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Family Support

Programs for Families, Parents, Youth

Early Home Support

Offering in-home support to families and increasing access to services in the Eastern Monadnock region.

Parenting

Join one of our weekly parenting groups that run throughout the school year! As a community, we provide professional and peer support, parent education, social connections, referrals to all parents. Sessions are held regularly, but can be customized based on your needs.  We also offer a children’s enrichment program for young children while parents are in group.

Children & Youth

Community Farm to Table
The VROOM App for Early Education

Current Programs

Apr
13
Tue
The River Center Community Tutoring Program
Apr 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The River Center Community Tutoring Program @ TBA
Do you have a child who could use additional academic support?

About this Event

The River Center tutoring program is a volunteer-based tutoring program at no cost for all students (public, private, VLACS, homeschool or Learning Pod) living in the greater Monadnock region. It is designed for students in 1st through 12th grade needing a little added support during this year filled with disruptions and transitions to online learning due to the pandemic.

Tutoring sessions are via sign-up only, done via Zoom, on specific days and times and run in 30 minute blocks by volunteers.

Choose the first date that your child will attend. You will receive a link to sign-up for individual slots in the confirmation/reminder email.

REGISTER HERE

 

 

Tuesday Topics Series
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday Topics

Monthly panel discussions and presentations by local experts on a variety of topics.

SCHEDULE

March 2 – Grandparenting Without Guilt

Are you a custodial grandparent or heavily active in the day-to-day care of your grandchild or grandchildren? Do you feel guilt or pressure about your help and involvement from your grandchildren’s parents?

Please join The River Center’s Kinship Navigator, Mandy Carter, and NH Children’s Trust Fund’s Family Support Specialist for Kinship Navigation, Diane Yeo, for an evening conversation on how to manage the challenges of parenting grandchildren and dealing with loss, expectation, and all the joys and struggles of this beautiful bond.

April 13 – Let’s Get Outside

After a long winter of social distancing and social isolation our minds are drifting to the renewed energy of spring’s longer days, warmer temperatures, snow melt and reemerging nature.

Please join Community Program director and Naturalist, Susie Spikol, from The Harris Center for a community conversation on getting your family up, motivated and outside to explore and discover the gifts or our amazing region, its trails, ponds, flora and fauna.

May 4 – Talking To Your Kids About Substance Use

Clinicians from Monadnock Family Services and Reality Check will be on hand to discuss and give guidance on talking to your kids about substance use; when to start the conversation, what signs to look for, how to bring the conversation up and how to continue to build connection.

June 1 – Healthy Eating Tips and Tricks

Learn tips and trick on how to get your kids, young and old, to make healthy food choices, enjoy a variety of different colors and textures, and have fun with food. With Emily Dexter .

When registering, choose the date(s) that you wish to attend.

Apr
14
Wed
Mini Explorers: An Outdoor Family Play Group
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Mini Explorers: An Outdoor Family Play Group is a new program designed to encourage your family and others to explore the great outdoors! For children ages 24 months to 5 years old with their parent/caregiver. Email us or click below to register and for more information.

REGISTER HERE

 

 

Apr
15
Thu
The River Center Community Tutoring Program
Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The River Center Community Tutoring Program @ TBA
Do you have a child who could use additional academic support?

About this Event

The River Center tutoring program is a volunteer-based tutoring program at no cost for all students (public, private, VLACS, homeschool or Learning Pod) living in the greater Monadnock region. It is designed for students in 1st through 12th grade needing a little added support during this year filled with disruptions and transitions to online learning due to the pandemic.

Tutoring sessions are via sign-up only, done via Zoom, on specific days and times and run in 30 minute blocks by volunteers.

Choose the first date that your child will attend. You will receive a link to sign-up for individual slots in the confirmation/reminder email.

REGISTER HERE

 

 

Community Resources Spotlight Series
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Community Resources Spotlight Series

Representatives of various area organizations will be on hand to talk about their programs, who they support, how to find them, and answer any question that community members might have.

SCHEDULE

  • February 18 – The River Center & Maps Counseling Service (for this date only, RSVP here)
  • March 18 – The Grapevine & Avenue A
  • April 15 – Worksource & Monadnock Developmental Services
  • May 20 – Monadnock Family Services & Reality Check
  • June 17 – Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter (MATS) and Southern New Hampshire Services (SNHS)

See the Eventbrite listing for more info on each date. When registering, choose the date(s) that you wish to attend.

Apr
19
Mon
Moms & More
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Moms & More @ The River Center

**This group is intended only for parents in the Monadnock area of NH**

**You will be contacted by the group facilitator before the meeting to let you know of the meeting place (in person or via Zoom)**

Build your parent tribe! Build your parenting community!

Share the joys and challenges of pregnancy into parenthood with other new parents and their babies…or bellies! This group is designed for parents-to-be in their 3rd trimester to parents and caregivers with children up to 24 months of age in the Monadnock area of New Hampshire.

Facilitated by Mackenzie Nichols, our group discussions will help answer questions you may have on the challenges of the third trimester, fears of what’s to come, feeding, crying, sleeping, play, developmental milestones, and parenting concerns. There will also be monthly guest speakers on topics such as nutrition, lactation, and infant massage.

Peer counseling, support, and friendship will be fostered and encouraged!

The group meets either online via Zoom or in-person (with social distancing!) and varies from week to week. Meeting details will be sent to you by the group facilitator, Mackenzie Nichols, after registering.

Coffee & Kindness: A Family Art Break for Jaffrey and Beyond
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Let us help you fill your “bag of tricks” with parenting support and child-friendly activities!

Group meets via Zoom on the 3rd Monday of each month. There is also a private Facebook Group to connect with and get support from or give support to other parents in the group. Weekly videos posted for you to follow along a family/child-friendly activity. All children who participate will be provided with an art bag with supplies and activities.

Click on the flyer to view it or click on “Register” in the listing to sign-up.

 

Apr
20
Tue
The River Center Community Tutoring Program
Apr 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The River Center Community Tutoring Program @ TBA
Do you have a child who could use additional academic support?

About this Event

The River Center tutoring program is a volunteer-based tutoring program at no cost for all students (public, private, VLACS, homeschool or Learning Pod) living in the greater Monadnock region. It is designed for students in 1st through 12th grade needing a little added support during this year filled with disruptions and transitions to online learning due to the pandemic.

Tutoring sessions are via sign-up only, done via Zoom, on specific days and times and run in 30 minute blocks by volunteers.

Choose the first date that your child will attend. You will receive a link to sign-up for individual slots in the confirmation/reminder email.

REGISTER HERE

 

 

Fostering confidence & competence

“My child, who is autistic, and I were often made to feel uncomfortable in public places. He sometimes has behavioral issues that make it hard for him to be accepted in play groups. I was feeling isolated and discouraged. The River Center’s Children’s Enrichment program changed all that. They welcomed my son with open arms! For the first time, I felt hope – as a parent and for my child.”

 

Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce 2017 Not-For-Profit of the Year Winner

Designated by the New Hampshire Wellness and Primary Prevention Council as a Family Resource Center of Quality

Th Monadnock United Way     SaveYourRefund Champion of the Year      New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

 

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