NH Family Ties is building a revamped Family Connections program that will connect a family needing support to a family who has been there. This statewide program is currently in the beginning stages of forming a strong family support network for the Family Connections Program. Click here for a program flyer (pdf).

The program is looking for people who are willing to support families who are seeking information or emotional support for their family member who may have a variety of needs: Acquired Brain Injury, Affected by Mental Illness, Chronic Illness, Experiences an Intellectual or Developmental Disability or has a Special Health Care need. There is no age limit for someone seeking support. Outreach begins at birth throughout lifespan.

The Family Connections Program has been in existence in NH for over 30 years and was formerly known as the Parent to Parent Program. The program has been revamped and revitalized bringing on-line accessibility of forms and interactive on-line trainings, which can be accessed from anywhere on any device making participation more convenient and flexible for busy schedules.

What’s involved in becoming a Family Connector?
1. Visit NH Family Ties to view and  fill out a simple on-line application to help identify the best match results. You will be contacted by a NH Family Ties Coordinator once submitted.

2. Complete the free Certified Support Parent Skills Building Training to be held in the near future. When providing support to another person, it's important to learn and/or refresh ourselves with skills that are essential to empower someone and encourage others to make informed choices and decisions. This is not a graded class, but an interactive training opportunity to learn transferable skills. (dates/times of class TBD)

3. A Three-Call/Communication commitment within two months of initial contact.

If you are interested or know of someone who may be a good candidate as a Support Parent, visit NH Family Ties to get started. You can also call 1-800-499-4152 x241 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and they will email or mail forms to you.
“Our hope is to make a positive impact on the Family Strengthening Movement here in New Hampshire.”