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A Community Resource Network (ACORN) works to support and empower those whose lives are affected by HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C to live fully and with dignity and to stop the spread of these diseases through education, information, and understanding in New Hampshire and Vermont.

Service area: Grafton and Sullivan Counties in New Hampshire
Work with: All people with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C and their affected family members
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Pamphlets and information on HIV and Hepatitis C.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as HIV testing and counseling; needle exchange; food pantry; condoms and lubricant; information; and referrals.
Services for loved ones include: HIV testing and counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

address

2 Blacksmith St.
Lebanon, NH 03766

office

(603) 448-8887

toll-free office

(800) 816-2220

office hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST
Accept Collect Calls: No
email

acorn@acornvtnh.org

website

acornvtnh.org

AIDS Response Seacoast is a nonprofit, community-based organization founded in 1987 to help improve the quality of life of those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and to prevent the spread of the disease in the Greater Seacoast area.

Service area: Rockingham and Stafford Counties
Work with: All people living with HIV/AIDS and their affected family members
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information on HIV/AIDS and AIDS Response Seacoast services and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as confidential HIV testing and counseling; case management for people who are HIV+; mental health counseling; support groups; assistance with applying for Social Security, disability, Medicaid, and food stamps; referrals for legal assistance, medical, and dental/oral care and treatment; emergency housing and utility assistance for eligible persons; emergency financial assistance for eligible persons; food and nutritional counseling; transportation assistance; budgeting assistance and referrals; educational workshops; food pantry and personal care items; referrals for clothing and furnishings; HIV educational materials; support and assistance with adherence to medications; and other support services.
Services for loved ones include: Confidential HIV testing and counseling; emotional support; holiday events; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

address

1 Junkins Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801

office

(603) 433-5377

office hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST
Accept Collect Calls: No
email

info@aidsresponse.org

website

aidsresponse.org

AIDS Services for the Monadnock Region (ASMR) is a non-profit organization committed to serving people living with HIV/AIDS in rural Southwestern New Hampshire.

Service area: Cheshire County, southern Sullivan County, and western Hillsborough County
Work with: All people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS and their families
Services for survivors during incarceration: Case management; HIV testing and counseling; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release: Case management; HIV testing and counseling; access to medical care; and housing assistance.
Services for loved ones: Case management; HIV testing and counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free. Housing in The Cleve Jones Wellness House is $650/month and includes food and utilities. Section 8, HOPWA, and housing vouchers are accepted.

address

P.O. Box 396
16 High Street
Gilsum, NH 03448

office

(603) 357-6855

office hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
email

susan.macneil@asmronline.org

website

asmronline.org

Bridges: Domestic & Sexual Violence Support (formerly Rape & Assault Support Services, Inc) is a non-profit organization that provides free, confidential services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence, child sexual abuse, elder abuse, stalking, and harassment.

Service area: Southern Hillsboro County
Work with: Survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence, child sexual abuse, elder abuse, stalking, and harassment and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; support; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual counseling; a support group for adult female survivors of sexual assault; and emergency shelter.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: Translators are available in 140 languages through the AT&T Language Line.

address

33 E. Pearl St.
Nashua, NH 03060

office

(603) 889-0858

office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm EST
24-hour hotline

(603) 883-3044

24-hour toll-free TTY hotline

(800) 735-2964

Accept Collect Calls: Yes
email

director@bridgesnh.org

website

bridgesnh.org

The Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention, Inc. (formerly Women’s Crisis Services) is a non-profit organization that seeks to assist survivors of domestic and sexual violence through crisis intervention, peer support, court advocacy, safe housing, and referral to other services; and to reduce the incidence and impact of domestic and sexual violence by advocating for public policies and providing education, awareness, and prevention programs.

Service area: The Monadnock Region, including Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties
Work with: All survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking and their friends and family
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline, by mail, and in-person, as resources allow; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals. The Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention is also starting a support group for female survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault at the Cheshire County House of Corrections. Contact the appropriate jail staff person for more information or to join.
Services for survivors after release include: Crisis intervention; hospital accompaniment; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; emergency shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence or sexual assault; support groups for adult women survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault; information; and referrals for individual counseling and other services.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

address

12 Court St., Suite 103
Keene, NH 03431

24-hour office/hotline

(603) 352-3782

24-hour toll-free hotline

(888) 511-6287

Accept Collect Calls: No
website

mcprevention.org

The mission of New Beginnings is to provide direct services in Belknap County, including short-term refuge and a supportive place for sexual assault survivors, battered women, and their children; to educate survivors about the choices they have; and to educate the community about the history, causes, and methods of confronting violence against women, including physical, emotional, and sexual assault, to promote change.

