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We help those that can't help themselves
TIPS offers a place to learn more about what you can do.
We are a support and education program for expecting and young families.
Talk, Listen, Learn – Be Accepted.
Join us for…
Services are free and confidential. If you are pregnant or a parent and you are 23 or under TIPS may be for you.
The program includes:
Note: To protect you and your baby, TIPS will close due to extreme weather/school closings.
For more information and to register for a session, contact Janis Lilly , TIPS program coordinator at 603.437.8477 x12.
TIPS proudly thanks our funders: Bank of America, Oak Foundation for Child Health and Education, and The Women's Fund of NH , and many individual contributions.
HFA is for any Rockingham County families who are expecting, or have recently given birth.
The program offers:
To take advantage of this program, or to receive more information, contact Janis Lilly at 603.437.8477 x12.
Program is in partnership with Child and Family Services
Providing in-home parenting education and counseling.
Being a parent is hard work. Children don't come with a manual. You don't have to go it alone. You can get help for your family at no cost through the Greater Derry Family Outreach Program.
If you are having…
Let us help you make a difference for your family!
GDFO Services include:
Our schedule is flexible and evening appointments are available. Call or email Michelle James at (603) 437-8477 x 22.
The assistance is free and confidential.
Greater Derry Family Outreach is made possible by funds through a contract with Child and Family Services, and The TJX Companies, Inc.
Formerly Families on the Go - FOG
Support group/playgroup for parents, grandparents or caregivers caring for young children 0 - 6..
Wednesday Morning Meetings from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. Childcare is provided.
All workshops are facilitated in a relaxed, confidential and supportive environment where parenting information is introduced and your parenting joys and struggles can be discussed.
Summer Field Trip Outings are always free for children, adults must be registered with FROG and attend all field trips with the children. Field Trips occur 1x week during the summer.
(2/1, 8, 15, 22)
For more information or to register, please contact
Pam Miller Sallet at 437-8477 x22.
* Please note that FROG follows the Derry School District cancellation for weather schedule.
The GED is now known as HiSET.
The HiSET Program is a high school equivalency educational program. Students ages 16 - 21 attend classes so that they can prepare to take the HiSET Exam to complete high school. The program provides classroom teaching, tutoring, and individual support to ensure that students who enter are ready to take the HiSET exam when they have completed the course. Students also have access to a school counselor who will assist them in preparing for life after high school. College preparation, job readiness skills, and life skills are all part of the program for each student.
To offer a high school alternative that provides individualized educational opportunities, in combination with career exploration and self development. A respect for individuality and personal development of each student is the foundation that the HiSET Program embraces for students. Student potential is supported and developed through their educational experience.
To qualify for the HiSET Program, students must be referred through Pinkerton Academy Continuing Education (PACE) or referred from a participating high school. All students under 18 must have parental support for this alternative option. Students must be at least 16, they can be a student at risk of dropping out of school, or have already dropped out.
The HiSET Program is unique because it focuses on students in a more individualized manner. Case management is offered to assist with barriers to students’ success in school. Students are offered support in meeting their own unique life challenges. A smaller setting and small class size allows students who prefer this type of setting a place to gain their education. Students have access to services at Employment Security, and are encouraged to develop a post graduate plan for life after high school to include work, trades, training or college. Students also receive support for college, post secondary trainings, and future opportunities.
Students meet four days per week from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Classes are held at The Upper Room, A Family Resource Center, in Derry. Classes promote learning of all information needed to pass the HiSET, which includes: Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading and Writing. Small class instruction, tutoring, and individualized learning plans support each student in reaching their goal of a HiSET certificate. In addition, life skills are offered through workshops, presentations, field trips and additional educational opportunities.
If pre-test scores indicate that the HiSET Program can support your educational goal, you will be set up with an intake meeting, and can begin classes once your plan is established.
Interested students must register for each pre-test to ensure we have space available. Please contact Michelle Brauch email@example.com or 603-437-8477 x18 to register.
For more information, speak with your School Counselor, Pinkerton Academy Continuing Education Director Lynne Lonergan 437-5200 x1111, or contact Michelle Brauch at 437-8477 x18. All HiSET Pretests are offered at The Upper Room, Family Resource Center, at 36 Tsienneto Road Derry, NH 03038.
NHHEAF offers free college planning library workshops and webinars. View their events page here.
Hear HiSET Options Program Graduate, Alexis Brophy, speak about her experience in the program , and how it helped her further her education, and be well on the way to achieving her goals.
The Upper Room thanks its partnership with Pinkerton Academy, to provide the HiSET Program.
Empowering youth to make responsible decisions by offering an alternative to court intervention while holding them accountable for their actions.
A contract can include:
Greater Derry Juvenile Diversion Program Coordinator is Diane Casale: 432-8882.
A program of The Upper Room, a Family Resource Center.
We proudly thank our funders: the Towns of Derry, Salem, Chester and Londonderry.
