NH Lifespan Respite Coalition
The listed agencies are participating members in the NH Lifespan Respite Coalition. The NH Lifespan Respite Coalition is dedicated to ensuring that all caregivers in NH will be able to access high quality, affordable, and culturally appropriate respite, delivered according to the caregivers’ and families’ needs, timelines, and special circumstances.
There are 10 Area Agencies that are divided into geographical regions throughout New Hampshire to provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities, people with acquired brain disorder, and their families. Each Area Agency is designated by the State to provide services in their respective region.
In New Hampshire, there are many paths available to help people of all ages live better in their communities. NHCarePath connects you to a range of information, assistance, and care throughout New Hampshire, from caregiver resources and services for aging, disability, and independent living to counseling and financial planning tools. NHCarePath also connects you to statewide partners that provide services and supports, including:
• Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
• Area Agencies offering developmental services
• Community Mental Health Centers
ServiceLink is a program of the NH Department of Health and Human Services. Through contracts with local agencies around the state, ServiceLink helps individuals access and make connections to long-term services and supports, access family caregiver information and supports, explore options, and understand and access Medicare and Medicaid.
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the largest agency in New Hampshire state government, responsible for the health, safety, and wellbeing of the citizens of New Hampshire. DHHS provides services for individuals, children, families, and seniors; and administers programs and services such as mental health, developmental disability, substance abuse, and public health. This is accomplished through partnerships with families, community groups, private providers, other state and local government entities, and many citizens throughout the State who help make New Hampshire a special place in which to live.