OUR HISTORY

Building Better Childhoods for Over 30 Years . . .

New Hampshire Children’s Trust is the Governor’s designated statewide community-based child abuse prevention agency, the New Hampshire chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, and a member of the National Alliance of Children’s Trust & Prevention Funds.

 

Founded in 1986 as "New Hampshire Children’s Trust Fund," a quasi-governmental organization, the agency transitioned to "New Hampshire Children’s Trust, Inc.," a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in 2011. We are a public charity and donations are tax deductible.

Our Milestones

2015

Received the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's Excellence in Nonprofit Management Award.

Received the Townsquare Media Year of Service Award.

2014

Received recognition from the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome for statewide implementation of the Period of PURPLE Crying infant abuse prevention program.

Received the Citizen Bank and New Hampshire Union Leader Champion in Action Award.

2013

Began offering face-to-face Strengthening Families trainings across the state.

2012

Implemented 5-year strategic plan. Logo, branding, website and Facebook page are redesigned to reflect new priorities and commitment to eliminating child abuse and neglect.

Introduced the Strengthening Families online training to professionals and providers across the state.

Held the first annual Strengthening Families Summit in Concord, New Hampshire.

Assumed the leadership role in bringing the Period of PURPLE Crying to all birthing hospitals in New Hampshire.

Became the beneficiary of the annual Dinner & Auction for Child Abuse Prevention hosted by the University of New Hampshire Alpha Sigma chapter of Kappa Delta sorority.

2011

Worked in collaboration with DHHS to craft New Hampshire's plan for Healthy Families America, the evidence-based home visiting services.

2010

 New Hampshire Repeals RSA 169C-39 a-i and the New Hampshire Children’s Trust, Inc. (NHCT), an independent 501(C)(3), succeeds the NHCTF January 1, 2011.

Presented the first Lucy Fowlkes Breed Family Service Volunteer Award. This award is given every other year to an outstanding volunteer in the field of family support.

2007

Launched Families are Primary, a program that helps parents build the skills necessary to advocate for what their families need so their children can reach their full potential and helps agencies partner with parents by including them in meetings, classrooms, as volunteers, and on their board of directors.

The first annual Parent Advocacy Day is held in collaboration with Head Start. The event introduces parents and caregivers to the NH political system, including a tour of the statehouse and legislative office building.

2005

The Strengthening Families in Early Care and Education initiative is designated by the Center for the Study of Social Policy to advance protective factors as the most effective way to build safe, stable, and nurturing families and communities.

2004

Designated to be the state chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, a national research and education organization, which consolidates the voices for prevention in New Hampshire and provides access to national cause-related marketing opportunities.

1998

Presented the first Smith Award for Excellence in Service to Families. This prestigious award was given out every other year until 2010 to one of New Hampshire’s leading non-profit organizations.

1986

New Hampshire Children's Trust Fund (NHCTF), a quasi-governmental organization, is founded.

New Hampshire Children's Trust 501(c)3

The Concord Center, 10 Ferry Street, Suite 307, Concord, NH 03301​

info@nhchildrenstrust.org | (603) 224-1279

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