A Lifeline Across Lifespans

Empowering people of all ages through an array of human services and advocacy since 1850.

About

Waypoint has been improving NH lives since 1850. As the oldest human service/children’s charitable organization in NH, we have constantly evolved with the changing times to better support people as they change course in their own lives. In 2018, we changed our name from Child and Family Services to Waypoint to signify our commitment to be a safe resting point during a life journey. Today, we are proud to serve as a lifeline across the lifespan – from providing prenatal services to support for seniors.

Get Involved

There are many ways to support our life changing work, from participating in events such as our annual SleepOut to increase awareness of youth homelessness, to joining our community as a valued donor.

Advocacy

Our advocacy team works at the legislative level to shape laws and public policies to advance the well-being of children and families. Since 1971, we have worked in alongside with other advocates across the state, including teachers, lawyers, doctors, social service professionals and others, as a collective now known as the NH Children’s Lobby. Always at the forefront of social service and social justice, Waypoint’s advocacy team continues to guard children’s rights and serve the evolving needs of each new generation.

Activities

Waypoint offers a wide range of free activities and groups to create community, share knowledge, develop tools and skills, have fun, and empower individuals of all ages. From caregiver and parenting support, to family events and playgroups, these activities strengthen family bonds and the connections we have with one another.

News and Stories

Opinion: Criminalizing homelessness is a heartless response to a complex issue

Our Position on the Grants Pass Supreme Court Decision: 
It’s a Heartless Response to a Complex Issue

Johnson Vs. Grants Pass Ruling Statement

Regional Offices

Waypoint has several regional offices throughout New Hampshire. Below are the locations of these offices. If you are looking for specific program contact information, please visit the Programs Overview page or the Get Help page.

Agency Headquarters

Manchester
464 Chestnut St.
Manchester, NH 03105
603.518.4000 | 1.800.640.6486
Fax: 603.668.6260
P.O. Box 448

Concord
103 No. State St.
Concord, NH 03301
603.224.7479

Lakes Region
67 Water Street Suite 207
Laconia, NH 03246
603.524.5835

North Country
25 Main St.
Lancaster, NH 03584
603.788.4172
P.O. Box 188 Conway, NH 03818

Tri-City Region
3 Wallace St.
Rochester, NH 03867
603.518.4020

Monadnock
20 Central Sq., Suite #210
Keene, NH 03431
603.357.8772 

Dover
35 Third St.
Dover, NH 03820
603.742.5662

Nashua
60 Main Street Suite 240
Nashua, NH 03060
603.889.7189

Seacoast
11 Sandy Point Rd.
Stratham, NH 03885
603.518.4002
Fax: 603.668.6260

Upper Valley
63 Hanover St.
Lebanon, NH 03766
603.298.8237

The Children’s Place & Parent Education Center
27 Burns Ave. 
Concord, NH 03302
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