Safe Harbor Recovery Center – June 2023 Calendar

Safe Harbor Recovery Center - June Calendar

We’re pleased to welcome you for meetings and workshops 6 days a week. Please contact us for any barriers to access as Zoom options may be available. 

Phone: 1-603-570-9444

Follow our page on Facebook for schedule changes: Safe Harbor Recovery Center | Facebook

See our June schedule below, or you can download a PDF to print or save on your computer.

Improving Child Protection Reporting in New Hampshire

Improving Child Protection Reporting in New Hampshire

Casey Family Programs, Evident Change, and New Hampshire are partnering to develop a Community Response Guide for mandated reporters. This online tool helps someone decide whether their concern about a child should be reported to child protection or if an alternate action to connect caregivers to a support would be better suited for their needs.

Professionals in the NH community are invited to join in testing this tool , which will generate invaluable feedback to ensure we not only “get it right” for reporters but also right for NH children and families. There are two ways the guide needs to be tested:

• Inter-Rater Reliability (IRR) testing gives community stakeholders a chance to test the CRG on a series of short, written, hypothetical scenarios. Evident Change will analyze the responses to ensure that the CRG increases consistency in decision-making. The results of testing will identify areas of the tool that could be strengthened to improve consistency and will highlight priorities for training.

• Field testing lets community stakeholders try the CRG live alongside their current reporting practice, and they can offer feedback before the tool is implemented. During the 30-day test, participants can use the CRG as concerns arise about whether to make a report to DCYF. The test allows the community to identify areas of the tool that could be strengthened to meet New Hampshire’s needs.

Four hundred testers are needed. The commitment is a 1-hour Zoom session in June to explain the project and how to go through the tool, and then 1 hour to independently complete the tool.

“Granite Pathways has been part of developing, building and now testing a Community Response Guide for New Hampshire,” said Lori Hebert, Program Director, Granite Pathways’ Strength to Succeed. “This tool will not only support reporters in their decision making, it will also support meeting the needs of families through community action, moving from a state of reporters to a community of supporters.”

Please see the field test invitation and handout to sign up for testing and more information about the project!

Cold Weather – Shelters Available

Cold Weather – Shelters Available

Cross Roads House has activated its Emergency Winter Weather Overnight Warming Center. Each night from 7 pm till 8 am the center will be available until the morning of Sunday, February 5.

Check with the center for additional dates:

600 Lafayette Road
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone: 603-436-2218

The Warming Center of Strafford County is open from 5 pm to 9 am. 
Bus tickets are available at SOS in Dover and Rochester. 

To get text notifications for Warming Center activations, please text “Willand” to 855-970-3280.

30 Willand Drive
Somersworth, NH
Phone: 603-742-2709



Safe Harbor Recovery Center – December 2022 Newsletter

Safe Harbor Recovery Center - December 2022 Newsletter

We here at Safe Harbor want to wish you the happiest of Holiday Seasons!

We thank you for all that you have done over the past year to support our center; our clients and their families; and our staff and volunteers.

This year we were able to adopt 19 families with a total of 34 children in our Community Elves project! That is almost triple from last year and is all thanks to YOU!

Families in Recovery Program

Terri Varney, CRSW and Heidi Bedard just completed a 16 week course with a lovely group of recoverees. The course, Families in Recovery, is a nurturing program for those in any stage of recovery and caregiving. For more information on our Family programs, contact Terri at 603-316-1176 or

Working with Community Partners 

We at Safe Harbor are lucky to have amazing partnerships here in the Seacoast!

We just recently were able to work with WOMENAID and ANNIE’S ANGELS to assist in the repairs of a vehicle for a client. This has made a huge impact in getting the client back to work and to services that are much needed in their world for their family. Many thanks to Womenaid and Annie’s Angels!!

Many thanks to this month’s donors:

Martha Fuller Clark Foundation, Piscataqua Savings Bank, Momenta, Bar 17 Grill