Child & Family Service
Social & Welfare Services in Nashua, NH
Noted as the oldest kids's charitable organization in the state, Child and Family Services started in 1850 as the Manchester City Missionary Society, a collaborative of several Protestant churches in the areas, whose purpose was to save the unclaimed souls of the city. Primarily, it tried to church the unchurched. By the end of the century, it added the distribution of charity (food, clothing, fuel) into the mix, for direct relief of stricken families. MCMS initiatives included the Fresh Air Camp, Sewing Circles (to prep little girls in the ways of domesticity) immigration services, child labor responses and.
read moreOur name signifies a point along a journey at which you change course. That's what we do. We help people and communities to change course. In 2018, we rebranded and changed our name from Child and Family Services to Waypoint to better reflect who we are and who we serve today--lifeline across the lifespan. That makes us the oldest human service/children's charitable organization in New Hampshire. We were born in New Hampshire, are still run by people in New Hampshire, and are dedicated to the people of New Hampshire, and now eastern Vermont!
Family Support Services
read moreBecause children don't come with a "How to Raise Me" guidebook, Waypoint's Family Resource Centers offer an array of family support services for families with children ages 0-21. Services are designed to help your family through any type of challenge, whether it's first time parenting, making ends meet, parental substance misuse, housing or employment instability, child wellness, education, or emotional stressors. Services may be provided in the comfort of your family home, or anywhere else you feel comfortable in the community.
Adoption and Birthparent Services
read moreWaypoint offers a full range of adoption services. We have all come to learn through experience that the safest and most successful adoptions occur when both the legal and emotional needs of the birthparents and adoptive parents have been met. For adoptive parents, we are able to assist in finding a match with a birthparent that is right match for their family. We assist in every aspect of the adoption, from match, to the legal process to ongoing contact and post placement issues. The child's best interest is always first and foremost.
Home Healthcare Services
read moreRegion Merrimack and Hillsborough Counties Eligibility Seniors and individuals over the age of 18 with a chronic disability Fee $23-26/hr for homemaking & personal care. The Waypoint Home Care program is a licensed Home Health Care agency that provides homemaking, personal care, nursing, transportation and connections to community support services for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Our goal is to enrich the lives of our patients and their families and to help them live at home, or die at home, if that is their choice and it is safe to do so.