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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

Jan
18
Mon
Moms & More
Jan 18 @ 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
Jan 18 @ 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.

 

Jan
19
Tue
The River Center Community Tutoring Program
Jan 19 @ 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

 

 

Jan
20
Wed
Mini Explorers: An Outdoor Family Play Group
Jan 20 @ 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

 

 

Jan
21
Thu
The River Center Community Tutoring Program
Jan 21 @ 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

 

 

Pandemic Parenting with Rachel Simmons
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

When the pandemic is over, your children will most remember how they felt. In this interactive workshop, learn practical tools to respond to stress—theirs and yours—with emotional intelligence, composure and compassion.

Join GMA parenting expert and bestselling author Rachel Simmons for Pandemic Parenting, a community experience designed to help your families feel more confident, empowered and hopeful as they navigate life during social distancing.

About the Speaker

Rachel Simmons is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out, The Curse of the Good Girl , and Enough As She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy and Fulfilling Lives.

As a leadership development expert and coach, Rachel helps people build their resilience, amplify their voices, and own their courage. Rachel serves on the faculty of the Google School for Leaders and was until recently the Director of the Phoebe Lewis Leadership Program at Smith College. She is co-founder of the national nonprofit Girls Leadership, and her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Atlantic, Slate, and The New York Times.

An ABC News Contributor for Good Morning America, Rachel appears often in the national media. She lives in Western Massachusetts with her daughter.

For more information, please visit www.rachelsimmons.com.

Jan
25
Mon
Moms & More
Jan 25 @ 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.

Jan
26
Tue
The River Center Community Tutoring Program
Jan 26 @ 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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