Who We Are
The future prosperity of our state depends on our ability to foster the health and well-being of the next generation. Innovative states, like New Hampshire, design high-quality programs to reduce and prevent child abuse and neglect. These programs created significant long-term improvements for children. When we invest in programs, such as the Period of PURPLE Crying, Healthy Families America and the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework, that support healthy childhood brain development, we see results of a more prosperous future. When we make investments in children and families, the next generation will pay it back through a lifetime of productivity and responsible citizenship.
New Hampshire Children’s Trust is the Governor’s designated statewide community-based child abuse prevention agency, the New Hampshire chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, and a member of the National Alliance of Children’s Trust & Prevention Funds. Founded in 1986 as "New Hampshire Children’s Trust Fund," a quasi-governmental organization, the agency transitioned to "New Hampshire Children’s Trust, Inc.," a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in 2011. We are a public charity and donations are tax deductible.
New Hampshire Children’s Trust is governed by passionate and committed community members with a range of experiences and networks. 100% of the board of directors contribute financially to the organization.
Foundations, federal and state grants and contracts, and individual, group and corporate donors and sponsors play an important role in the elimination of child abuse and neglect in New Hampshire. We are grateful for our numerous supporters and we invite you to join them.
New Hampshire Children’s Trust recruits highly skilled employees who are passionate about eliminating child abuse and neglect in New Hampshire. The board selected the current full-time executive director in 2009. She coordinates the team which is comprised of full-time and part-time program directors. Our staff includes a full-time administrative assistant and public relations director and a part-time office and fiscal manager, communications director, communications assistant, Strengthening Families director and training director.
When it comes to eliminating child abuse and neglect, we all have a role to play. Our partners are many and varied. We support and partner with a variety of child care, family support, hospital, physical health, mental health, and state agency direct service providers. We partner with parent, community, faith leaders, business leaders, elected officials, advocates, researchers, educators, philanthropists and the general public.
Mission: To lead the drive to eliminate child abuse and neglect in New Hampshire
Vision: Every child will thrive in a safe, stable and nurturing family and community.