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 firstname.lastname@example.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 call 1-844-743-5748
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
NH CSoC (New Hampshire Children's System of Care: In addition to consulting with your insurance provider, you can use this helpful list to get in touch with specific resources to confirm your eligibility for their support and services. To discover services in your area, enter your location and select a radius. You can further filter results by selecting a relevant topic. Click on the resource to link to the corresponding website.
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
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
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
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