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.
During September, the series explored how trauma affects children’s developing brains; how schools are helping kids manage trauma; the programs that help professionals get credentials they need to work in the recovery field; the way a young boy’s life, and his suicide, affected his family; how to spot danger signs of suicide; student-led anti-bullying and mental health awareness campaigns, and more.
Read the full series here.
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
Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund announces more than $210,000 in grants to support efforts in the North Country
Hikers exploring the Cohos Trail in Pittsburg will cross bogs using new bridges — and leave vegetation intact. The City of Berlin will update its master plan. Teachers in Colebrook will get the tools they need to support the social and emotional well-being of their students. And more
The executive director of New Hampshire Humanities in conversation with the Charitable Foundation's Lois Shea about the urgency of the humanities at this moment in history; bringing new voices into the conversation in New Hampshire; and how politically conscious hip-hop changed his world
Weekly grocery deliveries are being made to children during summer break and school vacation weeks; high school cross-country skiers will be able to participate on teams and enjoy New Hampshire’s official state sport; new art will be installed on the Franconia ArtWalk — and much more. The Charitable Foundation’s Express Grants program, which has a streamlined application process and short turnaround time, provides small grants (less than $5,000) to nonprofits in need of flexible funding to help with specific projects and programs