Child and Family Services

Be a Strong Voice for a Child


2018 Goals:

In the coming year, we will continue to focus on these strategic imperatives: 1. To even out the playing field for New Hampshire’s most vulnerable citizens by providing equal access to high quality, affordable, life-changing services. 2. To enhance our impact within communities across the state, providing workers in homes, schools, prisons, hospitals, courts, neighborhoods, streets –wherever you need us to be—to deliver a vast array of services tailored to specific needs. 3. To recruit and retain staff who are tops in their respective fields as we continue to be responsive to community needs and expand programs throughout our geographic regions. 4. Increase revenue streams of unrestricted funds to bridge funding gaps and improve long-range sustainability of programs.

Fundraising Events:

  • CFS Celebration 2017: A mission-centric, banquet-styled, multi-media event designed to celebrate our community involvement, honor an exemplary advocate for children, and  renew our commitment to NH citizens. The event takes place October 17, 2017 at Manchester Country Club.

  • WZID Christmas is for Kids Radiothon 2017:  A live broadcast to fulfill holiday wishes of children in need, and support vital services for struggling families. Airs on 95.7 WZID-FM, December 7 & 8, 2017.

  • CFS SleepOut 2018: A cold night spent outside to raise awareness and funds to aid New Hampshire youth who are experiencing homelessness. Proceeds fulfill basic needs such as food and clothing, and support mental health and substance misuse counseling, educational advocacy, job training and housing.

  • CampOut for the Cause 2018: A family day in the woods and night under the stars to help end child abuse in the Upper Valley, and aid children who have been abused or neglected. To inquire about CFS events:

Giving Opportunities:

CFS is fueled by charity and relies on support from individuals, corporations, foundations, United Way, special events, endowment income, and grants. If you are interested in developing a relationship with CFS, contact our development office, 603-518-4205, or visit   

Volunteer Opportunities:

CFS offers many high impact/low investment volunteer opportunities for businesses, employees and managers to engage in a community project and support our work with children and families. Camp Spaulding: Conduct a drive to support camperships for low income youth, children of incarcerated parents or a specific program at camp (equine program, theater program, wood-shop for girls). Coordinate with your colleagues a pre-or post-season camp work day. Conduct an employee or customer camp kit drive and gather items to help outfit children for camp — sleeping bags, backpacks, towels, toiletries, sun screen, etc. Youth Resource Center: Host a barbeque or holiday party for Center youth. Teach a skill-building workshop (job interview skills, resume writing, personal finance). Host a clothing, food or personal care item drive. Adopt a Building: Engage in fall/spring clean up and provide periodic home improvement (painting, landscaping, furnishings) to one of our transitional living homes or office locations. Advisory Board: Serve on a local advisory board to help forward the mission of CFS. Serve as an advocate, ambassador, fundraiser, or partner with CFS, to develop community resources. To inquire about volunteer opportunities:

Board of Trustees

  • Lauren Adams
    Mediator and Conflict  Resolution Consultant
    Hess Gehris Solutions
  • Suzanne Boulter
    MD, Doctor/Professor of Pediatrics, Dartmouth Medical School
  • Elaine Brody
    1st Vice Chair, Retired
  • Bill Conrad
    Chief Operating Officer, Poultry Products Northeast
  • Maria Devlin
    Chief Executive Officer Red Cross
  • Tiffany Diamond
    Vice President of Operations Paradigm Health Plans
  • Lou Kaucic
    2nd Vice Chair, Founder/Executive Director, Coaches Collective International
  • Brad Kuster
    Conservation Law Foundation
  • Peggy Lambert
    Director of Critical Care Services
    Catholic Medical Center
  • Kirk Leoni
    CPA/President, Nathan Wechsler & Company
  • Marilyn Mahoney
    Past Chair
    Attorney Founding Member Partner Harvey & Mahoney Law Offices
  • Lyndsee Paskalis
    Stebbins, Lazos & Van Der Beken
  • Ken Sheldon
    Assistant Treasurer
    NH President, SVP/SR Client Manager, Bank of America
  • Stephanie Singleton
    Advisor, Patient-Reported Outcomes, Press Ganey Associates, Inc. 
  • Jennifer Stebbins
    Financial Strategist
    XSS Hotels
  • Borja Alvarez de Toledo
    Child and Family Services of NH
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