By Lois R. Shea, Senior Writer and Communications Officer |
“Beyond The Stigma” is a year-long series sponsored by the New Hampshire Solutions Journalism Lab at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications and funded by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the New Hampshire chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and private individuals.
Issues explored during October included:
After New Hampshire announced a “hub-and-spoke” system of care for people with opioid addictions, the series explored lessons that could be learned from neighboring Vermont, which has successfully employed the “hub-and-spoke” system for five years.
The series put a spotlight on the Raymond Coalition for Youth’s 6th annual Prevention Summit, where teens urged more resources for prevention efforts; and reported on how Manchester’s Adverse Childhood Experiences Response Team would use $800,000 in federal grant dollars to help children who have been exposed to trauma; and more.
Read the full series here.
The ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic mean an increase in need for services from the nonprofit that represents people in civil cases. Unlike in criminal cases, litigants in civil court have no guarantee of counsel, even when their homes, economic stability or personal safety are on the line. That is where New Hampshire Legal Assistance comes in. A grant from the Foundation's Community Crisis Action Fund is helping meet the need.
The New Hampshire Food Bank has hired a North Country food systems coordinator, with help from a grant from the Foundation's Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund, to work with local organizations, strengthen infrastructure, improve accessibility to fresh food and improve distribution in the region.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it hit the lives of vulnerable families with an overwhelming tangle of complication and peril. Family resource centers around the state rose to the moment, coming to the aid of people who needed them.
Many children who rely on intervention counselors like Amber Roux have had a lifetime’s worth of obstacles and traumas thrown at them before their tenth birthdays. Generous support from Charitable Foundation donors has helped to keep those counselors in Franklin's schools.
New Hampshire Emergency Child Care Collaborative creates statewide system to provide care for the children of essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report details efforts to increase opportunities to help more young people in New Hampshire reach their potential.
The Greater Nashua Dental Connection has been providing access to dental care to vulnerable residents — from children to elders — for more than two decades.
Taproot Farm & Environmental Education Center makes communities stronger by connecting people with healthy, local food.
Lakes Region Family Resource Center is one of 18 in New Hampshire that provide wraparound services to help families thrive.
New position created with funding from Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund brings energy-efficiency to towns and school districts, with an eye to driving demand for sustainable energy systems and creating jobs in related industries.
The Granite State News Collaborative is a new venture that has media outlets working together to give more people access to well-reported local news. The Charitable Foundation and the Knight Foundation are supporting its work.
WISE of the Upper Valley provides advocacy and support for victims of gender-based violence — and invites the wider community to join in its mission of making that violence a thing of the past