Resources

We all struggle from time to time.  If you are looking for help with basic needs, medical needs, behavioral health, substance use issues, or other issues please click on the following links to connect to our partners and learn about their available programs.  

Please contact bslayton@gm.sau18.org or 934-3108 if you have a need not included on this list, or if you provide a service you would like listed here.  

211nh.org ​​​​​​​ also allows you to search for a variety of resources both within the Franklin region and across the state of New Hampshire.

Winnipseaukee Region Resource Guide lists comprehensive supports in Franklin and the rest of the region; published by Partnership for Public Health

Behavioral Health (Mental Health and Substance Use issues)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  crisis support available by phone or text

If you or someone you care about is experiencing an immediate need call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room

Riverbend Emergency Services  call1-844-743-5748 

Riverbend:  behavioral health services for all ages

Health First:  integrated medical and behavioral health services for all ages

Waypoint NH:  comprehensive behavioral services across the lifespan

NAMI NH:  supports for individuals struggling with mental health issues, and their families

The DISASTER DISTRESS HOTLINE, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

Prevention and Public Health

Partnership for Public Health

Franklin Mayor’s Drug Task Force

Support for all families and children

Franklin Parks and Recreation:  programs for before and after school care, vacations, and summer;  recreational programs, family activity events, and more

Lakes Region Big Brothers/Big Sisters:  matching youth with adult mentors

DCYF and DJJS :  family supports for court involved AND voluntary cases

Greater Tilton Area Family Resource Center:  connection with practical resources, parenting skills classes, recovery support

Lakes Region Community Services:  resource center for Laconia and surrounding area

Early Childhood Education, support for families with young children

Head Start/Early Head Start

Tiny Twisters


Supports for teens

Pemi Youth Center Franklin:  after school and summer programs in a safe, positive setting

Merrimack County Juvenile Services:  resources for teens struggling with legal or disciplinary issues

Systems change and advocacy

NH DOE Bureau of Student Wellness

UNH Institute on Disability

UNH Cooperative Extension

NH Behavioral Health Collaborative