Domestic Violence Support

Domestic violence and child abuse/neglect often occur within the same families. The Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) understands, consistently screens for, and provides services related to domestic violence within families involved with DCYF.

If you are a victim of domestic violence in need of assistance, please call New Hampshire’s statewide 24-hour domestic violence and sexual assault hotline at (866) 644-3574.

If you are currently involved in an open DCYF assessment or case, you may access domestic violence services directly through DCYF by contacting your child protective service worker (CPSW) or the domestic violence specialist in your district office.

Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behavior used by one person to gain and maintain power and control over another person in the context of an intimate (or formerly intimate) relationship. Coercive behaviors may include emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, as well as psychological intimidation, threats, stalking, and economic control.

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Lifeline Chat and Text

Lifeline Chat and Text is a service of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline), connecting individuals with crisis counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat or texting 988.

All chat and text centers in the Lifeline network are accredited by either the American Association of Suicidology or the International Council for Helplines. Lifeline Chat and Text is available 24/7 across the U.S. and certain territories.

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is committed to providing individuals in emotional crisis with support, which can include connection to specialized services for different populations. Click here to learn more about these options.

Ready to Chat?

To start a text conversation instead, send a text to 988. Your conversations are free and confidential.

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Transit To Trails: Free bus trips this summer to state and local parks

MANCHESTER, NH – A partnership between environmental groups, public transportation and social services organizations will once again host Transit to Trails, a program providing transportation to walking and hiking trails, state parks and water destinations to Manchester residents. This year Transit to Trails will be available at no cost to riders.

Transit to Trails is a seasonal service that operates on the first Saturday of each month from June through October of this year. Riders can arrive at Veteran’s Memorial Park in downtown Manchester the day of the event, board the bus and be transported to outdoor spaces within 30 miles from the heart of the city.

This year, Transit to Trails will visit city parks, state parks and nature centers. Destinations for 2023 include:

June 3: Pawtuckaway State Park
July 1: Manchester City Parks Day and ORIS Fresh Start Mobile Market
August 5: Bear Brook State Park
September 2: New Hampshire Audubon Massabesic Center
October 7: Pawtuckaway State Park

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Sponsoring Hawks For Life

Pennacook Pregnancy Center of Manchester NH sponsors the spring benefit for Hawks for Life, a pro-life club at Saint Anselm College.
The Pennacook Pregnancy Center recently sponsored the annual spring benefit for Hawks For Life, the pro-life club at Saint Anselm College. Pro-life students and faculty from several area colleges participated. The event enjoyed the highest turn out to date, with 90 to 100 students and faculty attending, including two Saint Anselm Abbey monks and two Diocesan priests. The banquet featured a speaker who shared the details of her personal decision to choose life.

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