History


History

The Upper Room, A Family Resource Center, has provided educational services to strengthen individuals and families throughout Southern NH since 1986. From the beginning, Upper Room programming has grown and developed along with the changing needs of individuals and families in the community.

A Team

A team of dedicated professionals, both full and part time, actively work to improve the lives of New Hampshire’s citizens in a way that is unique to any other place in the state. The Upper Room is here to help individuals and families, all families, in need of educational support and resources to "make it" in today's world.

Current Upper Room programs

Teen Information for Parenting Success (TIPS) - a support program for young parents
Greater Derry Family Outreach (GDFO) - short term in-home parenting education and counseling
Families Reaching Our Goals (FROG) - a support and playgroup for parents and children 0-6
HiSET - collaboration with Pinkerton Academy for youth 16-21 getting ready to take the HiSET high school equivalency test
Greater Derry Juvenile Diversion (GDJD) - an alternative to court for first time juvenile offenders
Take Control - a class for youth who have trouble handling their anger
Challenge - a class for youth using drugs and alcohol
YES - a class for youth who have shoplifted
UR Parents - a support group for parents of adolescents
Community Service Learning Opportunities (CSLO) - supervised community service hours for youth
Parenting Education classes and support groups for parents with children of all ages - (including Active Parenting of Teens, Active Parenting Today, 1, 2, 3, 4 Parents! and 1, 2, 3 Magic.)

Preventative Counseling Services - Provides short-term behavioral counseling around a specific issue to individuals, couples, and teens
The Upper Room operates with 5 full time, 6 part time, and 16 adjunct staff, and served 14,438 individuals last year through direct programs and workshops and by providing resources and community referrals. Our volunteers are amazing. Last year, 64 regular volunteers were engaged in program support, community events, fundraising activities, and general facilities projects contributing 3,015 hours of volunteer time.
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