Service area: Belknap County
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault and abuse and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline, by mail, and by email; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual counseling; support groups for adult women survivors of sexual assault; emergency assistance, including food pantry, clothing, toiletries, etc.; emergency shelter for women and children in need of temporary housing; and referrals for emergency housing for men.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; support; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

address

P.O. Box 622
Laconia, NH 03247

24-hour office/hotline

(603) 528-6511

24-hour toll-free hotline

(800) 277-5570

Accept Collect Calls: Yes, with prior arrangement
email

help@newbeginningsnh.org

website

newbeginningsnh.org

New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (NHCADSV) is an umbrella organization for a statewide network of 14 independent member programs committed to ending domestic and sexual violence. NHCADSV seeks to: ensure that quality services are provided to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse; prevent future violence by educating the public; and encourage accountability and the provision of services for perpetrators.

Service area: New Hampshire
Work with: Survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones, sexual assault programs, and allied professional groups
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information and referrals to the nearest rape crisis center via phone and by mail and a directory of affiliated rape crisis centers on the NHCADSV website.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: NHCADSV also provides community education, coordination, training, resource sharing, and advocacy for public policy changes that affect victims of domestic and sexual violence.

address

P.O. Box 353
Concord, NH 03302-0353

office

(603) 224-8893

office hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm EST
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
email

info@nhcadsv.org

website

newbeginningsnh.org

Rainbow Resources of New Hampshire shall provide free access to networking, educational, and referral information to and about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied community of New Hampshire.

Service area: New Hampshire
Work with: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and allied community
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information and referrals online. To request a copy of Gay Lifeline, a resource directory for the New Hampshire and Vermont LGBT community, please send $14 to the address above. You will receive your copy within six weeks.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as an online database, which contains information about more than 500 groups, agencies, businesses and iividuals in 39 categories and an online version of Gay Lifeline, which can be downloaded for free http://rainbowresources-nh.org/PDFs/Lifeline.pd.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free information and referrals via the website. Gay Lifeline costs $14 when ordered through the mail.

address

26 Main Street
Box 181
Concord, NH 03301

email

webmistress@rainbowresources-nh.org

website

rainbowresources-nh.org

The Rape and Domestic Violence Crisis Center (RDVCC) works to provide cohesive support for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and to create a sensitive public awareness of the needs of these survivors.

Service area: Concord
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as support groups for women survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and emergency shelter for women and their families.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: Additional support groups may be offered, depending on interest.

address

P.O. Box 1344
Concord, NH 03302-1344

office

(603) 225-7376

office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm EST
24-hour toll-free hotline

(800) 277-5570

Accept Collect Calls: No
email

sascoordinator@rdvcc.org

website

rdvcc.org

A program of Coos County Family Health Services, RESPONSE to Sexual and Domestic Violence provides comprehensive services for survivors of sexual and domestic violence.

Service area: Coos County
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; in-person individual counseling; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as support groups for teen and adult men and women survivors of sexual assault and emergency shelter, depending on availability.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; referrals and support groups for non-offending parents of survivors, depending on availability.
Fees: Free

address

54 Willow St.
Berlin, NH 03570

office

(603) 752-5679

office hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm EST
24-hour toll-free hotline

(866) 662-4220

Accept Collect Calls: Yes
email

response@ccfhs.org

website

coosfamilyhealth.org/response.html

Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) is dedicated to the prevention of child sexual abuse, sexual assault, and stalking, while supporting survivors and others impacted by sexual violence.

Service area: Rockingham and Strafford Counties
Work with: Survivors of sexual abuse, assault, and stalking and others impacted by sexual violence
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline, in-person, and by mail; in-person individual counseling; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault and stalking cases; information; and referrals. In partnership with the local domestic violence shelter, SASS also offers a weekly support group for women in the drug and alcohol treatment program at the Strafford County House of Corrections. To arrange to meet with an advocate, please contact a staff member or write to SASS at the address above.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as support groups for adult women and men survivors of sexual assault.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; a support group for non-offending parents of survivors; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: SASS will provide immediate crisis intervention to any survivor who contacts them. SASS does not provide services to perpetrators of sexual assault, domestic violence or stalking and will provide appropriate referrals for these individuals to access ongoing support services with other agencies.

address

7 Junkins Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801

office

(603) 436-4107

office hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST
24-hour toll-free hotline

(888) 747-7070

Accept Collect Calls: Yes
email

info@sassnh.org

website

sassnh.org

Starting Point: Services for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence is a private, non-profit organization that has provided services in Carroll County since 1981.

Service area: Carroll County
Work with: All survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hotline and by mail; in-person counseling, by arrangement; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as case management; emergency shelter for women and children; emergency shelter for men in hotels throughout the area; transportation assistance; emergency assistance, such as food and clothing; and support groups for women survivors of sexual assault. Support groups can also be arranged for male survivors, depending on interest.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: Starting Point also works with a local child advocacy center to assist the parents of children who have been abused and has an advocate in the child welfare system to assist children who are victims of domestic violence.

address

P.O. Box 1972
Conway, NH 03818

office

(603) 356-7993

office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4pm EST
24-hour toll-free hotline

(800) 336-3796

Accept Collect Calls: Yes
email

edirector@startingpointnh.org

website

startingpointnh.org

WISE is the Upper Valley’s advocacy center for victims/survivors of sexual and domestic violence and stalking. Advocates are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year to provide support, advocacy, information and referrals to victims, their friends and families.

