Free & Confidential Domestic & Sexual Violence Support Services: NH's 13 domestic and sexual violence crisis centers provide free and confidential support services to anyone impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, or child abuse.
Services include 24/7 support available on the confidential hotline
Accompaniments to hospitals, police departments, courts, and child advocacy centers
Emergency domestic violence shelter
Prevention education programming and in-service training
To speak with an advocate in your community, please call the statewide 24/7 domestic violence hotline at 1-866-644-3574 OR the statewide 24/7 sexual assault hotline at 1-800-277-5570.
NH Victims' Compensation Program The New Hampshire Victims' Compensation Program helps innocent victims of violent crime with expenses directly related to crime injuries. The costs of this program are paid by motor vehicle and criminal fine assessments and federal Victims Of Crime Act (VOCA) grants, and not by New Hampshire Taxpayers.
VICTIMS' INC. VICTIMS, INC. is a private, non-profit agency which provides immediate service, with trained volunteers, prepared to be with people during the worst moments of their lives; volunteers who stay until the family's own support system is in place. The mission of VICTIMS, INC. is to complete the circle of services for victims, from onset of trauma through healing.All services are free. The Joan Ellis Victim Assistance Network, VICTIMS, INC. was created in the memory of Joan Ellis. Joan and her unborn daughter, Julianne were killed: her two year old daughter Jacqueline, was injured in a motor vehicle crash caused by a driver who failed to stop for a red light. The devastation caused by the death of this vibrant, young woman led her husband Jim to create a service for victims that did not already exist.
NH Office of Victim/Witness Assistance The State Office of Victim/Witness Assistance (OVWA) was created legislatively (RSA 21-M:8-k) to provide 24-hour direct services and support in all of the state's homicide cases and to coordinate efforts to develop and standardize statewide victim services, protocols and policies and training for all of the professionals involved.
NH Campus Consortium Against Sexual and Interpersonal Violence The New Hampshire Campus Consortium Against Sexual and Interpersonal Violence (formerly the New Hampshire Violence Against Women Campus Consortium) is a state-wide collaborative association of colleges, universities, and community partners and stakeholders. The Consortium’s mission is to provide a forum to share resources and to discuss, develop, and implement comprehensive prevention and intervention strategies to address and end violence against women on college campuses, specifically sexual violence, domestic and dating violence, and stalking.
Granite State Children's Alliance (GSCA) GSCA works to provide all victims of child abuse in New Hampshire a neutral environment where justice, healing, equity and prevention are fostered through the consistent, high quality and sustaining collaboration of community partners.
NH Human Trafficking Collaborative Task Force The NH Human Trafficking Collaborative Task Force serves as a central hub where community stakeholders can connect, learn, and maximize impact through collaboration in the fight against human trafficking in NH.
NH Legal Assistance (NHLA) NHLA's mission is to fulfill America’s promise of equal justice by providing civil legal services to New Hampshire’s poor, including education and empowerment, advice, representation, and advocacy for systemic change.
NHLA offers clients high-quality civil legal aid to address the legal problems that affect their daily survival and most basic needs. These services range from simple legal information and advice to vigorous and thorough representation in all of New Hampshire's courts and before many of the local, state and federal agencies which play large roles in their lives. In providing legal services to the poor, NHLA helps ensure the legal system provides the fairness and justice that all New Hampshire residents deserve.
NHCarePath; 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:
Area Agencies offering developmental services
Community Mental Health Centers
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
If you’re a caregiver, family member, older adult, a person living with a disability, or anyone wanting to access services and supports in New Hampshire, you are invited to explore the website or call 1 (866) 634-9412 to find assistance with your individualized needs.
NH Adult Protective Services The Adult Protection Law requires any person who has a reason to believe that an vulnerable adult has been subjected to abuse, neglect, exploitation or self-neglect to make a report immediately to the Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services (BEAS). Call (603) 271-7014 or toll Free from within NH at (800) 949-0470.
NH Division for Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) NH Law requires any person who suspects that a child under age 18 has been abused or neglected must report that suspicion immediately to DCYF. (New Hampshire RSA 169-C:29-31)
To report child abuse or neglect, please call (800) 894-5533 (in-state) or (603) 271-6562
Intake lines are staffed 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays. If this is an immediate emergency, please call 911.
The Division for Children, Youth and Families manages protective programs on behalf of New Hampshire's children and youth and their families.
DCYF staff provide a wide range of family-centered services with the goal of meeting the needs of parents and their children and strengthening the family system. Services are designed to support families and children in their own homes and communities whenever possible.
uSafe uSafeUS is a free smartphone app that places key resources directly into the hands of NH college students who have experienced sexual assault, as well as their friends, family and others who can help. uSafeUS also offers interactive safety features and information on how to support friends and other loved ones in the aftermath of an assault.
The 13 member programs of the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence provide services regardless of gender,age, health status (including HIV-positive), physical, mental or emotional ability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, socio-economic status, race, national origin, immigration status or religious or political affiliation.