH, offering services and assistance to families related to adoption, prenatal support, parent education/family empowerment, services for children with developmental concerns or chronic health conditions, child care, mental health counseling, family preservation, supervised visitation, foster care, homeless youth continuum, and at-home healthcare for older Americans and adults with disabilities.

TLC Family Resource Center 

​The mission of TLC Family Resource Center serves the lower Grafton and Upper Sullivan counties of New Hampshire. They provide supports for pregnant women and families with children of any age. Services include support groups, new mom groups, at-home activity guides, parent education workshops, youth programs, and more. Learn more on their website.

The Quarantine Family Tool Kit

This incredible resource has tips for addressing the topic of the pandemic, creating a predictable schedule for your homebound children, and resources for daily activities. This is a lasting resource for families who find themselves secluded – download the PDF here.

Find a Local Family Resource Center or Parent Child Center:

In New Hampshire, families can connect to a local parent child center through the New Hampshire Children's Trust.

In Vermont, the Vermont Parent Child Center Network can help families find a local center for supportive resources.

How Schools Are Preparing for Safe Learning Environments:

View up-to-date safety information from the New Hampshire Department of Education.

View the most up-to-date school safety guidelines from the State of Vermont Agency of Education.

For Child Care Providers

The Early Care and Education Association welcomes all center directors and licensed or registered (depending on state) home care providers to contact Amy Brooks, Executive Director, via their website. Up-to-date state and federal information is available, with help from Let’s Grow Kids (VT) and Early Care and Learning NH and Child Care Aware, NH. Other sources are also being gathered. Support meetings are being held by phone weekly. Needs for supplies and other resources are being heard and addressed through a number of sources.