For a list of community resources, click here.
Substance Abuse, Misuse and Other Addiction Resources
If you are looking for drug/alcohol treatment options in New Hampshire, visit the NH Alcohol and Drug Treatment Locator website.
Wednesdays at 7:30 pm at the Trinity Anglican Church, 180 Rochester Hill Road.
Families Hoping and Coping
A support group for family members and loved ones (over 18 years of age) of individuals who are struggling with opioid abuse. Provides a safe and confidential place to learn about treatment resources for your loved ones. Meet with parents, family members and loved ones of addicts who can share their stories and discuss the challenges, the heartbreak, and the obstacles. Group meets every Tuesday of each month from 7 – 8:30pm in the First Floor Conference Room at Frisbie Memorial Hospital. For more information, email FamiliesHoping@gmail.com, or call (603) 969-1305.
Food Addicts in Recovery
Meets every Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the First Floor Conference Room at Frisbie Memorial Hospital. For more information, call Cathy Meal at (603) 350-0646.
HOPE (Helping Others Positive Encouragement)
HOPE is a peer self-help group for families with loved ones suffering from substance abuse. HOPE’s mission is to provide a safe and confidential environment for families of loved ones suffering from addiction. Meetings held the first and third Wednesday of each month from 7-8:30pm at St. Peter’s Church, 88 Central Street in Farmington. For more information, contact Lynn at (603) 817-6174 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook: Circle of Hope
Meets Saturday at 7:30 pm at the First Congregational Church at 63 South Main Street in Rochester. For a listing of Granite State and Seacoast Area meetings, visit www.gsana.org.
Meets on Thursdays from 7:15 – 8:15 pm at the First Congregational Church at 63 South Main Street in Rochester.
Rochester Community Recovery Center
Provides person-centered support for individuals with alcohol and drug addiction and/or mental health challenges. The Center offers numerous supports, classes and activities including Recovery Coaching, peer-to-peer support, job search assistance, telephone recovery support, community led groups/activities, and a 24/7 Community Access to Recovery Program. For more information, call (603) 948-1153 or visit the Center’s webpage.
Southern New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services
Provides a full range of services to help people recover from addictive disorders, regardless of ability to pay. For more information, call (603) 516-8160 or visit dovernhtreatmentcenter.org.
Chronic Health Conditions Resources
Alzheimer’s Support Group
Meets on the second Thursday of the month from 10:00 am – Noon in the Carroll Room at Frisbie’s Community Education & Conference Center, located on the hospital campus. For more information, call Hannah Jacoby at (603) 335-1770.
Brain Injury/Brain Tumor Support Group
Provides support for anyone with a brain injury. Meets the fourth Thursday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the First Congregational Church, 63 Main Street in Rochester. For more information, call Ellen Edgerly at (603) 332-9891.
Myasthenia Gravis Support Group
If you are a patient, caregiver, family member, friend or member of the medical profession, we invite you to participate, learn more about myasthenia gravis (MG) and/or share your experiences with MG. Group meets every third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm in the York Room at Frisbie’s Community Education and Conference Center, located on the hospital campus. To RSVP, contact Deb Correia at (603) 312-6294 or email@example.com. Download the Myasthenia Gravis flyer to learn more.
NAMI for the Mentally Ill Support Group
Meets on the third Monday of the month from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the First Floor Conference Room at Frisbie Memorial Hospital (does not meet in July and August). For more information, call Fran Reynolds at (603) 332-1064.
Parents Meeting the Challenge/NAMI-CAN
Meets on the second Thursday of the month from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the First Floor Conference Room at Frisbie Memorial Hospital. No group meetings in July and August. For more information, call Carol Lemelin at (603) 664-2116 (Secondary contact is Lori Foster at 603-568-7280).
Parkinson’s Disease Group
Meets on the third Monday of the month from 2:00 – 3:30 pm in the Belknap Room at Frisbie’s Community Education & Conference Center, located on the hospital campus. For more information, you may contact Christie Goodwin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Josh Vance (email@example.com) at (603) 330-8952.
Recipe of the Month Club For People With Diabetes
Meets on the first Friday of the month from 10:00 – 11:00am in the Belknap Room at Frisbie’s Community Education and Conference Center, located on the hospital campus. Registration required. For more information, call (603) 994-0120.
Loss and Grieving Resources
For a listing of grief support resources, click here.
GAP – Grieving Assistance Support Group
For people in various stages of grief who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Meets on the first and third Monday of the month from 6:30 – 9:00 pm in the Belknap Room at Frisbie’s Community Education & Conference Center, located on the hospital campus. For more information, or to register, call (603) 335-7777.
Seacoast Pregnancy and Infant Loss Council
A support group for families who have experienced a loss of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or newborn death. Meetings are held every week for a 6 week period. The groups will be facilitated by persons trained in pregnancy and infant loss.
The SPILC is a collaboration of the seacoast hospitals, represented by Exeter Hospital, Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, and York Hospital.
To register or for more information, contact Sarge Dillon at (603) 330-7941.
The Community Meal (Rochester)
The Community Meal is free and provided to residents in need on Saturdays, from 4 – 5pm at Grace Community Church, 57 Wakefield Street in Rochester, NH. Please enter Church on parking lot side. Hosted by Frisbie Memorial Hospital.
Table of Plenty
The Table of Plenty provides healthy, home-cooked meals for people having difficulty putting food on their tables. For more information visit thetableofplenty.org. Community Kitchens located in three Seacoast communities:
York, Maine – Tuesdays, 5 – 6pm at the First Parish Church, York Street
Berwick, Maine – Wednesdays, 5 – 6pm at Berwick United Methodist Church, Route 9
Kittery, Maine – Thursdays, 5 – 6pm at St. Raphael Church, Whipple Road