Service area: Northern Windsor County, VT (Barnard, Bridgewater, Fairlee, Hartford, Hartland, Norwich, Pomfret, Reading, Thetford, Weathersfield, W. Windsor, Windsor and Woodstock) where the Southeast State Correctional Facility is located and part of Grafton County, NH (Canaan, Enfield, Grafton, Hanover, Lebanon, Lyme, Orange, Orford)
Work with: All survivors of sexual and domestic violence and stalking as well as victim/survivors’ family, friends and other support people.
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Advocacy and support for survivors including 24-hour hotline, mail and/or e-mail contacts, legal advocacy including accompaniment to court for victims of sexual assault, availability to meet at the Windsor facility, healthcare advocacy including accompaniment to sexual assault exams; information, support, resources and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: One-on-one meetings in the WISE Program Center, support groups, emergency shelter for people fleeing domestic and sexual violence and stalking.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: All of our services are free and confidential.
Additional Information: Services are confidential and are available to all regardless of gender or gender identity/expression, age, health status (including HIV status), physical, mental or emotional ability, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, race, national origin, immigration status, or religious or political affiliation.

address

38 Bank St.
Lebanon, NH 03766

office

(603) 448-5922

24 hour toll-free hotline

(866) 348-9473 (WISE)

Accept Collect Calls: not necessary with the crisis line
email

outreach@wiseoftheuppervalley.org

website

wiseuv.org

The YWCA Crisis Service provides confidential emotional support and advocacy services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking. YWCA Crisis Services are based on the empowerment philosophy, helping survivors take back the power that was taken from her/him at the time of physical violence, sexual assault, and/or verbal put downs.

Service area: Parts of Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties
Work with: Survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and in-person advocacy and counseling for survivors at the State Prison for Women in Goffstown and the Valley Street Jail in Hillsborough County. Additional services include hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for civil protective orders and for witnesses in criminal trials; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: Crisis intervention; counseling; support groups for men and women; individual counseling; housing assistance; accompaniment to doctor or clinic appointments and to Elliott Hospital, Catholic Medical Center, and the Parkland Hospital in cases of domestic violence and sexual assault; accompaniment to interviews with the police and prosecutors, upon request; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for civil protective orders and for witnesses in criminal trials; advocacy for families involved with the DCYF who are coping with domestic violence or sexual assault; information; and referrals.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free
Additional information: The YWCA of Manchester also operates the Family Education Initiative, which offers direct education, services, and resources to Manchester parents and caregivers, including evidence-based parent education programs; the Supervised Visitation and Child Exchange Center, which provides a neutral and safe environment for children to build and maintain relationships with both parents; and several age-specific youth programs for girls, including a teen program.

address

72 Concord St.
Manchester, NH 03101

office

(603) 625-5785

office hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST
24-hour hotline

(603) 668-2299

Accept Collect Calls: Yes, on the hotline
email

info@ywcanh.org

website

ywcanh.org

Inmates who have been sexually assaulted in a New Hampshire DOC facility can contact the Office of the Commissioner to report the assault and any concerns regarding the handling of investigations into such abuse.

address

105 Pleasant Street
P.O. Box 1806
Concord, NH 03302-1806

office

(603) 271-5606

The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union (NHCLU) was founded in 1968, and is the state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). NHCLU is a nonpartisan organization that defends civil liberties in the courtroom and in the legislature and seeks to expand awareness of individual rights in the classroom, in civic groups, and in the media. NHCLU handles prison conditions, First Amendment, and prisoners’ rights cases and operates a number of specific projects, including the AIDS Education Project of the National Prison Project and the Gay and Lesbian Rights Project of the ACLU. Survivors of sexual abuse behind bars can contact NHCLU by mail by filling-out and mailing in the Intake Questionnaire (link provided above) or by writing a letter to the address above. NHCLU accepts telephone inquiries regarding civil liberties issues after an Intake Questionnaire has been completed.

address

18 Low Ave.
Concord, NH 03301

office

(603) 225-3080

website

aclu-nh.org

intake form

aclu-nh.org/online-intake-form-test

The State Bar of New Hampshire Lawyer Referral Service assists the public to locate an attorney. Lawyer Referral staff cannot give legal advice, provide referrals for Pro Bono (free) attorneys, or give a list of attorneys. The Lawyer Referral Service charges a $25 referral fee for most referrals. This fee includes a consultation with the attorney for up to 30 minutes. After the consultation, the attorney charges his or her regular rates. You will not be charged the fee if the attorney is not able to provide you with a consultation.

address

112 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301

office

(603) 224-6942

Lawyer Referral Service

(603) 229-0002

Lawyer Referral Service Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9am-4:30pm and Friday, 9am-3pm EST
email

lrsreferral@nhbar.org

website

nhbar.org