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The Peer Support Agencies (PSAs) are located throughout New Hampshire. They are private not-for-profit agencies that have contracted with the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Behavioral Health (BBH). Peer support agencies provide services to people with mental illness who are 18 years of age or older and self-identify as a recipient, former recipient, or as at significant risk of becoming a recipient of publicly funded mental health services.

Peer support services are provided by and for people with a mental illness and are designed to assist people with their recovery. Peer support consists of supportive interactions based on shared experience among people and are intended to assist people to understand their potential to achieve their personal goals. Interactions are based on trust, respect, and mutual support. Peer support agencies accomplish this by providing choice, using non-medical approaches to help, sharing decision making, encouraging informed decision making about all aspects of people's lives, challenging perceived self-limitations, etc.

Services include, but are not limited to: face-to-face and telephone peer support; outreach; monthly educational events; activities that promote self-advocacy; wellness training; after hours warm line; crisis respite (24 hours, short-term, non-medical crisis program).

All peer support agency locations are accessible by wheelchair except where noted.

Regions

REGION I: North Country
The Alternative Life Center
6 Main Street
PO Box 241
Conway NH 03818-0241

Director: Laura Mekinova
Assistant Director: Joanne Hill
Team Leader: Dee Palmer
Crisis Respite Team Leader: Nichole Schiller
Outreach: Jodi Collins

Tel: (603) 447-1765
Fax: (603) 447-1765 (same as tel.)
E-Mail: alccenters@gmail.com

Warmline: (866 447-1765 (5 pm to 9 pm, 7 days per week)
Crisis Respite: 603 447-1765

Website: www.alccenters.org

The Haven
27 Lombard Street
Colebrook, NH 03576

Director: Laura Mekinova
Assistant Director/Team Leader: Joanne Hill

Telephone: (603) 237-4353
E-Mail: colebrookhaven@gmail.com

Warmline: (866) 447-1765 (5 pm to 9 pm, 7 days per week)
Crisis Respite: 603 447-1765
Website: www.alccenters.org

Littleton Peer Support
267 Main Street #400
Littleton, NH 03561

Director: Laura Mekinova
Team Leader: Angelique Smith
Outreach: Suzanne Hartlett

Telephone: (603) 444-5344
E-Mail: littletonpsc@gmail.com

Warmline: (866) 447-1765 (5 pm to 9 pm, 7 days per week)
Crisis Respite: 603 447-1765
Website: www.alccenters.org

Serenity Steps
567 Main Street
Berlin, NH 03896

Director: Laura Mekinova
Team Leader: Ellen Tavino

Telephone: (603) 752-8111
E-Mail: serenitystepspsc@gmail.com

Warmline: (866) 447-1765 (5 pm to 9 pm, 7 days per week)
Crisis Respite: 603 447-1765
Website: www.alccenters.orgback to top

REGION II: Upper Valley & River Valley Area
The Stepping Stone Drop-In Center Association
108 Pleasant Street
Claremont NH 03743

Director: Susan E. Seidler
E-Mail: Susan.Seidler@steppingstonenextstep.org

Tel: (603) 543-1388
Fax: (603) 543-0131

Warmline: (888) 582-0920 (5 pm to 10 pm, 7 days per week)
Warmline Claremont Area: (603) 543-1388 (same times as above)
Crisis Respite: (888) 582-0920 or (603) 543-0920
Website: www.steppingstonenextstep.org

Stepping Stone
108 Pleasant Street
Claremont, NH 03743

Director: Susan E. Seidler
E-Mail: Susan.Seidler@steppingstonenextstep.org
Program Director: Mark W. Nichols
E-Mail: Mark.Nichols@steppingstonenextstep.org
Crisis Respite Coordinator: Mark W. Nichols
E-Mail: Mark.Nichols@steppingstonenextstep.org

Telephone: (603) 543-1388 or (888) 582-0920
Fax: (603) 543-0131

Warmline: (888) 582-0920 (5 pm to 10 pm, 7 days per week)
Warmline/Claremont Area: (603) 543-1388 (5 pm - 10 pm, 7 days per week)
Crisis Respite: (888) 582-0920 or (603) 543-1388
Website: www.steppingstonenextstep.org

Next Step
109 Bank Street
Lebanon, NH 03766

Director: Susan E. Seidler
E-Mail: Susan.Seidler@steppingstonenextstep.org
Program Director: Mark W. Nichols
E-Mail: Mark.Nichols@steppingstonenextstep.org
Crisis Respite Coordinator: Mark W. Nichols
E-Mail: Mark.Nichols@steppingstonenextstep.org

Telephone: (603) 448-6941
Fax: (603) 448-0702

Warmline: (888) 582-0920 (5 pm to 10 pm, 7 days per week)
Crisis Respite: (888) 582-0920 or (603) 543-1388
Website: www.steppingstonenextstep.orgback to top

REGION III: Lakes Region Area
Lakes Region Consumer Advisory Board
“CornerBridge”

