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Kinship Navigation, Grandparenting & Kinship Resources

Kinship Navigation, Grandparenting & Kinship Resources

When parents are unable to care for their children, often family members take on the job. It is a beautiful and important act of family love, but it can be very difficult to unexpectedly parent a child relative. The Kinship Navigation Program provides free, confidential support to help.

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The Kinship Navigation Program links grandparents and other caregivers to services and supports specific to their family’s needs. Accessed through Waypoint’s Family Resource Centers, experienced Kinship Navigators provide emotional support, education, guidance, referrals, and follow-up services to promote independence and enhance the well-being of the families they serve. Navigators help with a wide range of issues including healthcare, education, childcare, financial assistance, and legal questions about protecting your rights and the child’s well-being.

Kinship Navigation services are free, confidential, and available to grandparents and other caregivers who are raising a child/children in the absence of the child/children’s biological parents.

Eligibility

Families

Fee

None

Region Served

Hillsborough and Merrimack Counties
Upper Valley Region

Contact

Carolyn George
(603) 518-4390
hvreferrals@waypointnh.org

Referral Needed?

Yes

Activities

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Parenting a Second Time Around (PASTA)

Explore topics such as child development, discipline and guidance, self-care as a caregiver, living with teens, legal issues, and more in this 8-week educational series for all kinship caregivers, including grandparents and other relative caregivers raising a child under the age of 18. Free dinner and childcare will be provided.

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Dates: Mondays, September 25 – November 13, 2023
Time: 5:30–7:00 pm
Location: YMCA of Concord, 15 North State St.
Contact Phone: (603) 722-3678
Contact Email: ValkJ@waypointnh.org
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Kinscare Connections and Support

Are you parenting a second time around? This free support group is a great chance to meet other grandparents who are in a similar situation, share ideas, find out about rights and resources, and get empowered and inspired.

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Dates: Tuesdays
Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: Waypoint Family Resource Center, 60 Main St, Suite 240 Nashua NH
Contact Phone: (603) 722-3682
Contact Email: Angovea@waypointnh.org

Forms & Documents

HV Referral Form
Supporting Child Family Wellbeing Guide
Kinship Navigation, Grandparenting & Kinship Resources
(603) 518-4390
Carolyn George hvreferrals@waypointnh.org

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 03866
800.640.6486

Dover
279 Locust St., Ste B
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

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