An adolescent wellness service that includes Anger Management for Youth.
Do you know of a teen that seems to feel frustrated, overwhelmed or angry? Would you like to see a teen in your life have less conflict at home, school or with friends? Take Control is a workshop designed to help youth respond better to conflict.
It empowers adolescents to recognize:
Take control also educates youth about the effect of anger on their lives, their family’s lives and all of their life environments. Please email Cheryl Fruin or call her at 437-8477 x15 for a class schedule..
Non-Refundable Registration fee: $100.00 - Download Registration Form >
After you have completed the registration form and have been added to the program you may pay here via Paypal.
Take Control has been successfully providing youth in Greater Derry with empowerment
strategies since 1996.
Empower the youth in your life to make responsible life decisions.
Facilitated by the Adolescent Wellness Program, a program of The Upper Room, A Family Resource Center.
Generously funded by Granite United Way , Alexander Eastman Foundation and Londonderry Rotary Club
An adolescent wellness service that includes drug and alcohol education and a self-awareness program. The program provides adolescents an opportunity to take a closer look and evaluate their own personal relationship with dangerous or controlled substances. Using group discussions with peers and learning the facts of how drugs affect the body and brain from trained, knowledgeable facilitators.
If you have been:
A youth may be referred into the program by the Juvenile Justice System when:
Successful completion of the Challenge Course includes:
SASSI Drug/Alcohol Screening Will Be Administered. There is a non-refundable $180.00 fee due at Registration/Intake. Download Registration Form Here >
Contact Cheryl Fruin at 437-8477 x15
After you have completed the registration process and have been signed up, you may pay here by credit card or PayPal.
Facilitated by the Adolescent Wellness Program,
a program of The Upper Room, A Family Resource Center
Generously funded by: Alexander Eastman Foundation and Granite United Way
A program for young people who have shoplifted.
The YES program is a course that allows youth a chance to educate themselves on why they are shoplifting and how they can empower themselves to stop this behavior in the future. Empower the youth in your life to make responsible life decisions.
YES students first participate in an individual home-based study, presented in a CD/Workbook format. When this is complete, students will then participate in 6 hours of group class time. Active participation in the classroom segment directly affects the outcome of the course for the youth.
The YES Program covers a wide range of topics within a well-designed curriculum. Students will learn the feelings, stresses and reason within their life that causes them to shoplift. Students will cover making choices, risk-taking versus reward, and the consequences of further shoplifting charges. The program offers youth a chance to learn about their shoplifting experience through self-exploration, peer group discussions and individual activities.
For more information and registration contact Diane Casale at 603.432.8882 x14
Funded by Granite United Way and Londonderry Rotary Club
A weekly support group for parents of teenagers. UR Parents is offered through the Adolescent Wellness Program. Empower yourself to learn more about your teenager!
Discussion, information and support for parents who face the challenges of raising teens in today’s society.
Meetings are held every Thursday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Upper Room, a Family Resource Center. Please call Cheryl Fruin at 437-8477 x15 for more information. Bring questions and concerns about your teen to this weekly discussion group.
There is no registration or fee required.
UR Parents is facilitated by the
Adolescent Wellness Program
a program of The Upper Room, a Family Resource Center.
Graciously funded by Granite United Way and Londonderry Rotary Club.
Providing supervised community service opportunities for youth.
CSLO is perfect for youth who are interested in participating in community service. We will accept referrals from JPPOs, courts, the diversion program, schools and parents.
There is a $25 administration fee payable at time of intake.
CSLO serves individuals and programs in the towns of Derry, Londonderry, Sandown, Chester and Windham.
Opportunities are planned one month in advance, giving youth and parents time to plan accordingly.
The youth will be responsible for his or her own ride to and from the service site.
Call 432-8882 x14 or email Diane if you are:
Program facilitated by Diane Casale.
After you have registered and been signed up, you may pay the $25 fee here via PayPal.
“With community service-learning, respondents can explore their potential as citizens by helping communities
meet their educational, public safety, human and environmental needs.”
Giving Back, Constitutional Rights Foundation.
Facilitated by the Greater Derry Juvenile Diversion Program,
a program of The Upper Room, a Family Resource Center
With support from the Towns of Derry, Salem, Chester and Londonderry
We are excited to offer many new classes, workshops and one-hour parenting sessions to answer your parenting questions.
Call Sue Schick 603-437-8477 x 27 for more information.
Check out fascinating, easy-to-understand graphics that illustrate what we all need to know about what it feels like to suffer from anxiety or depression or being in recovery from mental illness, these illuminating layouts are thanks to Mental Health America.
It's 2017! Tax Prep Assistance info here
The Upper Room has a vast directory of resources available to individuals and families. Click here to download a .pdf file of these resources. Please call for more information.
The (Southern NH Human Resource Council) SNHHSC has a Resource Guide, which is located on the Kelly Library website. We are currently working on updating this guide; however it does provide some excellent resources. Please click here to use this guide.