328 Union Avenue
PO Box 304
Laconia NH 03247-0304

Director: Patricia Fancy
E-Mail: lrcab1@metrocast.net
Program Director: Colleen Allard
E-Mail: colleen.cornerbridge@metrocast.net

Tel: (603) 528-7742
Fax: (603) 524-0801

Warmline: (800) 306-4334 (5 pm to 10 pm, 7 days per week)
Website: www.nhcornerbridge.info

Plymouth Area Pemi Valley Outreach
Plymouth, NH 03264

Director: Patricia Fancy
E-Mail: lrcab1@metrocast.net
Program Director: Cindy Robinson
E-Mail: cindy.pemioutreach@gmail.com

Tel: (603) 412-7050
Warmline: (800) 306-4334 (5 pm to 10 pm, 7 days per week)
Website: www.nhcornerbridge.infoback to top

REGION IV: Central Region
Lakes Region Consumer Advisory Board
“Concord Peer Support Site”

55 School Street
Concord NH 03301

Director: Patricia Fancy
E-Mail: lrcab1@metrocast.net
Program Director: Donna Mailhot-Dornhofer
E-Mail: cornerbridge@comcast.net

Office: (603) 224-0083
Tel: (603) 224-0894 (1st floor)
E-Mail: ccornerbridge@comcast.net

Warmline: (800) 306-4334 (5 pm to 10 pm, 7 days per week)
Website: www.nhcornerbridge.infoback to top

REGION V: Monadnock Region
Monadnock Area Peer Support Agency
64 Beaver Street
PO Box 258
Keene NH 03431

Director: Peter Starkey
E-Mail: pstarkey@monadnockpsa.org
Program Coordinator: Jude Grophear
E-Mail: jgrophear@monadnockpsa.org
Administrative Assistant: Jen Marvel
E-Mail: jmarvel@monadnockpsa.org
Crisis Respite Program Coordinator: Jim McLaughlin
E-Mail: jmclaughlin@monadnockpsa.org

Office: (603) 352-5093
Fax: (603) 355-8211
Toll Free: (866) 352-5093

Warmline: (866) 352-5093 (5 pm to 10 pm, 7 day per week)
Crisis Respite: (603) 352-5093 or (866) 352-5093
Website: www.monadnockpsa.orgback to top

REGION VI: Southern NH Area
HEARTS Peer Support Center of Greater Nashua Region 6
5 Pine Street Extension, Suite 1-G
PO Box 1564
Nashua NH 03061-1564

Director: Ken Lewis
E-Mail: kenl-hearts@comcast.net
Assistant Director: Tom Doucette
E-Mail: tomd-hearts@comcast.net
Crisis Respite Team Leader: Cheryl Thibodeau
E-Mail: cherylt-hearts@comcast.net

Tel: (603) 882-8400
Fax: (603) 882-8700

Warmline: (800) 306-4334 (5 pm to 10 pm, 7 days per week)
Crisis Respite: (603) 864-8769
Website: www.heartspsa.orgback to top

REGION VII: Hillsborough County Area
On The Road To Wellness - MANCHESTER
377 South Willow Street, Suite B1-7
Manchester NH 03103

Director: David Blacksmith
E-Mail: david.b@otrtw.org
Program Director: Shelby Hedlund
E-Mail: shelby.h@otrtw.org

Tel: (603) 623-4523
Fax: (603) 623-2873
E-Mail: manchester@otrtw.org

Warmline: (800) 306-4334 (5 pm to 10 pm, 7 days per week)
Website: www.otrtw.orgback to top

REGION VIII: Seacoast Area

Connections Peer Support Center
544 Islington Street
Portsmouth NH 03801

Director: Greg Burdwood
E-Mail: greg@connectionspeersupport.org
Administrative Assistant: Tina Dulac
E-Mail: tina@connectionspeersupport.org
Program Coordinator: Nina Jenssen
E-Mail: nina@connectionspeersupport.org

Tel: (603) 427-6966
Fax: (603) 373-6519

Warmline: (800) 809-6262 (5 pm to 10 pm, 7 days per week)
Website: connectionspeersupport.orgback to top

REGION IX: Strafford County Area
Tri-City Consumers’ Action Co-operative
55 Summer Street
Rochester NH 03867-1929

Director: Martha Hewitt
E-Mail: tricitycoop@metrocast.net
Program Coordinator: Don McCullough
E-Mail: programc@metrocast.net

Office: (603) 948-1036
Tel: (603) 948-1043
Fax: (603) 948-1047

Warmline: (800) 809-6262 (5 pm to 10 pm, 7 days per week)
Website: www.tricitycoop.orgback to top

REGION X: Southeastern Area
On The Road To Wellness - DERRY
45 S. Main Street
Derry NH 03038

Director: David Blacksmith
E-Mail: david.b@otrtw.org
Program Director: Shelby Hedlund
E-Mail: shelby.h@otrtw.org

Tel: (603) 552-3177
Fax: (603) 552-3179
E-Mail: Derry@otrtw.org

Warmline: (800) 809-6262 (5 pm to 10 pm, 7 days per week)
Website: www.otrtw.orgback to top

 
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