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 or 934-3108 if you have a need not included on this list, or if you provide a service you would like listed here.  

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CRISES (risk of harm to self or others, suicidality, extreme psychiatric symptoms)

NH Rapid Response Access Point: call 833-710-6477 or go to; If you or someone you care about is experiencing a mental health and/or substance use crisis, you can call and speak to trained and caring clinical staff. You’ll be served by compassionate providers from mental health centers in your community who can help you access vital resources in an emergency. A mobile response crisis team may be sent to your location.

The 988 Lifeline (call 988 or go to is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. Note this is a service similar to the NH988/NH Rapid Response Access point described above, but operators are from around the country and it may take a little extra time to be connected with local support.

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

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.

Searchable location based guide can be found as part of Wheels UP! local early childhood coalition: community resource guide ​​​​​​​ 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)

Riverbend:  behavioral health services for all ages

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

Goodwin Counseling Services: located in Franklin with telehealth appointments available; provides mental health counseling for children, adults, and families. Waiting list is often short. Medicaid is NOT currently accepted as payment, although many other insurance providers are accepted. Sliding fee scale for self-pay.

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.

Prevention and Public Health

Partnership for Public Health

Franklin Partners in Prevention Franklin Partners in Prevention is a coalition of individuals and organizations coming together from all sectors of the community to address a common goal: a healthy environment for the drug and alcohol free development of our youth and families. 

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

Archways:  family resource center serving Franklin and surrounding area; connection with practical resources, parenting skills classes, recovery support

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

Step Up Parents: Step Up Parents offers financial assistance and support to relative caregivers who have selflessly stepped up to care for children whose biological parents struggle with substance use disorder.

Early Childhood Education, support for families with young children

Head Start/Early Head Start

Tiny Twisters

Supports for teens

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